Saturday, May 16, 2009

BasicGrey Challenges # 35: Ice Cream

I hope you will play along in this week's challenge at BasicGrey Challenges. It is all-around yummy. The Glitter Garden is providing some fabulous prizes for this challenge, so what are you waiting for? Go make a card inspired by your favorite ice cream flavor!

I have more than one favorite ice cream flavor...I love, love, love both Häagen-Dazs chocolate chocolate chip and Häagen-Dazs chocolate peanut butter. But there is an Italian restaurant called Joey D'attore's that serves the best spumoni ice cream IMHO. Spumoni is an Italian ice cream flavor originating in Naples, but now only known to Americans. Interesting, huh? It is a 3 layered confection: cherry ice cream with cherry bits, chocolate ice cream, and pistachio ice cream with pistachio bits (pink, brown, green). With this color scheme I knew BasicGrey Infuse would be my choice of papers.

I had so much fun making this card. I hoard my chipboard. I think I am afraid I will mess it up. If I wait much longer to use it, chipboard may be out of style. I have 3 almost untouched sets of chipboard from Stampin' Up!. My fears are dispelled! I think I will be using this again really soon :)

I was inspired to make my card based on this card by LFL (lovely friend, Lauren). I paper-pieced the branch leaves, the bird legs & beak, his body, and eye (from a circle patterned paper!) I traced the large scallop flower from a page of a Colorbok chipboard book from Michael's, then cut it out by hand. I distressed the cut pieces with Stampin' Up! chocolate chip ink and I painted the chipboard branch and bird with burnt umber acrylic paint. The bird and branch are from Stampin'Up!'s On Board chipboard and the sentiment "so tweet" is American Crafts Thickers Hat Box chipboard stickers.

13 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

Go June!!! Lovely, as ever! My favorite ice cream is B&J Coffee Heath Bar Crunch. Hmm .... I'll need to think on that one! :-)

Deanna Cosgrove said...

That is absolutely amazing June!! It really turned out remarkable. All you hard work paid off! I am afraid to even start thinking about ice cream flavors for fear of gaining 5 lbs for my thoughts! :) .........d

Windy Hills said...

This looks good enough to eat! Your attention to detail comes through and takes your designs to a higher level.

Kard Queen said...

Beautiful card and your hard work shows through. Congratulations on being a guest designer; it is well deserved!

joey said...

Hi June, thanks for stopping by my blog, your card is beautiful, I love the bird, You are so right though why bother making others when chocolate does the job perfectly lol. Joey.x

Caroline said...

Beautiful card !!! Thank you for your reaction on my blog.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Hi June

You card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the little bird and the fabby chipboard branch and leaves, I can't see this ever going out of fashion.

Love the papers you chose, they are so great for this challenge. Your ice cream sounds very yummy !

Have a great week,

Hugs,

Jo x

TaraG said...

Oh June this is fabulous! I love your take on the ice cream flavours this colour combo and paper is perfect! Love your chipboard accents...such a great card!
Hugs, t

Heather the Mooselover said...

Gorgeous!

lauren said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!! ooh! oooooh! oOOOoOOOoooOOOH! i ♥loooooooove♥ this...i love everything ABOUT this: the spumoni colors... (so creative!) ...the layout IN the flower... (i'm *psyched* that you got to HERE starting at my card!!!) ...and of course the chipboard TOTALLY ROCKS!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

What a great card! You did a great job with the chip board! Love the colors you used. It really does remind me of Spimoni ice cream!

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments.

Jennifer

Cassie said...

this is a great post june! beautiful project and great writing too! i really enjoyed it!!

i need to use the chipboard i've bought too!

Kristie said...

This card is as sensational as that icecream sounds! I love everything about it ♥♥♥