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July 30, 2014

Live the life you have Dreamed - Artistic Outpost July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost Design Team July Blog Hop! Each month, the fabulous designers at Artistic Outpost showcase projects created with various Artistic Outpost Plates/Themes, this months DT Blog Hop theme is Designers Choice.

I created a Mixed Media card using the Artistic Outpost Keeper, Kudzu Kafe and Cowgirl Strength plates.

To create the background panel, I applied DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Flamingo, Coastal Waters and Orange Sherbet to my Gelli Arts Plate, then added the Dottie Stencil from Just a Trace.  With the Stencil still in place, I stamped the bunting from the Kudzu Kafe plate in Citron Green then pulled my print onto Mixed Media Paper.

The grass from the Keeper plate is stamped in Black Archival. The Cowgirl from the Cowgirl Strength plate, and the building from the Kudzu Kafe Plate are stamped in Black Archival on Vanilla card stock and colored with Staedtler Karat Aquarell Watercolor pencils, and adhered in place with Decou-Page. The Pennant Bunting from the Cowgirl Strength plate and the quote from the Kudzu Kafe plate are stamped on scraps of the mono print background, sponged with Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and adhered in place with Decou-Page.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Kudzu Kafe, Cowgirl Strength, Keeper
Ink - Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Ranger Black Archival
Card Stock - Pumpkin, Black, Mixed Media
Other - Gelli Arts Plate, Just a Trace Dottie Stencil, Brayer, Decou-Page, DecoArt American Multi Surface Acrylic Paint, Flamingo, Citron Green, Coastal Waters, Orange Sherbert

Challenge Entered - Our Daily Bread Designs - ODBDSLC210 Stencils or Sponging
Don't forget, there's still time to enter the STAEDTLER Summer Prize Giveaway!

Looking for more inspiration using Artistic Outpost plates, you can see the other designers projects on the Artistic Outpost Blog, or click on their names below to visit their blogs:

Tracy  * Terry * Alison * Kate * Linda * Gerrie * Lisa

Be sure to check out the 20% off Sale on the Flowers and Gardening plates at Artistic Outpost!  AO's parent company, Our Daily Bread Designs and sister company, North Coast Creations are also having a sale this week!  

Thanks for stopping by!

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Words and Pictures said...

Love those bold brights! She works so well with the Kudzu Kafe, and the desert grasses around the bottom are fab.
Alison xx

Jackie PN said...

Lisa super colors to go with your cowgal!! She looks like she can take on the world! ")

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I adore the colours on this piece Lisa, your background is fabulous and i love your mix of AO plates. Tracy x

Terry said...

Wow, Lisa that background is so gorgeous and really makes the images pop! Love that cowgirl and sentiment! Lovely card!

Kate Yetter said...

Oh, Wow! The colors just pop off the paper! I just love your cowgirl. Very bohemian...LOVE!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

She is just perfectly suited for those background colors! Lovely piece of art GF!

Meggymay said...

Wonderful images, its a fabulous card.

Connie Fossenier said...

Wow I see such brilliant colors. Love this Lisa.
Miss playing with you gals

Michele said...

it is gorgeous, i especially love the color! xo

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I always drool over your beautiful Gelli plate backgrounds, Lisa. What gorgeous colors you have used this time. Love how you have combined elements from so many different stamp sets too. Seriously cool card for this month's hop.


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a colorful card,Lisa!! I just love the sponged background and your vintage images!! Thanks for sharing it with the challenge this week!! Your support as part of the team is so appreciated.

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