Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Strawberry Fields


     I love strawberries. PTI featured a strawberry stamp set this month, but I didn't buy it because I knew I wouldn't use it much.  After all I think I have used the $5 strawberry stamp PTI released last year only once; perhaps twice. However as luck would have it, a co-worker and fellow stamper shared  this link with me; a free digi strawberry stamp.  The one drawback-- you have to color it. Coloring is not my forte; but what the heck, it was free.  Knowing I'll probably use this image once or twice, I'll manage.

 My layout is based upon this week's retrosketches #7 challenge.

  
I was actually inspired by this card made by Deanna of Kloset Kreations.


PTI's MIM technique this week features Layering. It is hard to see from this close up shot, but I cut out/colored the middle strawberry, two leaves and the pair of strawberry buds and propped them up using pop dots to add dimension to the image. Since I am mailing this card, I decided to use a die cut button.
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 This card is not photogenic as it looks 10 x's better in person. Thanks for stopping by. I'm off to eat some strawberries. Yum!

28 comments:

lostinpaper said...

This is beautiful! Love how you've coloured the strawberries and the gingham ribbon with the button adds the perfect touch!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Oh my what a wonderful image! Love how you kept the card simple so the image could really stand out! FANTASTIC card Carol! So glad you played along with us at RetroSketches!

Nancy Guse said...

Those strawberries look great and free that's even better! That scalloped edge and ribbon really looks wonderful with the strawberries. I didn't buy the set either I didn't know if I would use it much but, I loved how Melissa showcased it. Have a great day!

Mariana said...

Gorgeous, and your coloring us great!! Love the layers!!

Jill said...

Carol, your coloring looks great! The whole card is just perfect for the retro sketch! I didn't buy the PTI strawberry set either, but have been craving strawberries . . . I wonder why? :-D

fishydesign said...

And I thought you already got PTI's strawberry set already!! I love your coloring of the strawberries!! Looks soooo yummy!

Deanna Jean said...

Oh my gosh..Carol you are so sweet! Thanks for the shout out. And your card..girl you rocked it! Your coloring on these strawberries is amazing. Love the ribbon..it's perfect with the strawberries. I'm off to get my hands on that free digi. Thanks for sharing the link.

Deanna Jean said...

Carol I tried the link for the digi and it's not working. :)

carol (krillsister) said...

Just fixed the link. It should work now.

Joyce said...

Berry Sweet card. Oh, sorry--I couldn't resist that. Wonderful strawberry and coloring and such a great card design.

kasia c. said...

Beautiful! Love those popped up parts, adds great dimension. :)
Thanks so much for playing along with us at RetroSketches!

victoria h said...

Fab colouring on your strawberry plant. What a berry sweet card with great layering.

Jodi_E said...

Beautiful, beautiful card. Your shading is wonderful. Can't wait to get me some strawberries.

Luanne said...

I think your coloring is wonderful! They look yummy!

Marybeth said...

Carol this is gorgeous, I love the way you colored it! That gingham bow is a great touch for the strawberries.
Thanks for sharing and I think I will check it out as I did not order the strawberries either.

Lynn Put said...

What a pretty card! Your strawberries are colored so perfectly that they look good enough to eat!

Baseret said...

Beautiful card! You did a great job coloring those berries. Thanks for the link!

Cassi said...

what a great card and take on the MIM. your coloring is beautiful!

Tracey McNeely said...

Great card Carol, super colouring.

stampmonkey said...

What a {do I dare say 'berry'? lol} sweet card! You did a beautiful job coloring the image --your shading is wonderful! Great touch to use of the gingham ribbon with black button...really makes everything pop.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

SUper gorgeous, Carol! LOVE the image! Thank you so much for playing with us at RetroSketches!

Terri said...

Sweet card. I didn't get that set for the same reason. Love the digi image.

WinterBerry Glen said...

Love the strawberries!!!! They look good enough to each. I think you did a fantastic job with them. :)

Suzanne Russell said...

Yum! These berries look good enough to pick and eat! Beautifully done!

bjmartin said...

I think your coloring is great! Yummy!

Inkyfingers said...

This is great colouring Carol and the berries look good enough to eat. Love the gingham ribbon and die cut button!

LEG Studios said...

Gorgeous strawberries - nice job!!

Rhonda said...

This is beautiful Carol! The coloring looks great to me!!