Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Stamp with.....VEGETABLES!

(Virginia's lunch--nappa cabbage)
Have you run out of new stamps to play with? Do you have the URGE to stamp with vegetables?! EVER? Well, I had a little stamping session with nappa cabbage. This is a Pinterest photo that I pinned on my board a long while ago.
I was inspired by this photo, but never did anything about it (we all do that, right?)
 Thanks to the latest challenge Stamp with a Homemade Stamp over Moxie Fab World,  it prompts me to get a stamping session with the vegetables!
My photos are pretty self-explanatory. As you can imagine, how much FUN it was to play with the vegetables in the craft room!!!
 I started with stamping the biggest "flowers"....
You make me Smile-002
After that, I trimmed off the cabbage to make medium size "flowers"!
Dream...then Do
 After cutting some more leaves off, I stamped some small bright flowers...
Happy Birthday
Aren't these fun? All the sentiment are from CAS-ual Fridays' new stamp set called "Casual Elegance".
 
I kept the design super simple, lettuce does speak volumes :)

Ding---> Canson water color paper was used for this project. That way the moisture from the vegetables will not warp the paper and also gives a lovely water-coloring effect!

Please note: I used the core part of the cabbage for stamping experiment. The core was not meant to be consumed, thus, there was not a scrap that had gone to waste. 

 Thanks so much for stopping by!

69 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Oh Virginia! These are wonderful! Never thought cabbage would make such beautiful stamps!

Barb said...

How cool is that?!! What a fun idea, V! The cabbage sure does stamp out some beautiful flowers! Love how all your cards turned out! :)

Jennifer said...

Love the watercolor effect and that you used veggies! Super cool...hope you made something yummy withthe rest of that cabbage.

Michelle said...

I pinned that picture, too, Virginia! You have done wonders with the inspiration. Your cards are gorgeous! :-) (I haven't done anything with that inspiration yet, either.)

Laura B. said...

How cool!!! Such a neat technique! I really love that first one with the two large blooms!

Karen from MI said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, Virginia!! I LOVE your color choices........and you certainly have INSPIRED me once again to COOK, CRAFT and REUSE!!! :) :) :) You're the BEST!! :) Love, Karen xo

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This is amazing Virginia!! The results look like beautiful tea roses, I can't believe vegetables give such good results!! Truly beautiful cards and very inspiring!!

Valentina said...

Clever! beautiful! Brillant!!

Love it! :)

aaga said...

hehe, it's funny and brilliant at the same time. just like you. :)

kath stewart said...

wow you are such a clever girl...gorgeous cabbage stamped cards...hugs kath xxx

Lynn said...

So very cool Virginia!

~amy~ said...

absolutely genius.

Jeanette M. said...

Wow, Virginia, these are wonderful!

kerenbaker said...

Virginia- these are simply gorgeous!

sheila said...

Fabulous idea Virginia...these are beautiful! Who knew!

Sue McRae said...

These cards are so fun, they have a very "artsy" feel to them.

mariangel said...

well looks good but i think is not appropiate to use food to craft we have a million possibilities i am sorry for not being so happy anyway i love your cards and talent

Laura Jane said...

VERY organic!! Good to know..when we are in a pinch with out our stamps we can grab the Veggies:)
LOVE the look!

shirley-bee said...

What a fab idea, Virginia! I think my favourite is the 'You Make Me Smile' one, and I love how you pushed the concept further by making leaf stamps as well! Hey, it could be a new way to diet - stamp with your food instead of eating it!

Sheila H said...

Virginia, I am so in awe of your amazing creativity! These cards are spectacular!

Miriam Prantner said...

Virginia these look fantastic, I love it! Just so so pretty. I'd try it too....but that would require me to buy vegetables. Ha ha

Kathy (krolski) said...

How great are these?!! Love this idea, but I hope you didn't eat the cabbage afterwards. Or maybe you made some distress cabbage soup. heehee... Beautiful cards!

Julie Hoffman said...

This is so clever! The flowers you create are beautiful! Love these cards!

fun stamping said...

This is great - cool images you created!

diana said...

Great cards! They look like watercolour roses. ;-)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow i never would have guessed what you used wasnt a stamp! this is amazing!!!

Melissa Shea said...

Only you would make veggies look so gorgeous! They all turned out so pretty, I would have never guessed what you used!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Absolutely awesome.Loved all the cards..:)

MarcyK924 said...

And why is there not a "What is Dr. John Thinking" when he saw you create THIS magic?? Does this look like fun or what!! I LOVE the effect you achieved! I must give this a go! Thanks for the inspiration, V!

