One Layer Simplicity: Fruit Smoothie

OLS Fruit smoothie Heather Telford

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

16 Comments on “One Layer Simplicity: Fruit Smoothie”

  1. Rob Keogh says:

    A gorgeous card Heather, the colours a lovely.

  2. Cathy Roffey says:

    Such a pretty card Heather, those colours are so lovely together. I’ll bet you leave the smoothie making to the kids now lol! Cathy x

  3. Marianne says:

    Gorgeous card, Heather, and a fun challenge prompt.

  4. Janine B says:

    Beautiful card. Smoothies and soup seem to travel as far as each other!

  5. Ooh those colours look yummy together and the watercolouring looks fab with the white image. Gorgeous card! xxx

  6. creatingincolors says:

    Oh no, on the flying smoothie! What a clean-up job that was! I do love your card with it’s soft fruity coloring – beautiful.

  7. Cindy Close says:

    Re: your smoothie tale – my husband turned on the whole house fan with all windows closed and the fireplace doors open, our entire house was covered with soot. I would have traded you cleaning times. Your card is gorgeous as always, your talent awes me.

  8. kthaman says:

    Gorgeous! Love the colors and the coloring.

  9. Laura Jane says:

    Smoothie can FLY baby!! Your card is FAB:)

  10. Vicki B says:

    So very pretty! Sorry about the Smoothie mess you had!!! One time I had a homemade applesauce issue with the blender……applesauce on a rough textured sealing is not easy to clean up. I definitely feel for the mess you had!

  11. Bonnie says:

    This is so refreshing looking, Heather! I can see why you stick to Smoothies on paper!

  12. Pat says:

    I love the story of your fruit smoothie disaster Heather and can imagine how much mess it must have made. This card on the otherhand is definitely not a, it is entirely beautiful and the two colours over the white embossed stamp are so pretty and the masked edges give a nice crisp and clean look. x

  13. Lindsey says:

    What a fun and original challenge! And such a pretty card. Your smoothie disaster sounds truly epic! 😉

  14. Clelie says:

    I always open your blogs with such anticipation…and so very often find my breathe taken away with a beautiful “moment”! This was such a day! Wow…this is gorgeous! Then I read about your day and my heart went out to you (and the lady with the soot problem! 🙂 ) It instantly brought to mind a babysitting experience when I was 16! My charges were 10 (girl) and 12 (boy) and they decided to make a cake. They got to goofing around and lifted the hand mixer from the bowl — I had to wash down the whole kitchen and the open cupboards and dishes that were inside! I am sure that Mom found lots that I missed even though my efforts were careful! 🙂

  15. Claire Lapierre says:

    Am very happy you gave the stampin up Colors as I am a su démonstrator. Wish you could do that as often as possible. I am sure there are a lot of demonstrator out there that use the stampin up products. Thank very much, very appreciated.
    Claire Lapierre

  16. cherylquilts says:

    Heather, this is so dreamy, and I love the beautiful colors you’ve achieved! Wow! And what a perfect sentiment! So elegant and amazing! Just love how you made these stamps shine! Hugs, sweet friend!

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