Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Artistic Outpost Sponsor Spotlight No.1

Welcome to the first of two Sponsor Spotlight posts at OCC in March. This month our Sponsor is....


Today we have our amazing Jennie, who got the chance to play with one of my favourite Artistic Outpost Stamp sets - and she has really inspired me to get that gorgeous stamp set out again and play! 

Her beautiful, delicate work is perfect for this stunning stamp set and I am sure you will agree....she has really done Artistic Outpost (and us!) proud!


I am a great fan of Artistic Outpost stamps, not just because they suit my vintage style, but they stamp so beautifully despite being incredibly detailed.

I chose the Think and Wonder set as it has been on my favourite list for a long long time but more importantly because I have always wanted to create a Triptych and I thought these would be just perfect having three main images. We also live in an old Manse (c.1840) here in Shetland and I often think of the young children who grew up here in Victorian times and these stamps are a lovely reminder of them.

I have used mixed media and stamping on my background and created layers with the stamps on the top using different techniques.

I used my die cutting machine to cut three backgrounds from heavy grey board and gave them all a coat of gesso. I then lined them up on my craft mat and and used crackle paste and a flourish stencil across all three backgrounds so there was a "flourish flow" across them all.

Once the crackle had dried everything got sprayed with Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stain and lots of water.

I also over stamped here and there with a little text stamp and some other small stamps using Archival Brown Ink.

And then it was time to have fun with the stamps! I created a focal point for my middle section by layering papers and the stamped images. The images were stamped on white cardstock but good old Vintage Photo (blended and splattered) gave me the colour I was looking for - slightly lighter than using cream cardstock.

I used some of my usual favourite embellishments to create a thick layered look on this central panel.

For the side panels I stamped the images on tissue paper which I then layered over the top of the crackle paste and then stamped and fussy cut the images again to create a subtle layer and detail. You can see I have also added some tissue tape at the edge of this panel to add a little definition,

I did the same on the right hand panel for these two gorgeous little girls.

 The images on the side panels needed something to ground them and so I stamped a part of the  central image which has a lovely vintage style pattern at the bottom of the frame and used this as their grounding piece.

There are so many wonderful quotes with this stamp set it was difficult to choose one, but I felt that the blocked Think and Wonder worked so well with the detail of the panels.

 The stamps were a joy to work with and I was very pleased with my first attempt at a Triptych.

A huge thank you to Artistic Outpost for the opportunity of letting me play with this fabulous set.

Jennie x


WOW!!! Jennie I LOVE this - so vintage, delicate and amazing - I could look at it forever!

If you would like to be in with a chance to win a voucher worth $15.00 to spend at Artistic Outpost and get one of these amazing stamp sets, then all you have top do is join in the challenge this month.

We are re-visiting old challenges - so take your pick of the ones on the list and join in the fun!

You could be the prize winner or even picked to be here as our Top Talent!!!

Happy Crafting



  1. This is utterly gorgeous Jennie, love it. xx

  2. Very beautiful, Jennie!
    Love how you have used the gorgeous ARtistic Outpost stamps!

    Claudia x

  3. Beautiful Triptych Jennie. Mo xx

  4. Gorgeous tone on tone. I have always thought that little girl stamp is riveting. She just draws you in. Your stamping and layering is superb.

  5. Oh my stars...Jennie - your triptych is beyond INCREDIBLE. Wow. The textures and colors are just breathtaking. And your comment about your home and imagining the Victorian children living there just totally put me in the heart of the project. This is so INTRICATELY STUNNING AND BEAUTIFUL. I'm awed. Xj.

  6. Wow Jennie, this vintage triptych is fabulous and it's so you! Hugs

  7. Absolutely Stunning Jennie.Loved the tutorial too.Thank you so much. Hugs Rita xx

  8. An absolute joy to behold! Jennie. x

  9. Absolutely stunning! Love the monochrome! Barbara

  10. Gorgeous triptych Jennie
    xoxo Sioux

  11. What a beautiful monochromatic triptych Jennie! Wonderful layered images and design on this lovely project! Julia xx

  12. Wonderful details on your beautiful Tryptich Jennie. Fabulous stamps too

    Tfs and hugs Annie x

  13. Large round of applause, Jennie! You did a fabulous job using those stamps and your tryptich is just lovely! Love the vintage photo and that crackled flourish.


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