October 7, 2015

Artistic Outpost October Release and Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost October New Release post and Blog Hop! Please keep reading to find out how you can WIN a free Artistic Outpost Gift Certificate! 

Our New Releases are now available for purchase, click here to order from our website! You can also call Josh at 877-451-4909 to place your phone order.  We also wanted to let you know that you can now purchase the Artistic Outpost product line from Our Daily Bread Designs website. We have combined all of our stamp/die companies onto the ODBD site to save you on shipping costs!

Our Go Team stamp set is a great masculine set with football players, sentiments and an ATC sized stadium image! The images in this set will also make a wonderful addition to your football scrapbook pages!  

Next to add to our Christmas and Winter stamp category, we have Toy Emporium, a vintage inspired Christmas set.

The last set being released this month is Vintage Fashion. This set features a vintage dress form, boot, sentiments and women dressed in vintage clothing. 

To inspire you, we are posting cards from our Designers using the October Release.  Please visit the designers blogs, as highlighted under their cards, to leave comments on their projects!   

Prize Details:
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the AO Store, to be used toward the purchase of AO Stamps just for commenting on the Design Team cards on their blogs!  You have until October 9, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. CDT to leave your comments for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the AO Blog on October 10, 2015, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

For more inspiration using Artistic Outpost stamps, please visit our Gallery, follow us on Pinterest and like us on Facebook

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Upcoming Rubber Stamp Shows
Please note that Artistic Outpost can be found in Our Daily Bread Designs Booth
  • October 10-11, 2015 - we will be in York, PA at Heirloom's York Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival Show, click here for more details.
  • October 17-18, 2015 - we will be in Sevierville, TN at The Smoky Mountain Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Getaway 2015, click here for more details.
  • November 7-8, 2015 - we will be in Mesa, AZ at Rubber Stamp Events Mesa Show, click here for more details.

Thanks for visiting! 

October 4, 2015

And All That Rot

Hi There!!  Thanks for coming by and spending a little bit of your Sunday with me!  I just got two more sets of AO stamps--Loverly London and London Underground and I had a play with them this week for today's card! 

Both sets of stamps have such great images in them!  My biggest problem with creating this card, was narrowing down the choices of images to use, so I compromised a bit-The Union Jack image is from the London Underground set and the rest of the images are from Loverly London.  Let me show you a few of the step-x-steps.....

I'm using a piece of mixed-media paper as my background panel and I'm going to use the Distress Paint marbling technique to apply the paints. 

I was able to coat three different surfaces with the paints....

...and here's the mixed-media paper panel that received the first run through of the paints.  I love the richness of the colors and all of the swirls! 

The red, white and blue splotches of colors you see in the background are all from failed attempts at monoprint stenciling, but I like the addition of colors just the same.  I did 'regular' stenciling with the Harlequin layering stencil and Walnut Stain distress ink and I stamped the Parliament image onto tissue paper with Jet Black Archival.  I carefully fussy ripped it and adhered it onto the panel with matte Decou-Page. 

I  colored the Union Jack image directly with Distress Markers, spritzed with water then stamped onto coffee stained vellum--This particular image is the second generation stamping, and I love the aged look of it. 

The handsome gent & Big Ben were stamped onto a piece of coffee stained manila stock, but I heat embossed Big B. 

I stamped 'London' onto a piece of cotton twill ribbon with Jet Black StazOn, the quote "A foggy day in London town" was stamped onto tissue paper with Jet Black Archival and I crackled up the word bands for the 'Pip Pip, Cheerio' quote and mounted onto black card stock.

Before adhering all of the fussy cut pieces into place, I ran the panel through my sewing machine to add the stitched border and accents.  I attached the finished panel to a red card base and added the little staples with my tiny attacher--I think the staples are a fun contrast with the stitching. 

There you go--Pip Pip, Cheerio and All That Rot!  I surely Thank You again for joining me here at Artistic Outpost today and I will surely see you here again soon!!

