Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Kudzu Vine

The July referral program for Artistic Outpost is ANYTHING GOES, that's right you can choose your own theme using any of the fabulous Artistic Outpost images and you can enter as many times as you like.

I have just received the new Kudzu Kafe plate; new stamps always help to INSPIRE. The Kudzu is a fast growing vine in the USA hence I was inspired to add vine to my creation.
I found this little wooden house in my collection and so began my crreation, colouring the wooden house with broken china Distress Stain and stamping the the ticking stripes in the background with black archival ink. I stamped the Kudzu Kafe onto white card, coloured with a little broken china and peeled paint Distress Inks and added to the wooden house.
I added the vine from a Wendy Vecchi's set, stamped with olive archival ink. I wanted my vines to represent those fast growing vines in the USA. I stamped the young girl, coloured her dress with broken china Distress Markers and she is holding the sentiment "be kind".
 I added "be honest" to a mini ticket stamping the ticking stripe around the edges for a little more interest. "Kudzu Vine" was added to the bottom corner and I added a couple of little wooden birds for dimension.
I continued the vine around the back of my house stamping the fabulous sentiment onto a mini ticket and sponging with broken china ink.
I love the bottle top I found in my collection, perfect for this eclectic mix of images.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x

13 comments:

Sandy said...

BRILLIANT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Helen said...

This is wonderful! Wendy's vine is perfect crawling over that lovely house!!

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is brilliant oh just stunning,hugs Cherylxxx

Buttons said...

Such a lovely composition - it works so well with your new stamp. Hugs, Buttons x

alison said...

an absolute work of art Tracy, great colours too! x

Kim Dellow said...

fabby Tracy, love all the different things, so many details to explore! Kimx

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous both sides Tracy. Love how you have used the new stamps and the colours you chose.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Netty said...

Beautiful work as always Tracy. Annette x

Anita Houston said...

So cool! Love the kudzu growing everywhere!!! Fantastic!

Sue said...

This is beautiful Tracy, LOVE the vine growing everywhere. Think I may have to add this set to my ever growing wish list lol x

Emma said...

FABULOUS, which is exactly what I've come to expect from you...everything is just stunning.
Love Emma xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh my gosh Tracy! That's just so perfect. I hear its a terribly evasive vine. So glad it dosent grow around here! LOL
hugs Lynn

Suzanne C said...

This is so sweet! The vines are perfect and the bottle cap a perfect touch!