June 25, 2016

The Next One

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a Mixed Media card using The Golf Club stamp set from the Artistic Outpost Spring 2016 Release.

I used Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink to repeatedly stamp the advertising image from The Golf Club onto a piece of kraft cardstock and die cut the three circles using the Double Stitched Circle Dies from Our Daily Bread Designs.

After heat embossing the golfers along with the flags with black embossing powder, I fussy-cut the images and adhered them to the circle elements.

I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder onto black cardstock and hand trimmed the image.

Once the background was mounted onto a piece of black cardstock, I trimmed the panel and mounted onto the white card base.

I added the circle elements to the card front using dimensional foam along with the sentiment to finish off the card.

I just love the images in The Golf Club stamp set- I think they work well for both masculine or feminine cards and projects, don’t you?

I hope you have a chance to pull out your Artistic Outpost stamps and have fun this weekend!  If so, don’t forget to come play along and enter your AO artwork into the “June Show Us Your AO Art Challenge” – please click here for details.

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a fabulous week!

Designer- Julie Gearinger

June 23, 2016

The Game of Golf

Today I am showcasing a masculine card using the fabulous Golf Club stamp set from Artistic Outpost, available from Our Daily Bread Designs website.


I began by adding removable tape to all the edges of my card; masking the outside edges so that only the central panel is visible for decoration. The central panel was then coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and dried with a heat tool.


I then placed Tim Holtz Harlequin Stencil onto the panel and then blended Vintage Photo Distress Ink randomly over the stencil to add a further layer to the background. I then flicked the background with water to add bleached out areas and then dried with a heat tool. I then stamped the golfer onto the background with Black Archival Ink. I created a mask of the golfer, placed this over my stamped image and then stamped the background stamp over the top and then removed the mask. I applied Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic to an old lid and stamped a circle around the imagery.


To add further interest I added a touch of random stamping to the background using the Ephemera Backgrounds stamp and Fern Green Archival Ink. I also included some painted scratchy lines using an old credit card.


I added the sentiment Live, Laugh, Play to the background and added a stamped image to the inside of the card. I also included delicate splatters of Peeled Paint Distress Paint to the background once I had removed the removable tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans x x

June 21, 2016

Fun with a Cherry on Top



Hello and thanks for popping by.  Today I'm using that pretty girl from the  Ice Cream Shoppe set of stamps for a fun gift tag.

I began by colouring my tag with Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade and Cracked Pistachio Distress inks.  I inked and stamped just the 'ice cream' words from the Life is better with ice cream sentiment, and heat embossed with clear EP.  I also stamped the word  'fun' from one of the sentiments in the Think and Wonder set of stamps.

My ice cream girl was stamped, fussy cut  and her blouse paper pieced with a pretty design paper from Our Daily Bread Blushing Rose Collection.

I used one of the sentiments and the ice cream cone from the Ice Cream Shoppe to embellish,  along with my banner, to which I added 'fun' with a black marker to part of the die cut, using the Pennant Row dies from Our Daily Bread.

Next week, I'll show you a 'happy accident'  that I had while making this tag, which lead to me making a fun card.

You still have over a week left to join in with the current  Show Us Your AO Art  challenge, we would love to see what you've been making with your Artistic Outpost stamps, you can find all the details here,

Designer:  Avril Bailey

June 18, 2016

Life is Better...with Ice Cream!

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, with another fun Mixed Media card using Ice Cream Shoppe, Bottle Caps Background, Grunge Elements and Harvest stamp sets from the Artistic Outpost Spring 2016 Release.

This background was designed using a Watercolor Lifting Technique- First, I covered a piece of watercolor paper with water-based markers, added water and dried with the Heat Tool.  

After applying the initial color, I decided I wanted a deeper color, so I applied Tim Holtz® Distress Inks and Distress Crayons with more water until I was satisfied with the background color.

Next, I heat embossed the Bottle Caps Background with clear embossing powder, then once the embossing was cooled, used a damp paper towel to lift some of the watercolor from the background, hence the name, Watercolor Lifting :-)

I die cut the background panel with the largest rectangle in the ODBD Double Stitched Rectangle Dies.  

