9/1/09

Boy, your pockets have grown

I am so excited to see my card for the new Artistic Outpost release also fits the 365 Card Challenge to have three shades of blue on your card! I have used the pocket watch stamp from the Outpost set, along with the script. To create this card, I repurposed a pair of my youngest son's blue jeans for the real pocket. It's really hard to believe Andy is now buying clothes in the men's department! The watch was stamped in Versamark and embossed with super fine gold ep. The watch face (serenity scene) was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then I painted the whole face with Twinkling H2O's iridescent blue. The cracked glass technique on the lens of the watch was created with UTEE. My third blue is the script stamped down the spine of the card with Memento Summer sky. I attached the pocket watch with Tim Holtz's swivel chain. And the "flies" is done with a dynamo label maker.

Thanks so much for having a look. Time really does fly and it reminds me I need to seize every moment!

Be sure to check out the three new collections out TODAY at Artistic Outpost. For a limited
time you will be able to get a 20% discount if you purchase all three. Click for more details.


The newest three collections from Artistic Outpost have a very natural vintage style, an ode to simpler times. We were inspired by some of our favorite quotes of Henry David Thoreau. His simple advice to "simplify, simplify" are words we should use in our daily life - the hustle and bustle of work, home, and community - as well as in our art. How often do we just need to stamp! Just the act of simply putting ink to rubber is calming and rewarding. We hope you find simple inspiration to create something that makes you happy.



The Outpost: This collection is inspired by our Serenity signature set and continues this theme with a much larger image of our "outpost". You will love the versatility of this collection including the ATC sized farm house, and the nostalgic pocket watch.

Old Grist Mill: We live in the South where covered bridges are not quite as common as they are in other parts of the US and Europe. However, we absolutely long to be driving through the countryside in the fall, stopping at each covered bridge, and just listening to the "clippety, clap" of the tires going over each floor board. Again, we are reminded to enjoy simple beauty.

Generation Redux: These vintage images are grunged up a bit in a unique collage style. They are designed to go with not only The Outpost and Old Grist Mill, but think of using them with Home as well. We love this generation and find that this style of photo stamp is a perfect versatile style to add that "human"
element to your creations.
And while you're here, hop over to these other Artistic Outpost team members...you'll be amazed at what they've done.


19 comments:

~amy~ said...

gorgeous card Susan...love the use of the pocket...the pocket watch is amazing!

Cathy said...

Wow, Susan. Love the pocket for the pocket watch!! Very creative.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Such creativity! The watch is so kewl...hoppin on to the next blog

Kelly said...

gorgeous card! love the old jean pocket - neat idea!

Cardcrazy said...

Cool card! I love that pocket watch! ~~Pam

Lynn Stevens said...

Susan, This is so creative!! I Love everything about it! Well done!

Tasia D. said...

Amazing card!! Love that pocket! Great job!

fabricbutterfly said...

Way cooooool card, just wonderful!!!!!!!!

Chrissy said...

WOW! That's all I have to say :) WOW
Chrissy

Debby said...

You are just so darn clever. This is incredible! As is your lingerie laundry line below. Fabulous!

Shelia said...

This is awesome. You are just to creative.

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Beautiful card Susan I love it. I will have to check out Artistic Outpost as you know I love vintage and I love the techniques that you used on your pocket watch today as well.
Hugs
Michelle

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so cool, lovin this!!

Judy said...

So creative to use a jeans pocket on your card. I love the combination of all the blues with a touch of red.
Fun day with the AO blog hop!
-judy

Shar said...

Completely cool! Love how you put this all together!

Robyn said...

i hope no jeans were harmed in the making of this card...very creative!!!

Rose said...

WOW!!!! love how you used the pocket and that watch with chain is AWESOME!!! :)

Carolyn V said...

If you heard a *thunk* at 12:07PST - that was my jaw hitting the floor. Simply stunning, my dear.

Julia Aston said...

Great way to repurpose Andy's small pocket Susan! love the ribbon, pocket watch and chain!