Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dreams are Forever

Hello friends!  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'm here to bring you the monthly Artistic Outpost release hop.  This month, Artistic Outpost is releasing two new sets - Chalkboard Wisdom and Chalk it Up - and I have had lots of inky fun playing with them! These stamp sets coordinate wonderfully with each other and also look fabulous with many of the other plates Artistic Outpost has to offer!   Chalk it Up features frames, collage elements, and lovely chalky bits, while Chalkboard Wisdom features plenty of inspiration with the hand lettered style set of sentiments.

I made six samples for this release and will be sharing them over the next few weeks.  I picked my favorite one to use for today's blog hop - made with my new favorite Maja Design paper.  I'll tell you about it in a minute, but first I wanted to give you the hop line up.  In case you don't really want to know all the nitty gritty details, you can hop right on to the next stop on the list.  
Starting with some papers from the Vintage Summer collection, I distressed the edges with my fingernail, tearing little breaks in the edges occasionally, then sponged the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.    The sentiment and frame were stamped on some of the Maja paper with Jet Black archival ink and fussy cut out.  I made the flowers by cutting white card stock with the Tattered Flowers Decorative Strip die, stamped them with the ledger sheet stamp from Ephemera Backgrounds in Vintage Photo and then sponged the edges with Aged Mahogany DI.  I misted them to let the ink react and blend a bit and then shaped the leaves and layered them together.  The leaves were cut with the same die, sponged with Peacock Feathers DI and edged with Vintage Photo, then flicked with water droplets a la Tim Holtz.  

My butterfly was cut with the Mini M&S Butterflies from acrylic packaging and alcohol ink was applied.  I'm sorry but I don't know what colors, but it matched wonderfully with the colors of the card, I just had to use it.  It was one of those little treasures that float around the craft desk, surplus from a prior make just waiting for the right piece of art to join.  I added a few sprigs of dried baby's breath and a couple of copper filigree corners from my little boutique.  

I've been getting a LOT of use from the Vintage Summer Basics from Maja Design which can be purchased in my boutique.  Absolutely lovely vintage designs and is also available in the 6x6" pads!
And that's it for my hop contribution. I hope you will hop around and see what the other talented designers have to share - sure to leave you drooling!

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with my make for week #2 of Frilly and Funkie's My Steamer Trunk challenge.

26 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

This looks gorgeous , love all the layers ! Hugs trace x

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

This is so beautiful. I love reading about and looking at all of your detail. You always give so much to your cards.

Redanne said...

A truly gorgeous card Linda and that new stamp plate is wonderful. That little acetate butterfly is a beautiful finishing touch too. Hugs, Anne x

Candy said...

Fantastic card, Linda!!
Would love to know how you made your beautiful flowers. More detail :o)
Big Hugs Candy

butterfly said...

Exquisite card, Linda... the sentiment looks so beautiful in the fussy cut curly frame, and those texty flowers are out of this world wonderful. Gorgeous!
Alison x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Linda, we both made use of the Ledger stamp too and I love how you sed it on the flowers.Love your fussy cutting around the sentiment. Lovely romantic feel to this piece. Tracy x x

Tracie Dean said...

Love the flowers!! The sentiment you chose is beautiful and I love the way have layered so many beautiful elements together.

Happy Crafting
Tracie

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous vintage card! The framed sentiments looks wonderful with your beautifully embellished card!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful and Elegant! Lovely use of the flourishy frame around the sentiment and the embellishments just add a wow to the card.

Maryanne said...

This is so fantastic, Linda! I love the flowers and the packaging butterfly. The new stamp sets are really great! I love the frame.

Hettie said...

Wow Linda. This is divine. Loving the flowers and and layers. Peacock Feathers has now become my favourite!
Hugs
xx

Candy C said...

Oh Wow Linda. This elegant card is just amazing! I love those new Artistic Outpost stamps and have quickly decided that I have to have them! :) Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I so love the colors, that lovely butterfly, the torn edges, the cut out sentiment and those gorgeous roses. Such a work of art! <3 Candy

lilscrappers said...

I never thought of myself as a romantic, but this card inspires me. I do like the new paper sets!

Marci said...

Beautiful! Love the colors, and the baby's breath flowers echoing the flowers on the background. Like these new sentiments ,too.

Lisa M said...

I know pictures never really do the real deal justice, but holy wow...this looks incredible Linda. The form and flow of this vintage shabby rustic chic is incredible!! Your creation is just stunning.
hugs to you,
Lisa xx

Kate said...

Shabby goodness! I love the filigree, cheese cloth and those pretty papers and the roses. A gorgeous creation! I just LOVE it!!
Kate

Barb Cady said...

Beautiful! I agree what scrumptious paper! Thank you also for the wonderful tag, it arrived today and is going into my sewing sketch book as pride of place! I agree with Lisa above, your work is more beautiful in real life! X

Astrid Maclean said...

Simply stunning Linda! Those papers are the perfect background to this stamp the way you have layered t and I adore the other elements and how you have added them. A truly fabulous vintage make in the most gorgeous colours, LOVE IT!!

Terry said...

Linda, exquisite comes to mind! Such a beautiful card. Love that you stamped the frame and sentiment on DP! Those flowers and that butterfly are just amazing! The flower touch on the butterfly is so elegant! Love this!

Anita Houston said...

Romantic and shabby chic delicious! I love this!!! The roses and metal really transform everything to elegance! The new plates are wonderful...love what they say!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful piece of art Linda! I am loving those flowers! Pretty feminine papers.

Sandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Linda! As pretty as anything I have seen in a very long time.
sandy

Pam said...

Gorgeous card, Linda!

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors, trims, flowers, love it all!

MichelleZ said...

GORGEOUS! I love the cheesecloth!

Shari Trumbull said...

What a Beautiful card, Linda! Just love the new AO release and seeing all of the wonderful ways you creative DT members are using them! Can't wait to see more! Thanks for sharing! Stay Artsy Fartsy! XOXO-S

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