Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Romance of Years Gone By

The newest release by Artistic Outpost is the romantic writer from another era.....Jane Austen.  As I leave the holidays today for another place, I'd like to share with you our newest images.


When I had a real office position, I had several fav cameo pieces of the years, and when I saw the cameo on this plate, I had to create something special.
I layered this up on a nestie, embossed the cameo, and thought is was just enough.  Very little work for a touch of elegance.

Of course Jane must have played piano in the music room for guests every evening.
Surely Jane would have lived in a country manor house similar to this.  The tall pines are from the recent Sleigh Ride release.

Jane's Countryside is Artistic Outpost's homage to Jane Austen, and the tortured romantic tales that she told in her timeless novels, such as Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma. This collection features Edwardian ladies dressed in their finery, original quotes from Jane herself, and a regal manor that could have served as the Austen family home.  Coordinating elements include a cameo, key, and a lacy ATC sized background.  Stamps are available in mounted and unmounted.

Be sure to stop by the other Design Team members Blogs to see what they've created:


Lisa Somerville *Judy Hayes * Lynn Stevens * Barbara Washington * Stephanie Severin*Suzanne Czosek


Don't forget Artistic Outpost is running a Holiday Sale - more details here!


17 comments:

Michele said...

all is lovely; including the story-telling! xo

Paula said...

wonderful cards showcasing these lovely new stamps

Suzanne C said...

Well look who got her mojo on! :) Love the elegant designs and fabulous idea to mix in those pine trees. Beautiful cards! Congrats on your GC at Simon Says!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful pieces for the new release! The cameo is beautiful framed in the nesties, the folded music fan goes so well with Jane and the majestic pines look wonderful behind the Austen house!

SmilynStef said...

Love how you added the pine trees to your wonderful scene ... fabulous cards.

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

I do love your creativity and the little somethings that you put on each card...love the scene you built as well.

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow Your really hit this one out of the ballpark! Three very lovely pieces and all so different!

BarbaraW said...

Fantabulous. Each piece is a work of art. Your ideas for these stamps are so "right on" as the kids would say. I love the cameo so much!

Shelley said...

Lovely artwork done with these new stamps! I was in awe of the fan with the musical notes too.

Jo said...

wonderful work, i love the music paper fan ... very cool

Traci S. said...

Wow! That cameo piece is gorgeous, Gerrie! It is beautiful. I, too,love cameos.

The piece with the added fan is really wonderful. I love it. It adds so much to the card!

And, the magic you worked on her home is beautifully done. I love those very majestic pines behind her home. Wonderful all!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
He IS Able,
Traci S.

Vicki B in OP NY said...

What a pretty result from the new release. Very elegant and ladylike. You have such great vision!

Basement Stamper said...

Fantabulous samples of this cool plate. I love Jane playing piano, she looks like trouble to me ;-)

Terry said...

WooHoo! Somebody has been nice! Santa sent her the winning number at SSSs! Congratulations!! Along with being nice, somebody has all been quite the busy crafter! All are fabulously stunning, but of course! Have a great Thanksgiving! Hugs to you GF!

Judy Hayes said...

I really like how you framed the cameo. Simple, yet very elegant, classy!
Those trees really add a lot to the house! Great projects!
:)

Linda Carson said...

Oh these are fabulous Ms. Grunge! Truly creative artwork for sure!

Beth said...

Oh I so love Victorian and your artwork on these are gorgeous love the fan, lovely lovely lovely GF