Sunday, June 27, 2010

GCA #94 - The Fruits of Summer!!

Hello all!!!  I hope you are having a wonderful beginning to your summer season.  As you know, June 21st was the official start of summer.  Except I think Mother Nature has gotten a little ahead of herself!  Here in Michigan we've had some horribly hot and humid days already.

Last night I was creating a swap card with the same sketch I used for my card for the GCA.  It is SC285 over on SCS.  The sketch calls for squares, but I used circles instead.  So, as I was creating my swap card I thought how my Tart & Tangy set would look on here.  And, voila, GCA #94 was born!

On this card I used a combination of new and old products.  The stamp set, Tart & Tangy, has been out for awhile, but is still one of my faves, especially this time of year.  The strawberry was colored with the new Riding Hood Red marker and Garden Green.  On the apple I used the new In-Color marker, Pear Pizazz and Chocolate Chip.  The orange slice was stamped in Pumpkin Pie.

Each of the stamps were first stamped in Crumb Cake and then the colored pieces were cut out and popped up with a dimensional.  On the strawberry circle I used the new 2 3/8" scallop circle in Pumpkin Pie and then used my other circle punches for the rest. 

On the background piece I layered a piece of the new In-Color, Poppy Parade onto Very Vanilla.  The Poppy Parade layer was run through my Lattice Square eb folder.  I then used the flower strip from the new Level 1 hostess set, Because I Care, along the the top and bottom edges.  The red polka-dotted ribbon is retiring, but I thought looked perfect with this card.  I used my "It's Your Birthday" set for the sentiment, which was punched out with the 1" circle and stamped in Riding Hood Red.  I sponged the edges with the new Crumb Cake.

A lot of dimension going on here too!!  The background panel is up with dimensionals, as is each of the circles.

So, for the challenge this week you need to use some sort of fruit item on your creation.  It can single fruits like I used, or a combination image or an image of someone carrying a fruit basket.  Whatever kind of fruit image you have, go for it!!

Upload your creation to either your blog or to an online gallery and post a link to your creation to this blog entry by July 3, 2010 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts or Stamp TV, please put GCA94 in your keywords. That way everyone can see all of the wonderful creations at once!

Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenges and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!

Happy Stamping!!!


Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute!!!

Ann said...

Love fruity cards for summer! Here's mine:

Scrappy said...

Great idea for a challenge and I love your card! :) Here is mine:

Cindy Groh said...
Here's mine

Cindy Groh said...

Here's my Strawberry card.

Beth aka BR-T said...

Love you card! Fruit is so yummy... here is the addy to my card:

Hazel said...

my card is here x

Yogi said...

Here's mine
thanks for looking if you have the chance.

Anonymous said...

I know this one has officially finished but if you have time here's card I made.
Lisa x