Back in the "good 'ole days" my DH roomed with a group of his buddies in a house in Ann Arbour. The amazing thing about this group of guys was that they took turns cooking - can you believe it?!? Jim, (unfortunately Jim is not my DH - LOL - we could use a good cook around here now that I've become so busy!) apparently was quite the gourmet chef and J.J. still talks and laughs about his role of being the shopper because he couldn't cook and had the car with the biggest trunk. He would go in search of the finest ingredients (yep, we are talking saffron here) to enable Jim to cook fine delicacies.
This recipe was one of the dishes that Jim would create and my husband was so excited about it that he began the quest to locate the recipe book after we were married, going into bookstores to try and find that specific cookbook - "A Taste of Oregon", by the Junior League of Eugene, OR. He succeeded and on rare occasions I make this fabulous recipe for him (and usually guests). This is a shortened version of that recipe being that I was trying to fit ALL that information on the recipe card front - LOL!
To create this card I knew that I just had to use the Pasta with Peas stamp - it was perfect for this recipe!!! The next item on the agenda was to figure out how I wanted to present the recipe. I LOVE vibrant colors and remembered this paper from the Memory Box Elegant Holiday 6x6 paper pack. Being that the requirement is a 4x6 card I easily cut off 2" and voila had my recipe card face. OK, so it's a little busy, but it certainly does make me hungry for this yummy recipe!
To define the stamped image, being this is a contest all about the way the recipe card looks - LOL - I used these awesome Spellbinder Tags. Debbie Olson has done a wonderful job of describing the formula for using the dies in both the Cuttlebug and the Big Shot, so I am going to connect you directly to the directions that she shared that she received from Spellbinders. Please just double click on this link to take you to those directions for cutting and embossing these cool tags. I hope to eventually have a special place here on my blog that lists the many different sandwiches that are available for the different machines and how to use the Spellbinder products, as well as information regarding the Wizard machine itself. BUT that is a whole other post that I hope to create after I visit with them at their headquarters next week! Good things are coming and you will not believe your eyes - so hold on to your hats and please be patient with me!!!
I then stamped the image and colored them in using my awesome Copic Markers. The colors I used were:
- YG03 Yellow Green
- YG95 Pale Olive
- G28 Ocean Green
- Y21 Buttercup Yellow
- C1 Cool Grey No. 1
- Colorless Blender
A little trick for those of you who have already purchased Copic markers is that you can touch the tip of one of your darker colored markers to the colorless blender, thus transferring color to that marker. Then when you lay it down on your creation it is a lighter version of that same color. With just a little coloring and then coloring off on a piece of scrap paper your colorless blender becomes clear again. This enables you to create colors in a much lighter version :D The other little tip I would like to share is the adding of the C1 shadow - it is barely seen and yet it creates such depth to the image IRL.
OK - enough chitter, chatter! I added a little white rick rack to define the directions from the ingredients, punched out the recipe title using the McGill File Folder punch, stamping the IB Peas to create interest, added some Karen Foster brads that look like little green peas and called it finished.
So where is it that you find more information on this recipe contest? where is it that you can feast your eyes on the delicious prize package of amazing Pacific Northwest food items? where is it that you can be inspired by other talented women to get your creative juices flowing and enable you to pull out your Lockhart Stamps and create a recipe to send in? I know you ladies own lots of wonderful Lockhart images already!!! So send in your beautiful creations before the end of the month - do it right now so that you don't forget!!! Here are some links to help you in your process:
- Lockhart Stamp Company - Recipe Card Contest Rules
- Debbie Olson - Thinking Inking: Recipe Card Inspiration
- Michelle Wooderson - Mish Mash: Recipe Card Inspiration
So come join in the fun and share your delicious creations with us! (AND do not worry - Debbie, Michelle and my creations are for your viewing pleasure and inspiration - they will not be entered in the contest :D). So have some fun, get creative and prepare a feast for our eyes!