I sure have been a slacker blogger lately, haven't I?! I guess it's just the nature of summer for me. Last July, I took the entire month off from stamping and blogging. This year, I decided to continue, but in a rather minimalist way. :) I hope you don't mind only getting one or two posts a week from me for a bit. I am taking advantage of the beautiful weather, and spending time with my family as much as possible.
It's time for Flourishes monthly pre-release challenge, and the theme this time is Farm Fresh. All you need to do is simply make a card or project using any fruit or vegetable images and upload them to an online blog or gallery with the keyword FLLCJUL11. Then, hop on over to the Flourishes blog and link up your project for your chance to win this month's entire release! The deadline for the challenge is next Friday, July 15th at 5pm EST. I can't wait to see your creations!
Here's what I came up with:
I chose to use the beautiful Cherries and Peaches stamp set, and Basic Grey's new Sweet Threads patterned paper pack. I am so in love with the old-fashioned look of these pretty papers...just perfect for those luscious peaches!
I used Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circle Nestabilities as a backdrop for the peaches, as well as for the sentiment. I air-brushed on some YR31 Copic color for a bit of contrast. The scalloped border along the edge is a Martha Stewart border punch. The ribbons are Two-Tone Peach, 3/4" Natural Linen, and Natural Burlap String. The finishing touches are a peach-colored button and a pretty little butterfly stick pin.
Here's a close-up for you:
I kept the coloring on the peaches soft and muted with several shades of Copic markers. Funny thing is, the color I picked up thinking it was a perfect color for peaches...is actually called "peach". Hmm...imagine that.
Here are the markers I used:
Stop by the rest of the design team blogs to see what gorgeousness they've cooked up for you today!
- Barbara Anders
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence <---you are here
- Danielle Kennedy
- Dawn Burnworth
- Julie Koerber
- Leslie Miller
- Stacy Morgan
- Sharon Doolittle
Have yourselves a fantastic weekend, friends! Thanks so very much for visting with me today!