Sunday, 6 November 2011

Some fool (mentioning no names, ahem – wonder who that was?) set a ten minute challenge on KCUK, with the first part of the challenge being to use pear stamps.

Since I was the one who set the challenge, I thought I’d better get one done before I get busy again, so I got out my pear stamps – didn’t realise I had so many!  I had a real pear fetish at one time, lol.

I opted for two of my all time favourite stamps, the Stampers Anonymous (or is it Stamp in the Hand) solid pear and text.

10 minute pear
You can tell I was rushing because the inks aren’t properly blended and one of the words isn’t stamped properly but it was fun.
I had all the card cut to size (or I’d have been there for another hour, matching, he, he) then stamped the Pear text in Versamark ink. I then added colour to the solid pear stamp with Petal points, blending with fingers (I love inky fingers!).  Background colour was then added (direct to paper and blended with fingers) with the same Petal points and a couple of other colours, wiped over to remove excess from embossed images and clear embossed again.  I’d have positioned them differently if I’d had more time to think about it, but I only had ten minutes.
To be honest, because I used the ATG gun so quickly, I ended up with adhesive on the front of my terracotta layer, so had to rub that off with my adhesive remover rubber (one of the best things I ever bought after the ATG gun) and that took me over the ten minutes, but I wasn’t going to leave it like that!
I may be back with more pear cards because I found some crackers and some other stamps I’d forgotten all about.
Since these are two of my all time favourite images (unfortunately, I have too many ‘favourites’ to choose from) I’ll enter this into this week’s Just For Fun Challenge which is to use one of your favourite stamps.

30 very much appreciated comments:

Sandy said...

Really really beautiful Cath.
The colors rock. I love it.

Tessa said...

Beautiful card!! Love the colours.

xx Tessa

Carol Q said...

well I dunno Cath - it looks like a gorgeous blending of colours to me.

Zoechaos said...

WOW 10 minutes gorgeous card love the colouring love everything about it. Thank you for sharing this with us at Just for fun XOXO Zoe

Von said...

Beautiful Cathy and all in 10mins and love your favourite stamp too :)so thank you for sahring it with us at Just for Fun
Von xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

He he he, smashing card, love the watercolour effects, great idea for a challenge not foolish at all, Gay xx

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Amazing that you managed this is ten minues, love the colours

flutterbycrafter said...

This is gorgeous, love the colours xx

Lottie said...

10 MINUTES! Wow - and all those lavers of stamping - brilliant - love the pear stamps and how you have coloured them - so realistic!

Paul Browning said...

Fabulous card, love the background and the colouring on the fruit. I'm not sure about the fetish for pears though. What about bananas instead ;). Pxx

sam21ski said...

Great theme, love your pear stamps

Sam xxx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Cath! I have been messy with inks today, but my cards took me a lot longer than ten minutes! I will probably post them tomorrow now as I have a little more planning to do. Glad the 'O' experience wasn't too painful. I tend to think of them like a visit to the dentist, lol!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

gorgeous piece....i love pears and this is beauty.

Sandra's Spot said...

10 Mins wow it works for me I love it. Hugs Sandra xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Gosh it takes me ten minutes to find a space on my desk ! Have never made a card in ten minutes in my life ! Love your pears and the gorgeous colouring the blending looks fine to me !

Marie

Dotpat said...

Fab card Cath, love the colours you have used

cockney blonde said...

Ooo, love the colours Cath. Shall try and do mine this week, that's if I can find 10 minutes, lol, x

Marjie Kemper said...

Love it! Went through a bit of a pear phase myself and have both the image and the text stamps. They're timeless, though! Love your colors.

Ellie said...

It turned out beautiful! LOVE the colors!

hazel said...

Your 10 minute card is fabulous Cath, I love the colours.
xxx Hazel.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic card, love the bright colors.

Darlene said...

well think this turned out great - luv the colours !

darlene

Martina2801 said...

This is incredible, Cath!
I love everything about it.

Petra Tillmann said...

Great card, Cath!

chrissie said...

Fantastic work-can't imagine being able to do anything like that in ten minutes-amazing.

xxx

Terry said...

I remember a 10 minute challenge at Grungy Monday! Not that easy! Your 10 minute creation is a masterpiece with such stunning colors and design! Love the pears!

Kim Dellow said...

That never took ten min! LOL! WOW! It would have taken me ages! Love it, the colours are wonderful! Kim

froebelsternchen Susi said...

absolut awesome cards during the last weeks... Ilove them all! GREAT ART!

xxx Susi

Neet said...

Lovely card for your KC challenge and one which does not look like a ten minute one. Thanks for sharing with us on JFF this week. Hugs, Neet

Kristy C said...

LOVE these Cath! Pears are my favorite!