Designer: Shari Trumbull
Ain't That Artsy Fartsy

October 3, 2015

Simple Gifts

   Hello! Kate here today. I used the Kudzu Kafe stamp set but this time I used this adorable little boy. My background was made with various paints, stamps and gesso. I layered some scrap bits and embellished around the focal image and sentiment. Happy Weekend!

Designer: Kate Yetter

October 2, 2015

Chalk It Up!

Another Friday and today I would like to share with you a fun Christmas Tag using Christmas Chalk and Chalk It Up. Being the beginning of the month starts the new "Show Us Your AO Art" challenge for October, so join in with those AO stamps for a chance to win!
This started with painting the black tag with DecoArt black chalkboard paint and while wet I grated on a little white chalk and lightly brushed this. The Chalkboard frame was stamped in VersaMark and white embossed. All other images and the sentiment were stamped in VersaMark and I sprinkled on a mix of Confetti White Perfect Pearls and white chalk. Some blingy brads were added Christmas color layers to finish!
Thank you for visiting today and have a fabulous weekend!

Designer: Terry Horrall
Terry's Work In Progress

October 1, 2015

Joyeux Noel

Today I have my weekly post for Artistic Outpost.
I thought I would get a head start on a couple of Christmas Cards so today I am showcasing one of my favourites the Snowy Woods stamp set. The background of the card has been brayered lightly with Fired Brick and Tarnished Brass Distress Paints; the Tarnished Brass gives a touch of shimmer to the backdrop. I dried the layers of paint with a heat tool.
I die cut two hearts from scrap card, placed the hearts onto the background and applied Permanent Red PanPastel over the heart die cut and I then stamped the focal images into each of the hearts using Black Archival Ink, adding touches of white with a wax crayon. I also added the sentiment from the Snowy Woods stamp set to one of the hearts. I added twine across my card, securing in place using the Tiny Attacher. I added the sentiment on top of the twine. To add a further layer of interest I added delicate splatters of Tarnished Brass Paint to the background.
Touches of stencilling have been added using the Tim Holtz Stars Layering stencil, firstly applying Crackle Paste over the stencil and then adding more stencilled stars using Fired Brick Distress Ink to give a tone on tone effect.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans x x 

Show Us Your AO Art - October Challenge

We would love for you to share your AO Art with us!  Our challenge for the month of October is Anything Goes using Artistic Outpost Stamps.  This month our challenge has no theme, we'd just like to see your creations using Artistic Outpost stamps. This challenge will be open for the entire month, and you can enter as many times as you wish, provided you follow the challenge rules found here. At the end of the month we will randomly draw one winner from all the entries to receive a $15.00 Artistic Outpost Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of Artistic Outpost stamps! 

In an effort to recognize those who play along with us, in addition to the random winner, we will be featuring participants cards on our blog with the announcement of our next Show us your AO Art Challenge.

Thanks to everyone who played along with the September Show us your AO Art Challenge, we love to see what you are creating with Artistic Outpost stamps! 

The randomly selected winner from the September Challenge is...

Artistic Outpost Stamp set: Think and Wonder

Congratulations Avril, please email Lisa by 10/15/15 to claim your prize! Please put AO September Winner in the subject line, and Lisa will email you back with details on how to use your Gift Certificate. 

We have also chosen to highlight the following entry:

Artistic Outpost Stamp set: French Flight

Please use this post to leave your links for the Show us your AO Art - October Challenge.  All links must be posted by 10/31/15, 11:55 PM CDT to be eligible for this challenge. The winner will be chosen through a random drawing and will be posted here on the Artistic Outpost Blog, be sure to check back in November to see if you've won.

We are looking forward to seeing your creations using Artistic Outpost images.

