Friday, June 10, 2011

It’s a Garden Party!

Garden Fresh Graphic

Now, I know that the majority fell madly in love with the Zinnias set, and rightly so, but my heart is in the veggies, lol! I love to garden and every year I try new plants, flowers and veggies, and I just love these images-they speak to me. This is Garden Fresh from Marcella Hawley. She just makes these good for you vegetables good to look at too!

My first card showcases the carrots!

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I swiped this fun sketch from Paula Williamsons blog. I don’t remember the actual post, although the card featured a Mo Manning image…sorry folks! I stamped my image on Flourishes Classic White card stock and colored it with Copics. I used the Spellbinders die Classic Ovals for the image and Classic Scallop Oval LG for the mat. I very carefully stitched around that oval…sweating and holding my breath! For the sentiment I die cut a doubled ended banner with a PTI die and folded in each end so the center sentiment is in front and center. Some buttons in coordinating colors tied with a piece of rustic twine is a simple embellishment.

In addition to this stamp set there are recipe cards and labels in .pdf format to go along. Below I printed up one of the recipe cards to use with the beet image.

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I stamped my beets on Flourishes classic white card stock and colored them with Copics. I used my Spellbinders classic rectangle dies to cut out my image and inked with the die still in place with VersaMagic in Wheat. I used paper from the Off Beat line by Basic Grey…I think it’s a radish on the paper, but it so close and so cute! I used Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants die to cut out the sentiment and mat.

This is the inside of the card. I thought you could just flip over the fold and the recipe stands up right on the counter while you’re cooking. I printed out the recipe card from the Fresh Recipes .pdf on Flourishes Classic White card stock and masked off around the outside of the stamping area and stamped the beet image, and again colored with Copics.

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This is the set that I couldn’t put down…and I have more to share, but you have to wait!

The design team came up with some clever and wonderful creations so make sure you hop on over and see them all!

Barbara Anders

Christine Okken

Cindy Lawrence

Dawn Burnworth

Julie Koerber

Leslie Miller

Stacy Morgan

Sharon Doolittle

Check back at n0on CST on the Flourishes blog for another fun challenge and another chance to win the entire June release!

And don’t forget about the Star Spangled Challenge on the Flourishes blog! You have until 5pm CST to enter and have a chance at winning the entire June release! Please read all the rules on the Flourishes blog to be in the running!

I hope you enjoyed the June release! Thanks so much for visiting and sharing your time and leaving lovely comments!

37 comments:

ecpiercy said...

Love this set and your use of it on these beautiful cards! I can't wait to see what else you've come up with :-)

Anonymous said...

I really love both of your awesome cards. The colors are fantastic. Thanks for sharing both of them.

Joan
MN

Shannon White said...

Wow These are both Fabulous! Love your fantastic coloring! What great images too! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Hugs
Shannon

petra,s cards said...

wauw what agreat job i realy love your cards!!!
your collouring is great, the new realese goes on my wischlist!!
xx petra

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Love how you did the recipe card inside the card! Can't get over that. So awesome! I feel the same about these images. Friends can expect to receive vegetable cards from me... Your carrots card is fabulous, too. These are all the warm and wonderful colors I've come to anticipate from you. Nice, Danielle!

Luv 2 Create said...

Love both cards, and how all of you have used these images on the receipe cards. Was confused at first, thought that it was one stamp, but after reading I see that they are seperate images and sentiments also. These are perfect for receipe cards and kitchen decor.
Marcie

jjocarlson said...

Luv the beats what pretty colors! Thanks for sharing your lovely work!

Peachy Wessels said...

Great cards - very colorful and fun!

Moira said...

Amazing what the DT did with vegetables this month! Your cards are so creative and colorful-you really capture the essence of the vegetable!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

This is my favorite collection of images yet... Just love your idea with the recipe card ... and you did such a beautiful job coloring all the carrots and beets... very cute!

alicaz said...

yum! Your vegetable cards look fabulously fresh - good enough to eat! Great colors too!

Anonymous said...

Two great cards with great colouring!! I really like the layout of the beet card. There are endless possibilities with this stamp set to show that you carrot.. I mean care a lot.
Beth Greco

Theresa said...

Great designs and colors on your cards! Perfect matchup of the papers and veggies.

Debbie D. said...

Both cards are gorgeous...the coloring and papers are beautiful.

Robbie said...

Very pretty! The intricacy of this set is so nice and realistic.

Sherry Kushibab said...

While I enjoy eating my vegetables who would have thought they could look so good stamped. Two great cards....those carrots are fabulous with the layout and DP....and the beets with the recipe card just adorable.

Cindy said...

Oh, I really love the carrot card! Who knew a carrot stamp could be so cute?! You colored it perfectly!

Carol Dee said...

You are so creative. Love those veggies. :) Flourish Stamps rock! No one else could make vegtable images so FUN! Have a wonderful weekend.

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, these are beautiful! Your coloring is amazing, the veggies look so real!

Emily Keaton said...

Your garden fresh cards are terrific! Who knew veggies could be so appealing?? They look good enough to eat. :)

Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards, Danielle! I love beets so that salad recipe is going on my To Try list!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Danielle.

Hugs Riet.xx

Yvonne said...

Love the set of cards!

E. Marie said...

Both cards are great. Wonderful coloring. Love the idea of flipping the card open for the recipe - perfect way to stand up on counter when using.

Linda Carson said...

2 thumbs up! Always fabulous designs and coloring!

Donna said...

Yummy salad. I love beets but haven't had them in a very long time. Great projects!

Heather said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! And who would say that about veggies?! :) Your coloring is sooooo beautiful; they look so lifelike. I'm envious.

dinosaur said...

This is a great set! Those carrots look good enough to eat!

Allison Cope said...

Stunning! So much detail and your stamped image colouring is amazing!

Anonymous said...

These veggies look good enough to eat. Loving this set. Liz Williams
lazylizard@windstream.net

Beth Miller said...

Good enough to eat!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Seriously you all have just blown me away with all the talent and designs!! I can't wait to get this set!

ChristineCreations said...

You did such a great job on both of these projects Danielle...I can tell you loved this set...your coloring on those beet leaves is just superb!

Ravengirl said...

I'm with you! The zinnias are beautiful, but these veggies are stealing my heart!

Bonnie said...

I love beets! These are gorgeous - your coloring is fabulous!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are wonderful and fresh Danielle. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Denise Marzec said...

Beautiful projects. Awesome coloring, as always. :)