Today's Free4All challenge on SCS was Garden Pickin' Time -- make a card using things that grow in your garden. I made two cards, one with fruit and one with flowers -- neither of which grow in MY yard. I have a very brown thumb!
My first card was FRUIT.
I took the opportunity also to use a new (to me) Spellbinders die set called Assorted Fresh Fruit. For the image on the diecut, I just colored the flower portion of the smaller pear stamp with a Memento marker and then positioned the die over the flower when I cut it out. I sponged both pears with Tim Holtz Distressed ink -- Scattered Straw and Bundled Sage -- and then colored the flowers using a marker. I like the way the "out-of-the-nestie" pear peeks over the black mat. All materials on this card, including the Spellbinders Shapeabilities, are available at Mark's Finest Papers.
I had to do a second card using FLOWERS.
The flowers and the pot are two separate stamps, so I masked the flowers before stamping the pot. Both are colored with Copic markers. I don't have a lot of luck with CAS cards, so I had to add the little circle with the gardening tools. It felt better to me that way. To balance out that circle, I punched the flowers at the other three corners.
This is another set of salt and pepper shakers from my collection. It's not PEARS, but it is FRUIT!