Sunday, 8 November 2015

Okra Anyone?

When I first joined Slimming World, I tried quite a few new (to me) vegetables and one of them was okra. It didn't taste of much but it was something different. We had a stir fry at lunchtime and I remembered seeing somewhere about stamping with them so I kept the offcuts and I've just had a play. Oh my, such pretty little flowers and you can have a lot of different sizes from just one finger

I've used my Brilliance Rocket Red Gold ink pad. This is one of my all time favourites as it's such a rich colour with lots of shimmer and I've got a couple of them so I've used the oldest for this. The splatters are Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist

Difficult to capture in a photo but this shimmer is why I love this ink pad

If you do give this a go, I wouldn't recommend using your best ink pad. Okra has a slightly slimy inside and despite wiping it away, it still oozes a little. Also, for the better definition, it's best to remove any visible seeds although they can add detail to the petals

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Okra snippets
CAS on Sunday - Use a Tag
Less Is More - Fire Colour Challenge


  1. Oh such a clever idea and loving the rocket red/gold ink x

  2. Would have never thought that your flowers were stamped with okra,beautiful and clear ..can see me using these in the nursery that I work at too so thanks for the idea!

  3. Oh how clever Kim! Ha, you'll be doing potato stamps next :) Really pretty result.

    Sorry I'm a bit late commenting!


    Di xx

  4. How clever! Beautifully done! I think that's the only Brilliance ink pad I don't own, for some reason.

  5. What an incredibly clever idea. Love your pretty tag card. Barbxx

  6. Super pretty and an elegant take on the fire colour challenge
    thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  7. What a brilliant idea... it takes me back to when we used to use fruit and veg to stamp with when I was teaching infants... we never used okra though... it was a bit too exotic for those days!
    This makes a fabulous design.
    love it!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. What a pretty flower from your okra - super design!
    Thank you for joining us
    "Less is More"

  9. What a genius idea and great results too!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More