I stamped the Harvest and Ice Cream Shoppe images and sentiment onto white cardstock with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink, die cut the sentiment with a smaller rectangle from the ODBD Double Stitched Rectangle Dies and fussy cut the other images.

I colored the fussy- cut Ice Cream Shoppe images along with the Harvest boy image with water-based markers, added a bit of shimmer to the ice cream and used Grunge Elements for the splatter on the Ice Cream Shoppe sentiment.

I mounted all of the fussy-cut images along with the sentiment onto black cardstock (I fussy-cut around the outlines to create a thin frame :-)).

I wanted to use a bit more shimmer, so I looped a bit of silver cord trim onto the background panel before adhering all of the images with dimensional foam and mounting the entire background panel to the black frame on the white card base(popping up that layer as well with dimensional foam).

The colors are a bit darker and richer IRL but I hope this card may have inspired you to pull out your Artistic Outpost stamps and create your own project.

If you do, don’t forget to come play along and enter your Artistic Outpost artwork into the “June Show Us Your AO Art Challenge” – please click here for details.

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a wonderful week!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

June 16, 2016

Gardening Gift

Welcome to my weekly post for Artistic Outpost. Today I am showcasing one of my favourite stamps; Seed Packets Background, available from Our Daily Bread Designs website.


I thought I would create a gift idea this week; a seed box which would house seed cards and seeds for the recipient to plant. I began by die cutting the Seed Box using Eileen Hull's Recipe Box Sizzix Die and coordinated Recipe Cards.


I coloured the seed box with Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo Distress Inks; applying the inks to a piece of recylced plastic and then pressing the ink covered plastic onto the die cut piece and then drying with a heat tool. I applied one colour at a time until I was happy with the coverage. The coordinated cards were also coloured in exactly the same way.


I stamped the front of the seed box with the Seed Packets Background stamp using Potting Soil Archival Ink which adds further to the aged vintage feel.


I added one of Wendy Vecchi Matt Minis which I coloured with Orange Blossom Archival Embossing Powder to create a Terracotta pot. Whilst the melted powder was hot I used one of the background stamps from the Grunge Elements and stamped into the hot powder which added further to the aged pot appearance. When I added the embossing powder to the pot I removed some of the powder from around the edges and then once the melted powder was cool I then coloured the edges with Potting Soil Archival Ink to add further to the ageing. I stamped the back of the seed cards with the Grunge Elements stamps.


Each card was stamped with the Seed Packets Background stamp, which I inked with Fern Green and Potting Soil Archival Inks.


I added a plant label to the terracotta pot which I stamped with part of the imagery from the Seed Packets Background. The plastic plant labels were coloured with Citrus Alcohol Ink. I also added a plant label to the lid of the box and added some random stamping using the background stamp from the Grunge Elements stamp set. The wording 'Harvest', 'Plant' and 'Seeds' are from the Harvest stamp set. I applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to all the edges.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans x x

June 14, 2016

Feminine Grunge

Hello, Avril here today with my weekly post, and something quite feminine but with a touch of Oops!
I've used one of my favourite quotes from the Quotes and Quotables, stamped in Black Archival and heat embossed with Clear EP.

I've used Spun Sugar Distress ink to Colour my top layer and card base, then repeatedly stamped the ring stains and speckles from the Grunge  Elements set of stamps onto both pieces,  again with Spun Sugar.

After matting and layering with black card, I stamped the splats and speckles in Watering Can Archival to create my 'fun'  Oops!.  I finished off by adding a pink rose and foliage.
I hope I've encouraged you to mix and match your Artistic Outpost stamps and get inky and just have fun and if I have, why don't you show us what you've created and join in our Show Us Your Art June Challenge, you can find all the details here.

Designer:  Avril Bailey


June 11, 2016

Ice Cream Happiness

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, with a quick One Layer Mixed Media card using Ice Cream Shoppe and Bottle Caps Background from the Artistic Outpost Spring 2016 Release.


