Thursday, August 11, 2011

Vine Ripened Tomatoes


How about a yummy Color Challenge this noon hour - a little deep red, ivory (or another neutral), and some Olive Green?   This Daily Challenge at Flourishes is one other way to win this week from the New Releases for August.  Take a look at what I made!


Tomatoes are one of our family's favourite summer "fruits" or vegetables - depending on how you think of them.  Whatever they are they are yummy!  We enjoy them right off the vine, with BLT's, or made up into spaghetti sauce or salsa...and I can't wait till I see them turn from that green to tinges of red.  I planted them late this year, so I have a bit to wait for that to happen.

I thought it would be fun to do a flip card again, I'll show you some different views.   I really wish the pictures would have shown the coloring better, it's so much more realistic in real life.  


The coloring is done with Copics (a range of R01, R02, R14, R27, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG99, and Y00 on the tomatoes).  See the sentiment on the inside?   "La Bella Vita".  I think it translates to The Beautiful Life - yes google translate confirms that :)  

And now for the flip of the card....  The papers are the very lovely Basic Grey Origins...still some packs available in the store too!  


Inside I stamped the three Italian herbs that are in the set in Memento Ink - Bamboo Leaves.  


I love how these herbs look - basil, rosemary and thyme, and the sentiment - "Season everything with JOY".   Lovely isn't it?  

So be sure to join in on the challenge with us...I know Stacy and Julie have samples from the Color Challenge for you too.  Be sure to use the code FLLC811A for Online Galleries, and link at the Flourishes Blog.  

22 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great looking tomatoes christine.
your card is beautiful also your papers.
great colors you have used.

greetings karin

stampqueen said...

Awesome - love how you colored the tomatoes!!! And the card is wonderful - I haven't tried one of those yet....

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE these colors together - finishing up the hop and getting in my stamp room to play!

Ravengirl said...

Fabulous, I love the look you have created here of the ripening tomatoes. That is what ours look like now!

Linda Carson said...

My mouth is watering looking at a vine-ripe tomato! Beautiful artwork Christine! Love the coloring, papers & the fancy fold!

Janet said...

I love the uniqueness of your card....it's terrific!

Yogi said...

what fabulous coloring. Those tomatoes look fantastic. Love the card design.

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous, I love the colors and your coloring is fabulous!

Leslie Miller said...

What a great subject for a flip card! This is so cute, Christine, and your coloring looks pretty realistic from where I'm sitting!

Betty Wright said...

Great flip carddesign and I love how you colored the tomatoes! Fantastic design, Christine!

MapleBlondie said...

De-Lish!!!

This set is making me hungry - for food (Italian - go figure!) and for paper... crafting that is...

The cards are gorgeous... I envy your reds blending skills!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very fun fold and beautiful vibrant colors.

Kimberly said...

I gotta try making one of these flip cards. Yours is so pretty.

Beate said...

Oh wow! Christine. Your card looks incredible. I haven't made a flip flop card in ages, but you might have nudged me to do so.
Hugs and smiles

Marilynn said...

Well done! Nicest flip card I've ever seen. Love the vibrancy of the card. Now I want to go eat a tomato.

Cheryl Winget said...

Those tomatoes are perfect! Give them a day or two and they'll be ready for eating.

Conniecrafter said...

very cool design, love that you have an image on either side, terrific coloring and perfect papers!

Makiko Jones said...

Wow!! The flip card is fantastic! Your coloring is stunning as always!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wonderful card design, Christine! And the coloring on the tomatoes is awesome!

dpkennedy said...

This is such a cool card! I love the tomatoes just turning ripe too! Gorgeous!

Rose Ann said...

Your flip card looks amazing, Christine...and you've perfectly captured the look of the beginning of the ripening. I can almost smell them. Mmmmmmm!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is GORGEOUS, and SO COOL!