The newest three collections from Artistic Outpost have a very natural vintage style, an ode to simpler times. We were inspired by some of our favorite quotes of Henry David Thoreau. His simple advice to "simplify, simplify" are words we should use in our daily life - the hustle and bustle of work, home, and community - as well as in our art. How often do we just need to stamp! Just the act of simply putting ink to rubber is calming and rewarding. We hope you find simple inspiration to create something that makes you happy.
We know you will love and want all three, so for a limited time, we are offering 20% off when you purchase all three new stamp collections. Simply use coupon code: September2009 at check out - Note discount code valid through September 15th only, offer only valid when you purchase all three new collections. Plates available in both Mounted and UnMounted Collections.
The Outpost: This collection is inspired by our Serenity signature set and continues this theme with a much larger image of our "outpost". You will love the versatility of this collection including the ATC sized farm house, and the nostalgic pocket watch.
My card below uses markers spritzed with rubbing alcohol then stamped on glossy paper. Distress inks were sponged around the image.
Old Grist Mill: We live in the South where covered bridges are not quite as common as they are in other parts of the US and Europe. However, we absolutely long to be driving through the countryside in the fall, stopping at each covered bridge, and just listening to the "clippety, clap" of the tires going over each floor board. Again, we are reminded to enjoy simple beauty.
This card is double bugged and brilliance ink stamped on glossy.
Generation Redux: These vintage images are grunged up a bit in a unique collage style. They are designed to go with not only The Outpost and Old Grist Mill, but think of using them with Home as well. We love this generation and find that this style of photo stamp is a perfect versatile style to add that "human" element to your creations.
Be sure to visit the Gallery at Artistic Outpost for more creative ideas and stop by on September 1st for the September release blog hop!