Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Raspberry & Cashew Ice-cream

This is not a flavour I'm familiar with but it's ICE-CREAM  so who cares!  Kristin of Twinkle Twinkle has set this challenge and informs me that it's called 'Baseball Nut' ice-cream in the USA.  Perhaps that's why I've not heard of it before.

I took it fairly literally in my first piece, an ATC using the fruit and the colour of cashews.

Raspberries
My next ATC simply used the palette, and I collaged and painted.
The Bird Feeder
My jewellery however has stretched the brief somewhat, using some red and some brownish.

I have used handmade glass beads I bought from a glass artist in South Australia, Karen Porter.  She is unfortunately away at present, but try the link later.



This week went so fast I feel that I am only barely ready for next week's challenge.  But I will certainly give it my best shot.

25 comments:

  1. Great ATC's, and btw, I'm from the USA and have never heard of Baseball Nut! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  2. wow, beautiful jewelry and such beautiful art, the richness of color so bold yet subdued, really lovely

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  3. Wow such yummy pages and love the jewelry!! Great job thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  4. Love your beads Jo - they are marvellous!! Pity it wasn't more like icecream weather - but hey - you make it sound like it might be!!

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  5. Your art is fabulous! I love the layers & design in your ATC's!

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  6. Hi Jo, trying to visit some new blogs this week, so many to visit I can't fit them all in. LOL
    Love your work.
    Lesley♥

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  7. Beautiful beads and love the Bird Feeder. Happy Summer of Color, Annette x

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  8. Two beautiful ATC's - I love the background of the first one, it's so textured, with such lovely subtle colours.

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  9. Oh...your atc's are fabulous ..and your beaded jewllery is stunning..very clever!!...you did a fantastic job with this weeks colours!! Jan x

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  10. Lovely creations Atcs and beaded jewelry is gorgeous ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  11. Love your projects here Jo- but I especially LOVE!! your bird feeder ATC-that is so me.

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  12. The ATCs are lovely!. Did you paint the glass beads too?. They are super fabulous! :)

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  13. I missed this week since I was camping but I'm ready to jump in on the next one. I really like what you did here and sometimes stretching the brief is a good thing....anything to keep us creating, right? Those are some beautiful beads, I can see why you bought them. And, of course, I love your collaged piece - great colors and depth.

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  14. JM - you are so one for challenges and respond so creatively - the Bird Feeder has a lot going on in it - well done. B

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  15. Wow ypur raspberries look so plump and juicy...yummilicious!

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  16. You've been busy.... love your atcs and your jewellery too....its just sooo pretty :)

    Karenx

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  17. Wonderful ATC's, and your necklace is gorgeous.

    See you next week!

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  18. I like how you turned something so American into something of your own with an oh so different twist.

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  19. You made some beautiful ATCs and jewelry for this week. I live in the US and I have never heard of that flavor either. I think that the ice cream pictures are great inspiration though.

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  20. Hi Jo, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  21. I love your ATCs, your style, and the fact that you painted the actual fruit also! :)

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  22. What a lovely idea, being inspired by ice-cream? Beautiful beads and I loved your planking photos too.

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  23. Oh wow reeally lovely :-)

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  24. Looks and sounds gorgeously delicious!

    Ice cream is a fav this time of year in the states for sure!
    oxo

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