Robin K. said...

Who knew such beauty could be created from a veggie?!!! These are all gorgeous Virginia!!

pcm said...

beautiful! but i like food too much - i just want to eat it! LOL!

Kelly Booth said...

THAT"S Awesome!!!! Haaaaa.....Funny but just Gorgeous V!! xoxoxo

Linda R said...

Oh my stars. How cool is that. Who would have thought they would have turned out so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Hugs~

Tammy said...

Shut-up!!! These are incredible!

Lin said...

Fantastic results, V! Looks like so much fun!!

Lalo said...

WHAT the heck...I would NEVER have thought these lovely flowers were veggies!!! AMAZING (and the fact that you used the bottoms that will be thrown away...geniusz0.
PS. LOVE my Canson paper :)

Cindy C. said...

You're so clever! They all turned out so beautifully!

Trinh said...

So cool, Virginia! The results are so pretty. I have always thought that the cut stems of Bok Choy would make a pretty flower. Of course I don't have any on hand when a challenge comes up!

Suzanne said...

Oh! You just make me smile, Virginia. From ear to ear! I love this idea and your cards are perfect!

Just last night I watched a documentary about this Australian guy who drank juice for 60 days to lose weight. If I knew him in real life, I would TOTALLY make a card for him using lettuce!

Rose said...

AWESOME!!! :)

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Virginia, these are awesome! Great job!

alexandra s.m. said...

LOOOVE Them!
You are priceless, you know that?!!

Anita Rex said...

Virginia these cards are really beautiful! They make such beautiful flowers and I LOVE IT!

Vic Lau said...

Very awesome! I've seen it done with celery too if you have some lying around :) I love your new Creative light bulb feature in your posts!

Dawn Turley said...

wow Virginia. These panels are delightful. How cleverly done. The really are Cabbage Roses!

Annette said...

oh I seen this on PInterest the other day... such a fun idea..your cards are fabulous...

Jennifer Rzasa said...

SUPER creative Virginia!

Greta said...

I am completely in awe! Wow, these came out so neat! Never would have thought to stamp with veggies!

Alice Wertz said...

you are a clever girl!!! this is sooooo fun and creative. such beautiful flowers and love the colors you used. you ROCK, girl!

Claire said...

Oh this is so brilliant! I even had to show this to my husband...who said you could eat the cabbage afterwards! Yuk!

Kim S said...

I am completely in awe of your talent - these are truly beautiful!

chrystinanoel.com said...

The creativity from here is incredible. I'm impressed. I wonder what other things you could use to stamp :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Lettuce give you a big round of applause!!

These are so FUN, fun, FUN!! Those first blooms with the tight centers and the loose petals are just too good to be true. I don't think you could make a stamp look that good. What a lovely set. How fun would this be for a present ... a set of these and a head of lettuce (uninked, of course!)

Jill Norwood said...

I love your cards....plus I now know what to do with the ends that I cut off my lettuce! Stamp!!!!!
Yeah! This is so beautiful! God puts beauty in the simplest things!
:) Jill

Craftilicious said...

I will never look at vegetables in the same way again! Brilliantly done.

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to the Stamp with a Homemade Stamp Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Laura B. said...

Congrats on your moxie fab win! Well deserved my friend!

Kelly Griglione said...

YAY for you ... I knew this was a winner!!!

Sue McRae said...

Congrats on your win Virginia!

Karen said...

congrats MF...so well deserved...love it!!
hugs,
K

Marlena M. said...

Congratulations Virginia~this is so creative and beautiful!

Lin said...

YIPPEE, little sis, so delighted to see this being featured over at MFW! Congratulations and big hugs!

donna mikasa said...

THUD! I don't know how I missed this but it's AWESOME and very deserving of being the most MoxieFabulicious idea EVER!!! Congratulations, V!

My Paper Epiphany said...

You are a very clever Lady! Your card is gorgeous! And you didn't even waste anything!

Laura Jane said...

Congratulations on the MOXIE FAB Cahllenge alert!

Tasnim said...

Oh my! These are absolutely gorgeous!! who knew stamping with vegetables could be so much fun and give such beautiful results!! I LOVED all three cards, but I think i loved the first one a tiny bit extra :)

Deirdre said...

Congrats on your win Virginia - loved what you created.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, well done, V!!! I'm so happy for the well-deserved win from Moxie for your FAB homemade stamp cards!!!

Jill Norwood said...

Congrats on your win dear! You are truly Moxie Fab and totally fantastic! So glad they picked you! I love this post and the gorgeous cards you made!