Sunday, August 30, 2009

Are you ready for the Awesome September Release from Artistic Outpost!

Here is a fun piece that I created using the Outpost windmill. I love this new stamp set which is available today at Artistic Outpost.
The box was $1.00 at Michaels in their unfinished wood section. Painted undercoat with acrylic paint. Used Tim Holtz distress white crackle paint and let that dry. I added a clear crackle hoping for a larger cracked pattern. Sponged around the edges with Tim Holtz distress inks and then stamped the windmill using SU basic brown ink pad.
Tuesday September 1, the DT members and Guest DT members at Artistic Outpost are having a blog hop so be sure to stop by.
Be sure to check out the other DT and guest DT members blogs today for additional sneak peaks.
More about the new Releases:
The newest three collections from Artistic Outpost have a very natural vintage style, an ode to simpler times. We were inspired by some of our favorite quotes of Henry David Thoreau. His simple advice to "simplify, simplify" are words we shuld use in our daily life - the hustle and bustle of work, home and community - as well as in our art.
How often do we need to stamps! Just the act of simply putting ink to rubber is calming and rewarding. We hope you find simple inspiration to created something that makes you happy.And, we know you will love and want all three. So for a limited time, we are offering 20% when you purchase all three stamp collections. Simply use coupon code: September2009 at checkout.
The Outpost: This collection is inspired by our Serenity signature set and continues this theme with a much larger image of our "outpost". You will love the versatility of this collection including the ATC sized farm house and the nostalgic pocket watch.
Old Grist Mill: Artistic Outpost is in the south where covered bridges are not quite as common as they are in other parts of the US and Europe. However, we absolutely long to be driving though the countryside in the fall, stopping at each covered bridge and just listening to the "clippety, clap" of the tires going over each floor board. Again, we are reminded to enjoy simple beauty.
Generation Redux: The vintage images are all grunged up a bit in a unique collage style. They are designed to go with not only The Outpost and Old Grist Mill, but think of using them with Home as well. We love this generation and find that this style of photo stamp is a perfect versatile style to add that "human" element to your creations.
To see more samples using these 3 new plates, visit the Artistic Outpost Gallery.
Thanks for stopping by...


Juls said...

such gorgeous images! love the sepia tones!

Shar said...

Fabulous project, Cathy! I just love it!

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

love the creativity and the artistry.

Debby said...

Oh Cathy you are much too nice and good gawd! This is incredible. I love your art. You are in my google reader I just don't get a chance to comment every day even though I am on it the minute you post. It has been an honor to be associated with YOU with AO. Truly you are an inspiration to me. Cheers! :-)

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderfully creative GF, truly a Work of Art!!!