Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Long and fruity ....

... that's this card - it's for two of my favourite challenges.  CAS-ual Fridays want us to create a 4" × 9" card (pretty much a DL card) and keep it clean and simple, while over at Less is More, Chrissie and Mandi are on the Lucky dip week and are "feeling fruity".  So I decided to combine these challenges. 

Less is More is on week 26 - it's six month anniversary!!!  I started playing along with this challenge as soon as it started and I've managed to play most weeks - I did miss about three when I was in Mumbai - but I do try to get a card in every week.  Chrissie and Mandi - thank you both for a super challenge!


I've realised that I don't actually have many fruit stamps - a pear, apple and strawberry - that's the lot!!  So I went with a couple of pears and an apple.  I stamped them onto plain white card and coloured them with my Promarkers.  For the card base I used a pale cream DL card onto which I sprayed a little Cosmic Shimmer Mist.  Once the fruit were completely dry, I cut them out and added them to the card.  I selected a simple sentiment and used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position it accurately.  Finally, I did a hand drawn frame.  I'm really pleased with this card.


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Peace and Plenty
Inks:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Promarkers: Forest Green, Pear Green, Bright Green, Lime Green, Apple, Poppy, Walnut, Raw Sienna, Warm Grey 1
Accessories:  Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Rich Gold; Card from stash

We've been having a lovely holiday since Jonathan came home.  On Monday we all went to the movies to see Cars 2.  It was okay, but not as good as Cars, but we enjoyed it.  We had a lovely lunch out and did a bit of window shopping - lots of fun for us all.  Then it started to drizzle a bit, so we headed home.  And this was really good as it poured with rain.  Even after the rain, it remained really hot and humid.  And today was lots of fun as we visited the Blue Planet Aquarium - a huge variety of fish to see and photograph!!  Well, it wouldn't be a family day out if Jonathan and I didn't have our cameras :)  I'll have to share some photos with you later this week, as I've not had time to sort them out yet.

I won't get chance to post tomorrow as I'm off to hospital in the morning.  You may remember that I've been having a problem with my left knee, and it was diagnosed as a torn cartilage which needed to be removed.  Well, that's happening tomorrow.  I'm feeling a tad nervous, which I know is silly, but there you are!  It's only a day case, so I'll be back later tomorrow and hopefully I'll be able to play in my craft room on Thursday.  Now, I'm off downstairs to have a last cup of coffee until after the surgery. 

Take care and I'll see you soon.

28 comments:

Sasha said...

Your card is fab, Deborah! I especially love the way you have drawn your frame to fit perfectly around your sentiment. The glimmer mist looks great, and your fruit is coloured beautifully!

Suze Bain said...

Great colouring Deborah and I love the framing. xx

Beryl K said...

Fabulous work Deborah, your colouring is perfect
Beryl x

Jenny said...

Fabulous card Deborah, I love the spritzed background for the fruit.
Hope all goes well tomorrow and you rest up enough. Remember nil by mouth from now onwards :)
Jenny x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Deborah, Great card, love the fruit positioning and colours:0) Glad you've been having fun:0) I wish you well for the morning and a speedy recovery, Gay xxx

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, deborah!! i hope that all goes well with your knee surgery!

Julia Aston said...

Love this fruit card Deborah! the splatter around it looks terrific as well as the framing!

I hope your surgery went well and your recovery isn't too painful!

Buffy said...

Superb card Debs!
Hope your op goes well, if you need me I'm only a phonecall away xx

cbuswell said...

Great card, love the greens and hand drawn frame. I hope all goes well with the surgery.

Paula said...

Delightful shading on those pears. Hope all goes well with the surgery & here's hoping for a speedy recovery.
Paula (PEP)
PS - it's good that Jonathan is home for the surgery.

Kim S said...

I love everything about this card...the "weight" to the right, tapering off to the left with the use of the mist and the mist highlighting your gorgeous fruit.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a sweet card Deb! Those fruits look mouthwatering!

Michele Gross said...

Your fruit is fanatastic! You did such a wonderful job coloring it!! Great job with our long and short challenge :) Glad you played along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Chrissie said...

This is terrific Deborah.. love the splattered effect and great colouring.
I had my knee 'tidied up' some months ago and was up and walking around without crutches really quickly.
Good luck with the surgery.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Jackie said...

Superb card, I love it :o)
Jackie xx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

This is fantastic, Deb! I am so struggling with mojo ... but doing a little blog hopping helps! Hugs xxaxx

Aileen said...

Your colouring is just fab! Love the framing with the sentiment and the grouping of the fruit in the corner. x

Craftilicious said...

Fantastic card Deborah - the colouring on the fruit is brilliant - so realistic.
Hope the surgery goes well today and you're soon back on your feet.
Tara x

GinaA said...

Gorgeous colouring, love the glimmer spray and the hand drawn frame isfAb. Hope the opp went well.

Kathyk said...

And, my my, this turned out so well

Kathyk

Pauline said...

What a fab card, the fruit look delicious! Your colouring is super, and the glimmer mist gives a lovely background.

So glad you're feeling better, here's wishing you a speedy recovery xx

Carol said...

Great card Debs, love the touch of glimmer mist. Hope all went well today. Carol x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh my goodness Deb, you have ROCKED these 2 challenges. I LOVE the placement of your images and sentiment all framed out. The shimmer is the perfect finishing touch. This is wonderful!

Dana said...

This card is a winner. A stunning display of "white space" and some gorgeous inking here. And hey, you live in Wales...that makes you almost perfect in my book! *grin*
Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

Cyndie said...

This is a GORGEOUS card! Love the shading of the pears and the spritzing is masterly! Congratulations on your successful procedure--hope you are back to break dancing soon!

Mandi said...

Fantastic effect
Fantastic card Deborah
all the very best with your knee op

Thank you so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Deborah, I LOVE this card! The spritzing and then the popped fruit...wow! totally awesome! Good luck with the surgery...speedy recovery too!

Laurie said...

Oh my this is a great card! I love the spattered background and the frame! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

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