Friday, May 29, 2015

All Of A Sudden It Happened.....

So I am guessing that Phillip and the Flamingo were walking on the beach and a bolt of lightening came down!!!......Boom, Bang.....Zap.....hello?   Do you have a better suggestion?!!

I just love how this happened!  Thanks Arwen McCullen for this fabulous and fun Stampotique challenge, SDC 195, Human with Animal Head.  

I am running a couple weeks behind in my challenges, but the idea and stamps have been sitting on my desk for weeks!

Also, Lisa's Blogger Challenge this week is Tag You're It! 

The background was a 3rd or 4th generation stencil pull, and I added distress inks here and there.  Phillip was "fussy" cut, (OMG, and I mean FUSSY)!  There is nothing better than having loads of fun when you stamp!  Stress free!!

Hope to do some catching up this weekend, hugs....


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Life Is A Journey

No matter how you look at it, everyday is a journey. Our journey today, right here, right the Artistic Outpost Design Team monthly hop. Sit back, enjoy the ride!

This month it's Designer's Choice and I'm taking you back to the year 1889, and we are at the Paris Exposition of Le Ballon!

LOL, I remember it well!  It was a bright and starry nite, yep!  I remember it well!  I dabbled in Mixed Media today, hope you enjoy it.  I used both the Paris Exposition and French Flight on a piece of stash.  I added several layers of stenciling, and bright markers to color.  I hope this refreshes  your memory....of a great time (still laughing here!).

AO stamp sets used:

Be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team:

Terry * Tracy * Shari * Lisa * Kate * Gerrie (you are here)


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Artistic Outpost New Release Time!

Wow! We have 2 new releases to share with you this month and the Artistic Outpost Design Team has been busy making new ART! Be sure to check out the other designers at the bottom of this post for great new samples.

 My first design is using a stamp from the new set Springtime, (the kids);  and then I added stamps from Kudu Kafe, (the Kafe);  The Outpost, (part of the tree);  and Sleigh Ride, (pine trees).  Can you believe how versatile these stamps are, wow!  Check out the flag on top of the Kafe....that is from the Paper Boy set.

The backdrop was created with distress inks and an extra fine marker.

My next card is from the Wander and Dream set, which has a Southwest appeal.  It's pretty CAS, but I love how it turned out in those bright colors.

Here are the two newest Artistic Outpost stamp sets:

Prize Information:
Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $15 Artistic Outpost Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of AO Stamps.  You have until May 23, 2015 at 10:00 PM CDT to leave comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Three random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the AO Blog on May 24, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won! 

Enjoy the hop............please stop by and see what the rest of the Design Team created:
Shari * Terry * Tracy * Kate * Gerrie (you are here) * Lisa

Friday, May 15, 2015

My First Try With Something New...........

I recently joined a new FB group,  Bister, Brusho, and Colorburst Enthusiasts,  and fell in love with the affects of using these products in the posted art.

 I immediately ordered a set of Color Burst powders to try this out. I found them  here. I already had a few Bister colors, but couldn't find any pleasure with these, as the colors and textures are more organic in my opinion. My thought was to try to combine them. Haven't gotten around to that, but I am sure I will. is my first attempt at using colorburst.

 Most of what I have read says that you use watercolor paper, wet with water to activate and let it do it's thing. Today, I did not want to use w/c paper, I wanted glossy cardstock. My mind immediately says...hmmm, you know you can't use water on glossy, but I did it anyway, had to see what would happen. So I sprayed with a mist of water, put down the colorburst in 3 colors and then sprayed with rubbing alcohol, 70%. Wha-la! Love what happened, and I retained the gloss.

I love when things like this happen!

I am entering it in Lisa's Blogger Challenge, Wheels.

Have a super weekend everyone, hugz...........


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Playing with Stencils

It's the last day to post for the Stampotique Challenge, use stencils in your artwork, SDC 194. It is so great to have FUN with your stamps and your art!

How fun is that!  Ruff is the star of the show here.  I used paints, pens and of course stencils to make this project.

Over at Lisa's Blogger Challenge, it was flowers.....therefore, the huge purplish flower in the corner!

Until next time, hugs................


Monday, May 4, 2015

Artistic Outpost Product Focus Time.............Patriotic

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!!

This week at Artistic Outpost we are featuring our Patriotic Themed stamps.  From now through May 9, 2015, you can save 20% on all stamps found in the Patriotic Section on the AO website!

I took the photo on somewhat of a slant hoping you can see the flags popped up.  The stamps are from the Patriotic selection of stamps.  I used both the Hero and She-roes stamp sets plus this background stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs.  

I'm very happy the way the sets came together to create this card.

Enjoy the hop............please stop by and see what the rest of the Design Team has made for your eyes only!

Terry * Kate * Shari * TracyLisa * Gerrie (you are here)

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Lola In The Sky...........

This week I am playing double duty as it's the Stampotique Challenge SDC 193, Polka Dots and....Lisa's Blogger Challenge is Flutterby, (things with wings).

 I thoroughly enjoyed making this card! Lovin' how my background turned out using distress inks concord grape, mermaid lagoon and fossilized amber. I really had no idea these colors would blend together like this ! I had just received the 2 new colors and was anxious to use them, but oh my...what 3rd color would I use I asked me. Doing the happy dance here.  Love these colors together.

Doesn't she look pretty in her new hat and make up!