To create the background for the card, I folded a piece of 4 ¼” x 11” white cardstock in half, inked the Bottle Caps Background stamp with Tim Holtz® Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks, spritzed the inked stamp lightly with water before pressing the stamp onto the card front.

Once the stamped background was dry (I used a Heat Tool to speed up the process), I applied Judikins MicroGlaze to each of the bottle cap images.

A modified version of the Smakin’ Acetate Technique was used for the splatter effect- I took a clear packaging envelope (you could use a sheet protector, zip lock bag or pieces of acetate) and cut up one of the sides of the envelope as well as across the top and bottom to create a "book", I added a small amount of Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink on one side of the interior of the envelope, I spritzed the ink lightly with water and closed the other side of the envelope over the ink, I then used my fingers to "smoosh" the ink on the inside of the envelope together to mix and spread the ink a bit, opened the envelope and lightly pressed the stamped background face down into the "smooshed" ink and I repeatedly pressed areas until I was happy with the result.  

I used a paper towel to gently wipe up any excess ink over the microglazed areas and allowed the panel to dry.

I stamped the images from Ice Cream Shoppe with Stāz-On® Jet Black ink onto white cardstock, fussy-cut and layered each onto black cardstock.

I added the sentiment from Ice Cream Shoppe with Stāz-On® Jet Black ink directly onto the card front before adding the layered focal images with dimensional foam.

I had a great time creating this One Layer Mixed Media card and I hope I have inspired you to get out your Artistic Outpost supplies and have some fun stamping!   

Plus, if you do, don’t forget to come play along and enter your Artistic Outpost  artwork into the “June Show Us Your AO Art Challenge” – please click here for details.

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

June 9, 2016

Reap What You Sow

Today I am showcasing the fabulous Harvest stamp set from Artistic Outpost, available from Our Daily Bread Designs website.


I am back to the vintage muted tones today stamping my imagery on Kraft card; I love the look and feel of Kraft card with these images! I began by die cutting two different sized circles from scrap card and using the apertures as stencils. I placed the circular stencils over the Kraft card and then used a white Gelato to draw around the stencils. I removed the stencil and then smudged the Gelato with my finger.


I placed the stencil back over the circular areas and then stamped one circle with the boy image from the Harvest stamp set and stamped the second circular area with the Seed Packets Background stamp; both stamped with Potting Soil Archival Ink.


I add further white highlights, colouring some of the imagery with a white coloured pencil. I also added some random machine stitching for added interest and texture. Background stamping has been added using the stamps from the Grunge Elements stamp set.


Circular pieces of rusty wire have been stapled into place for added texture.


I have also added one of the sentiments from the Harvest set to the inside of my card.


Delicate splatters of Fresco Finish Snowflake paint add further interest.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans x x

June 7, 2016

Farmers Boy


Hello, Avril here with my weekly Tuesday post and today I'm showcasing Stamps from  Harvest and Grunge Elements, both available from Our Daily Bread Designs.

I used Kraft card for my base,  stamped the speckles and splats with Vintage photo DI and then used White Gesso to stamp the rings stains.  My sunshine panel was again stamped with the speckles before using Squeezed lemonade through a stencil.  My farmers boy was stamped with Black Versafine and distressed with Vintage photo DI, matted and layered onto corrugated card and a piece of burlap for extra texture.  The wonderful quote by Robert Louis Stevenson, was stamed with Potting Soil Archival and heat set with Clear EP.

As a contrast, I coloured the 'harvest' with Distress Markers.

The June ' Show Us Your Art'  challenge is now open, so why not ink up your Artistic Outpost stamps and create a project to show us.  One lucky random winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to spend at Our Daily Bread Designs.

Designer:  Avril Bailey

June 5, 2016

Make a Total Effort

Hello Hello Hello--It's me Shari!!  Thanks so much for joining me here today, for what is my last official blog posting as part of the Artistic Outpost DT.  A bittersweet day, indeed, as I've loved  being a part of the AO DT and will miss sharing Artistic Outpost creations with you. 
 
Today's card features images from our new Grunge Elements and The Golf Club stamp sets, which go so well together!
 