September 27, 2015

She Knows

Hi There Everyone! It's me, Shari and I've got a rootin' tootin' card for you today using images found in our Cowgirl Strength stamp set and our Wander & Dream stamp set--

I just got myself the Cowgirl Strength set and I'm loving it!!  This jaunty cowgirl could be becoming a new favorite AO image of mine!!  Let me show you how I put today's card together... 

I started with a piece of mixed-media paper that I stenciled using the Starburst stencil with Picket Fence Distress Paint.  I want to create a resist for the next colorful steps....

I spritzed the bottom half of the panel with water, then squeezed Terre Verde & Sepia Color Bursts onto the damp surface, then I spritzed a bit more water over the CBs and let them do their thing.  When I was happy with their wicking, I heat set. 

I did the same to the top half of this panel, except I used Yellow Ochre & Burnt Orange CBs.  WOW-I couldn't have hoped for a better background!!  Aren't those Color Bursts neat? 

I stamped the desert scene from our Wander & Dream set onto tissue paper with Coffee Archival, carefully heat set, then fussy cut.  I adhered it to the panel with matte Decou-Page and heat set.  I stamped the cowgirl onto the panel with Jet Black Archival, mainly as a place holder and she got stamped separately onto another piece of mixed-media paper and fussy cut for later. 

Well, here's my fussy cut cowgirl now!  When I adhered her to the panel, I outlined her with a messy smudging of Black Soot DI, then a highlighting with Translucent White Acrylic and my water brush.  I also added machine stitching to the panel to add a rustic feel to the scene. 

I gave this gal a gold star belt buckle--I painted that part of the cowgirl image with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint and stamped onto mixed-media paper.  I heat set and fussy cut, then I placed a little dollop of Diamond Glaze over it and let air dry.

I stamped the quote, also from the Cowgirl Strength set, onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival and fussy cut.  I coated each word band with matte Decou-page, heat set, then brushed on a coat of DAM Crackle Glaze and let air dry.  When they were dry, I rubbed with Walnut Stain DI and mounted to black card stock. 

I wanted to include something rusty, so I turned these regular, smooth orange brads into rough, rusty ones.  I coated each brad head with matte Decou-page, then I dabbed Texture Sand Paste onto the brad heads with a flat paint brush and carefully heat set.  I then dabbed each brad with Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Transparent Yellow & Red Iron Oxides, then a touch of Raw Umber DAM Fluid Acrylics. 

I punched holes into each corner, attached the brads then adhered the finished panel onto a kraft card base.  Yee-Haw, that there card is done!!  All in all, this was a pretty fast card to make.  Great Artistic Outpost images and cool products make creating fun, rustic-y creations like this, pretty easy! 

Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope you enjoy and are inspired by what I bring you here at Artistic Outpost each week, as much as I enjoy creating each piece for you!!

Designer: Shari Trumbull
Ain't That Artsy Fartsy

September 26, 2015

Be Silly

      Hello! I hope you are all enjoying the last weekend of September and the new fall weather. I made this card using the Kudzu Kafe stamp set. I used stamping for the background, focal image and the sentiment. My background has Distress Paints, a frame and some flowers to embellish.

Designer: Kate Yetter

September 25, 2015


Even though we are into the Fall season, I wanted to share a little birdhouse using "Birds of a Feather" and those darling Robins!

This began with one of those cheap little finds at Michael's that was stained using a mix of Espresso Grounds and Hickory Smoke. When good and dry, I used DecoArt crackle paint on the roof top.

All images were stamped in Black Archival on tissue paper and colored on the reverse side with Stampin Up markers. Each panel was cut to fit the birdhouse section and adhered with gel medium.

The sentiment was cut to fit as well, and all areas shaded in Black Soot and then spayed with a clear sealer before adding a final coat of gel medium.  This was a fun project and will make a nice little gift!

Thank you for stopping by and there is only a few days left to share your AO artistic talents at the "Show Us Your AO Art," so come on!

Designer: Terry Horrall
Terry's Work In Progress