Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Chalk Fun with Artistic Outpost!

It is a blog hop and an awesome new release with Artistic Outpost. You won't want to miss out on what all the Design Team has come up with these two new stamps collections, "Chalk It Up and Chalkboard Wisdom!"
Gerrie, Lisa, Sue, Tracy, Linda, Alison, Terry (Me), Kate
It was hard to chose which project to share with you first, so I decided to go with the one of the sentiments, that I just so happened to use twice! I don't know about you, but I think you just can't have enough great sentiments and this one has "7" great ones!
For this project I went with a ticket, tag kind of card, which started with an inky background and then some "Chalky Scribbles" for interest.
I used a smaller size tag which was inked and embossed using Tim's notebook Texture Fade and highlighted and then stapled down to a larger cut base.

For the sentiment, I masked off each area and stamped on a separate die cut ticket, shaded and mounted on the tag.
This little Pocket Watch Magnet was a real challenge to photograph! Well it was easy to photograph, but I wanted to show it as a Magnet! Not sure if this will be on my Refrigerator or in my craft room on my magnetic wall board, I use for those movers and shapers!
The pocket watch was cut from grunge paper, which was inked, crackled and sealed. The sentiment was stamped on manila, inked and spritzed with water and covered with clear EP.
How cool are these stamps???? There is still a few days left to join in the August Referral Program, so pull out those stamps and get inky! 
Thank you so much for visiting today and I hope your week is fantastic!
Artistic Outpost Stamps: Chalk It Up and Chalkboard Wisdom
Inks: Archival Black and Coffee, Distress Barn Door, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain (Card), Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy (Pocket Watch), VersaMark and Clear EP
Stains Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Happy Halloween!

It is a Halloween Blog Hop at Artistic Outpost and we are having some spooktacular fun, so come on and join in and check out what my DT Sisters have wickedly conjured up for you!
Gerrie, Lisa, Sue, Tracy, Linda, Alison, Terry (Me), Kate

 For my little "haunting," I did a double sided tag using the Haunted Halloween and Halloween Treats collections. The spacing after the photos, I tried to delete and could not!  
Before inking and salting my backgrounds, I stamped the Skully (clear embossed) and Witch (watercolored and masked). I layed my Distress inks starting at the bottom with the darkest color and working up to the lighter.   
Tim's tree was cut from corrugated cardboard, crackled and cut in half. The fence was cut from glassine and crackled and offset with a white panel.
Stamped the hat a second time in Black Archival and clear embossed. And of course what skeleton would not be complete with a few extra bone parts! Gross, but fun!
Don't you just love this bat? He was inked and stamped and embossed and cut out using an Stampin Up punch! Have to pull those out once in awhile!
All sentiments/labels were stamped on newsprint and inked up!
I think the bumpy effect of the salted paper works pretty well for a Halloween theme!
And when my "Gothic 31" stamps arrived, I could not wait to ink them up! Since this post is pretty long, I will just give you a little peek and share all the details later this week!
Thank you for stopping by and hope you have enjoyed the blog hop or will! There is still plenty of time to ink up those AO stamps and join in the August Monthly Referral Program, so hop to it!

Stamps: Artistic Outpost; Halloween Treats, Haunted Halloween
Inks: Black Archival, Clear Embossing, Distress; Black Soot, Dusty Concord, Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


I have to say that I am always amazed and impressed with those of you who can post so many times in a week, because it takes me a long time for most of what I do, sadly I am slow! This tag was actually one of my "quicker" ones as it still took me two hours and then two hours to capture almost decent photos! I am not a photographer by any means or it could be my camera! Anywho, onto my tag which is why you stopped by!
Of course this is based on Tim's "August" 12 Tags of 2013 and it is all about masking! For my tag I pretty much followed the guidelines and did a little masking on masking! And playing along with Inspiration Journal's "My Summer Vacation" which is approaching shortly, I chose the "airplane" as that will be my mode of travel for my mini vacation to visit family and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for "Air Mail" and I would be the package!
For my background, following Tim's instructions, I used Antique Linen, Old Paper and Bundled Sage, with a splat of Vintage Walnut.  After using Stazon for the Mask, I forgot and used it to ink up my stamps and as you can see, not as good coverage as with the Archival!
I used several stamps sets of Tim's and since I will be flying, thought the little suitcase collection was right in order with the compass pointing North to Portland, OR.

Hope you are having a wonderful week and enjoying your summer vacations or summer at home! Thank you so much for visiting! 

Inks: Stazon Black, Archival Coffee, Distress Inks: Walnut Stain, Aged Mahogany, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo

Monday, August 5, 2013

Do You Believe In Magic?

Happy Monday all you lovely bloggers and I hope your weekend was wonderful! I started singing that song by "The Loving Spoonful," when I came up with the post title and I bet you did as well!
I just love this quote from "Quotes and Quotables" from Artistic Outpost.  It is a good reminder about that "Magic" inside of all of us and sometimes it hides out a little and we need to wake it up!
The background for both tags was inked with Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord and flicked with some water and also Distress Stains. The large tag background was also embossed using a Darice folder and I inked Dusty Concord over the Peacock Feather areas and vise versa!
The smaller tag was covered in crinkled foil with double sided tape and inked with various blue and purple alcohol inks, until the color matched with the manila background. Cut out a little opening with one of Tim's movers and shapers for the "Quote," which is heading over to Country View Crafts Challenge, "Quotations and Sayings."
The Flapper Girl from "Flapper Fashions," was perfect for sharing the magic. She was watercolored using Broken China, Dusty Concord and Tattered Rose Distress Stains. Her jewelry was colored with Spica Glitter Pens and of course she was fussy cut!

You have plenty of time to pull out you Artistic Outpost stamps and join in the August Referral Program, which is anything goes, so go get inky!

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment! Enjoy the week!

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