Sunday, July 10, 2011

Farm Fresh at Flourishes

I just had to play in Flourishes Farm Fresh  Challenge-FLLCJUL11. They want to see fruits or veggies as the focal point. This is a pre-release challenge and someone will win the entire July release. How I would love to be that very fortunate person.

I thought I had a Flourishes fruit or veggie stamp but couldn't find one. I am using one for the sentiment that is in their Humming Along set. The fruit is Rubber Stampede if I am not mistaken. I searched for it online and never found it. I have no name as I think it is from ebay. If anyone knows and will let me know, I'll post it. I am just guessing it is peaches..sure what it looked like to me so I got out my Copics and went with  peach colors.

My sketch was from the QFTD challenge #68 on Splitcoaststampers. The Queen this week is Roxie aka Rox71. This is the card I cased. I tried to stay true to her sketch but did not stamp my black and white border. My sis had given me this pretty Recollections chipboard border  and I thought it would be perfect. My border punch is by EK Success and is called English Ivy. Matted and popped up my image.

Hope I'm not taking liberties by entering this into Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #63. It is to use a die cut as a background mat OR make your own. I cut my own mat because my image was large and I didn't have time to do an out of the box. Plus, I used a punch which I hope counts. If not, throw 'er out. LOL

For Your Inspiration challenge #9 gave us this beautiful photo to draw inspiration from. Wow! It is beautiful and I love the oranges and so many colors in the stained glass. I am using the black and green from the stained glass and all the beautiful oranges, plus the white from the sky.



Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes Humming Along-sentiment, Rubber Stampede???
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Old Olive cs, Black cardstock from Hobby Lobby, dp is Recollections Orange Small Dots
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: EK Success edger punch called English Ivy, Recollections Boutique Fleur Chipboard Border

28 comments:

Marisa said...

Beautifully done and a great tribute to Roxi :) Love the borders you used and the colouring is great!

Carol L said...

Oh My Goodness Benzi - this is FABULOUS!! Those orange fruits look amazing and I love how you colored them! I love the black border stamp that you used which perfectly compliments that amazing orange DP! Nice job on this!!

Pam~ said...

Oh Brenda, this is just peachy ... love it! Your orange polka dotted paper looks fabulous behind the peaches. You always add such nice details to your cards!

It has been a stormy Sunday in Huntsville. Good for the grass but not for golfing. Have a great evening!

StephC said...

Gorgeous card! I love your take on the inspiration photo. So glad you joined us at FYI!

Emily Keaton said...

Yum, this is beautiful, Benzi!! Your coloring on those peaches makes them look good enough to eat. :)

Davi said...

Wow Brenda I think that this is really Gorgeous!! I love the way you colored the peach, matting and the beautiful scrolly black scalloped border is so pretty with the image!!

asmita said...

hi benzi gorgeous card. love the color and border most.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh what yummy looking peaches! I love the rich color combination! Thanks for joining us at Flourishes this month!

Hussena said...

lovely card the colors and the stamped border look so good.

Basslady said...

sweety, i LOVE your card!
perfect for a hot summer day like it is now here in germany...yeah!

sweet and delicious...that is your card!
flourishes-images are so amazing...have a stamp-set, too (shells) and fell in love with it at one...

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Winnie and Patty said...

Brenda--this is beautiful!!!! I just love the layout, colors and punched border! Great job. Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Jani said...

These colors are so beautiful! Wow!
I love your creation!
Jani x

Colleen Dietrich said...

You've wrapped up so many neat challenges into one bee-autiful fruity card, Benz! I could've sworn those peaches *were* Flourishes....could have fooled me. ;) I love the way you matted the focal point, and tied in the colors with punching and stamping. Oh, and thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Lynne in NI said...

Mmmm yummy card Brenda! I can almost taste those peaches, they're so beautifully coloured!

saheli said...

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Joanne (jojot) said...

a fresh delight....Love the vivid colors...and rich design

Dawn B. said...

Brenda this is beautiful. I just had fresh peaches tonight. Love you coloring. The peaches are almost ready in the mountains this year. This card reminds me how much I love them.

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous work.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just so super spectacular. Love those juicy peaches and your color combination. Thank you so much for playing along in Speedy's Friends Challenge. It's a pleasure to see your work. Hope you can join us next week!

Bonnie said...

What beautiful peaches! They look delicious! I love all the background details too. It makes me think of ripe peaches in a decorative bowl sitting on the kitchen table.

Shirley said...

It is just plain beautiful! I love the colors, the way you did your die cuts and edges too! Lovely!

Leslie Miller said...

At first I thought these were Flourishes' peaches. At any rate, it's a beautiful stamp and they look delicious with your wonderful coloring. Love that chipboard scallop with the black design. Really adds a crisp contrast and sets off the image nicely. The whole card in these colors is just fabulous!

Lori said...

This card is gorgeous!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow...your card is gorgeous!! Love the coloring and am so glad you played along with us at FYI!

Julie Hoffman said...

Gorgeous! You colored your image perfectly! Love the pretty colors and layout too!

Debby said...

Oh this card is so elegant and I love the colours you've highlighted. Thanks for joining us at FYI.

Debgem said...

Good enough to eat! Lovely card!

Keva said...

This is really cute! Love the border images.