Thursday, June 16, 2011

Artistic Outpost's British Invasion + a Challenge Reminder

Today I'm sharing a card using more stamps from Artistic Outpost's new London Underground stamp collection. The versatility of these stamps is amazing! Yesterday I used the Union Jack stamp as a resist, for this card I inked it with Distress Stains and created a border. I love the look of the stains with this stamp! My background was created using the Cuttlebug Highlights technique from the Oct/Nov '08 issue of the Technique Junkie newsletter.

My palace guards were bored with their uniforms, so I gave them a little extra sparkle with Fired Brick Distress Stickles. Some of the other guards teased them, but they didn't care - they knew they looked good!

Do you like adding little shine and shimmer to your projects? Make sure you check out Inspiration Emporium's monthly challenge - Sparkle. Just create something using Sparkly Fluff or Stickles, upload it to a photo sharing site or your blog, and post a link on the Inspiration Journal page. It's that easy! You have until July 3rd to enter. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Inspiration Emporium, where you will be able to buy all the sparkly treats (or anything else) your heart desires!

Supply list:
Artistic Outpost - London Underground stamp set
Idea-ology Philosophy Tags
Ranger Distress Stickles - Fired Brick
Ranger Distress Stain - Fired Brick and Faded Jeans
Ranger Distress Ink - Fired Brick
Adirondack Dabber - Red Pepper
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Tim Holtz Texture Fade - Collage

11 comments:

  1. You're doing awesome work with these stamps, Shelly! Love these!

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  2. I really like this. Very cool colors and the rope/string. Love it.
    Kel

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  3. Wonderful piece and I love their embellished uniforms. Tracy x

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  4. Love this! Exceptional colors and that red pops just so!

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  5. Shelly I love to come visit your blog......your work is so amazing!! I adore these stamps and you have created some pretty awesome makes! Loving your work xx

    kazxx

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  6. This is wonderful, Shelly! The color palette you used really appeals to me and your embossed background is fantastic, but my favorite is the way you frayed the cord - very cool!

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  7. those palace guards were right to alter their uniforms, it looks so cool this way! lol love the layers of your card and the combo's you made. love your work!

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  8. Neat looking guards...I like what you did for them. :)

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