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May 23, 2012

Life is Good - Artistic Outpost Releases Kudzu Kafe

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost May Release Blog Hop!  This month Artistic Outpost has released Kudzu Kafe, a Southern inspired collection that pays homage to lazy days of summer.  This plate has some fantastic nostalgic images  from the early 1900's, along with some Thoreau sentiments.  The Kudzu Kafe plate works wonderfully with many other  Artistic Outpost plates.

I just love the images in this plate, and thought they'd be perfect to combine with images from Bloom and Grow and Country Life!

The chickens stamped in Black Archival on Watercolor paper, then masked with Eclipse Tape.  Then I stamped the Farm Scene and Seed Packet, coloring the images with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils.  The girl from the new Kudzu Kafe plate was stamped twice, once on Watercolor paper, and again on a piece of We R Memory Keepers Pattern paper, then I paper pieced the dress image, and adhered the girl to the seed packet with dimensionals.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Kudzu Kafe, Bloom and Grow, Country Life
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Blue, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Card Stock - Kraft, Black, Watercolor
Other - We R Memory Keepers Pattern Paper, Sponge Dauber, Gamsol, Blending Stumps, Dimensionals, STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils

Be sure to stop by and see what our talented Design Team Members created with the new Kudzu Kafe release:

Gerrie Johnnic * Suzanne Czosek * Anita Houston * Linda Coughlin * Yvonne Garner

Thanks for stopping by!


Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Lisa! What a sweet, country-inspired card. Love how you mixed images from various plates for your creation. Love your color choices, too. Best wishes, Yvonne

Suzanne C said...

Love how you used the seed packet with the scene built in behind the sweet girl. Beautiful card!

Hetty said...

Great new stamps,
Lisa and I just how you dit the compostion of the images and the soft colors.

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, love how the stamps compliment one another.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Love that seed packet image and the red background - such a great country feel that really compliments the Kudzu images! Wonderful rustic card for this release, Lisa!


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your mix of images Lisa and the colouring is fabulous. I love her paper pieced dress too. Great design. Tracy x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Love the red border Lisa...and I so need this stamp set...it goes perfect with Kudzu!!!

Netty said...

Terrific design Lisa, x

Terry said...

Lisa, I just love the vintage country feel in this card! Fabulous combination of stamps!

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