Thursday, December 11, 2008

Day#3 Sneak Peek "Time is a Circus"

I really love all of the images that are available in the Vintage Circus Stamp plate on sale now at Artistic Outpost. I colored the image of the man holding the lion cub with copic markers. I wanted the appearance of a much loved, much carried around picture so I used UTEE(Ultra Thick Embossing powder) to create the cracked glass effect. I sponged over the top of the cracks to accentuate them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger Inks and Tim Holtz.

I mounted the main image on brown cardstock and added the antique brass brads. I found this really neat background paper with all sorts of travel signs and the luggage tag which gave it the world traveler image I was looking for.

I stamped the circus ticket on red cardstock and crumpled it up to add texture and aged appearance. I stamped the words CIRCUS on light brown cardstock and airbrushed it to give the appearance of weathered leather. I attached the ticket and Circus pieces with a circle clip and my card was complete.

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Using the same photo image, of the man holding the lion, I created another quick card by just stamping the image in Antique Linen Distress ink on a white top note die cut panel. I over stamped the sentiment in Distressed Vintage Photo ink. I sponged two different distress inks, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo, on the edges to darken the edges and highlight the faded photo image I wanted for the main focal point.

I tied a strand of twine around the right side of the top note panel and attached that to a dark brown cardstock to which I had added a narrow striped accent piece of designer paper. I used the same striped designer paper with the stripes opposite for the background. The final base is a textured brown cardstock.

Tomorrow I will have a couple of "anything but a card" projects so be sure to check it out.

Thanks for looking at my sneak peeks and be sure to stop by the Artistic Outpost blog and see what the other Design Team and Guest Design Team members have created as well. There is some really awesome stuff to see.

While you are there be sure to check out the great introductory sale prices on the new sets in the Artistic Outpost Store.

Cutie Pie

Adorable images inspired by children's Valentines from the 1950'sincluding a majorette, a football player, and a beauty queen.

Thethree main images average three inches in height perfect for yourcards, ATCs, or other mixed media projects.

Entire collection comesin either an 8.5" x 5.5" unmounted sheet of red rubber OR mounted onEZMount cling foam, trimmed closely, and "mounted" onto a clearplastic printed index sheet.

Special price: $10.00 - umounted, $18.00 - mounted

Vintage Circus

Everyday is a circus in the Artistic Outpost studios. All we aremissing are the wild animals and the three rings.

This collectionfeatures vintage images from circus posters and advertisements fromthe 1900's. For our cardmakers, the main circus collage measures3.75" x 5", a large stamp perfect for creating backgrounds.

Entirecollection comes in either an 8.5" x 5.5" unmounted sheet of redrubber OR mounted on EZMount cling foam, trimmed closely,and "mounted" onto a clear plastic printed index sheet.

Special price: $10.00 - umounted, $18.00 - mounted

Fortune Teller

To tell the future, a gift exploited for fun or fortune, has been hadits place in the folklore and legends of most of the world'scultures.

In this full 8.5" x 11" collection, we feature images ofthis "gypsy" art including a large background vintage almanac, a funcrystal ball with words sized to fit just right in the middle, andmany mystical elements and words.

Entire collection comes in bothunmounted red rubber OR mounted on EZMount cling foam, trimmedclosely, and "mounted" onto a clear plastic printed index sheet.

Special price: $20.00 - unmounted, $30 - mounted

Special bundles on UNMOUNTED stamps collections ONLY:

Cutie Pie & Vintage Circus - $18.00

Cutie Pie, Vintage Circus, & Fortune Teller - $36


Lisa Somerville said...

Love the cracked glass, and the monochromatic look on your second card.

Theresa said...

Wow! Cathy I love your cards! Your are sooo rocking these stamps!

Kelly said...

lovely cards

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Cathy,
I really like the crackel look going on. Nicely done.

Anita Van Hal said...

beautiful artwork! lovely coloring; you rock for sure! nice to have you has a guest designer for AO; I'm humbled by the talent on our team! thanks for sharing!