Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Flashback: Fruit Stand

Happy Friday, y'all!  I just finished up my Flashback card, and as soon as I go back downstairs I'm going to clean off my stamping table.  I don't *think* my girl dog Sadie gets up there to have fun with my craft supplies, but somehow her hair does--I've long suspected it is self-aware and also independently mobile.  But I've been needing to clean off my table for eons so I'm gonna do it TODAY.

On to the Friday Flashback!  Today's retired stamp set is Fruit Stand, a set of three stamps from 2008 and wouldn't you know, I happen to have cards with each stamp in the set.

Also features Amazing to Zany
I admit, the peaches are my least favorite stamp, but that might be because when the set was released, there was a huge discussion on Splitcoast about the peaches' resemblance to a certain male body part.  o.0

Also features Stippled Stencils

I do like the grapes, though.

Also features Short & Sweet

And the raspberries are my favorite, though I suppose they could be blackberries too.  This card has the most comments in my entire Splitcoast gallery thanks to a little prank my Mothermark. I later sent her a card with like 85 buttons on it.

So anyway, here is today's new creation:

I had to go with the raspberries because they're my favorite, and also because of today's FabFriday color combo:

The colors might make you think of Christmas but I'm a rebel so I did something else.  I get kind of annoyed at those people who like to pretend fall doesn't exist and start dragging out their Christmas stuff before Halloween (I have a cousin who's planning to have her kids pose in their Halloween costumes next to the Christmas tree.  NOOOOO!) so I like to wait until at least November to think about Christmas stuff.  Thanksgiving deserves its own time in the holiday spotlight if you ask me.

Anyway, Christmas colors aside, I figure a fruit stand (and fruit in general) is a summertime thing, so I'm entering over at Retro Rubber:

And staring at that fruit stamp is kinda making me crave a piece of triple berry pie.  With ice cream because of course ice cream.  Anyway, as I said Fruit Stand came out in 2008, so it's now 8 years old, and the Four You sentiment is 3 years old.

I also used this week's Retro Sketch:

I turned the sketch on its side, and instead of having the three small circular elements clustered around the image, I lined up some Candy Dots in the corner of my card.

Okay kids, I'm off to clean up my stamp table and maybe organize a few things.  Then I can start my next scrapbook layout with a clean slate.  Have a great weekend!

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  Fruit Stand, Four You
Ink:  Versamark, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Blushing Bride, River Rock
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Bella Rose DSP
Accessories:  Clear EP, Neutrals Candy Dots, Dimensionals


stampwithamyk said...

So pretty! Love all of your creations (well...maybe not so much the peaches after reading your comments, hee hee!) ;) Great colors, the raspberry card works perfectly with the colors challenge. Thanks for Joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

Maria A. said...

Ok Chirsty, you made me LOL with your "peachy" comment, but leaving that aside, I love your beautiful entry to our Retro Rubber SUMMER challenge, the image is beautifully colored and your take on the sketch really showcases it.
Thank you for playing along, we hope you come back and play again next time.
Maria Rodriguez.

Debbie Mageed said...

Very pretty! Raspberries are my favorite too! And I am having the same issue with my craft table. I tell people that my signature on my cards is the one cat hair that always seems to get stuck on the adhesive of each card I make! I have found a super sticky lint roller that I now keep on my craft table and use it whenever I can see the bottom of the my craft table LOL! Thank you for sharing your pretty cards with us at Retro Rubber and always look forward to seeing you in our gallery!

Katy McGloin said...

Christy, I love that you have a rebellious nature. Totally agree with you regarding the holidays. I try not to do any Christmas decorating before Thanksgiving. Autumn is my favorite season, so I do a lot of decorating for that theme including a lit tree just for a Thanksgiving theme. But on to your card....

You did a great job using "Christmas" colors for your raspberry image. When I saw the thumbnail in our gallery, my first thought was "Summertime?". LOL... it was!! Very lovely card and am so glad you shared it with us at Retro Rubber. Always love seeing your talent in our gallery!!

Heather said...

Oh, those raspberries are so sweet! Beautiful coloring job! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Amanda Mertz said...

I love that Christmas didn't even cross your mind with our challenge colors! The raspberries are the perfect solution to our colors for a non-Christmas card. I really like the detail of the image being embossed and then colored; the gloss really makes the berries pop! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Gingin said...

Beautiful card Christy! Those raspberries look good enough to eat. Gorgeous coloring and details. Thank you so much for joining us at Retro Rubber:)

Jane Knudsen said...

Luscious! That is the only way to describe this card! It is beautiful and so real! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

Cindy Beach said...

I love that you used these colors for a summer favorite, raspberries!
And the card is so classic and beautifully done. Love it!
I'm so glad you're playing along with us at Fab Friday!