Monday, 1 February 2016

How does your garden grow?

I'm sure you all know about my husband's love  of growing vegetables, so the Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Salad stamp set I recently treated myself to is going to come in very handy for making things for him and his blogging friends.

Today saw its first outing, to make a card featuring the carrot and beetroot stamps from the set. I stamped and masked the roots, then masked a line across the tops of the veg and used a very stiff-bristled paintbrush and Walnut Stain DI to stipple the lower strip of the card, to give a "crumbly earth" effect. Some more stamping, masking and colouring for the leaves, and the fun sentiment from the stamp set, finished the card off.

I saw when I removed the masks that I'd cut them a bit on the big side, so the "earth" didn't go right up to the edges of the veg, but I decided I rather liked the effect, as it gels nicely with the rather haphazard scribbly effect of the roots.

I am sharing this with:

Less is More - Down Under
MFP Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes  


  1. I really like this card Jane. What a great card to make for your hubby and everything works so well. What a great sentiment. I have lots of Hero Arts stamps but not looked at their offerings recently.

    I'm so glad youjoined in with my anniversary celebration. Barbxx

  2. i also love growing my own veggies, ahve been of a decade or so now, hate radishes though lol, but i love this stampset, I think Lawn Fawn is also coming out with one...hide my wallet...great card! very different take on down under but very clever

  3. I have half a dozen vegan friends to send this to TFS MFP Stampshop Lis DT

  4. This is super Jane. I just love this stamp and sentiment. So funny.

  5. Cute card! Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  6. Really super design and a great sentiment xx

  7. Great take on the challenge - very inventive indeed.
    Lynn x

  8. Cute card! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

  9. Clever made that carot and the friends planted
    Clever card you made Jane
    I luv this too♡♡

  10. Jane what a fab card and great take on our theme!
    Thank you for joining us
    "Less is More"

  11. What a fab take of the challenge Jane, this is a really fun card!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  12. Cute, and fun - such a novel take on the challenge.
    Great idea and thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  13. What a cute card! Clever idea! Thanks for playing along with us at MFP Stamp Challenge this week!

  14. Love your clever take on our challenge theme, and the sentiment is great.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More


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