The first sample I am sharing with you today is from Flower Market: inspired by the famous flower markets of France, this collection of spring images includes 13 images including daffodils, lavender, poppies, and a cherub French girl who will most likely be chasing butterflies. I was playing around with Tim Holtz's Wrinkle Free Distress technique after watching one of his Chemistry 101 videos and created this vivid colored background for this tag. Not my usual style but fun and satisfying nevertheless. I stamped the poppy from this set onto Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap and colored it with Copic markets. The die cut was made using two Holtz dies - the Styled Labels and Mini Labels. I pounced it with Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber and then edged it with Gold Paint Dabber. The floral hardware is from my boutique (see thumb link below) as is the Tim Holtz ball chain holding the sentiment tag.
My main backgound layer was stamped randomly with a number of images from the Flower Market set and then sponged with distressinks icluding Weathered Wood, Dried Marigold, Scatterd Straw and Vintage Photo. After sponging, I ran it through the Damask Texture Fade. The sentiment and winged things were stamped and then cut out with a new favorite die from Tim Holtz - the ATC and corners die. My other new favorite die is the ticket die also used her in black, both dies are such perfect sizes for including on cards. The letters from the Secretary Pool set are definitely going to be another go-to fav, this time I used them to spell out SOAR. Continuing the theme of winged things, i hadded a tiny Venise applique butterfly that I hand dyed.
All three stamp collections measure 8.5" x 5.5". They are available unmounted as a sheet of beautiful red rubber, or you can have our wonderful owner Steven mount them on clingfoam and hand trim them to perfection. The mounted stamps come with a plastic index sheet/card for ease of storage.
I hope you will stop around to all the Artistic Outpost designers' blogs and leave some encouraging comments. There is some wonderful artwork just waiting for you to drool over!
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