I am back today with the second installment ( See part one here.) of the Blockheads Design Team Artistic Outpost extravaganza!! Let's see...card-travaganza? Or, maybe color-travaganza?? Well, anyway lots of fun projects using markers and Artistic Outpost stamps. So, I guess I should mention that Blockheads is now carrying Artistic Outpost stamps in their store.
I used stamps from the set called "A Lovely Day". I stamped, colored, and made watercolor backgrounds with Distress Markers from Ranger. Okay, so let's get started with project number one.
Get out your Craft Sheet. Start by applying Black Soot Distress Marker right onto the stamp. Spritz with a tiny bit of water. Stamp onto Solar White CS by Neenah.
Dry the image with a heat tool. On the craft sheet, apply some ink from a Broken China Marker. Spritz with water and press the CS into the inks. Dry with heat tool Distress the background with Broken China and Black Soot Distress ink pad. Love the look of this background treatment!
The stamped piece is layered onto black CS and a blue card base. I added some gems and a sheer black ribbon to complete the card.
Now, on to project number TWO! I used the same stamp set - "A Lovely Day".
To begin, stamp the windmill onto watercolor paper with Coffee Archival ink (Ranger). Make the background by putting ink from the Stormy Sky Distress marker on the craft sheet....add water. Pick up the ink with a paint brush and paint the area around the windmill. I also added some Victorian Velvet marker.
Color in the floral/grassy area with markers--blend with a slightly damp brush.
Now let's stamp the Bike. Apply the ink (first Walnut stain and then Black Soot) right onto the stamp. Stamp onto CS. I tried stamping on Kraft and White. I liked the way the white CS turned out better than the Kraft, so I went with white.
Color the background in the same manner as the windmill. Layer both pieces with dark brown CS.
Stamp the Sentiment on a scrap with Coffee ink and layer. Make a card base from the same dark brown. To create the blue layer piece: Stamp the script stamp from the "French Flight" Artistic Outpost set with Broken China Distress Ink pad. Distress the whole piece with Broken China DI pad.
Then just put all the pieces together and you are done!! Love how both cards turned out and I am having a blast working with the Distress Markers.
I also am entering this project into the Artistic Outpost July Referral Program---Anything goes.
All Sorts: distressing
Creative Card Crew: black CS---card #1Fashionable stamping: let's get messy and inky
Paper Take Weekly: make your own. I made my own background paper with CS and Inks.
Tuesday Alchemy: Very vintage
Hope you have enjoyed my color-travaganza!!! I wish you a beautiful day ...love ya.