 
I started with grabbing the ring stain & speckles images from our Grunge Elements set and stamped onto a panel of kraft card stock with Archival Inks.  I heat set then ran the panel through my sewing machine to add the stitched border. 
 
 
I created the opaque rectangle using a 3" mini gelli plate that I brayered with Buff DAM fluid acrylic and pressed onto the background panel.  I heat set then stamped the trio of flags onto the surface with Jet Black Archival. 
 
 
Lady Golfer was stamped onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival and fussy cut.  I stamped the label onto kraft glassine, heat set and fussy cut then I rolled the paper around my finger to create the subtle wrinkles.  I thought that piece needed a little extra something, so I ran it through my sewing machine to add the stitching.
 
 
I stamped the Arnold Palmer quote onto mixed-media paper and cut into word bands.  I brushed matte Decou-Page over each band, heat set, then coated with DAM Crackle Glaze and let air dry.  When the bands were dry, I rubbed with Walnut Stain DI to accentuate those cracks and mounted onto black card stock. 
 
 
I roughed up the edges of the panel with my paper distresser and inked with Ground Espresso DI, then adhered all of the fussy cut pieces onto the panel with matte Decou-Page and attached the finished panel to a kraft card base. 
 
Thank You so much for joining me for my final Artistic Outpost Blog posting.  It's been a Supreme Pleasure to be a part of the AO DT and to be able to create, and hopefully, inspire you with all of the Fabulous Artistic Outpost rubber stamp art. 
 
A Final Thank You to Lisa our AO DT Leader and to Kelley, AO company owner for having me as a representative of the Artistic Outpost brand and to my AO DTmates!  I've made some of the best creative memories and friends and I'll always be thankful to have been here! 
 
Designer: Shari Trumbull
 
 

June 4, 2016

Rather Be On My Farm

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, with a simple Mixed Media card using the Artistic Outpost Spring 2016 Release stamp sets - Harvest, Seed Packets Background and Grunge Elements available on Our Daily Bread Designs website.


The background for this card was designed using a modified version of the Retiform Technique.

To create the background, I folded a piece of 4 ¼” x 11” white cardstock in half and sponged the entire card front with Tim Holtz® (TH) Antique Linen Distress Ink.


I decided on the position of my grids for the frame and used a piece of scrap paper to cover the diagonal lines, sponging one side of the line with TH Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and the other side with TH Vintage Photo Distress Ink (re-positioning the paper along the edges as I created new grids around the entire card base).

Once the grids were sponged, I masked the areas off with sticky note paper, inked the Seed Packets Background stamp with Stāz-On® Jet Black ink and randomly stamped portions of the background around the grid.

After finishing stamping the retiform areas, I added shadows with a water-based black pen along with a water brush, stamped the grid image from Grunge Elements using TH Tea Dye Distress Ink and applied white Gesso® to further "age" the background. 



I prepped two additional pieces of white cardstock with TH Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink, stamped and heat embossed  the young man image and sentiment from Harvest with black embossing powder and added the Grunge Elements grid image with TH Tea Dye Distress Ink before adding both to the card front with dimensional foam.

So we hope we have inspired you to break out your inks, paper along with your stamps and enter your Artistic Outpost artwork into the “June Show Us Your AO Art Challenge” – please click here for details.

Thanks again for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

June 2, 2016

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream!

I have been playing with the Ice Cream Shoppe stamp set this time around from Artistic Outpost. All stamps are available on Our Daily Bread Designs website.


I decided to create invites this time around which I thought would be perfect for a birthday party.  I began by die cutting three Recipe Cards from white card using Eileen Hull's die. The background has been coloured with Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks. I applied each colour to a piece of recycled plastic packaging, spritzed with water and then dabbed the ink onto the background and then dried with a heat tool. Repeated the same process with the second colour and dried once again. I repeated this until I was happy with the coverage of colour.


I added a touch of background stamping using the Ephemera Backgrounds stamp and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.


I printed off computer generated text which I die cut using one of Tim Holtz Thinlits Labels adding a touch of colour with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I also used part of the sentiment to add Ice Cream three times to each of the invites.


