Sunday, July 26, 2009

Orange We Quite the Pear!

How fun are these cute little fruity faces?? They're from a My Favorite Things set called Feelin' Fruity. I created this for Carole's Good Enough to Eat Dare to Get Dirty Challenge (by the way, the link will only work for SCS Fan Club members). Even though the DTGD challenges have all been posted, the fun isn't over yet. Fan Club members have until August 1 to upload their challenge creations. Those who complete ALL the challenges (combining is totally okay, by the way) qualify for some prize drawings. Read all about it HERE. And for a master list of all the challenges, go HERE.

So, I was cranking out stuff like crazy before I left for vacation and was in that mode where I was perfectly ready and willing to take a few shortcuts if it made life easier. Recognize the layout on this one? It's the same as THIS CARD that I made for Verve's Divine Details Project Parade. Can you imagine two more different finished cards? I love that about sketches - so many different interpretations of the same basic plan.

For the image panel, I stamped the orange slice onto one of MFT's Perfect Paper Panels, masked it, then stamped the pear. Coloring is with Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, and a blending stump. I die-cut the image panel with one of the Blossom Nestabilities then mounted to a larger Blossom mat. Both are sponged with Ranger Distress Inks (Vintage Photo for sure, and also either Antique Linen or Old Paper).

I had a little fun combining sentiments from the set to make my own. First I stamped the word "orange" from "orange you somethin'," then added "we're quite the pear," omitting the apostrophe and "re."

The papers are all from MFT's Spring paper collection, and the button and plaid ribbon are also by MFT.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Stamps: Feelin' Fruity (My Favorite Things)
Paper: MFT Perfect Paper Panels, MFT Spring paper collection, Stampin' Up Basic Black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Inks
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stump, Eclipse masking tape, Spellbinders Blossom Nestabilities, foam adhesive, MFT Spring button, MFT plaid ribbon, SU black brads, Top Note die, spiral punch, sewing machine


Gabriela said...

Just look at all that wonderful coloring on that pear! Wow, Amy, your card is fantastic! It evokes such joy.

Jessie/knightrone said...

COMPLETELY adorable!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Great colors and patterns, Amy!!! Super cute card!!!

Twila said...

Amy, your work is amazing! Love checking out your blog!

Shabby Horse said...

Really cool! Your coloring is outstanding. I really like how you did the spiral punch. Such an awesome card!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

this is darling, I love it!

cabio's craft corner said...

Very pretty image coloring and cute sentiment!

Viv said...

Beautifully coloured yet again Amy.
you are such a clever girl. It's not easy to get fruit right, but of course, you did! Amazing work!
Viv xxx

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is fabulous! I love how you colored the fruit! Love the ric rac, ribbon, and the punch you used. Great colors and papers too!

Conniecrafter said...

Awesome coloring, great design!

dpkennedy said...

Your coloring on that adorable fruit is amazing! Great card!

Jackie Pedro said...

Yikes!! So adorable, Amy!! LOVE the DP!