Welcome to January's Blog Hop at Artistic Outpost, which is all about Love or Valentine's Day! How sweet is that and for more inspiration and just in time for the "day of love," please visit all of the design team as follows: Don't forget to pull out those Artistic Outpost stamps and join in the January Referral Program, "Anything Goes Using Artistic Outpost Stamps."
Gerrie, Lisa, Sue, Tracy, Linda, Alison, Terry (me) Kate
Flapper Fashions and frame her with a hanging banner using the Whimsical Melange collection. I inked over my ivory card stock with Antique Linen to give a worn feel and after I embossed my background, I highlighted the raised areas using Tattered Rose and Festive Berry. At this point I misted over the inked background and then heat set, distressed the edges and shaded with Vintage photo. The banner was inked with Festive Berry and embossed as was the frame with a glitter/EP mix of mine in which I added a bit of gold. The frame was stamped and I cut out the center and the background for my lady, was lightly inked with Tattered Rose. She was stamped in Archival Coffee and I added color using an applicator. You can't see this, but her earring, bracelets and necklace are all glittery thanks to Spica Glitter pens. I made a little card for her to hand to a loved one! Oh and I was so nervous using an Xacto Knife to cut out a finger to hold the card! Yikes! I did cut three frames (yes I did) and mounted this on dimensionals for added depth.
Stamps: Artistic Outpost, Flapper Fashions, Whimsical Melange
Inks: Archival Coffee, Distress Antique Linen, Festive Berry, Vintge Photo, Tattered Rose, VersaMark
Spica Glitter Pens, Clear, Red, Gold
Embossing Folder: Crafts Too, Vintage Flowers
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