Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fresh and Fruity

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.  

26 comments:

Isla said...

Another beautiful card, Linda. I have so many favourites! So pleased the shop is doing well! Must visit again!

Margreet said...

love your take on the fruity photo inspiration Linda...gorgeous flower!
xxx Margreet

Sue said...

Linda this card is so stunning I love the colours they create so much impact. Great take of the sketch too.
Smiles:)

MD said...

waouh a croquer
bravo

Debs said...

Beautiful creation Linda, such a fabulous color combo
Debs
xxx

Miriam said...

Love the color choices and contrast!! Is "Greetings" digital or a stamp?

Payne Holler Cards said...

another beauty! love your details and perfect piecing!

Tanya said...

Love your card, so fun!

Lisa said...

This is fabulous Linda...I love every little thing about it :)

Kristi S said...

Linda,
I saw your card over at OCC and just wanted to stop by and say how pretty it is! I am a follower now so I can keep up with your gorgeous creations. Have a great day!

Sue C said...

Really lovely card Linda, great choice of colours, the lemons really 'pop'. Sue C x

Anne Marie said...

Wow, Linda! I am always awed by the gorgeous detail you add to your creations and this is no exception. That bow is fabulous! Enjoy your day! Hugs! :)

marsha said...

Wow Linda, this is absolutely delicious! I can always visit your blog for those "ahhh..." moments. I love every little detail, the crinoline, lace and that absolutely gorgeous fruit!
Hugs,
Marsha

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Linda the colours and design look stunning I love this so much.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Marjie Kemper said...

I really love the way you've mixed the different soft parts.... ribbon, crinoline, jute, mesh... stunning! And all the paper layers of course, and the bits and pieces... another total beauty! And I just became a follower. I assumed I already was... whoops!

Holly Kean said...

I really love the layering and the black and white with the touch of yellow in the lemons. Beautiful card, Linda!

Carla Murphy said...

Great card - omgosh I just love everything about it. I've just been perusing your blog as well and I really love your style!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Pretty card and love the lemons added to it.

Esther said...

Oh my gosh what a beautiful card!!!
Everything about this card is just fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!

Marie said...

What a fantastic card with so many wonderful layers. you mix and match different patterns beautifully.

Sharon said...

I too had thought about lemons. You did a fabulous job with them! and I agree, flourish does great fruit stamp! I just love the graphics! And as usual, your cards are full to little touches, that pull the whole card together and showcase a fabulous focal point: lemons!

Tui Nathan said...

Oh soo beautiful Linda ... everything about your card is beautiful ... the papers, the gorgeous bow and all the extra details that add to the beauty of your creation!!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Linda, this is so pretty! I love the way the color of the fruit just pops off the background. Hope you have a fabulous week!

MarcyK924 said...

Oh my - how refreshing to see this color palette and lemons! Your originality is what inspires me! You've done it again, Linda!! FABULOUS card!!

Kristin said...

I DO that TOO! I hate to see that this poor little stamp hasn't seen the light of day in a while - it's simply fantastic! I love your coloring and fussy cutting on it. The colors also are so unexpected and FABULOUS! Love it!

Dani said...

Lovely!!

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