Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Artistic Outpost March Release!

The March Artistic Outpost releases are now available!  
To celebrate this release, Artistic Outpost is featuring 15% off just about everything in their store**.   Just use coupon code: spring2010_15 at check out, but hurry, this Coupon Code is only valid through March 31, 2010. **Coupon code not valid on EZMount products**

Lovely Day: 
Inspired by the lovely country side of Holland, this collection features a Dutch bicycle complete with basket, a windmill that looks almost like a photo, but lends itself to coloring nicely, and an adorable little girl who is cradling a bouquet of flowers in her hands. Entire collection includes 9 images including multi-use quotations and sentiments. You can see this new plate HERE
 My card using images from A Lovely Day was colored with Copics and then aged with Antique Linen Distress Inks. The crown and her bracelet were colored with gold Spica pen. I stamped the flower part a second time and added it with foam tape for dimension. I stamped the base card with the floral image and Vintage Photo ink. Then, I embossed with the textile folder and inked with Vintage Photo.

SteamPunk: 
Featuring 10 masculine, Victorian era images, Steampunk is a fun and diverse collection. These stamps will be perfect for an altered, grungey mixed-media piece or a simple "Father Day's" card. You can see this new plate HERE
 This was a fun card to make using images from the Steampunk plate. 
I embossed and inked the background panel with the script folder and Vintage Photo ink. Then, I stamped the two images (one in black and the other in VP). I love the way that they only stamp on the raised areas and give an interesting look. The man and sentiment were stamped and I inked with VP. I colored the man very loosely with Copics. I stamped the circle, inked and cut out. I used my tonic distress tool on the circle and the main image. Layered it all together added red grosgrain ribbon and rhinestones (I wish I had something a little more masculine, but all I had were rhinestones lol) Finally, I added Glossy Accents to the center of the circle, his hat band and his buttons.

Looking for more inspiration using these new releases stop by the other Design Team Members Blogs:  
*Robyn 
Gerrie 
* Lisa 
Cathy 
* Judy 
* Lynn 
* Robin 
* Shelly 
 * Stephanie - March Guest Designer 

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Be sure to come back over the next few days to see more samples from the new plates!

7 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

They both are terrific Robin! Love those spring colors!

Rein said...

Pretty cards!

Shelly Hickox said...

Fantastic cards! I love them both. :-)

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful coloring on the Lovely Day image! Great masculine card, perfect for Father's Day or a man's Birthday!

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

the images just leap off the page. Beautiful artistry.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful cards, I love your art! Great display of the new images.

Shannon Sawyer said...

I love, love, love this "Simple Pleasures" card you made for Artistic Outpost. It's so refreshing to see the use of some different colors. As soon as I pulled it up I was so inspired by the color combination. Of course I have really enjoyed your cards with the Dutch style windmills as well. Thank you for sharing your beautiful artistic talents with us.