Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Lettuce Have Some Fun!!!

Core from some leaf lettuce left overnight to dry.
Hi, Friends.....

Call it spring fever or whatever you will, but Janis went a little bit crazy today stamping with a lettuce scrap!!!  Yep, you read it right..... LETTUCE!  :)

I was inspired by this post over at Design Memory Craft by Laura Bray that used Gelatos and Bok Choy.  When I saw the lovely pattern of this lettuce core.....I couldn't just toss it to my chickens!!!  I grabbed one of my pale pink watercolor marker refill backgrounds and smooshed some Distress Ink in Abandoned Coral onto my craft sheet and stamped with my lettuce core.  LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!  Aren't those rose images just wonderful????  (Something tells me that the One who made roses...also is the One who made lettuce!)

I decided to go shabby with this card, so I found some pink and gray scraps in my bag and roughed up the edges a bit for my layers.

My sentiment is Thinking of You from Serendipity Stamps.  I adore this gorgeous font!!!  I inked it in Versafine - Smokey Gray and heat embossed it with clear powder.  Serendipity is having a Circles/Dots Challenge right now where I will be linking up this card.  Hope you pull out your Serendipity products and join in, too!!

Other supplies used on this card include:  thrift store pearl/lace trim, crinkly ribbon, and sequins from Pretty Pink Posh- Sweetheart Mix.

Hope you enjoyed my card today.  I had so much fun playing around with that piece of lettuce!!!  lol...  Maybe you will start eyeing your veggie scraps from a different perspective now, too!  Ha.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Serendipity Stamps Challenge #53 - Circles/Dots
2. Twofers Challenge #15 - Organic (must stamp)
3. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week #220 - Use Snippets
4. Let's Play! at A Colorful Journey
5. Design Memory Craft March Challenge - Handmade Flowers (I hope my hand-cut lettuce scrap that I used as a stamp counts as a handmade flower, since I got the idea off the DMC blog!)
6. WOW! Embossing March Challenge - Anything Goes with Heat Embossing 

7. One Crazy Stamper March Challenge - Anything Goes
8. Crop Stop Linky Party #14 - Anything Goes, Use a product that CS sells (I used Distress Ink) 

9. Little Claire's Challenge #67 - Anything Goes
10. Little Scrap Pieces Show-it-Off Saturday Linky Party
11. Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party - Photo Inspiration (I took my inspiration from the pink roses!)


Jane Willis said...

Absolutely gorgeous! When I saw the thumbnail over at Twofers, I wondered where you'd found such a beautiful rose stamp. I'd have never guessed that you found it in the fridge! Thanks for sharing

ike said...

Eeeee !!! How super fab - I would never have thought of that in a million years. The rose effect is amazing :-D A very beautiful card to made too. :-)
I am off to search for some veggies to print with now :-D

IKE xxx

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Özge Başağaç said...

Hello Janis. I found you after your message on my blog.Really liked the idea of using a veggie as a stamp. And the card turned out beautiful.I loved the name of your blog.Peace is what i need right now, so i ended up here.And i have a 12 year old cat, too.Thank you for visiting.

Barb said...

Hi Janis, your card is absolutely stunning and who ever would have thought it. Thank you for sharing this amazing technique. What a lovely shabby chic card you've made. Barbxx

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Di said...

Wow Janis, you clever little sausage! Those lettuce roses are stunning - and a really beautiful card too. Amazing that you did that.

Thank you for coming to play in the Snippets Playground :)


Di xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

It totally looks like roses! What a great idea!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Oo oo oo oo oooo!
That is one very cute idea!
Love it

Davi said...

Well I have to say that those lettuce roses are beautiful and the card is gorgeous! I think He knew there was a rose in the lettuce :)

Karenladd said...

Well, as I told you earlier, I never even mastered the art of the potato print so your gorgeous lettuce roses have me sockless (as in knocked my socks off!). I think that you could ask 50 different stampers how you made this card and not one would have guessed a lettuce core. Even the leftover lettuce looks beautiful with the coral ink dressing it up. I especially love that you let us have a peek at the unadorned, lowly little lettuce core before it became an artist's muse. The lovely lace and gray accents just make it even more gorgeous and shabby chic was exactly the way you needed to go. This may be one of my favorites of all time!

Karenladd said...

Then, to make this entire blog post even more perfect, you found a little kitten in a bed of rose petals...oh my.

Leanne said...

What a wonderful back ground and the lace/ribbon perfect, super pretty. Thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper.
Leanne DT/OCS

Zoe Sanderson said...

WOW, completely blown my mind with your lettuce stamping the image is beautiful. Thank you for bring your project to us at Twofers and our Organic challenge. XOXO Zoe

Kim Heggins said...

This is absolutely beautiful...what a fun and clever way to make a card. I have done something similar using the end of a celery stock, it was a craft project for a class I taught.

Christi Conley said...

LOVE this!!! So ingenious and it came out beautiful! Thank you SO much for joining us at Twofers ~ XX Christi

Stir Your Creativity said...

I always regret not having a rose stamp, well you have showed me how to use my resources. Very beautiful card.

Linby said...

Well this is just wonderful, I just saw ot featured in the playground so well done. I love the card and the technique is so creative-you've got me thinking!

KandA said...

Well top marks for using leftovers. What a fabulous bit of stamping you created and a wonderful card xx

Pat said...

This looks fabulous Janis and I will certainly give this a try next time I have a lettuce stalk to hand, and it looks so rose like that I thought you had used a stencil or a loose watery effect with a stamp. x

Karen Petitt said...

OMGee! It's such a fabulous and clever idea lol! Will be checking out our veg and salad from now on. Love the gorgeous colour, the fact that you used a lettuce I just can't get past that fact, however I do love the end result Karen x

Cara said...

Well, I knew you could get cabbage roses, but... I'm definitely going to be doing more squinting at the veg trimmings now. What a pretty and delicate card you made with this technique. Cara x

Patti said...

Wow!! I love this card!! I can hardly believe that you created your roses with lettuce! forget lunch! I'm going to use my lettuce to make a card giggles. So true!! the One who created the beautiful roses created the lettuce too! Love him!!


Donna Rudy said...

So creative to use lettuce to create your beautiful card! Thank you for joining our challenge at One Crazy Stamper.

Marybeth said...

This made me smile because I have a bunch of celery stamped cards panels that look just like roses. Im not a lone in food stamping! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!

creationsnz said...

Stunning card and so creative, CarolG

Lisa B said...

JANIS!!! That is brilliant!!! How flipping cool to use an actual flower to create a background. Super cool!
Thank you for playing along with our "Photo Inspirational color" challenge over at Craftin' Desert Divas. Have a great day!

Gaynor said...

How very clever Janis your card design is brilliant. So many sophisticated elements beginning with a lettuce. What a STAR! Thank you for joining Little Claire Designs in our latest blog challenge. xx Gaynor LCDT

Mary Dew Lee said...

What a fantastic idea! Looks just like little roses. Never in my wildest dreams would have thought of this! Thanks for playing with the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!

Jeanne J. said...

What a cool background you created! The lettuce impressions look just like roses!