Saturday, May 22, 2021

You're An Oranginal

Hello and Welcome to Saturday!  Todays make and share features ink blending, stamping, die cutting and Oranges!

The card started by stamping a juicy bunch of ripe Oranges from the Hero Arts Orange Blossoms Stamp Set.  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies.  I die cut a circle in a snippet of masking paper and ink blended orange tones using Distress Oxide Inks. 

I then splattered the inked area with water and White Gloss Spray by Dina Wakley, mounted the image on foam pads and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set.

Living in Florida, we have an Orange Tree in our Garden, it's at least 40 years old and continually produces delicious fruit for us each season.

**Please stop by our challenge at the Inspiration Station!  It's an inspirational challenge and your interpretation of the photo is your own!  Visit and Enter :)

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


**Challenges Entered:
Hero Arts Stay Crafty
As You Like It - Fav coloring medium is Alcohol Markers but I also like Watercolor 


  1. Well this is certainly bright and happy Donna and perfect for our 12th Birthday challenge at Allsorts, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  2. A really great fun image, and a great CAS creation. Thank you for joining our Bright and Sunny colours challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  3. What a cheerful card - I love 'home grown' oranges, they have so much more flavour than bought ones. Love your card, and that orange circle makes a stunning background.
    Stay safe

  4. This is bright and cheery. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  5. Love this card, it's beautiful.

    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at
    Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    My blog

  6. Lovely card. I like the pun. Oh, I do wish our orange trees had survived. We lost them both with back to back hurricanes about 15 years ago. They were amber sweet and literally produced so many oranges that we filled up paper grocery bags to give to neighbors and our daughter in law's parents who lived in Tenn would come down at Thanksgiving and take so many back. Their family enjoyed them so much. Our lemon tree also ended up biting the dust years later no matter how much we babied it. [Bunny]

    1. Thanks Bunny! Our Tree has slowed down producing and last year I thought they weren't as good. I wonder if it's the age of the tree or the reduction of bees and butterflies (pollinators)

  7. Lovely bright card and I could just eat those oranges. Thank you for taking part in Allsorts 12th birthday challenge.

  8. Great card Donna. Love the punny sentiment. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  9. Beautiful card! ... Thanks for joining in the Polkadoodles Challenge this week, Nelly DT x

  10. Hi! Your card is lovely. I just got the Winner & Top Picks posted at Crafting Happiness Challenges (so sorry it's late), and wanted to let you know you are in the Top Picks! Thanks for sharing your art with us last week!
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team

  11. Such a fun card for the summer! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge.  Please join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

  12. I am so jealous that you have an Orange tree! This is of course totally Sunshine, that you so much my friend for your support of our little challenge http://riverofcreativity xx

  13. Hi again Donna, just seen that you have linked up at River of Creativity so popped back to thank you for joining us. As you know from Allsorts, I loved your sunny creation.

    B x

  14. This is so original, amazing, thanks for joining us at the River of Creativity challenge this month, xxxx

  15. Love this, nothing says sunshine like those oranges, thank you for joining the challenge at River of Creativity x x

  16. Thank you so much for joining in with your favourite way to colour for the AYLI challenge. This is a fab creation and we really appreciate you taking the time to enter. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Squirrel x

  17. Beautiful card! Love the gorgeous colors. Great to see you in the Happy Little Stampers gallery. Hope you will join us again soon!

    Nandini, DT
    Paint Paper Scissors

  18. I'm so sorry to be late, but wanted to thank you for entering your beautiful card in our last challenge over at As You Like It. Hope you'll join us again soon!


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