Monday, August 31, 2009

Outpost Sneak Peek

When I first saw Artistic Outpost Stamps the Serenity stamp set was the one that sucked me in. I loved it then and I love it now. This set called Outpost is my Serenity II. It is larger and just as breathtaking as the original.
I stitched the image with random rows of gold metallic stitching and did a row of straight stitching to join the card base pieces together. I tied a gold stretchy metallic cord around the picture to which I attached a key. The typewriter key letters spelling Outpost were placed on the left side of the image vertically. My fall Outpost Serenity II card is ready to enjoy.

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.

Tomorrow, September 1, is the Artistic Outpost Blog Hop so be sure to check out all of the DT and Guest DT members blogs for great samples of the 3 new stamps sets and you may even find some blog candy along the way.

See you tomorrow,

Cathy

3 comments:

Juls said...

gorgeous!! love the oldy worldy feel!! and the stitching detail! fab card!

Shar said...

Lovely!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful, I Love your stiching sets it off perfectly. See ya tomorrow for the big day!