Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Yummy Strawberries

I have a card to share this evening! I've been spending time crafting with SweetP, we've been doing bead art. But I got some new goodies last week and I told her I wanted to make just one card, please! So here it is. I purchased the SOM from Ellen Hutson this month. This is not the image that came in the bundle, but the paper, the red cardstock and the ribbon did. I wanted to work with some strawberries that I colored during one of our beach trips and I wanted to use this awesome Graphic 45 paper. I really like the Graphic 45 papers. I found a huge assortment at my LSS and some of them followed me home. The papers are double sided, gotta love that...and this one is from the Playtimes Past Collection and it's called Hopscotch. Such cute names, too! Hopscotch...remember that game? I used to draw a big one on our patio, with chalk and then pull the barrettes out of my hair to use as my marker. Anyway...don't let me get started down Memory Lane! LOL! Here is the card...


It's pretty self explanatory, right? The focal is mounted on foam tape. I colored my image with Copics. And I used the new distress inks from PTI, the Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo. I just added a little to the focal and then on the sentiment. I need to practice with them some more. I have always used a sponge to add my distress inks. With these you put the pad directly on the paper. I have to admit, the first few I tried are sitting in the trash can. Overall, I like the way the card turned out. I don't know if it will go into my Etsy Shop yet.

Supplies-cardstock:Red Pepper(Memory Box). Always Artichoke(SU!). Neenah Classic Crest Cardstock, Natural White. paper:Playtimes Past, Hopscotch (Graphic 45). stamps:Strawberries(Lockhart Stamp Co.) 'hello'-Say It In Style(CTMH).ink:Memento Tuxedo Black(Tsukineko). Olive(CTMH). Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo(PTI). Other: Copic markers, ribbon.



Thanks for stopping by! Until next time...

Be Blessed!


9 comments:

Alanna said...

This is so darling Barb. Love the papers and the focal image. Great job with the distressing. I'm sure that could take a bit to get used to.

Kathi Carlson said...

Beautiful card, Barb! Love the image and the papers. Your distressing looks great, too.

Jeanne said...

Barb, I love this card. Every single thing about it. Glad you persisted with the distressing. You've done a great job!

Now with that teaser about beading you must share some of the beaded creations! Pretty please? With a strawberry on top?

Hope you are feeling better these days. Hugs!

Jenn said...

Beautiful card Barb! I had to laugh at the comment about the papers "following you home" , too funny! I can relate to that one. :0)

Kim Burmeister said...

Yummy is right! Hmmm! Now, I want some strawberries. Your color is uber fantastic. I love your choice of papers. Great job!

Sparkle said...

Very pretty! I wish I had some yummy berries to eat!

Sarah said...

Wonderful card Barb. You are right these papers are just gorgeous. I LOVE them.

Risa said...

Your card is very pretty Barb! I love your yummy strawberries and the DP is gorgeous!
Yes....I remember playing hopscotch, double dutch with the jump ropes and jacks etc. Those were the good ole' days :)
Have a beautiful weekend and I can't wait to hear what you guys do for Father's Day.
hugs
Risa:)

stampmonkey said...

I love your paper choices for your 'strawberries in colander' image -- they look wonderful together! (And I remember hop-scotch! It was one of my very favorite games to play...at home and at school. Thanks for the jogging the memories!)