Wednesday, 25 July 2012

New Release from ARTISTIC OUTPOST

Artistic Outpost have released a fabulous new plate MIDWINTER, perfect for those winter birthday cards, Christmas cards or seasonal makes.

Artistic Outpost is experiencing the same record heat as the rest of the US. 100 degrees in the shade. What they wouldn't give for one day of snow!

As they cannot get the snow in real life, we can just stamp it. "MidWinter" is Artistic Outposts' newest release featuring scenic snow drifts and seasonal flora and fauna. This collection was inspired by one of their favourite Christmas hymns, "In the Bleak Midwinter", however, the stamps have been designed to be versatile beyond the holiday season.
Images in the collection include: a frozen creek scene, a cabin in the woods, a strong reindeer, a forest hare, a royal cardinal, and appopriate sentiments.  We hope you love them as much as we do.
For my first creation I decided on a heart Christmas hanging for the tree, fireplace, or as an alternative Christmas card. I painted the heart with a snow cap paint dabber and once dry applied a little fired brick Distress Ink and spritzed with a little gold spray for a little shimmer.
I stamped my image onto a piece of white card using black archival ink and Distress Markers to colour, adding vintage photo ink to the edges and spritzing with a little gold spray. I also added part of the image around the outside edges, applying colour to the image with Distress Markers and stamping into place. JOY has been added to jump rings for added dimension.
I coloured the small hearts with a little fired brick ink and stamped the reindeers with black archival and you can just make out the shimmer of gold from this picture. Red/beige ribon has been added to the edges of the aperture for further interest and texture.
I have also included two wooden birds and a wooden snowflake, coloured with fired brick ink along with the fabulous sentiment "Enjoy The Beauty Of The Season".

Pop along to my fellow DT members, inspiration is abound!



Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x  


17 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh Tracy your heart is devine.
So so cute and lovely.
I LOVE IT !!!!
xoxo

Anita Houston said...

Your heart plaque is fantastic!!! I love that is made a shelf for your sentiment as well! Great heart tie on too! This is a beauty...must get these stamps!

Buttons said...

Finding it almost impossible to get Christmassy, especially when the weather is so glorious, so hats off to you for getting in the Xmas zone. LOVE that heart. So many beautiful elements to choose from and these stamps are wonderful. Hugs, Buttons x

Julia S-W said...

The sun may be shining but so loving your project! My favourite part has to be those little stamped hearts - they are gorgeous!
Juliax

Paula Whittaker said...

loving the stamps and your creation, just super!

Barb Cady said...

Thank you for showing these new stamps which are divine! I really like the hanging, such a great idea, the little hearts just finish it off. x

Suzanne C said...

What a lovely heart hanging! Love how you added the hearts with the elk on the sides. The details are perfect with the trim around the edges and the snowflakes!

butterfly said...

Such a lovely, lovely project. In the Bleak Midwinter is my absolutely favourite carol, and these stamps are simply wonderful. I love that they're not solely 'Christmassy' - just gorgeous!
Alison x

Annie said...

Hi Tracy what a stunning creation. These stamps are beautiful and I love the way you have depicted them on this gorgeous heart/ wall- hanging. TFS x

Helen said...

the new stamps are great, and the heart is wonderful!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful altered wall hanging! Love the colors and how you incorporated the images from the new release!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is utterly fabulous, Tracy! What a stunning piece of work - just a beauty of a holiday decoration. I love the way you always make such amazing out of the box projects. Sensational work with this release!

Alexandra said...

I love the images in those new stamps. I love the nature scene type stamps. Your wallhanging is gorgeous. Love it!

Terry said...

UTTERLY beautifull Tracy, you made another STUNNING creation wowzersss Hugs Terry xxxx

Pam said...

Love this heart hanging! Beautiful.

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh... your heart hanging is beautiful...adore the little mini stamped hearts too..you did a fabby job with this Tracy!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Love what you did with the new stamps, your SOOOOOO creative!
Hugs Lynn