Friday, March 31, 2017

Tinned Tomatoes

Hope you are enjoying the same lovely Spring sunshine we've been seeing over the last few days.  Doesn't it make a difference to everything!
I'm a bit excited because we've just booked a sneaky little week at the coast.  Being a seaside-born girl I really miss seeing the sea.  I don't even care if its wild and stormy - seeing the sea in all it's moods is good for the soul.  Well, mine, anyway!

We have such an interesting challenge to play with over on The Daring Cardmakers this week:
Wrap It Up 
It's Enfys here with this week's dare....I thought it would be fun to challenge you to use something that was used to wrap a grocery product on your project.

So when you are unloading your shopping this week, take a closer look at those cardboard boxes, acetate, plastic, chocolate wrappers or those little nets that held your oranges......

We've used all manner of packaging items over on the blog - you'd never really guess it was just "rubbish"!   There's treasure to be had all over the place when you actually take the time to look.  

In the end I used part of the cardboard wrapper from a 4 pack of tinned tomatoes, but I do have a couple of other things on my desk which I'm going to try and make use of in the next few days - before the mood wears off
I went with a gardening theme - probably because one of the kitchen worktops is currently home to a whole load of tomato plant it was rather in my mind!

I cut a circle aperture in the cardboard where the name etc was, then glued it onto a card base which I'd already inked in pale blue.
I used a Scalloped Nesties die and a plain circle (both Spellbinders) to make a frame; this covered some of the other unwanted printing on the tomatoes label, the rest is concealed beneath the other die-cuts.
All the various garden tools themed die cuts are made using the
 fantastic set from XCut
The seedling is a bit of a composite; the pot, stem and the leaves are all from different dies, because none of the ones I had were just the right size and shape.  Sometimes you just have to adapt what you've got!
The tiny tomatoes I used to decorate the frame are made using another large Spellbinders die - but just the little circles that are usually the 'waste'.  I added absolutely teeny green stars cut with a Tonic Edger punch - I've never actually worked out how this particular edger is supposed to be used, but its still very useful for the different sized stars (various degrees of tiny!) that it cuts
The sentiment quote is pc generated 

That's it for this time.
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Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

sweet and beautiful Kathy

gr karin

Tracy Welham said...

Haha, love that sentiment, wonderful recycling and an all round fab card! Oh I agree the sea is a brilliant place to be, in fact I prefer it out of season. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Laine said...

Fabulous and fun. Such a colourful creation!

Shabneez said...

Looks fab Kathy! the gardening theme is perfect for the tinned tomatoes packaging. Enjoy your tranquil break, hope you get some rest and give the sea a wave from me! Shabneez x

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous, loving the gardening implements and wonderful card design.
Linda xxx

Jan Ltc said...

Great card xx Jan

Dawn said...

What a fabulous way to use tinned tomatoes and live the garden theme.

Janet Packer said...

A fun challenge and a lovely card x

Cathy Clowes said...

Stunning card Kathy. I love the gardening theme and your use of the packaging is perfect with it. Cathy x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Great die cuts love your card layout

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Great die cuts love your card layout

Angelnorth said...

Fab colourful card - great use of the tomato packaging for the background!