Monday, April 19, 2010

Fresh and Etsy

This week's Etsy Inspired Challenge EIC84 is Cose Dolci, a shop that sells items made or embellished with felt. I was inspired by the plate embellished with felt pears.

The card is also for this month's SmART Words Challenge. The word is "fresh," and "fresh fruit" is really my favorite food in the entire world.

The pear is stamped in acrylic paint -- painted with a spong brush in a very light layer on the solid stamp, then stamped on paper. I used several different colors to capture all the wonderful colors that pears turn. The chipboard pieces were sanded and sponged with ink. I didn't have any way to do felting, so I added rafia and ribbon to add some texture, even if it's not felt texture.


  1. Love where you got your inspiration from! Beautiful card!

  2. Beautiful card Sandy! Thanks for joining us at the smART-word challenge this month.

    God bless.

  3. Being that pears are my favorite fruit, this one looks 'fresh' enough to eat! Thank you for participating in April's smART-Word Challenge.

  4. I LOVE that you stamped with acrylics! What a lovely pear and great colors.

    Have a great day,

  5. I absolutely love what you did with the pear image...the colors and fading add so much life to it! Thanks for playing in the Etsy Inspired Challenge!


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