Tuesday, February 2, 2010

FTTC52C Dee's "Fruity Birthday" challenge

I am doing a sample for Dee's "Fruity Birthday" challenge (FTTC52C)! Please check out the Flourishes Anniversary Celebration post to find out how to play along!
I used my Flourishes Life, Love, Lemons stamp set for this. I stamped a background with the sliced fruit image in new sprout and daffodil inks, masking the images. I stitched that panel to a scrap of light green card stock and punched the edges with a scalloped punch. I also used a hole punch to put holes into the scallops on one side. The main image was stamped on wc paper and embossed with clear ep. Next I colored the image with Tombows and added some yellow stickles and a tiny drop of red liquid pearls to the center of the flower. It was layered on pale yellow card stock and both panels were die cut with the Nestabilites blossom. The sentiment was stamped with a HA stamp and layered on punched ovals. A piece of ribbon from my stash was added for the final touch.
Thanks for the fun challenge Dee and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pretty, happy colors -- like the stamp and mixing up the usual birthday theme. There's acually a lot that can be done with the lemon/birthday message too!
~Carolyn

Anonymous said...

I love the DP you used. It is perfect to use with the lemons. the stickles add just the right touch to the lemons.

m&m'sgrandma

Denise (peanutbee) said...

So fresh and summery!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Springy and pretty!

Dee Jackson said...

This card made me smile soon as I saw it! I love the fun fresh colors you used! Your coloring is beautiful. Thank you so much for playing along with me today!!

Heide said...

Pretty, fresh and fun!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Beautiful card for the challenge!!! Love the sparkle on the lemons and your colours are so fresh and beautiful!

Lovely Linda said...

This is adorable Carol - love those lemons - the red liquid pearls is a great idea - love the gloss on your lemons - amazing! You nailed this challenge! {{{hugs}}}

Karen W said...

Looks like summer and we need that after all the snow and ice. I love the flower cut around it, wonderful idea.

Ellen said...

Such a beautiful card!!!! I like the colors, details and the stamp!!!

Hugs,
Ellenxxx

Ravengirl said...

Your lemons look fabulous! The sparkle from the Stickles is just plain fun!

Lois said...

I love how you made your own citrus DP. The colors on here are so fresh and citrus-y.

Trina said...

So bright and cheerful! I love how you used the sliced lemons in the background!

Smiles, Laurie said...

This is so lovely and refreshing! Fantastic!

Cook22 said...

Love those soft colours, gorgeous looking lemons and the little stitching details. This is the challenge I need most inspiration for, so I'm glad to have time this morning to check out the team's cards and hopefully get my creativity going.

stampqueen said...

Love your coloring on the lemons and the touch of gray paper is very fitting.

Tracy said...

I love the way you make the lemons "pop"

Sonya said...

Love everything about this card, from the stamped DP to the watercolor image!!

Sylvia said...

You truly have been busy. You have done an excellent display of all these challenges. I am new to Flourishs newsletter, but this was a great way to get my attention.
Your "Fruity" card is very pretty.

Cammie said...

Such a delightful card! All the elements work together perfectly. Bravo!

beadz said...

This looks so cheerful!
hugs,
Gini

Spicey Cat Chick said...

your card makes me happy!!

Traci M said...

Your nesties are perfect to frame this cheerful image...wonderful creation!!

Dawn Frost said...

I love how you added dimension to the lemons!! They look so real, lovely card.