Sunday, August 30, 2009

New stamps from Artistic Outpost!

I am so excited to finally be able to share the news!
Artistic Outpost has released 3 new stamp plates and they are gorgeous!
I am so in love with these new plates! They are gorgeous!! I got the priviledge of working with two of the new plates...Old Grist Mill and The Outpost. This notebook is made using The Old Grist Mill. I thought this stamp seemed so serene and would be perfect on a memory journal. I kept it very simple so I could make the image the focus. I covered the notebook with Ruche paper because I love the rugged texture of it against this covered bridge image. I tried to make the image appear to be a very old photograph. I don't know if I succeeded or not! I just colored it with Distress Inks and then added some details with a white pen to make the bridge pop a bit more. Like I said, simple, but I like it!
Here are the details on the new plates from Artistic Outpost:

The newest three collections from Artistic Outpost have a very natural vintage style, an ode to simpler times. We were inspired by some of our favorite quotes of Henry David Thoreau. His simple advice to "simplify, simplify" are words we should use in our daily life - the hustle and bustle of work, home, and community - as well as in our art. How often do we just need to stamp! Just the act of simply putting ink to rubber is calming and rewarding. We hope you find simple inspiration to create something that makes you happy.

And, we know you will love and want all three. So for a limited time, we are offering 20% when you purchase all three stamp collections. Simply use coupon code: September2009 at check out.

The Outpost: This collection is inspired by our Serenity signature set and continues this theme with a much larger image of our "outpost". You will love the versatility of this collection including the ATC sized farm house, and the nostalgic pocket watch.

Old Grist Mill: We live in the South where covered bridges are not quite as common as they are in other parts of the US and Europe. However, we absolutely long to be driving through the countryside in the fall, stopping at each covered bridge, and just listening to the "clippety, clap" of the tires going over each floor board. Again, we are reminded to enjoy simple beauty.

Generation Redux: These vintage images are grunged up a bit in a unique collage style. They are designed to go with not only The Outpost and Old Grist Mill, but think of using them with Home as well. We love this generation and find that this style of photo stamp is a perfect versatile style to add that "human"

element to your creations.



2 comments:

Shar said...

Great idea to do a journal!! Looks fab!!

Judy said...

Great way to use this stamp on a journal cover. So appropriate! Beautiful!