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  


Barb said...

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

Cardsbymaaike said...

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

Stampsnob. said...

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

Hettie said...

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

Judy V said...

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

KandA said...

Really super design and a great sentiment xx

Linby said...

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

Vickie Y said...

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

Monika Reeck said...

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

Anne said...

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

Chrissie said...

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

Sazzle Dazzle said...

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

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

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

Neets B said...

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