Thursday 6 July 2017

Basket of Thanks

Hi and welcome!  Today's post brings you the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is my Aussie mate, Narelle  Farrugia.

A gorgeous CAS sketch!  I decided to dig through my NBUS box and used one of the stamp sets released in a Hero Arts kit from a few months ago, to come up with a basket of vegetables.

I colored up the various images with Copics and then die-cut them with the matching dies.  I cut slits down either side of the basket handle and across the top so I could arrange the veges "in" the basket.  I then glued all the images in place before setting it aside to work on the rest of the card.  I die-cut a stitched circle of vellum and then adhered the sentiment (such a cool font!), which was white-embossed onto a black strip of cardstock.  The basket was added with foam tape and then I squirted some liquid glue onto the back side of the vellum where it would be hidden by the image and sentiment.  The card base is Soft Stone and I added some Jewel Drops as per the sketch.

Thanks so much for visiting!  The rest of the design team have some gorgeous cards so be sure to check them out.

I'm linking this card up to Addicted to Stamps who have a CAS challenge and Inkspirational who have a Rural word prompt.  Now, vegetables aren't only rural, but agriculture is a key industry where I live, so I'm going with it :)

Products used:

Stamps:  My Monthly Hero March 2017 (Hero Arts), Mini Thanks (Create a Smile)
Ink:  Versamark, Intense Black
Cardstock:  Soft Stone, X-Press It, Black, Vellum
Dies:  MMH (Hero Arts), Inside/Out Stitched Circles (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Nuvo Jewel Drops, White EP



Cara said...

This is such a sweet card, love the CAS look x

Amy O said...

Those veggies are too cute to eat! I love them arranged in that sweet basket. Fabulous card, Karren!

Linda Callahan said...

A delightful basket of veggies for sure.....and oh so beautifully colored!

Michelle said...

I love your basket of veges! Such a cool card, Karren! :-)

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, Karren! I love how you arranged the veggies and of course your Copic coloring is flawless...Awesome card!

Marina said...

I think it works well for rural! The colourful basket of veg is really showcased by the design and I love the stitched circle of vellum. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges

Shauna said...

Those vivid vegetables look lovely! Also, your white on black sentiment really stands out. Great design! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

ElizStewart said...

Absolutely fabulous!

Julie B said...

Love that trug of veggies and a great interpretation of the sketch too.
Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)

Rita W said...

The basket and veggies really POP against the neutrals. Great design and coloring.

Narelle Farrugia said...

How cool! I LOVE those veggies and as always your colouring is perfect! Such a fun card!

Kim S said...

LOVE your overflowing basket!

Jen Timko said...

A basket full of yum!! This is so cute! As always, the images look amazing...good enough to eat. :-)

cm said...

Your basket of veggies is absolutely delightful! Such a darling card in every way! So thrilled you shared this in the Inkspirational Rural challenge!