Sunday, May 06, 2012

Travel With Artistic Outpost

First...did you see that moon last night??? WOW!!! Anyway...I am a week late in getting to this, but it's time for the Referral Challenge at Artistic Outpost. This month's challenge is "travel". There are so many sets and images from AO that you can use for this (I used seven). The possibilities are endless.  Make something with this theme and link it up for a chance to win a fabulous prize package. You have until May 31st.
I decided I wanted to use several images from AO that depict travel, so I needed a larger foundation. I went with a jumbo tag, which are my favorite. And, I am excited to tell you that the Funkie Junkie Boutique is now carrying these tags. I haven't been able to find them anywhere else in quantities smaller than 500. 
I sprayed Color Wash in Sailboat Blue and added dots of Picket Fence Distress Stain onto my craft sheet. I misted this with water, and then dragged my tag through.
There was enough color to do two more smaller tags....waste nothing!
I used the stain to make clouds.
I also used the stain to stamp the propeller image. It made a nice subtle, almost watermark type of image.
I stamped words using Broken China Distress Ink to complete my background.
I stamped my images in Jet Black Archival onto Specialty Stamping Paper. The images are so this paper. Before you touch an image though, give it a good drying with a heat gun.
I colored in my images with Distress Markers, cut them out and adhered them to the tag. I stamped a sentiment as well, and added some more of the same words from the background.


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Hi Anita you have probably just gone to bed and I have just got out of mine, ready for another day. This is a fabulous tag with so many elements to view. I have just ordered some picket fence stain and DM as everyone is saying how fantastic it is. Your stamped images are great. Brilliant creation/collage. Nite nite Annie :)

  2. Great tag Anita, love your layout. I need some of the large tags, so looks like I'm shopping again lol. Tracy x

  3. Great tag Anita, love your layout. I need some of the large tags, so looks like I'm shopping again lol. Tracy x

  4. Wow! Anita, das ist fantastisch.
    Ein großartiges Werk!

    Liebe Grüße

  5. It was so cloudy here last night - there was no moon! We even walked down to the seafront to try and see - all to no avail! :o( I love your huge tag, it is a real inspiration, what a great story it tells! Your colour scheme is great and the sentiment is perfectly chosen too xx

  6. WoW, you are on a roll, girl! This tag is phenomenal! The colors, the images, the design ... everything about this piece is just amazing!!! Love this, Sweetie!

    Yup, I did see that moon last night ... WoW is right! Incredible!

  7. Totally stunning!

  8. Super stunning tag! Love all those different vehicles. Such a pretty scenery!

  9. This is soooo cool! I love the look and the stamps!! This is an awesome tag! :)

  10. Love this, it's gorgeous, the clouds are very cool.

  11. Woohoo!!! What an absolutely COOL tag, Anita. I love the gorgeous blue background and those clouds using the Picket Fence stain are fantastic! Your beautifully stamped and colored images really pop. This piece has the WOW factor! Thanks for the shout out on the tags too!



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