Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Celebrating Women with the March Release of Artistic Outpost Images!

I am so excited to share with you as a Guest Designer of Artistic Outpost that March is Women's History Month here in the United States, and Artistic Outpost is celebrating Women everywhere by offering THREE brand new collections that will tickle any girl's fancy!

Quotes & Quotables: Women, ladies, girls...they say the darndest things! This collection of nine fanciful quotes features idyllic and profound statements by iconic women such as Helen Keller, Lucille Ball, Audrey Hepburn, among others.

For my inspiration piece, I stamped one of my all time favorite images from the Think and Wonder plate twice onto white card stock. I colored the first one in with green PanPastels and the second one I cut out the girl, watercolored her with Scattered Straw Distress Ink and mounted her over the first image, which was matted in red paper and applied to a white doily that was distressed with Scattered Straw Distress Ink. A wide piece of ivory lace was also distressed and layered onto the card front. My seam binding was a bit bright so I dyed it with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to tone it down a bit and wrapped it around the card front and tied it into a bow. The quote was stamped multiple times so that I could add different colored words to the sentiment, which was matted with black paper to make the text pop. Black Liquid Pearls complete my embellishments.

Secretary Pool: Featuring retro images including a typewriter, paper clip, staple collage, telephone, and a wonderful vintage alphabet. Enjoy creating whimsical cards and other works of art with this versatile vintage collection.

For my inspiration piece, I began by stamping paper clips, pencil points and pairs of scissors on the card base in Black StazOn Ink. I stamped various images from the Secretary Pool Plate onto cream colored card stock, trimmed and distress each piece with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The images were assembled over the stamped card base. The "Call Me" sentiment was formed from the alphabet included in the plate and stamped on Copper Metallic paper. Copper Liquid Pearls, a Copper Binder Clip and Sentiment Tag, both by Ideology, and some vintage seam binding complete my card.

Flower Market: Inspired by the famous flower markets of France, this collection of spring images includes 13 images including daffodils, lavender, poppies, and a cherub French girl who will most likely be chasing butterflies!

For my final piece, I began with a dark blue card base. I wanted to create a card with a Delft Tile look. I stamped various images with Faded Jeans Distress Ink onto white card stock and distressed the edges of each piece with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The images were trimmed or torn in the case of the butterfly. I added Distress Stickles, also in Faded Jeans here and there. The images were added to the card front over a white paper doily, some cheese cloth and a repurposed blue satin ribbon fashioned into a bow with a metal heart charm. The sentiment was also stamped with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.

All three stamp collections measure 8.5" x 5.5". They are available unmounted as a sheet of beautiful red rubber, or you can have Artistic Outpost's wonderful owner Steven mount them on cling foam and hand trim them to perfection. The mounted stamps come with a plastic index sheet / cling card for ease of storage.

I will be sharing even more pieces using these new stamp images in the days to come. In the meantime, I invite you to peruse my fellow Design Team Sisters' blogs for even more titillating, inspiring and sheer creative genius with these gorgeous new stamp images:


Claire said...

What beautiful cards Yvonne, I love all the new stamps and you've showcased them to perfection. The only thing is now I want to buy them all lol
Claire xx

Suzanne C said...

Yvonne... Lovely Lovely cards with the new sets! The Shades of blue on your flower market card with the touch of gauze and doily is so elegant. The secretary tag is a wonderful collage of the images with the fun message created from the background letters! And the Think and Wonder girl is such a perfect choice for the sentiment! Lovely!

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

of course I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE them all!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my, where do I start? Your pieces for this release are sensational - I love the color palettes you chose to work with. Your layouts and embellishments are all just wonderful!!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

The stamps look great!! As well as the creations with

greetings, Alie :-)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely cards Yvonne, you have used the images beautifully and the blue is particularly striking. Tracy x

Terry said...

All three cards are absolutely wonderful! You did an amazing job with showcasing the new releaase! Love them all!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous cards, those stamps are fabulous. Hope they get to the UK soon.
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

You have created such fabulous cards with those new sets.
Receiving new stamps, now isn't that one of the best feelings in the world lol.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Yvonne...these are all fantastic! I love the lace, the doily, that brilliant blue, the purple, the reds...and all your combined images. Shabby chic at its best here...fabulous!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Really wonderful new images and your cards are fantastic. Cannot wait to see more.

Mrs.B said...

Love all your cards Yvonne and such great stamp sets to work with.
Avril xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Don't you just love these new sets! Love your projects, especially luv your collage work!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful collection of cards using the new AO releases! Love the sweet little girls with the Quote! The collage of images on your other two cards are just wonderful!