Monday, March 2, 2015

Introducing A New Artistic Outpost Feature

We are introducing a new feature from Artistic Outpost this month, Product Focus.  This post is all about the stamps found in the Flowers and Gardening section here on the Artistic Outpost website. Along with the Product Focus Feature, all stamps in the Flowers and Gardening section are on sale for through Saturday, March 7, 2015!  Click here for sale details!

 I choose to use the Serenity stamp set as my choice. I used my favorite background technique, what I call the Brayer Roll.  It was done with a Kpad and copper accents.   I added watercolor pencils for additional color.  Also included is a stamp from the Bluebird set.




I do hope you enjoy our new feature as well as my artwork.  Please join the other designers this month to see what they choose for their post.

Gerrie (you are here) * Terry * Tracy * Lisa

**Please note that Tracy Evans blog post will not go live until Wednesday, due to a posting conflict.  Thank you..


 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I Dance In The Rain

It's March 1st............and I am thrilled to announce that I am the Guest Designer at the Stampotique Designers Challenge this month! Yup, jumping up and down and peein' in my pants happy!

 This week the Challenge, SDC 184, is Bring me Sunshine, hosted by Kaz.




I stamped the sweet girl from the Rain stamp, masked her and started in with distress inks; thru on water drops, then stamped on the Raindrops, which are colored with a little white marker and then filled in with stickles.  Sweet Rain Girl was colored with markers.

I hope you will enjoy my posts this month, as much as I enjoy being with you!

hugz........



 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Postcard from Paris

Today at Lisa's Blogger Challenge the theme is Travel. I played around with a couple of techniques and came up with this postcard. I still have to determine in my mind if I could ever do something like this again! lol It's kind'a wild...even for me.


The best part was that I played and just let it flo!  hugz....


 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February Artistic Outpost Design Team Hop - All About Books

Our Artistic Outpost  Design Team Hop this month is Books. I read a lot when I was young, as I look back it was always fiction...wonder why that was? I had the entire collection of the Bobbsey Twins, among others, but that by far was my favorite. To this day I still read mysteries. I do remember reading one book in particular that really drew me in, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. My brother  is almost 4 years younger than I, so I shared with him the times and the travels. We would sit for hours dreaming about floating away on a raft somewhere....having our own adventures and fun. Making this card today took me back to those times.




Huck was stamped on a piece from the stash drawer, and I bleached out his skin.  This was attached to a book page.  The background has been stamped with several word stamps from the same set.  If you are not familiar with our Storybook stamps, this would be the time to check them out.  They are a fabulous array of childhood memories.

Be sure to visit the rest of the AODT to see what book they choose to share with you today.
Terry * Shari * Tracy * Gerrie * Kate * Lisa



 

Friday, February 20, 2015

I Turn It On!

Short and sweet today..........Lisa has a "metal" challenge up at Blogger Challenge this week. Very timely indeed, as we just did some rearranging in dear hubby's office and he did some repainting a wall this week. I thought this embossing folder was perfect for the character of the room, as well as the dark mustard color of the metal.



The metal was embossed, filled in backside with some spackle and glued to the wall plate.  Then I sanded it and sprayed it with a clear sealer.  DH was pleased, me too!

Warm hugs everyone, even have the heat on here in the deep south of Florida.







Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mardi Gras 2015

Today I'm in New Orleans! Don't believe everything you see on TV today, no snow where I'm sittin', just watching the Parade go by. I partied way too much last nite...so I really have to take it easy today.



This piece is water colored with distress reinkers and a water brush.



Monday, February 16, 2015

I HAD A VERY BUSY WEEK..............

NINA here today with a post for Kristen's challenge Love and Hearts at Stampotique Designers Challenge, SDC 182. I had so many dates last week, I didn't get to post this, so I am now recovering from it all and have time today!!


So now you see why I am exhausted...........hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, and        sigh................................................................

Hoping I put a big smile on your face!  The background was stamped on a piece done with the good ol' shaving cream tech!