Monday, August 3, 2015

Artistic Outpost - Product Focus

Wow, it's August already, how time just keeps passing me up. This month at Artistic Outpost, for the Product Focus, we are featuring the stamps found in the Verses and Greetings stamp category. All stamps in the Verses and Greetings category on the Artistic Outpost website are ON SALE for 20% off through Saturday, August 8, 2015!  No code is needed to shop this sale, the sale price will be reflected in the shopping cart. (Retail Customers only).  Details can be found HERE on the AO Blog.

I choose this quote from the Quote and Quotables set...but only used part of it. If you think about your stamps, you'll find that you can use just parts or words from a stamp...sure gives you a lot more bang for the buck!

AO Stamp set used:

Be sure to stop by and see what the other gals have featured this month.
Tracy * Shari * Terry * Gerrie


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It's The "B" Word................

It's the "B" word over at Lisa's Blogger Challenge this week, and B is for BIRD!!!

Of course I love the birds, but now.........with the dies....I love them even more!  Cutting them out is a snap.  The background is a brayer roll piece and I stenciled on the circles-etc.  I can see a lot of birds in my future!

Till we meet again......hugz

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Home Is Where The Heart Is!

I made a ROUND Twinchie! A Twinchie is a 2x2 piece of art; vs. an inchie which is ............uh-huh!

This week, the Stampotique Challenge SDC 204 is to make a Twinchie; and the Blogger Challenge is Home is Where The Heart Is.  Works out perfect.

Hope to see you again soon, hugz......


Friday, July 10, 2015

Bla bla bla

Shut Up Already!! But Key Man wouldn't, so he got DUCK TAPE stapled to his mouth! Tsk tsk tsk, shoulda' had that tape when my kids were little!

This weeks Stampotique Designers Challenge is Attachers, and OMG have I seen some FAB ideas on the group posts.

Started with some stash, added the bla bla bla'z and it grew from there.  Key Man was stamped, colored and destroyed for being a big mouth.  Not only does he have his mouth taped and stapled, he has a screw in his head too!  I also added some stitching and a paper clip attacher.  Thanks Kathi for a fun challenge.

I've been pretty bad about making art lately, but I'm really trying to work on it, so plan on being inundated with art soon.


At The Lake - Blogger Challenge

This looks cool and refreshing..........something we are NOT here in HOT, VERY HOT and steamy SW Florida this summer. Just looking at this kinda' cools me down a bit.

Thank Lisa at Blogger Challenge for this weeks op.  I used Stampscapes to create the scene.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It's A Christmas Blog Hop at Artistic Outpost

If we start now...................we should avoid the Christmas card rush to get them all made and posted! That's what they tell me....that's what they say! Sounds like the song doesn't it!

 This month the Artistic Outpost Design Team is helping you get into the Christmas card frenzy (oops...did I say that!) early. We are using stamps from the Christmas and Winter line which you can find here.  I made an ornament, using chipboard and paints for a mixed media, fun affect. The scene is from Sleigh Ride and the date from Snowy Woods. If you love vintage, Artistic Outpost has the BEST vintage, Christmas stamps!

Please be sure to stop at the other designers Holiday posts to see what they have made for you:

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

AO Stamps used:


Saturday, June 13, 2015

PRESENTING "THE BIRDS" in Living Techicolor

It was 1963, an amazing film by the Master of Suspense!

I loved all the Alfred Hitchcock movies, his books and the TV series...I could watch them over and over again.  I think I saw this one in the Drive In Theater on Cicero Ave and 31st Street back in the day.  (I cannot remember the name.)

I found this stamp many years ago, in a discount box sitting on the floor at a stamp show, I remember it clearly.  I was so excited to have found it, along with the walking Marilyn.  Treasures!!

I tried something new today, tim's Distress Glaze.  It really worked out nicely, as I was able to use distress inks and Brusho's with water over the sealed image.  The stamp is actually Alfred, smoking a cigar with a bird landing on it.  I added the smoke with natural Bister, using a small brush and water.  I flicked some blue Brusho on the sky, over the blue distress ink.

I'm entering it in Lisa's Blogger Masculine Challenge this week.