my road trip

I've got exciting news to go along with my card for today's Color Challenge over on SCS. I beginning a new journey with the announcement I have been selected as a Guest designer on Artistic Outpost's 2009 team. I am doing the Happy Dance out here in the Pacific Northwest...I love the style of images this company has in their catalog, own a good portion of them already and can't wait to see what's in store for the coming year. I hope you'll come along on this road trip with me through Artistic Outpost 's retro, hip, vintage, and funky rubber. I can just about guarantee you there'll be lots of twist and turns and close to the edge...but in my mind, that's the fun of playing!

The card was created to celebrate this very idea. I used two of AO's unmounted plates, the trike and sentiment is from 'Playtime' and the road map and road trip is part of the 'Route 66'. I wanted to give the feel of a journey...into something new in my life...a trike seemed perfect as this is my first official foray into representing someones art. The map conjuring up an idea of a trip with different roads to take helped pull my theme together. I paper pieced the trike after first stamping it with red craft ink (SU) and embossing in clear powder. I stamped the map with Tim Holtz distress ink tea dye onto SU kraft paper. The trike with the sentiment was stamped directly over the map with VersaColor black. I added silver brads to the wheels and a bit of ribbon to carry the road theme. The main panel is mounted on SU red riding hood.

So, thanks very much to Lisa and Robyn for selecting me to play with your marvelous images in the new year. I'll pedal as fast as I can, keeping up with you on this journey!


Shar said...

Congratulations and I love the card! Can't wait to see more of your amazing designs over the upcoming year!

Julia Aston said...

Well - they were certainly smart to snap you up for this guest DT position!! you are an artistic outpost yourself!!! so this will be a perfect fit for all! I cannot wait to see the stamps and what you create for us!!! CONGRATULATIONS my good friend!!!

~amy~ said...

Yahoooooo Susan {giving you the virtual high five!}....I know that this is the just the START of great things for you...you are sooo very talented and everyone that picks you up for their design team are lucky ducks :)

Lovely card...I know that you'll be popping wheelies :)

Lori Washburn said...

Im so happy for you Susan! You truly are an inspiration. Your work always makes me pause and think. Thanks for inspiring me and encouraging. You are a blessing! :)

Lori Washburn

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Yay!! Congrats to you. I too love the style of stamps from Artistic Outpost - you are the perfect person for their team!!!
hugs, Jami