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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Memory Fragments of A Lovely Day" Artistic Outpost projects Part 2!

Hi Everyone!
I'm having fun with Artistic Outpost stamps this week and yesterday I shared my "Touch of British" vintage grunge card and I'm back today with my 2nd project titled "Memory Fragments of A Lovely Day".

I love the feeling of the warm glow of summer filled with wonderful memories invoked by the colours of the card!  I had to show you the side view first coz that one shows the richness of the 'true' colours, especially the pearlized pale yellow cardstock I used on the left hand side of the card.  You can see in the front view below that my camera just wouldn't capture the yellow colour properly at that angle and makes it look more peach!  I tried but just couldn't get the colours to show up properly, darn it :0(

I used the Windmill, Tulips and the sentiment images from the same stamp set called A Lovely Day.  Artistic Outpost rubber stamps are now available in the Blockheads Paper Arts store so go check them out!

Stamp all the images onto Neenah Solar White cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Colour the images with Distress Markers.  I used Peeled Paint for all the greenery, Dried Marigold and Fired Brick on all the Tulips and Old Paper on the Windmill.  Lightly colour the sky and the background of the Tulip and sentiment with a Turquoise Green watercolour pencil and blend with a Dove Blender Pen.  Cut everything out loosely following the outline of the images and then distress all the edges with Tim's Distress tool so that they look like torn fragments.

Apply Tea Dye Distress Ink to all roughened edges and age the images a bit too with a foam ink applicator tool.  Create a mat for the image fragments from a piece of paper torn from an old book...a rescued book that is, one specifically kept for altering purposes so I'm giving new life to an unwanted book ;0)

Distress the edges with Tim's Distress tool and apply Dried Marigold Distress Ink lightly to the whole piece of paper and heavier along the roughened edges.  Stamp one of Blockheads' Tulip images from the Flowers full sheet set all over the mat also with Dried Marigold Distress Ink.

Make a square top folded card from white cardstock and cut a panel from pale yellow pearlized cardstock and a panel from corrugated brown cardstock and adhere the panels to the folded card then the Tulips panel at an angle with craft glue.  Adhere the sentiment to a scrap of the pearlized yellow cardstock and distress the edges.  Attach it to one of Tim's brass/gold coloured Idea-ology Memo Pins and poke it through the Windmill fragment.  Adhere the Windmill fragment to the card with glue dots.  Then adhere the Tulips panel with pop dots for extra dimension.

Make a bow from wide orange/gold silk ribbon and trim the ends into dovetails.  Adhere 2 scrap pieces of the ribbon to the card and gather the ends and adhere the bow with a glue dot.

Decorate the card with self-adhesive black pearls in 3 sizes and finish off the card by adding peach coloured Glitter Glue to the flowers, along the edges of the Tulip mat and all around the edges of the square card for lots of sparkly sunshine ;0)

Thanks for visiting with me today!  I hope you've enjoyed my Artistic Outpost cards!  I do have a third in the works using a different set of stamps so keep a look out for it ;0)

Now for some fun challenges!
Tuesday Alchemy #24 - Very Vintage or Looks Vintage
 Make It Monday #99 - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge #201 - Summer
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - Summertime
LEJ Designs #13 - Bling Bling

Happy Stamping!
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents


  1. this is stunning love the bold colours you have chosen
    thank you for joining in the challenge at LEJ Designs this week
    Debbi x

  2. A great card love the poppy, and the big bow is lovely
    thanks for joining us at lejdesigns challenge and good luck

  3. Another lovely creation, Leigh! It's wonderful to have you play with us again at Tuesday Alchemy!

    Happiness :)

  4. Another beautiful creation! I love the colours you have used for the stamped flower it makes it really stand out.

    Thank you again for sharing this with us at Tuesday Alchemy
    *hugs* Shell x

  5. Charming, Leigh! I'm going to play with my Artistic Outpost images tonight!


  6. Love your card - I am a huge fan of windmill's being a dutch girl at heart. Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy.

    With smiles,


  7. Another beautiful card! Love the colors and pretty details! Thank you for joining us over at Tuesday Alchemy Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  8. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!
    Hugs Katya x

    P.S I am having a blog giveaway at my personal blog, you are very welcome to join

  9. Absolutely GORGEOUS!! :) LOOVE those colors..looks wonderful. Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!

  10. How pretty! I especially love how you created your own pattern paper! Thanks for sharing yet another great creation with us at Tuesday Alchemy!


  11. This is beautiful! Really like that stamp set - it's so versatile. Great card!

  12. Lovely card and colours you used!

  13. Lovely.

    Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges this week.

    Susan x

  14. A beautiful card, a fabulous design, your colours are stunning and I love that stunning bow!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Everybody Art challenge


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Leigh S-B