As another Saturday rolls around...it's time once again for the Less is More challenge. Since this is the fifth Saturday of the month, this week is called "lucky dip"....it could be anything! Well, this week, we've been challenged to created a card using fruit. Sometimes we're given a challenge and I'm totally clueless what to do. Not this week! I have almost as many fruit stamps as I do flower stamps! LOL! So, today, I made three cards for the challenge.
This first card was made using my new stamps from Papertrey Ink's new Friendship Jar collection. I stamped my jar on white paper and cut out the center of the jar to use as a mask for stamping my strawberries. I tried just stamping the berries in the jar, but couldn't get all the berries inside the jar, so the reverse masking worked great!. I colored the strawberries with three different shades of red Copic Markers (R43, R46, and R59). The leaves were colored with green Copics (YG63 and YG67). I did a little highlighting with the BG0000 marker on the jar and the line I drew to ground (you knew I'd do this...right?) my image. Then I stamped one strawberry on the "table". The sentiment is from the same collection. Then I thought that the jar need a little ribbon to finish it off, so I cut slits on each side of the top of the jar and slid my red gingham ribbon through it. I tied a tiny little bow and added it on top of that ribbon. (another little trick I use when adding a bow to a straight piece of adhered ribbon is to use matching sewing thread to tie around the ribbon. Tying the ribbon gathers it up so that it looks like the bow was tied with the ribbon around the top of the jar...does that make sense?) I was so happy with my card....until I realized that at some point in time I had laid the card on top of the black ink pad and had ink all over the back of the card! Well, I couldn't possible let all that coloring go to waste, so I cut off the card front, layered it on a deep red card stock and popped it on top of a white card base. I managed to salvage this one!
My second card was made using some Flourishes stamps called Berry Sweet. I stamped the image directly to the card base. The sentiment is from the same collection. I used the same Copic markers to color the raspberries as I did to color the strawberries, I just used a lot more of the darker colors. After coloring the image on the card, I stamped it again on card stock and colored just three of the berries. I cut them out and pop dotted them over the original colored berries. Love how this one turned out!
The last card I made this morning is a single layer card base. Images are from Flourishes Peaches and Cherries collection. I inked and stamped just the stems of the image to the card base. Then I stamped the peaches on another piece of white card stock and colored them with some oranges (YR 17, YR64, & YR2) and red (R24) Copic markers. The leaves were colored with the YG63 and YG67 Copics. I cut out the peaches and the leaves and pop-dotted them on the card to match up with the stems that I stamped earlier. The sentiment for this card is from Papertrey Ink.
Sharing another layout I made recently. This is photos of our granddaughter, Audrey. She's sometimes a girly girl...and sometimes a bit of a tomboy!
I used some old papers from my stash...no idea who makes them. The daisies were made with a Lifestyles die. I made two of each bloom, rounded the ends of each petal and then layered two blooms together to get a little dimension. The leaves were cut with a Spellbinder leaf die and the stems are just thin cut strips. The yellow centers were punched from scraps. The boot was cut with the Silhouette and pieced together, then colored with Copics. The title work was also cut with the Silhouette (love that machine!). I added the pop of red with some gingham rickrack from my sister's stash. The loopy edges were punched with a MS punch. Tag on the upper right was cut with a Spellbinder banner die. I added three tiny punched blooms with bling centers to the tag. No journaling on this other than her name and the date.
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