Friday, March 18, 2016

Artistic Outpost Sponsor Spotlight No.2

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


Today we have our wonderful Ana showing what she made with some AO stamps and, as always, she has provided us with some totally amazing inspiration...


Hello friends…

I am here today to show you what I created with my new Artistic Outpost stamps
I struggled with my decision which AO stamp set to choose…so many beautiful choices. 
Finally I chose Jane's Countryside set…gorgeous delicate designs and words….

When I unpacked my stamps, I really didn’t have any idea what I would like to make. In such cases I start working in bigger format of paper, which can be cut later if needed. I let my head relax completely and just started playing around….

Usually I get inspiration on some point. If not, I set everything on the side and try again later….

With this project I got the inspiration when I stamped the quote: 

"To sit in the shade on a fine day"

I could imagine me, sitting under the tree and reading the book or sketching….an idea was born...covers…

Yes, I will made covers for small notebook….

…but before I came to this idea I already made some steps:

I started colouring cardstock with black acrylic paint. Paint was applied with dry brush and cross motions…some tiny parts of cardstock left unpainted, so white background pop up in a beautiful, distressed way. 

When the paint was dry, I added white circles…a thin layer of paint was applied with my finger through a homemade stencil.

I stamped beautiful Jane's Countryside stamps on white paper with black ink…I decided to use gorgeous Victorian ladies images and quote which is just perfect for me (at this point, I got idea what exactly I would like to make)

I stamped the Pattern stamp on cotton fabric with red ink. 

All images were cut to fit the circles on the background….I also added some vintage paper with distressed edges.

When everything was glued, I used black marker and traced around the edges. Then I cut paper to fit the notebook, added fabric and sewed together.

Now I have new covers for my notebook.... sit under the tree, sketch and admire beautiful Artistic Outpost images…..

Hugs, Ana K.  


WOW!!! Ana, this is so gorgeous! You have really shown these stamps in all their beauty

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 just so unique and lovely Ana. Thanks bunches for super inspiration. Loved the way you wrote about your thought processes and ideas as you created. This is a really beautiful stamp set and it was perfect for your cover. j.

  2. Great inspiration, Ana! Not only the techniques used but your creation process. Thanks!


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