Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Monthly Blog Hop.....................

........................With Artistic Outpost, yes it's that time of the month again where we showcase some of the fabulous images available from Artistic Outpost and this month we are highlighting the Paris Exposition plate.
I decided on a triptych to showcase the fabulous Paris Exposition plate using broken china Distress Ink for the background stamping and coffee Archival Ink for my focal images.
The front panels of my triptych have been coloured with broken china ink and the main images added with coffee Archival Ink. I distressed the edges and added a little vintage photo ink. I had two Eiffel Tower brads in my stash and added those to the front for a little more interest.
I love stamp sets that have a collage of images that work together and this was a fabulous set to work with, I particularly love the balloons.
This image could be used in conjunction with so many others, so versatile, perfect for a vintage piece too.
I spritzed a little water to the central panel to age and give a little more interest to my piece.  A little dimension has been added to the balloons.
The back panel has been coloured with broken china ink and spritzed with water, again distressed with a paper distresser and vintage photo added to the edges.  One of my balloons has added dimension.

My fellow Design Team members have created some fabulous pieces using these images, pop along and be inspired along the way.

Artistic Outpost are also holding a fabulous Referral Program, the theme being BIRDS why not pop along HERE for all the details and there is a fabulous prize on offer too.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, I appreciate them all. Tracy x x

16 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow Tracy what an eytraordinary creation. The stamps and the colors rock. Wonderful work again. xoxo

Anita Houston said...

The brown and turquoise are gorgeous and I love that you made a triptych here! Gorgeous creation!

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Tracy! Love your triptych! Fabulous backdrop to showcase these beautiful images. Love your olo selection, too. Bravo!

Helen said...

That is fab - there are lots of hot air balloon images around at the moment, these are fabulous ones.

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is brilliant Hun just love those hot air, balloons,just brilliant hugs Cherylxxxxx

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, the colour combo is fabulous and the design really shows the stamping off to perfection ! Sue C x

Clarky J said...

an utterly stunning Creation Tracey loving the soft and gentle colours xx

Kate said...

Love your vintage take! Those Eiffel Tower charms are awesome door handles. Love it! Its amazing how you made stamping gorgeous without lots of extra embellies. Now if only I could learn...

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your color work is divine, Tracy. The color palette is gorgeous and your sponging and misting are perfect. Love that coffee archival ink and the way you have placed the images. Stamping the BG is always scary to me and my hat's off to anyone who does it so beautifully! Love the triptych aspect too. Super sample for this hop!

Hugs,
Linda

Kathy Eddy said...

Gorgeous!

Hermine said...

Great shape and colours, love the stamps

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

coolest triptych. Just gorgeous.

Brenda Brown said...

Your designs with stamps are always gorgeous Tracy and this is no exception. A stunning triptych in lovely colours.
Hope your week is going well.
hugs {brenda} xox

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW Tracy, your always such an inspiration. This has to be one of my all time favorite sets from AO. Adore your triptych!!!
hugs Lynn

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful! Love that you covered all six panels with so much beautiful detail. The blue words on your brown balloons just makes the pop! Gorgeous!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful vintage triptych card, fab way to showcase the AO images!