I stamped the ice cream cone with Black Archival Ink onto each of the invites. I also thought that these would make great recipe cards. You could add a homemade ice cream recipe to the back.


For added interest I included painted circles and scratchy lines using Picked Raspberry Distress Paint. I added Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges for definition.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans x x 


June 1, 2016

Show us your AO Art - June Challenge



We would love for you to share your AO Art with us! Our challenge for the month of June is Anything Goes using Artistic Outpost Stamps. This challenge has no theme, we'd just like to see your creations using Artistic Outpost stamps.

This challenge will be open for the entire month, and you can enter as many times as you wish, provided you follow the challenge rules found here. At the end of the month we will randomly draw one winner from all the entries to receive a $15.00 Gift Code good towards your product purchase on Our Daily Bread Designs website. 

In an effort to recognize those who play along with us, in addition to the random winner, we will be featuring participants cards on our blog with the announcement of our next Show us your AO Art Challenge.


Thanks to everyone who played along with the May Show us your AO Art Challenge, we love to see what you are creating with Artistic Outpost stamps! 

The randomly selected winner from the May Challenge is...


Congratulations Sandie, please email Lisa by 6/15/16 to claim your prize! Please put AO May Winner in the subject line, and Lisa will email you back with details on how to use your Gift Gift Code. 

We have also chosen to highlight the following entry:

AO Products: Jane's Countryside

Please use this post to leave your links for the Show us your AO Art - June Challenge.  All links must be posted by 6/30/16, 11:55 PM CDT to be eligible for this challenge. The winner will be chosen through a random drawing and will be posted here on the Artistic Outpost Blog, be sure to check back in July to see if you've won.

We are looking forward to seeing your creations using Artistic Outpost images.









May 31, 2016

The Next Shot


Hello, Avril here with my weekly Tuesday post and today I'm showcasing a card using stamps from The Golf Club .

The background uses a Harlequin stencil with Peeled paint Distress ink on Kraft cardstock,
the images were all stamped with Black Archival and coloured with Distress inks for a vintage look before being fussy cut and layered up on a scrap of vintage newsprint.

The little golf clubs, which were layered on a piece of recycled coffee cup holder,  were silver, so I coloured the 'sticks' with Alcohol inks for a more realistic finish.

Have a great week,

Designer:  Avril Bailey


May 28, 2016

Hero

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, with a Mixed Media card in honor of Memorial Day using Grunge Elements from the Artistic Outpost Spring Release along with Hero and Ephemera Backgrounds and the Patriotic Paper Collection from Our Daily Bread Designs.

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30th in the United States and we can never forget those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom- they are all heroes!




To create the main panel for this card, the Ephemera Backgrounds images were stamped to depict a collage effect with water-based inks onto white cardstock- the Telegram image and Postcard image using a denim blue ink and the Ledger image with cherry ink.

After stamping the collage, I sponged Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink over the entire panel and added Grunge Elements images with Tim Holtz® Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I decided to add Gesso® to tone down the background, stamped a few more Grunge Elements onto the panel to build up the collage, distressed the edges with a distressing tool, mounted the panel onto cherry cardstock, trimmed and mounted onto the denim blue card base.

I used markers to color the serviceman focal image from Hero directly onto the stamp, “huffed” onto the stamp to moisten the ink, stamped onto white cardstock, trimmed the panel, mounted onto denim blue cardstock and "antiqued" the paper in the same manner as the background panel.

I cut a strip of the ODBD Patriotic Collection 6x6 Paper, embossed it with a star embossing folder, lightly sanded the embossing and mounted onto a piece of denim blue cardstock before adhering to the card front.

I stamped the sentiment from Hero with denim blue ink onto white cardstock and die cut with the ODBD Rectangles Dies(distressed as noted above for the focal image) and mounted onto a denim blue rectangle die cut using the ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles Dies.

I created two of the stars from the same pattern piece of the ODBD Patriotic Collection Paper, the flag star was created with the large flag image from Hero and all three were die cut with the ODBD Sparkling Stars Dies, “antiqued” with Tea Dye Distress Ink and Gesso®, mounted onto the denim blue cardstock and fussy-cut a small frame around each star.

