One Layer Simplicity: Fruit SmoothiePosted: May 1, 2016
It is my turn to host the One Layer Simplicity challenge this month and I want you to make a fruit smoothie. Fruit smoothie inspired card that is, you can make an actual smoothie too, that is entirely up to you. There are two ways to go about this challenge, you can pull out your fruit stamps or your inks with fruity names. You know which inks they are: the Memento pear tart, the cantaloupe and the tangelo, the Distress picked raspberry and seedless preserves, the SU blackberry bliss and cherry cobbler or any one of the many inks named after fruit!
I chose inks with fruity names for my emboss resist card above. I taped two edges of watercolour paper with painter’s tape then stamped and embossed the new ‘elegance in motion’ stamp with clear powder. I then coloured with picked raspberry and seedless preserves distress markers and blended the ink with water. Once it was dry I removed the tape and ironed it. (one layer watercolour cards sometimes need to be ironed)
I have a sad and sorry fruit smoothie tale to share. I enjoy smoothies but rarely make them because my children do and often offer me some. One day I had all the right ingredients so I filled the jug and started blending with the stick blender. For some reason I turned away to do something else; the jug with stick blender in it did not tip over immediately, it stayed steady just to taunt me I guess, then it fell off the counter onto the floor. The berry coloured smoothie went far and wide. It was further up the walls than my height, it was on the kitchen windows and curtains, a cupboard door was open so it was all over the inside and contents of the cupboard and on the underneath of the drawer above that open cupboard. How on earth? I spent 1½ hours cleaning it up!
Don’t let my carelessness put you off entering our challenge; I’m sure you won’t make half the mess I did!
Stamps: Elegance in Motion, Treasured Sentiments (PB)
Inks: Picked raspberry, Seedless preserves (Ranger) Versamark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Hot pressed Fabriano watercolour paper
Also: clear embossing powder