Sunday, September 06, 2009

AO Release day ???

Okay, so I totally dropped the ball on sharing a sample for the new Artistic Outpost plate release. There are just not enough hours in the day for me to get to everything I need to. I had a CRAZY end of the week at work and then didn't want to even look at a computer when I came home. Then, yesterday, we went to the coolest Native American festival evah! We had so much fun and it was nice to have a family day learning about nature, wildlife and tradition.

Okay enough excuses...I need to show you some samples that I made using the new plates. I just LOVE these stamps!!! I am going to share another sample (actually two today) made using the Old Grist Mill plate. This plate is so gorgeous!! Here are a couple of ATCs I made using the smaller stamps from the plate:

This first one is super simple. Just stamped the leaf in 3 colors of Adirondack ink, inked the edges and then put the sentiment on a Spellbinders label. I pulled out my neglected (outdated??I think not!) fibers to add a warm, fall feel to the ATC.

I think this flower is super pretty and I wanted to make an ATC with brighter colors to show that, although the stamps all have a vintage feel, they CAN be used in brighter art. I did the background with 3 shades of purple Ranger inks for a monochromatic feel. I wrapped the green ribbon around the ATC (I love green and purple together!) and finished off the back by mounting onto another ATC sized piece of cardstock. Then, I stamped the flower again twice, cut out and curled the petals. I mounted them together, offset of each other on foam tape to add dimension over the ribbon. Again, a super simple project, but I thought it came out very pretty!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a creatively wonderful weekend!


Shar said...

Very pretty! Love your ATCs

PaperCrafty said...

Very pretty!! Love the backgrounds!!

Ann said...

oh wow Robin these are just wow - i really must check these stamps out.

Glad you had a great day out - you need to - work can seriously interfere with the important things in life.

Ann xxx

tina said...


These are gorgeous! I love the purple & green color combo!

LORi said...

Wow Robin!!! These are both fabulous!!! WOW!

Anonymous said...

It has been a while since I have really blog hopped...and are doing some amazing art as usual. I love everything you have done. I need to keep a closer eye on you..