I added the sentiment, focal image and stars with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Don’t forget, there are only a few more days left to enter your artwork into the “May Show Us Your AO Art Challenge” – please click here for details.

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a very relaxing and safe weekend!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

May 26, 2016

The joy is in the planting!

Welcome to my weekly post for Artistic Outpost. Today I am using the fabulous Seed Packets Background stamp and the Harvest stamp set. As I am a keen gardener, these are a favourite of mine at the moment.


I cut a piece of white card 4.5" x 6.5" and then applied removable tape around all the edges of the card, leaving me a panel in the centre to stamp and decorate. I added a piece of book page to the central panel.


I coloured the central panel with Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. I applied the inks directly to a non-stick craft sheet, applied water to the panel with a paintbrush and then used a wet paintbrush to apply Peeled Paint Distress Ink first and then Vintage Photo; blending as I moved around and then dried with a heat tool.


I then stamped the Seed Packets Background image onto the coloured background using Black Archival Ink. I then applied a good thick coat of DecoArt Crackle Glaze and allowed to dry completely. DecoArt Raw Umber Antiquing Cream was applied to accentuate the cracks and then I added Matte Medium over the top to protect. I stamped the sentiment from the Harvest stamp set onto white card using Fern Green Archival Ink, colouring the edges with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and then added to the card.


I coloured two plastic plant labels with Citrus Alcohol Ink and then stamped them with some of the text from the Seed Packets Background stamp. I added a brad to attach them together and then adhered to the card along with some appropriate wording from the Harvest stamp set.


I added stamping to the inside of my card; applying Fern Green and touches of Black Archival to part of the imagery. I then removed the removable tape from around the edges of my card, applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges and added splatters of Peeled Paint Distress Paint.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans x x

May 24, 2016

Uncomplicated

Hello, Avril here today with a card featuring those sweet kids from the Harvest set of stamps.

I wanted to create a feeling of an uncomplicated life down on the farm, so I've used rustic colours to mat and layer as well as some paper piecing for their clothes. I added a strip of burlap to anchor my retro flower and stamped some words from one of the sentiment stamps in the Think and Wonder set, which I think suits so many images.

Well, thanks for calling in and don't forget you still have a few days left to enter the May Show us your AO art challenge and you can find all the details here.

Designer:  Avril Bailey

May 22, 2016

Red, White and YUM!

Hello There & Happy Sunday!!  It's Shari with you today-Thanks for joining me!  I've got a fun and patriotic card to share with you that I made using our new Ice Cream Shoppe stamp set along with ODBD Patriotic Paper and ODBD Beautiful Borders Dies.   
 
 
I had so much fun making this card, I completely forgot to take pictures along the creative way-DUH!  I was too in the-stamping, heat embossing, fussy cutting, die cutting, machine stitching-zone to remember the camera!
 
 
Oh, but wait--Look, one 'before' shot of the background!  I mounted a piece of ODBD Patriotic Paper to a red card base and ran through my sewing machine to add the stitched border.  The two ODBD Beautiful Borders are 'enameled' in white and I stitched them into place with my sewing machine using an applique stitch. 
 
 
I masked off one of the quotes found in the Ice Cream Shoppe set and stamped 'ice cream' several times onto white card stock with black pigment ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  I fussy cut into word bands and mounted onto a red or blue base.
 
 
I stamped 'ice cream girl' onto white card stock with Jet Black Archival and heat set.  I fussy cut her and framed with blue card stock then ran her through my sewing machine to add a touch of stitching. 
 
 
I adhered all of the fussy cut pieces onto the background panel with matte Decou-Page and finished with adding a few frosted red dots. 
 
Thanks again for joining me here at the Artistic Outpost Blog today and don't forget to join us in our monthly Show Us Your AO Art Challenge!  This month's Anything Goes with AO stamps is open until 11:55pm CDT May 31st, so bring your AO Art over for a chance to win!! 
 
 

Designer:  Shari Trumbull