Thursday, January 12, 2012

Artistic Outpost

Artistic Outpost opened its doors in the fall of 2007. Robyn Sharp and Shelley Carr are both weekend crafters, wannabe entrepreneurs, and corporate managers, and to them Artistic Outpost allows them the opportunity to steer the direction of an enterprise that is truly their own.

Robyn designs the stamps. Shelley keeps Robyn from designing crazy stuff, and Steven (Robyn's husband) manages the "home office".

They are all three having fun, and learning that this stamp stuff is hard work and serious business. They continue to be inspired by the many people that love Artistic Outpost's unique vintage style, and they look forward to what the future holds for this grand adventure.
  (From the About Us section on
Hello everyone! You are not on the wrong page. I have a bit of news I'd like to share. The creative folks over at Artistic Outpost have asked me to be a guest designer for the next three months! I am super thrilled and honored at the same time! This came as a shock as I have never been on a design team before, and I truly hope I can measure up to all the other wonderful and creative designers. The AO stamp line is unique, vintage, and super detailed. I fell in love with them the first time I saw a set and had to have it. I used this set..."Steampunk" create this keepsake tag that I will put in my personal scrapbook to remind me of this special milestone. I hope I can inspire all of you, with the projects I make using these gorgeous stamps.
I am also submitting this to the Gingersnap Creations Challenge of "using a line of stamps"
Artistic Outpost: Steampunk Set
Ranger: Archival Ink- Jet Black and Sepia; Inkssentials- Crackle Accents, Black Tag; Melt Art- UTEE Clear; Adirondack- Acrylic Paint Dabber in Gold
Tim Holtz: Alterations for Sizzix- texture fade in Time Clocks; Distress Embossing Ink
Core'dinations: TimHoltz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection Card Stock
ULine: Metal Embossable Tag 
Faber-Castell: Watercolor Pencils
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Anita, I love your tag! What a lovely idea to commemorate this occasion! I am so excited for you. A wonderful first Design Team experience! I look forward to working with you over the next few months. Best, Yvonne

  2. Love the tag! Congrats on being a guest designer. I'll be following your journey.

  3. Wow...such a cool tag, Anita! I love it! Congrats on your appointment to the Artistic Outpost DT for a 3 month stint! This first piece is super duper wonderful! <3 Candy

  4. Congrats on the Guest spot at AO - fab steampunk tag! Looking foward to working with you!

  5. Super cool that you're asked as a guest designer for AO! I'm not surprised! Your art is stunning! This tag is phenomenal as always! A great milestone indeed! Congrats!

  6. Super cool news Anita. Well done! I just love the Artistic Outpost Stamps and you have made an awesome tag. I love the colour scheme and the cool steam punk theme. Wishing you full steam ahead for your artistic journey - I'll be cheering from across the pond x

  7. Fab, fab, fab tag Anita. I just love the layers you have created and many congrats on your DT position.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment, I so appreciate it.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  8. Fabulous tag! Thanks for playing the Use a Set Challenge on Gingersnap Creations!

  9. Wonderful tag and congratulations on joining Artistic Outpost.

  10. Congratulations! What a gorgeous tag. Can't wait to see what else you are designing for AO!


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