my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Feeling Fruity?

              Feeling Fruity is the lucky dip challenge at Less Is More this week and it prompted me to dig out this lovely pear stamp. It is one of my few wood mounted stamps that is still attached to it's wood, and I must have had it a long time as I have not bought mounted stamps for ages. I began by stamping the image with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, and made sure it was dry by zapping it with my heat tool.I then coloured it with Distress Inks pressed onto my craft mat and spritzed lightly with water and applied with a water brush.The colours I used are Brushed Corduroy, and Forest Moss with a touch of Victorian Velvet and a little scattered Straw for the wasp/bee? I cut it out and defined the edge with the brown ink pad.Next I cut a mat of dark green card slightly smaller than my base card ,and embossed it using a Craft Concepts embossing folder called Garden Swirls. I attached the pear image to the green mat and then fixed that to the card. I then stamped the Impression Obsession  Nature sentiment with the same brown ink and cut it out and inked the edge as before and fixed it with 1mm. foam pads so I could just overlap it onto the main image.  My apologies to Chrissy and Mandi for missing the last couple of weeks, I have been busy with other things. If you care to look at my previous post  you will see some of the reason why. Thank you for taking a look, I do appreciate your comments.


  1. Beautiful card, love the sentiment. Yvonne x

  2. You always did like that pear stamp didn't you? It is certainly just right for this challenge and the colouring is great. Kate x

  3. It seems that lots of stamps have come out of hiding for the challenge this week!
    This is a fabulous stamp I can see why you love it!
    Great card and great to see you again too, I hope you had a fabulous time at the wedding!
    Thanks so much
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  4. Very classic with the rich dark green. That's a lovely pear stamp. x

  5. You did a great job painting those pears! I love the sentiment/saying and the embossed background, layout and color choice are perfect!

  6. FAB card, think pears are the most popular this week
    Enjoy the wedding Jean
    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"