August 26, 2010

Pears aplenty



 Karen issued a challenge to create a background grid by measuring your stamp and then drawing lines to stamp it perfectly on your CS. I tried this and it's so simple and fab!

I used the clear Pear Postage stamp by FCD, and then paper pieced all the pears and used Copics to add some color to the leaves and stem and striped lines. SO FUN!

This is brighter than my normal style and uses Hibiscus Burst CS for what I believe is only the second time. (It's not my favorite...)


I colored some button twine with a black Copic, and stamped the sentiment inside one of the postage shapes to finish. Simple and different. No buttons!


Thanks for stopping by today! 

16 comments:

Sue Ann said...

Dana how much do I love pears ...... and this card does not disappoint ~~ but I have to say I am a blond so I do not know if I could have done all that math to get it as "pear"fect as you did....... OMG I am such a nerd :) So i have to go pick pears from my BIL's tree ...... they do not eat them and I can make compote for the freezer to use for months and months in my hot cereals w/ brown sugar ....... I am getting hungry now!!!! I wish I had your light too to take photos ...... if you ever see a green bug driving a mock speed to your house it will be me looking for light!!

Julia K. said...

So aapetizing! ))))) I love it!

Julie Campbell said...

Wow! Is there a style that you can't do?!? I LOVE the graphic feel to this. The whole thing is super duper cool!

Melissa said...

This is so striking, Dana! What a pearfect background! (Sorry I couldn't resist!) Have a great day!

Karen B. said...

Ahh, love this! The colors are perfect, the layout is even better, and coloring the twine with marker is a ingenious idea!

alexandra s.m. said...

Awesome take on Karen's challenge Dana ;-)

Aimes said...

Oh so fun! Love the colours and cute image repeated - so sweet!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Mary said...

This is great - I love all these pears going different directions, and the colors are great together. nice job.

Leah said...

Super fun card! Love the bright colors. Will have to try that method of making a grid, but I'm totally measuring and math challenged so we'll see, LOL

Diane Jaquay said...

Dana, I LOVE this card! Love the graphic design and bold colors, a perfect "pair" ;)

Sara Mac said...

What a fun challenge Dana! I have to say that I love the bright colors on this card. Makes it looks so tasty!

yyam said...

Wow! What an outstanding card! I love the bold choice of colors! You've executed Karen's technique perfectly!

Thanks for playing along!!!:)

Laurie said...

Love your bold colors here! This card really pops! Love it!

IamDerby said...

This is so cute! I love that some of the pears are upside down.

Belinda said...

Wow, how fun!Love the pear stamp and the color combo!

Sasya said...

how fun and cute!! :)) sweet card!!