Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Artistic Outpost is Celebrating This Month

Welcome to our March release!  Not only are we celebrating the release of 3 new sets, we are also excited to be celebrating Women's History Month, 2012.




This card was so easy to create using the Secretary set and G45 papers.
 Secretary Pool: Featuring retro images including a typewriter, paper clip, staple collage, telephone, and a wonderful vintage alphabet.  Enjoy creating whimsical cards and other works of art with this versatile vintage collection.

I used the Distress Watercolor tech on this image and then added flower soft.  Don't you just love this lace die from HFC!  The most exciting thing about this card is that I actually made a bow!!  Now this probably is an everyday thing for you, but if you notice, I almost never use ribbon or tie bows cuz my thumbs don't work so well.  The other day, my BFF told me about this peg bowmaker, and I found one on YouTube, complete with directions....DH made it right away, and I am able to use it successfully!  I'm sure you'll be seeing more ribbon and bows on my work now.

Flower Market: Inspired by the famous flower markets of France, this collection of spring images includes 13 images including daffodils, lavender, and poppies.


Quotes and Quotables: Women, ladies, girls...they say the darndest things. Great quote by great ladies! 

Be sure to stop by and see what the other Designers created with the new releases:


Lisa Somerville * Suzanne Czosek * Anita Houston * Linda Coughlin * Tracy Evans * Yvonne Garner

14 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful cards- the stamps at AO are always awesome! The collaged images on the first card are wonderful! Love the floral card with Flower soft- and love the HFC die- so pretty! Love the beautiful bow- how fun is that!

Suzanne C said...

Now why didn't i think of that! Brilliant secretary card and love love that pop of red in the clock. Lovely lavender and the lacy background is beautiful!

Patty from FL said...

Gerrie, love both cards! I love the new quotes stamp and the secretary one. I'm very impressed with DH's bow!! Good to see the new release from AO.

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

LOVE the lavender water color...looks like you painted it!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Absolutely wonderful Gerrie! Love them both but especially the watercolor technique stamped image with the flower soft. Just gorgeous and so is your bow!

1CardCreator said...

Love this card Gerrie! Perfect colors and gorgeous images too!

Basement Stamper said...

I love that vintage typewriter and your card with that set is just perfect. Great job with the bow!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous cards, love your secretary on the first card, very glam . Lovely use of the images. Tracy x

Terry said...

Fabulous cards, GF! Wow that G-45 paper was made for those stamps! That lace die is quite lovely and your bow! Like you, I avoid ribbon and bows and pretty much for the same reason! Have a great day!

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Gerrie! Beautiful inspiration pieces! Love the background paper and how it pulls everything together on your first piece. And that lacy die and your color choices on the second card are just so feminine and springlike. How sweet of your DH to make you a bow maker. Beautiful touch and we will all look forward to more pretty bows from you on your work. Hope all is well! Best wishes, Yvonne

Traci S. said...

Hey GF~
I love all of the stamps in the Secretary set. And, on your card, there is such a variety of colors. Love that!

I really LOVE the Flower Market set. I wish I could remember what the Distress Watercolor technique. I'll have to look through my newsletters! This is beautiful! I love the touch of FS. And, that lace in the background is wonderful! And, a BOW! A bow! A bow made by you! Wonderful! Don't think that purple butterfly missed my eye. I love this card!

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Anita Houston said...

Graphic 45 and this set go so well together...brilliant! I love love love your lavender...the flowers are wonderful!

Lori said...

These are awesome, GF! Love that typewriter stamp, way cool!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab showcase of the AO images! Love the added Flower Soft to the WC flowers! Lovely Bow too!