A (Tuscan) Country Life Recipe Page

Here is my very first 6×6 recipe page for an exchange.  Each of us makes 10 pages of our selected recipe in each of six categories.  At the end of the exchange, each of us will have a 60 page recipe book – and the list of recipes is pretty darn amazing – here’s hoping that mine will be well received for both Cricut skill and the provided recipe.  First up is appetizers.  You can see Diane’s delightful Stuffed Mushroom page here:   http://horsebunny.blogspot.com/2012/01/stuffed-mushrooms-recipe-card.html

I used Country Life, Serenade, Luau, and Mother’s Day Bouquet to make my page.

The cook and the sunset in the back of the scene are from Country Life.  In order to turn the “sunrise” into a sunset, I simply omitted the first layer in the cut and punched a large circle.  To make the setting sun more dimensional, I shaded the circle with Copics and of course added the Glossy Accents.

The tomato plant is from Serenade and it is a fern branch.  The tomatoes are from my Crop A Dile (the smallest punch).  I think the flowerpot is from Serenade  and it is colored with Copics too.

The party lanterns are from Luau and have a vellum layer to simulate a “glow.”

The cypress tree is from Mother’s Day bouquet – it’s a leaf made long and skinny courtesy of the Cricut Craft Room.  The trunk is simply colored with a Copic pen.

The sunflower is from Mother’s Day too – I think.  I colored in the center of the flower as the size was relatively small.

The platter is a modified circle from Cricut Craft Room and the three tartlets are from my Crop a Dile  as well.

I will be supplying the recipe separately so my fellow exchangers can either attach it to the back of the page or leave it unattached for easy access from the page protector.

It may be time to invest in the pop-dot market as there are nine more to assemble; however, the cutting is complete!

6 thoughts on “A (Tuscan) Country Life Recipe Page

  1. Very cute, the lanterns are a great touch, and who would have thought a fern could be a tomato plant? Any chance of you posting the recipe here as well? Everything you make is wonderful, I’m sure the Sweet-Onion Tartlets are no exception.

  2. Well this is fabulous! I love the figures on Country Life and you have enlisted the help of this one perfectly! I love the scene you have created. You have ambiance in this; how cool that you created a time of day so that you could have a setting sun and glowing lanterns!! I am thinking maybe you borrowed some inspiration from your recent trip? This is just beautiful. As always, your paper choices and composition are just perfect.

    Perfect vignette and delightful sounding recipe.

    What a fun project you are involved in. Sounds like a true masterpiece cookbook. I am SURE they will LOVE yours!

  3. Seriously, no worries about how much love this page and recipe will get. I am already completely enamored. And, thanks for the kind words and link to my recipe page, although, I must admit my cheeks are pinking up. My page pales in comparison to this masterpiece you have created. I love all the dimension you achieved. With the addition of the vellum layers to make the lanterns glow to the fun sunflower you added to the apron of your chef, you have overlooked no detail. A 6×6 piece of art.

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