Thursday, June 6, 2013

Timeless Tuesday 'From the Garden'

Hello!  It has been raining non-stop in Northwestern Wisconsin.  It's been such a cold, wet, miserable Spring following a long, cold, snowy winter, so I have not been too happy lately.  I can't get out into my garden for anything, and I just watch the weeds take over my yard in abundance because of it.  It's so depressing.  But, on the positive side, I get to spend a lot more time in my craft room (with an electric heater running on June 4 because I'm so cold!) and participate in challenges I normally do not have time for.  I've always admired Flourishes Stamps from afar and treated myself to a lot of them at Christmas Time when they had a total transaction discount;  but most of them sat unused in my craft room since.  When I saw the Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week, and I had plenty of time due to the rain, I decided to pull out one of the many fruit stamps I had purchased but never used.  The challenge is this week is to feature a fruit or vegetable on your card.  I needed three anniversary cards this week, so I decided to use the pear image because it had a 'couples' sentiment with it.  I had never colored fruit before and found it a bit intimidating so looked at some cards in the Flourishes Gallery for inspiration.  I started with Copics, but didn't think I had the enough shades of green, so I dusted off my PrismaColored Pencils and Gamosol (Gees, it had been awhile since I used those!) and used those instead.  I forgot how to use them since it had been so long, but eventually remembered as I went along.  If I had more time, I'd redo this card because I don't think the coloring is the best, but I really don't think the recipient will even better luck next time!  

The layout is from Splitcoaststampers (SC402) and the paper is from Prima.  I stamped the image twice, and colored, cut out and popped up on dimensionals a few of the leaves that went past the frame.  Adhesive pearls and ribbon were added for embellishment.  Because I wasn't happy with my coloring, I added some Crystal Effects to the pears and put pink Stickles in the middle of the flowers.
Have a great day! Amy


  1. Wow Amy this card is simply stunning! I love your coloring! Pencils are so much fun to use!! You colored the pears so lifelike! The leaves and blooms are gorgeous too! A beautiful sketch too and such pretty papers!
    The weather here hasn't been much better either. The storms here in IL have been really bad, but not as bad as in some part of the country. It really takes the fun out of spring.

  2. What beautiful pears!! They look so yummy on your gorgeous card! I'm sorry you're having such a wet and cold spring! I hope it warms up for you really soon! Thanks so much for joining us for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge!

  3. Gorgeous Amy, your colouring rocks as far as I can see! Beautiful image and layout!

  4. It is so hard for me to grasp having to run a space heater in June...but then, I am in GA and it stays pretty warm and humid here! :) I think your pears are colored beautifully! It doesn't look like you had any trouble at all coloring these! I am so glad you were able to play along with us this week for the Timeless Tuesday challenge at Flourishes! :)

  5. Wowsers Amy! Your pears are absolutely beautiful! I feel like I could literally pick one off of the card and eat it! Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us for the "From the Garden" challenge this week at Flourishes!


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