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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Simply Winter

Hi there,  thanks so much for joining in our monthly Artistic Outpost blog hop.  This month the hop theme is "Designers' Choice" and my choice was to play around with the Midwinter plate one more time before winter melts into spring.  Before I go into the details on how I made my project, let me share the hop line up:


I hope you will hop around with us today.  The other designers have done some fantastic work with the lovely vintage style Artistic Outpost stamps.  

For my piece, I was inspired to try Wendy Vecchi's new background technique using her archival ink reinkers and rubbing alcohol.  I started with half a sheet of Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper.  I only used one color, Cornflower Blue, plus rubbing alcohol on my craft sheet, then dragged the paper through it and dried it with my heat tool.  Then I stenciled with the Dot Fade stencil and the Cornflower Blue ink pad.  The stamping was done in Jet Black archival.

The newspaper looking piece backing the focal image was stamped with the Artistic Outpost Birds of a Feather plate and edged with Vintage Photo DI.  The texture at the bottom was made with Wendy Vecchi's White Embossing Paste and a Prima stencil that just came into my boutique.  Once the paste was dry, I mixed rubbing alcohol and Silver mixative on my craft sheet and dragged that end of the paper through it (TIP:  do not use rubbing alcohol anywhere near your archival ink stamping - the alcohol dissolves the in and makes it run - found that out the hard way).

The sentiment was stamped with Jet Black archival onto white CS, sponged lightly with Vintage Photo DI and then a very light coat of embossing ink was added.  UTEE was applied, tapped off and heated.  That resulted in a partial coat of UTEE and I sponged it liberally with Vintage Photo again resulting in the splotchy look at I enjoy.
Thanks again for stopping by.  Enjoy this hop brought to you by Artistic Outpost!









These supplies used to make the above project can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, where Ranger and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP:


23 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful piece Linda! Love all the added layers and distressing!

Sandy said...

As always Linda - absolutely gorgeous!
Sandy

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love the peaceful feeling I get from this beautiful piece. So much texture, love that heart.

Buttons said...

This is gorgeous Linda. I love the addition of the stencilling along the bottom. Jenny x

butterfly said...

How lovely, Linda! I love the layering of the woodland stamp onto text, and so beautifully distressed, and the embossed panel at the foot, and the tiny cottage - well, the whole thing really. It just works perfectly!
Alison xx

butterfly said...

Texture paste - pardon me!
Axx

Terry said...

Beautiful vintage winter scene you have created, Linda! Love all the layers and the addition of the stenciled piece adds great texture! Now what you did with the sentiment is a perfect finish! Gorgeousness! Hugs!

Maryanne said...

Oh, my, Linda! This is just gorgeous! I love everything about it! The corrugated cardboard with the texture on it is such a great background. Just beautiful!!!

Candy C said...

Hi Linda. Isn't Wendy's new technique just the coolest? I love what you've done with it on this very lovely vintage wintry card. That stamped image is so soft. I love your torn, distressed edges mixed with that sweet little shabby bow. So pretty! <3 Candy

Analia Cristina said...

Hi,this is a very beautiful work,sweet and lovely!Greetings!

n1sunrider said...

I love, LOVE the way this came out. Tranquility is what I felt as I looked through the layers.
Beautiful job!
Ivette

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful layered piece Linda, love the touch of embossing which adds wonderful texture. Love the addition of the corrugated card and the heart and ribbon combo are stunning. Tracy x

Brenda Brown said...

This is gorgeous Linda, a beautiful cool colour palette, wonderful stamps, elements and design.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Jane said...

Just stunning Linda, I love the way the paper seems to melt away under the image and the sentiment looks fab. Let's hope spring is around the corner xx

rachel said...

this is just beautiful Linda - love the colours and the stamps are beautiful and that lace heart is stunning - gorgeous layers and textures - fab xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Corrugated cardboard is one my favourite items to include on artwork and here it is so beautiful on your timelessly classic card.
Beautiful colours and layers.
Wishes
Lynne

Connie Paxman said...

Linda, so serene and vintage...What an awesome bloghop...miss working with the AO gals..
you have an awesome blog
connie paxman

Inkypinkycraft said...

Linda this is gorgeous , love the layers , especially the corrugated piece and great image too! Hugs x Trace x

Maggie said...

Stunning creations love the textures and colour perfect for the images.

MaggieH

Maggie said...

Stunning creations love the textures and colour perfect for the images.

MaggieH

Viv's Visuals said...

Can't believe I missed this Linda - awesomely beautiful!

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is fabulous, Linda! Life's been busy so only just got round to visiting. Your work is so inspirational! I love your use of subtle colour; the distressing and that sentiment is lovely. Thank you for brightening my winter's day! Julie Ann xxx

Coco said...

Hi Linda, I don't comment really often, despite I really love your makes, sorry but I miss too much time to follow and comment all the works and persons I appreciate!... But you are among the list of blogs I love on on my own blog, and for a long time!! :o) This one is no exception: it's really delightful..! I love the shades of blue using a liw of reinkers and alcohol ink.. and your stamping is fabulous. Best wishes, Coco x

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