Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Obey All The Rules!

It has been awhile, but it is a fabulous Artistic Outpost Blog Hop and the theme is designers choice, so be sure to visit all of the AODT for some gorgeous inspiration! Before I list all the talent, Artistic Outpost has a lovely SALE OF THE WEEK at 20% off in the "Flowers and Garden" section as does Our Daily Bread Designs, for "Flowers and Garden" stamps and dies and North Coast Creations.

Tracy  * Terry * Alison * Kate * Linda * Gerrie * Lisa

For my card I decided to use the lovely working girls from the Paperboy collection and teaming them up with stamps from the Secretary Pool and Quote and Quotables. The card size is a standard A2 and all the panels were stamped using Black Archival, heat set and then inked with Distress Inks, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Rusty Hinge. Again I get so carried away that I forgot to take pictures of the background panels before assembly, but you all get the idea. I also spritzed and flicked water on all panels and then gave a little flick of Rusty Hinge stain using a toothbrush.

The girls image was lightly inked with Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar and I added some corners. Don't they look like after working that 9 to 5 job that they are ready to break a few rules? Well I believe so! I worked as a secretary/office manage for many years and I know what TGIF means!


Well I do thank you for stopping by today on this wonderful blog hop with Artistic Outpost! Have a fabulous day!

36 comments:

Cyndi Honor said...

I love your card!

Sharon said...

This is really great Terry - love the old style and vintage browns! Great images and all the elements go so well together!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the line up of girls on your tag and the quote from AH is so right! Wish I could send you some of our rain! Hugs, Valerie

Shirley Chillman said...

Hi TT love this make especially the Katherine Hepburn quote. My motto exactly, rules what rules, let's have fun lol. Off to mooch what I have missed.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Buttons said...

A fantastic card Terry with such a great sentiment. I can't imagine you wanting to obey the rules - lol! Jenny x

Redanne said...

I do love that image of the girls, they certainly look like the sentiment would suit them perfectly! Love the vintage look of your card and your toothbrush splatters are such a brilliant idea - one to try for sure! Hugs, Anne xx

butterfly said...

What a great mix and match of plates - the girls are fab, ready to encounter life and break some rules. I love the earthy sepias and all the layers too!
Alison xx

JackieP Neal said...

A super card/piece Terry! Great combo of stamps- so fun! And I love the vintage almost grungy look!

Artfully challenged said...

Gorgeous sepia and vintage loveliness on a card,really lovely creation Terry,love it :)

Hugs
Donna xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, I love the muted warm tones and the added corners and layers. Fantastic sentiment for the focal image too and love your mix of the AO plates . Tracy x

Pam said...

Fun card Terry, with such great images!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Oh Terry I absolutely adore this card (the sentiment is fabulous!) What a great "back to school" card :) Gorgeous vintage feel! -- Mary Elizabeth

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card, love all the layers and how you made them look so authentic! Really great piece. ~Diane

Sandra said...

What a beautiful card, Terry! Love the stamps! What a true sentiment, we do need to let lose sometimes, and don't live by the rules all the time. Hugs, Sandra

Cheri said...

Hi Terry! Love your card! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving some love. I was delighted to see you and am now one of your followers!

Krisha said...

Great card and the sentiment, I'm sure, fits me perfectly....love to break the rules (of creativity anyway).
Staying under the AC for a couple more days until it goes back to double digits. ;o)

Kate said...

Simply gorgeous! Love your layering and that background, Terry.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a great quote and a fabulous card. Love it.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow! This all goes together perfectly!! Love your layers, and that very vintage feel you acheived! xx

Meggymay said...

Awesome card Terry. love the sepia tones and the great quote.
Yvonne x

cheryl said...

Oh wow hun you always create such beauty, in whatever you create hun and these are no exception brilliant hugs cheryl xxx

Dots Dabbles said...

I have jotted that down Terry. What a superb card!!! I love the image you have chosen and the colours just perfect.
Dot x

Hettie said...

This is lovely Terry. I am liking all the layers and of course the stamps!
Hugs
xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful monochromatic piece Terry! Love the design and how all the elements came together!

Michele said...

beautiful! xo

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Terry, I totally adore this card!!! Love all the layers and different elements you used and the central stamp is one of my all time favourites, - a fabulous make, love it!!

Ira Huberts said...

Wonderful card Terry, love all the layers, the fine girl stamp and quote! So pretty! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Seriously cool card, Terry! Wonderful vintage color palette and I just love how you have used "the girls" stamp! Genius to combine it with the pencil and the quote.

Hugs,
Linda

Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry, this is a fab card, love the quotes with that image. Off now to do a catch up.
Avril xx

Karin said...

wow this looks beautiful, love the picture of the girls and I love that quote! Have a lovely summer!
Groetjes Karin

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Terry, I love the whole feel of this card as the colour palette is perfection for this stamp choice. I always did intend to get my hands on that stamp set :(
Hope life is being kinder to you.
Wishes
Lynne

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Love the layers on this awesome vintage card Terry...great details!
greetings, Alie :-)

Sue said...

This is brilliant Terry, I love the fab layers and the way you've mixed all these stamps together - just wonderful! xx

Marjie Kemper said...

This is fantastic, and I need those stamps! Thanks my friend AKA The Enabler!

Beth said...

what a beautiful vintage card love that stamp and you are so right no fun obeying all the rules...lol.
hugs

Shelly Schmidt said...

Hahahaha love that sentiment- so true! All work and all play... : ) Loving this beautiful card- another set on my 'want' list .....