Welcome to Sandy's Fruit and Vegetable challenge. This week at The Paper Players, it's Clean and Simple week, so don't forget that in addition to using the theme you also have to use the style. So, Clean and Simple: minimum layers, lots of white space, few embellishments.
This one was a real challenge for me since despite owning quite a few stamps, not one of them was a fruit or a vegetable. My stamp-sharing friend offered me her only fruit stamp - which was bunch of bananas. Three days and many binned efforts later, it was pretty clear that the bananas and I did not get along!
Inspiration came in the depth of the night when I realised that my newly purchased and as-yet un-inked set, Half Full, contained a bunch of grapes as part of a larger tag stamp.
Step one was taping off the rest of the stamp so that I could get a bunch of grapes on the card.
Then I masked off the grapes so that I could add in the glass to look as though it was in behind the grapes. After masking the glass as well, I added in the ink-blended circle which is Daffodil Delight to suggest the sunshine with some touches of Granny Apple Green to pick up the colour in the leaves. I used Layering Circle framelits to cut the mask for the circle.
Since I had the grape idea going, it seemed natural to base it on to a piece of Gorgeous Grape. I used the limited release coloured pencils to colour the image: Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green and Garden Green. Don't miss your chance to get these pencils as they are only available for certain for the month of August.
As Gorgeous Grape is the colour of grapes but not really the colour of a Merlot or Shiraz, I added in mixed it with Rich Razzleberry for the wine and added in some touches of Razzleberry to the grapes as well.
Living in wine country as I do, I know a lot of people who'd love a wine-inspired birthday card like this so I'm happy to add this to my stash.
At The Paper Players, we'd love to see what Clean and Simple Fruity cards you come up with.
Here's a reminder of our rules:
- Create a new paper project.
- Upload your project to your blog with a link back to The Paper Players.
- Provide a direct link to your blog post for your challenge entry.
- Please link your card to no more than FOUR challenges (including ours).
Please take note of these few rules as entries that do not comply will be deleted from the gallery.
If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below.