I have just got The Outpost plate by Artistic Outpost and I love it! I made this box by splatting Distress Stains hard onto a box using the dabber tops, then stamping the main image on the box lid and some of the text around it. I used a white pen on the house to highlight it.
I used the remaining text around the sides. I used the small square house and tree image inside a square pendant charm/bezel, and filled it with Glossy Accents. I tied the charm with ribbon coloured with more Distress Stain in Evergreen Bough to match the rest of the project.
In this photo you can see the splats inside the box - it's fun to do!
I decorated this heart shaped box using stamps by Artistic Outpost from the Lovely Day set mainly, but also from Bloom and Grow. I also used the small text stamp from The Outpost as a fill-in and the words Live in the Sunshine, and covered the top and sides of the box using a mixture of green and blue shades of distress ink and Black archival.
I coloured the images using distress inks and a wet brush.
As soon as I saw the Graphic 45 Secret Garden I had to have it...I'm sure it was made just for me LOL
I decided to finally use the giant peg I
got from Happy Daze, which I had already sprayed purple with cosmic
shimmer agggggeesssss ago - it was a failed Halloween project (never
throw anything away!!!)
So to start with I covered the
front panels with my paper, sanded and inked the edges lightly and added
lace, buttons, seam binding ribbon and distress stickles in Victorian
Velvet.All the pieces were glued down with Claudine's Matte Medium.
frame is some chipboard shapes I already had and matched the panels in
the G45 paper perfectly (which was a happy accident rather than planned
I used Inka gold on all the edges then covered with the paper, sanded and lightly inked with Frayed Burlap.
decided to make a little blackboard on one side of the frame with some
self adhesive black board material I had picked up in The Works ages
ago, so stuck it on a piece of plain chipboard.
covered the other side in the patterned paper with a little bit of
layering and tearing to age it, then cut out the panel from the paper
pad and glued on.
I added my Forget me not message with Tiny type clear stickers and highlighted with blobs of glossy accents.
added some lace to the reverse of one of my frames around the edge
then glued the sandwich together with glossy accents, which dries
quickly and really holds the chipboard nicely - just don't get it on
I glued on the buttons and Prima flowers but
it just didn't look finished, so I made some holes with my trusty pokey
tool and embroidered through the sandwiched frame.
The cross stitch
looked pants on the reverse side so I covered a chippy heart and glued
over the yucky stitching ;-)
The little dangly is a
scrap piece of chippy covered in paper and die cut with a sizzix
jewellery die with buttons added on jump rings.
finish it off I added more distress stickles and rock candy stickles
because I just have too add sparkle (it's the inner magpie in me ;-) ).
now I have a cute little memo Blackboard that I can write my important
messages on, that looks really pretty just sat on my desk :D
I have made this altered bottle using the Gatsby plate by Artistic Outpost but also the background stamp from the Jane's Countryside plate, and the Creme de la Creme text stamp from French Flight. It was a transparent plastic shower gel bottle so I painted it first before stamping the text and images. The two men in the frames are from the Gatsby plate and are stamped onto shrink plastic.
I have used different shades of Distress Ink to co-ordinate with the pink of my background colour, with black Archival for the images I wanted to be more prominent.