Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fruit stand in Our Creative Corner

It's Saturday! Yahoo! so, you know what that means! It's time for another creative and inspirational challenge from Our Creative Corner.  Our hostess this week is Kristin from Lily Beth Boutique.  She has this fabulous inspirational board full of photos from fruit stands.
I found this wonderful free download of these two cute children eating cherries.  But look at this little girl.  She is hanging a cherry from her ear.  Did you ever do that as a child?  I did!  We use to pretend they were our fancy earrings.  How funny, huh?  So, naturally when I saw this old photo I just had to use it!
Here is my card:
Believe it or not, this card only uses four different pattern papers.  The larger pattern paper was used in my granddaughters birthday party invites from when she celebrated her 3rd birthday!  Yeah, that was 2 years ago, and I only had this scrap left, so I'm not sure who made it.  The muted pattern paper is a scrap from some Valentine's Day cards I made earlier this year.  The text paper is First Edition DSP.  I used a die cut to create the spiral notebook sheet.   I stamped a few letters onto the writing paper in Pure Poppy classic ink.  I adhered the free download to the card with some foam tape.  I added a few buttons tied with linen thread.  I also added a layered circle embellishment to help continue the circle shape and glitter.  I had a scrap piece of crochet trim that really had to go onto this card.  I had a single paper flower that really matched the shades of red that has some glitter on its petal edges.
Leave me a comment, and let me know what you think, and share a shopping secret: where do you purchase your fruits & vegetables?  Me, I prefer to make those purchases at the Farmer's Market on Eubank & Snow Heights in Albuquerque, NM.
Stop by the challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team have created.  They have made some absolutely wonderful cards!  Different styles, and some very talented artist!  Play along with us and upload your card to be eligible for our Top Talent Award!


Anne Marie Hile said...

Hi Sharon! I just LOVE your beautiful card! That little image is adorable and you complimented it so nicely with the papers. I just love all of your wonderful details. Have a great day today! :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Oooh, your image made me laugh out loud! Yes I did my share of earring hanging with cherries. I love the card and that you were able to use that sentimental scrap from your granddaughter's party. This is a beauty!

Tui Nathan said...

Oh Sharon, your card is adorable ... love the image, and yes, I too can relate to the cherry earrings ....
Love the patterned papers, you have used them so well and they suit your card perfectly.
Great job ... well done!!1

Holly Barrett said...

That red patterned paper in the back is so nice. I love it! I never hung cherries from my ear as a child but this card is touching, cute and sweet.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

So cute! I love that the picture reminded you of your sweet! Hope you have a great week :)

MarcyK924 said...

Sharon, I love the bg story of your childhood. My childhood inspired my card too! I love the vintage image you chose. Your card is stunning.

We just stopped by a local farmer's market today, here in New England, and bought a boatload of heirloom tomatoes, peaches, and melons. YUM!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty Sharon. Love that image (and yes, I used to do that), the lovely colors... the flower embellishment is gorgeous. :o)

Kristin said...

YES!!! We did that too!!! I love that image, where ever did you find it? The collection of patterned papers are perfection (say that 3 times fast) Even though there's a lot of pattern, the combination really makes the image pop. Great job!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What an awesome vintage card, Sharon! Fabulous image of the children and really wonderful papers and embellishments! So sorry it's taken me all week to get over here to tell you so! Really terrific job on the fruity challenge.

I buy my produce from my normal supermaket. We do have some farmer's markets but no time to go there to shop. I generally do a blitz run at the supermarket and get back to my craft room ASAP - LOL!

Hope you have had a wonderful week.