Saturday, 5 June 2010

Allsorts strawberry inspiration

Happy Saturday all you crafters and welcome to another challenge at Allsorts where it's Brendas turn to host the challenge again.
It is of course very unfair, considering where I live, but in Cambridgeshire Fens where Brenda lives, the arrival of strawberries in late May is always an eagerly awaited event in the produce calendar, so Brenda wants us to draw inspiration from the pictures below.

You don't have to put strawberries on your project, although of course you can if you want and you can use other colours for skin, hair etc., but the main ones should be taken from the pictures and there are two to make things a bit easier.

Yummy, right? So, I made a criss cross card using a Magnolia image and a digi image I just got from Clear Dollar stamps. The strawberry is painted with aged mahogany distress ink and liquid pearls gold, glossed and manually embossed to get the bulgy look so that it almost pops out of the paper. I also put a large blob from the glue gun in the middle of the strawberry before gluing the edges to the paper.

Other challenges:

Stamp something - use a digi image (the strawberry)

Creative Card Crew - pink & green

Cupcake Craft - summer delights

Charizma Cards - flowers (a strawberry flower counts, right?)

Our Creative Corner - summer inspiration

One stitch at a time - use something new (my brand new strawberry)

Just Magnolia - frame it

Magnolia down under - flowers


Anna-Karin said...

Super fint:)

Andrea said...

ooo fantastic, strawberries hmm, great card x

Debs said...

Have a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

Julia Dunnit said...

For goodness sake woman - you never get it wrong! This is delicious, a great response to the challenge. When do strawberries start to go red in Sweden then??

Nicola said...

Fabulous creation Helene, such a gorgeous colour combo. Tilda is adorable and your lace, pearls and strawberry are pretty accents.
Nicola -x-

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft with such a lovely card ! Love the glaze on the strawberry ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

Riet said...

So beautiful card Helene,i love your image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful--I love the lace on your criss cross card! That strawberry looks delicious, and Tilda is so pretty in pink!
Thank you for joining us at Magnolia Down Under!

stitchy said...

What a gorgeous card, thank you so much for sharing your talent with us gal's at OSAAT - hope to see you again - good luck!!

stitchy xoxox

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just gorgeous love the colurs and detail on this,many thanks for joining us over at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Tammy T said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

Stampin Mindy said...

Very, very pretty. I love these style cards. Beautiful lace and I love the glossy strawberry. Beautiful card!

Faye said...

Ooh, that delish strawberry is making my mouth water! This card is totally scrummy. Thanks for playing at Charisma.x

Bev said...

Fabulous card, love the colours and the pretty lace work. Thanks for joining JM this week x

Dot Scrap said...

Your card is so beautiful .
Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
Dorte aka

Sheila said...

This is totally beautiful, love the image and the pretty delicate colours.
Thanks for joining us this week on JM.
Sheila xx

Tasha said...

Cute card
Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz
love tasha xx

Julie - Kewlstamps said...

Great take on the challenge at OCC... thanks for joining us:-)