Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Artistic Outpost New Releases!!!!

The wait is finally over!!!  Paris Exposition and Birds of a Feather are here.  

Use coupon code Spring2010 at checkout to receive 20% off each of these two new collections purchased together or individually.  Note - coupon expires January 26th.

Paris Exposition:  Inspired by the Paris Exposition of 1889, for which the famed Eiffel Tower was built, this stamp collection features bold vintage style images including a French version of "What's up?". In French, we translated it to be "Quoi de nuef?" There are several collage elements to this collection which will provide you the flexibility to add multiple layers to your creations. 


Birds of a Feather:  Edwardian romanticism inspires this collection of bird images. Included is a perfect ATC background of German text. You will also love the engraving realism to the main bird images. This collection is timeless and seasonless, though we did give you a special sentiment for your springtime projects. 


Both collections are available unmounted or pre-cut and mounted on EZMount cling foam.

I worked with the Birds of a Feather plate. I just adore this plate. The bonus for me is the beautiful robin stamp. I, of course, HAD to do something using that image right away. I decided to make a post it note cover for work. I thought it would make a cute addition to my station. It was very simple to make. I just cute a strip of cardstock slightly longer than twice the length of the pad of paper, plus the thickness of the spine. I then scored the cardstock where it would bend around the post-it notes and folded it. Super siimple. I adhered the post-it notes to the back cover so it would easy to change out when I needed a new pad. I wrapped some beautiful checked ribbon around the cover. Stamped the image on Neenah paper (also available at Artistic Outpost) with Chestnut Memories ink and sponged the same ink around the edges to antique it. I stamped it one more time and cut out "ROBIN" and layered that onto the robin egg blue cardstock that I made the base out of and added it to the image. Layered the image onto brown cardstock and then onto the cover wtih foam tape. Finally, I tied a piece of ribbon in a knot, wrapped a felt brad over the knot and glued it to the cover. Very easy to make, but I love the way it turned out!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Be sure to stop by the other Design Team Members Blogs to see what they've created with these new plates

·  Judy Hayes


tina said...

SO SO tempting, Robin!!! Your project makes it even moreso! Love the colours you used. :)

Cathy said...

Love the robin and the large blue button and checked ribbon are wonderful. Great Job!!!

Ann said...

the colours on this are just amazing together - fabulous work Robin.
Ann xxx

Lynn Stevens said...

looks beautiful and it should ,even named after you! LOL Love that Robins egg blue!

PaperCrafty said...

Gorgeous project, Robin!! Love how the blue& brown pop!! Great job!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautfiul Post It Note - love button and ribbon accents!

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

my favorite colors...my favorite bird...love it.