Monday 10 August 2015

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: homegrown summer

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: homegrown summer.

I have an allotment garden, 150 square metres I  think that's 3 times in feet so 450 square feet of untamed
I have two greenhouses for my tomatoes, chilli peppers and bellpeppers, eggplants or aubergine, and cucumbers, then outside loads of flowers and perennials to keep maintenance down, some veggies like beans, carrots, beets etc but this year the slugs and snails got it all! :-( As I grow 

everything organically I hand pick slugs and snails and dispose of them in the compost bin at home, far away from my veggies ;-)
At the moment I'm harvesting a gazillion blueberries and the last strawberries, the first tomatoes and lots and lots of courgettes...lots!
I took inspiration for this card from I picture I made last week of my harvest of blueberries for that day.
the colours are represented by the Distress inking of the background. Then a top panel with sentiment from Dovecraft and Simon Says Stamp pale blush ink. 
I diecut lots and lots of circles in 4 sized out to the frontpanel to represent the shape of the berries.
At first I thought about raising the fronts panel, but decided to mount is flush with the background.
Still leaving texture as the "berries" are set back a little.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this


  1. Love the colors you achieved!

  2. What a fabulous card and I love how you were inspired by your allotment ~ so, so clever! Thank you for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)