Thursday, September 17, 2009

Greetings & Salutations!

Welcome to the first Blog Hop of the new DT for FireCracker Designs.....what did you say?
I am old Dt?
yes duh I know BUT I am now part of the Creative Counsel for FCD
and we are all playing in this hop too PLUS our Guest Designer Lydia is playing also!!


Have you had a chance to check the new DT team out? If not you can see their bios {here}

ok so...
Are you ready?!?!?! Here we go!

Welcome to the first Firecracker Designs By Pamela Blog Hop for DT 04!

This month's theme is "Greetings & Salutations."

We were asked to create any piece of that focused on this theme.


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The official start time of this Hop is Friday, September 18, at 8:00 AM (EST).

If you arrived early, please be patient as all the links may not be live yet.



DT teams at times can be a "Wild Bunch" so I am saying welcome to the NEW Wild Bunch of FireCracker Designers! Glad to be working with you all.


My card uses the Fruit Cup stamp set that Pamela put out last year and I just love because it is so versatile! I used several of the fruits here and masked off as I made a scene from them. I colored with Prisma Watercolor pencils and blended with my Blender Pen.

How do you like my Pink Lady Apple? They are my favorites! Mmmmm add a little PB to the slice...Ohhhhh.....delish.....Oops back to stamp talk LOL!


I cut the tag with my Slice and then stamped the greeting on it. Put the brads through and mounted it on top of the scene piece. I added the line of brads all across the bottom to finish this one off.


Hope you enjoy and again - WELCOME to all the new DT members!


This is a “circular blog hop” where the beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from!

(It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.)


The winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess that will be announced when the hop is over…that’s why you want to leave a comment on

EVERY

blog, so you don’t miss out!


**To find out if you’ve won… you will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Mon, September 21, at 8:00 PM (EST).**


Now, to continue the circle, you will need to hop on over to Libby

and keep going until you’ve come back to where you’ve started!

Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you have a great time!

hugs,

33 comments:

Ursula said...

hee hee! Your card made me laugh out loud, Karyn! So far this group is shaping up to be a "wild bunch" for sure, and I love it!! :o) Terrific job masking the fruit; you created a lovely still life scene with those images!

Christina said...

you rocked I loved the sentiment.

TesaB said...

LOL! Too funny! Beautiful card, the masking is outstanding! Love the chalked edges giving it a distressed look! Big hug on you from Tesa aka One of the Wild Bunch.

Libby Hickson said...

LOL - that's too funny Karyn! I love it, your bunch of wild fruit looks good enough to eat!

LadybugSue said...

I just love that stamp and the card is so colorful, juicy looking like you could just pick a piece of fruit. Very cute!!! Susan K
sknauber1@comcast.net

Donna Moore said...

Mornin'!, your card is fabulous, your coloring just makes the fruit come to life! And yes, I guess we are a bit of a "wild bunch"!! What fun :) I just gotta get this set!

Lydia said...

LOVE it!!! Awesome job!

Juliet A said...

hmmmm,your masking is so good I had to look at the stamp set to see if it was a stamp of all the fruit together. Gorgeous!

Deli said...

Love the card. Your masking technique is well done and your watercoloring is awsome.

yvonnew said...

cute, cute card!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm! Good enough to eat. Now I need to go find a nice crisp apple.

-Theresa, aka 21stamper at gmail dot com

Diana said...

WOW!!! You really did a great job with this technique.....thanks for the inspiration. Love the "wild" bunch. This new team is full of great ideas. Thanks to you all
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Darla said...

Yummy card!! Think I have to pause my trip in the blog hop to go get a nice crisp apple from the fridge now. tee hee

Thanks,
Darla
darlamcc at eastlink dot ca

Kathy W said...

fun image, and the sentiment is too funny

Lulu said...

LOVE it!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I love the vibrant colors and the sentiment.

Rachelle

Anonymous said...

That would be a great set for recipe cards and also for Thanksgiving. You did a great job on your card.
tonilea
jiffy1212@aol.com

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Fabulous Karyn! Your coloring on the strawberry and yellow apple are especially beautiful!

FireCracker082 said...

this is OUTSTANDING! Love the way you bunched all the fruit together this way!! I really LOVE this set, thanks for reminding me to reach for it more often!!

christina d said...

I love the card. I have this set too and I just learned a new way o using it! Thanks!

Barbara said...

Love the coloring, shading etc. I'm trying to get more dimentional with my work.

msfreida said...

What a FABULOUS job you did with this "wild bunch"! Love your coloring! This is such a versatile set...must add to my wish list!

Freida
freida38801@yahoo.com

Anna Banana said...

I love that you paired "the wild bunch" with fruit - very cute!!
You did a great job on the apple!! Now if you slice them real thin and put them on peanutbutter toast and then a drizzle of honey ... heaven!!

Marianne said...

Love the watercolor technique!

Christine said...

and she sings.. "Fruit salad.. yummy, yummy!" That card is so happy looking. Great Job. Now I think I officially want to go and eat some fruit!
Thank you for sharing,
Christine
(xtinejonick79@gmail.com)

Martha said...

Mmmm, sweet fresh fruit! Looks good to me, lol.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Ha! I love it! Cool colorization techinque. I've never used my blender pen with watercolor markers. If you use the blender pen, does that mean you don't have to use watercolor paper? Great way that you arranged your fruit! I got this set, loved it and plan on posting with it next week.

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is awesome- it really looks like one big stamp- your masking is wonderful. I admire your coloring with a blender pen- perfect! TFS

Sandy Knecht said...

Yum!

Dawn Frost said...

Love the colouring on your wild bunch! Very nice card.

joyduvall said...

sounds like you might need to remember to eat while stamping, lol! Great colors!
joy.duvall@gmail.com

Diane said...

I really like the design -- great job on the masking and layout!!

Etha said...

What fun!! love the fruits and your mental connection to the wild bunch :)