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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Artistic Outpost New Release! Kudzu Kafe


 
Just in time for summer stamping, Artistic Outpost is happy to release Kudzu Kafe, a Southern inspired collection that pays homage to the lazy days of summer. This collection was inspired by a vintage kudzu seed packet that Robyn picked up from a flea market. Planting kudzu seeds is kind of ironic, because kudzu is like the plague to many that live in the Southern part of the US. It grows in the fields, along most country roads, and covers EVERYTHING.

The nostalgic images featuring a roadside cafe, children from the early 1900's, and Thoreau sentiments will easily mix and stylistically go with so many of Artistic Outpost's other collections including: The Outpost, Home, and Old Grist Mill.

For my card, I began with a Kraft card base.  I stamped various images from The Outpost and Home with Black StazOn Ink.  I decided that I wanted to create a bit of a Warhol-style card so I stamped the woman from the Kudzu Kafe plate repeatedly in Brick Red, Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans Distress Inks. The sentiments, also from the Kudzu Kafe plate, were layered over top of the images of the women. I LOVE the "ticking" fabric swatch image included in the images and have lots of ideas for using it in the future!

Simple embellishments include vintage buttons, black Scrapper's Floss, vintage black seam binding and a binder clip from Idea-ology.  I'll be sharing more pieces with you in the days ahead, however, I hope you will pop over to the rest of the design team for their take on this gorgeous new plate of images.

Gerrie Johnnic, Lisa Somerville, Suzanne Csozek, Anita Houston, Linda Coughlin

10 comments:

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great collaged card Yvonne!

greetings, Alie :-)

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful idea to use the warhol and the sentiments! Love the touches of color with the buttons along the bottom too! Lovely fun card!

Hetty said...

Absolutely wonderful card! Like the
Andy Warhol style! Great new stamps.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Love the way you mimicked the Andy Warhol style - so perfect for that image and the sentiments for it! And your buttons match - very cool. Terrific release card - way to go, Yvonne!

Hugs,
Linda

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Love the way you mimicked the Andy Warhol style - so perfect for that image and the sentiments for it! And your buttons match - very cool. Terrific release card - way to go, Yvonne!

Hugs,
Linda

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab use of the new Kudzu Kafe images - love the Warhol inspired look! The addition of the little house at the bottom and your embellies are just wonderful!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great card, love your use of colour and the ordinated buttons. Lovely way to showcase the images. Tracy x

Anita Houston said...

The use of the tri color imagery is fantastic!!! Almost Andy Warhol like. This is gorgeous and unique!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card, love how you've played with the colors.

Terry said...

Love how you tied in all these colors and matching buttons! Great design and card! Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!