Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Celebrating a New Stamp Release at Artistic Outpost

It's time to celebrate the holidays Artistic Outpost style with a new release of stamps. There are three fun new stamp sheets to choose from.
Halloween Treats :  Growing up, our Halloween decorations were Technicolor large die cuts of pumpkins and kitty cats and witches on broomsticks.  These stamps remind me of those “cardboard” cut-outs.  How I wished we had saved them!   Try mixing this set with our other Halloween collections as well as Apothecary!
Frosty & Friends:  I love the sweetness of vintage Christmas cards.  The secular imagery was dreamy and cute...so sugary sweet my teeth hurt just to look at them.  This collection features some of our favorite images from our own AO collection of vintage ephemera. 
Apothecary :  Before the invention of the drive-thru Walgreens®, the apothecary was not just a dispenser of medicines, but also a mix-ologist of tonics, keeper of secrets, and giver of advice.  Antique apothecary bottles are highly collectible in part due to the “mystery” of what could actually be in them.  Our AO stylized bottle has a blank space that our “product” labels fit perfectly into…or hand write your prescription on our vintage Rx pad.

Please note that due to the high volume during new releases, that “mounted” stamp collections may take 10 days to ship.  We will keep you posted on your order, and thank you so much for visiting our outpost.

Now to share some of the works I created using these stamps.
Halloween Treats
I used the Warhol technique to create this card. The kitty was stamped on small tags which had been colored with distress stains. The background is made from kraft glassine paper which was wrinkled thoroughly and colored with distress inks.
Frosty and Friends
You just have to smile when you see the stamps from this set. Frosty was done using the With and Without Collage technique from the April/May 2011 TJ Newsletter (also this weeks Try That Technique challenge) and the torn frame technique from Dec '08/Jan '09 TJ newsletter. The background was embossed with snowflakes and the top was cut using a Tim Holtz on-the-edge die.

Apothecary
This is a druggist I'd like to get to know. He's found the fountain of Youth and bottled it. I need some of that. The background is a page from an old Chemistry Handbook. I used part of an embossing folder for the pharmacist sign.

The other design team members have been busy creating great art pieces to share with you. Be sure and check out their blogs for more delightful inspiration.

11 comments:

Judy Hayes said...

Aren't these sets great? Great job with all three!

Lynn Stevens said...

Well done on all the samples! These are such Fun stamps!
hugs Lynn

Suzanne C said...

Love the embossing on your apothecary card and the fact that you used the chemistry book. (Brilliant!) The warhol effect on the halloween card works beautifully! Super cute frosty and I too embossed some glassine but didn't end up using it. Yours looks lovely!

SmilynStef said...

Love all of those crazy little cats in a row ... very fun designs.

Diana said...

These all turned out great.......and I love the new stamp sets

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful use of the new plates - using the old chemistry page behind the apothecary plate worked wonderfully!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Wonderful creations! I like the addition of the embossed pharmacy label. And your trio of Halloween cats!

Connie Paxman said...

Barbara...love how unique and different each one of your creations stand out...beautiful job on the new release...whaaaaaaa-still do not have my stamps yet..
connie paxman

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

Barbara - I love that turquoise card! I always think blue is an underused color for the holidays. simply yummy!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great projects Barb, luv all three, but the first one really knocks my socks off!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I always enjoy the AO images- love your samples- the layout on the Warhol tags card is awesome!