Wednesday, 3 August 2011

'Pear'fectly simple!

It's been such a long time since I've made a plain card. My games and travelling along with my ordered cards have kept me busy and the ladies at the Club rather seem to like 'More, More and More' on cards rather than less!
But I DID promise myself that if I could spare a short while I would try and make plainer cards as well as continuing with the easel frilly and fancy efforts - this week the challenge at Less is More was 'Feeling Fruity' and in case they were considering excommunicating me from the Limettes owing to my prolonged absence I thought maybe I should try to submit something this week! 
This digital stamp was one of the very first I downloaded. It was offered as a freebie and thus began my attachment to digital stamps as well as good old red and grey rubber ones!
The stamp had the word 'Forever' underneath the pear. I chose to alter it, using a free sentiment from TLC which I liked better!

I printed the image out twice and coloured the pear with 'Pear Green' and 'Lime Zest' promarkers. I cut out one of the pears and attached it using 3d foam pads to give it some dimension. I then gave it a liberal coating of glossy accents! And as the challenge at Ambers Crafts this week is Sparkly/Shiny I've submitted glossy pear into the challenge pot!
Matted and layered onto white and green card and I used the shaving brush to put some 'Shabby Shutter' distress ink round the edges of the large white card to soften the edges of the white background.

This card is destined for the pink stash - I think - or maybe I shall just give it to the most important thing in my life - my other half who sits in the office with me and smiles indulgently when I'm throwing glitter and glue around the place and littering the floor with off cuts of paper!

22 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card!! Beautiful pear.

Jan said...

Pear-fect.....(well somebody was bound to say it lol) Love the colour and the way you've embossed the pear. Lovely effect.

Bonnie said...

Aren't digital stamps great when you don't have any stamps for the challenge? I went blind after I saw the fruit and missed that it could be a card made with fruit colors! Oh well, I liked what I had to use. I love your "peary" nice card!

Aileen said...

Love it! The glossy accents really make your pear look delish. Brill sentiment, think it should go to your other half! x

Penny said...

What a gorgeous , shiny pear!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, the pear looks ready to eat. Yvonne x

Maureen said...

Very nice!!

GinaA said...

Pearfect pear, love the colour in the corners of the card.

Chrissie said...

Fabulous card Viv, I love that image... is it still available?
Great to see you back!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Jackie said...

What a stunning LiM card, great colour :o)
Jackie xx

Anne said...

Delicious! I like the colour you added to the corners
Anne
x

coops said...

wow this is peartastic viv :D
i love the cas design and the glossy pear :D

xx coops xx

Kathyk said...

Such a great card

Kathyk

Clarky J said...

This is fab Viv - looks ready to munch :0)

fatmonica said...

It's a great pear!

Karen Aicken said...

Great card - love the sentiment you used with it and the shine! TFS

Lee said...

Oh WOW.I love this Beautifully coloured, really fab.xx

Katina said...

Great card; the glossy accents look fab on the pear. x

Cazro said...

I simply adore your card it is pearfect. Cazro

Mandi said...

Brilliant card viv, love the sponging
Thank you so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Susan said...

This looks good enough to eat! LOL! LOVE how the glossy accents looks!

Suzanne Russell said...

Love your shiny pear! Great job with the glossy accents. It really make it a stand out!