Wednesday, July 30, 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:

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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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.

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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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

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

    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  9. 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

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  10. Fun card Terry, with such great images!

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

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

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  13. 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

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  14. 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!

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  15. 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  24. 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!!

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

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  26. 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

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

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

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  29. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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