Monday, 3 January 2011

Bartlett Pears

The theme over on the Simon Says Stamps and Show Challenge blog this week is "my newest stamp". My newest stamp is the polka dot cling stamp by Hero Arts that I've used to add textural interest to the edge of each pear.

I started out by cutting 2 inch wide strips of corrugated card and using them to edge a 12x12 piece of chipboard. I painted them white, and while the paint was still wet I used a moist wipe to remove paint from the corrugations to make them stand out more. I dried the paint with a heat gun and then applied some Walnut stain distress ink to the edges. Inside the frame is an 8x8 piece of Tim Holtz card stock from his "Lost and Found" pad, with a 4x8 piece of white cardstock on top.

The letters and pears were cut on the Cricut from white cardstock using SCAL, and then inked and coloured with distress ink pads. That's about it :) This is going on the wall above my dining table, still lots of empty walls to fill though, so I'll be making home decor items for some time to come! lol

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $25 gift voucher as the prize again this week! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try?

17 comments :

2amscrapper said...

beautiful card and very clever use of your new stamp! Helene

Rumtruffle said...

I am passing on 'The Inspiring Blog' award to you Dan, details can be found on my blog.
Helen x
acraftykindoftruffle.blogspot.com

PS Love the pears!

misteejay said...

Happy New Year Dan.

Great project - those pears look fab.

Toni :o)

Sid said...

Nice images and a Happy New Year Dan !!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

fabulous, great idea to use it to add texture

Glen said...

Ooo...that is gonna look cool on your wall Dan. Is that one of your 5 a day?! *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

Andrea said...

Dan you always manage to add just the greatest finishing touches, a fab piece of art xx

Terry said...

Love those pears and what a great framing piece for a dining area! Fabulous card!

Lori said...

Love it!

JaneH said...

That's gorgeous, Dan! I love the colours and the soft quality of the whole image.

Linda Mc said...

Dan, that looks great. I'm a pear lover so that gives me ideas. Great job!

lynda said...

I love the picture and the use of the stamp. I am a beginner and greatly appreciate your help.

Sue in CT said...

I love the pears but think it would look better in my kitchen ...LOL. Very Nice! I would love to take up the offer of the challenges but they assume everyone has a blog and that is not the case. I hope you have a healthy and prosperous New Year!

Hels Sheridan said...

Nice pear Dan ;o)) Soz, couldn't resist that!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow, really cool, Dan! What a fun & unique way to use your new Hero Arts stamp!

Happy New Year!
*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

kim-paperbabe said...

Great project Dan the way you've highlighted the corrugated card is so effective, fabulous way to use the polka dot stamp too!
Happy New Year hope your knee is a lot better!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Jen said...

Beautiful project! Great use of that stamp on the pears!

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