Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Artistic Outpost New Release Blog Hop

WooHoo Artistic Outpost has a fabulous New Release Blog Hop for May, "Wander and Dream" and "Springtime." Please join in the Blog Hop as all the DT has some wonderful treats for your viewing pleasure! Shari, Tracy, Kate, Gerrie, Lisa. And here is the prize information oh my!

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! 


This first card I am sharing today uses the Wander and Dream stamps, so perfect for the fact I live in the desert! Of course it is also perfect for a real masculine themed project or for those who just love good old country themes!

Lots of masking took place and it began with the the couple being stamped in Black Archival, watercolored with Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Antique Linen, Black Soot, Creamy Caramel SU marker, masked before stamping the Desert scene in Sepia Archival. I also continue the Desert scene to cover the entire area and this was inked over with Antique Linen. The skyline was inked using a mix of Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans. A little more masking and then the Cactus were stamped using Coffee Archival and colored in with Creamy Caramel SU marker. The edges were distressed with Black Soot. The sentiment was stamped by masking off each line and then spread across the great big sky!


My second card is from Springtime and I just love these kids wanting to play and have a great time and not caring at all about a little rain! I decided to add the entire group, pup included!

On a piece of ivory paper (usually my paper of choice), the children and child with dog were stamped in Black Archival, inked over the entire paper with Antique Linen and edged with Brushed Corduroy. I will admit it took a couple of attempt to align them properly! Next they were watercolored using Brushed Corduroy, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar and Antique Linen. The edges were distressed, added some curled corners and a few little tears for that old vintage photo look. Stamped the sentiments in Black Archival and shaded with Black Soot. 


Thank you for stopping by and joining in the AO New Release Blog Hop and as over the next weeks, I will be sharing some more NR creations! Have a fabulous day! 

22 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Great project, and the stamps are lovely too. Love the quote, I think my mind often wanders without purpose, too! Hugs, Valerie

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love both of those new stamp sets, wonderful! And your cards are so great, really shows off the stamps beautifully.

Sophie said...

Mega klasse, Terry.
Das sind tolle Ergebnisse, super!

herzlichst Sophie

Aimeslee said...

Love the new stamps and your cards. xoxo

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great new release samples. You really did well with the desert scene...enlarging the ground area like you did (didn't wanna' work for me), and the kids are too cute.

Liz H. said...

Love the card using the Wander & Dream set. Makes me think of TEXAS.

Shari Trumbull said...

FAB cards, Terry!! Love your Southwestern scene with, who I affectionately call, Tex & Annie! Yee Haw!! You did do a lot of masking on that one! Way to go!
LOVE those little kids! Your springtime card is a vintagey delight! This card looks like an old advertisement for laundry soap--all those kids are going to be getting themselves dirty soon!! :) Just wonderful cards for the AO NR!! XOXO-Shari

Gez Butterworth said...

Terrific cards ♥ Loving seeing how everyone has used them so differently. Great new stamps ♥

A Pink said...

Fabulous cards ! Terry Ann you really have done justice to the new releases x

Karin said...

Fabulous make and the stamps are beautiful! Groetjes Karin

Redanne said...

Love your first card, you created a fantastic background on it. For me, the second card is just amazing - love those kids and the great scene you created - took me right back to being a kid again! Hugs, Anne xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great stamps...you've made 2 wonderful cards with them Terry!

Astrid Maclean said...

Such great looking stamp sets ad you created real magic with them, stunning cards both of them, I truly could not say which one I love best. Love the colours you use too, they really usit those images!

Meggymay said...

Two wonderful pieces Terry, I have that second set on my wish list already after reading this post.
Yvonne xx

Kate said...

Love your cards, Terry. The stars are perfect on the western card and I love the background. I love how you gathered all those kids together on the front. Adorable!

Jac Desordre said...

they are both amazing, love the second one with the dog in it, it has a real oldie feel to it x

Shirley Chillman said...

Yee Ha TT here comes the Wild West. Gorgeous makes with some stunning stamps.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Pamellia Johnson said...

These are just fabulous Terry! The first one is a scene straight out of an old western movie, awesome!! Love the spring stamp set, you have showcased these wonderfully! hugs :)

Beth said...

GF these are both stunning cards I sure hope I win the GC...because I love the Springtime set.....if not I just might have to pull out the credit card. LOL>
Hugs

Hettie said...

These are fabulous cards Terry. Love them both. Love that one with the dogs on though.
Hugs
xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous cards using the new sets Terry! Love the scenes you created!

butterfly said...

Great new stamps and I love your cards - especially the one with the children - such lovely colour blending.
Alison xx

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