Friday, January 11, 2013

Fruit of the Spirit


Many of us know how good fruit is for you.  And we know what kinds of fruit are good for your body.  But did you know that there are fruits that are good for your spirit.  Well for my project for McMahon Five Designs I chose to Fruit of the Spirit digital images.  And I selected 6 of my favorite fruits to make note cards.  I also made a card folder to hold the note cards and envelopes.  The card folder was inspired by watching a You Tube video by Roxyfur.

Fruit of the Spirit JPG and PNG


My Project below using 6 of the Spirit of Fruits and the folder created to hold them.


All the fruit was colored using Paint Shop Pro using the effect called Retro Lab. I only had to make a few Prisma Colored pencil touches on the bananas and the white blossom on the strawberries.  Using the Retro Lab technique was very new for me but I really had fun playing with it to get the look I wanted.  If I had to pick a favorite out of all six I would pick the apple.  I love how it turned out.  If you click on each photo you will be able to see them larger and closer.  I used Neenah Card Stock for my note cards.  The bottom edges were punched with one of my scallop punches and I added Liquid Pearls in Silver Platinum for an added effect.


The inside pockets of the folder will hold more than six note cards easily.

I’m not sure if you can see them but there are tiny dots of Silver Platinum liquid pearls accenting some of the flowers.


(this photo looks different because I did not use the flash on my camera)

The pearls on the Front of the folder are by Kaisercraft in Champagne.  The flowers are Prima Flowers and the ribbon is a burnished gold color.  And the paper is by Colorbok called Neutrals and all from my stash.  Why don’t you stop over to the M5D Design Team Blog and see what the other DT members created too. 



  1. Ohhh Fran these are beautiful!! You are getting so clever with your computer colouring!!
    Love the packet you have designed for the cards to go into.

  2. What a cute set! Great idea! : )

  3. What a fantastic set! I can't believe you did that on the computer!!!! Beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing,

  4. OK..Seriously...My FAVORITE Fran project! This is just incredible Fran!!

  5. Beautiful, beautiful set of note cards, Fran! Fantastic job coloring them in on your computer too!

  6. Hi Fran :) YES I did see those beautiful pretty silver pearls on there... makes a really great set of notecards and love the holder too, very elegant. :) Hope you have a really GOOD day today.

  7. Gorgeous work, Fran! I love how you used a combination of PSP and colored pencils to get your finished product.

  8. I really love how you turned these in to note cards! What a great idea!!! I've never tried to digitally color anything. I barely proficient at cropping and enhancing my photos!!! I hope you're having a great weekend!!!


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