Silver Pears

We just announced the September Stamp of the Month on the Design Team Blog and I thought I’d share a card featuring the pears.

The colour scheme is really outside my normal comfort zone, but I am quite happy with how this turned out.  I stamped the pears with Versafine Smokey Grey, then embossed with Neutral Ultra Shimmer embossing powder.  The backing paper is from the Prima Script pad, as are the black swirls which have been cut with a memory box die.

I’ve taken this picture this evening with flash (hate the fact the nights are getting darker) so you can’t tell the pears are raised up on foam pads – the flash bleaches out all the shadows and makes it all look very flat.  When I was working on TV a few years ago, I always used to avoid greys and silver (which just look grey on TV) because they can look quite sludgy and dull on screen.  Now I find a certain kind of french, shabby chic sophistication in soft greys.  The gloss card behind the pears is the result of cleaning a PanPastel covered stencil (Zinnia) with a wet wipe (first mentioned here).  I had used black pan pastel with the stencil  this time and this soft colour is the second wipe over, resulting in a very soft grey.

Well I’m knee deep in prep for Thursday … gotta get on!

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5 thoughts on “Silver Pears

  1. Glenda – this really does it for me! Really beautiful, fab colours, and the Memory Box die works so well with your layout. Your new stamp set is wonderful as usual. Sarah & the Honey Monsters x

  2. I adore this colour scheme & have recently developed a passion for pears – it might have something to do with the pear stencil you stock!! Those black die-cut swirls really pick out the swirls in the pears beautifully & I love the softness of both the stamped pears & the paper.
    Paula (PEP)

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