Saturday, August 13, 2011
Hi there and happy Saturday to all my blogging friends. A special welcome if you are a new follower - so glad you are here! This week Kristin is our hostess again at Our Creative Corner with another fabulous inspiration photo and this week she's even letting us use what is in the photo - FRUIT! When I think fruit stamps, I think Flourishes. I just love their stamps, especially the fruit ones. I bought this set two years ago and only used it once - what a shame. Do you do that? Have to have a set, use it once and then it collects dust :( So I was very glad to be pushed into dusting this set off and having a bit of play time with it.
Here is the inspiration photo Kristin gave us. I also was inspired by this week's Mojo Monday sketch:
I had some fun making a somewhat less vintagy card than usual. I just lightly ink distressed the paper edges - didn't even rip 'em up! How restrained is that? Don't know what got into me - LOL! Maybe it was the colors I picked.
So, you want to know what I used? Here's the lowdown:
The designer paper is digital - gingham from Pink Petticoat and the dotted one is from Raspberry Road My Baby Love pack, with a twist. It started out yellow with white dots and I changed the yellow to green with my PhotoShop Elements. I love playing with digital paper - wish I had more time to experiment! The card stock base is SU Garden Green and Basic Black. For the scalloped bottom, I used a piece of the paper lace doily from my Etsy shop and just let a bit peek out at the bottom an at the top. A piece of song book paper sponged with Vintage Photo and cut with a MS border punch embellishes the gingham panel. I used Flourishes premium CS for coloring the image with Copics.
The sentiment is a stamp from Mark's Finest Papers/Speed the Cat's Designer Collection - Flourishes and frame set. The itty bitty butterfly was cut with an SU die. The crinoline and tulle were cut with my Tattered Florals die. The crinoline was dyed with black Rit dye - a very messy and yucky task I must say. (I will have more of these black shabby flowers as well as some fall jewel tones for sale very soon in the shop.)
Everything was tied together and finished off with a few buttons, jute string and ribbon from Flourishes - and another OCC make was in the can, or on the blog if you will.
Now it's time to turn your attention to something tutti fruiti. Let's see what you got this week!
Thanks so much for stopping by - I so appreciate my followers and those who comment. I'm coming up to 600 followers and am planning a small give-away so stay tuned over the next week!
Wishing you a wonderful summer weekend.
Posted by Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie at 2:00 AM