Yum yum yum, strawberries is Summer for me, they are so sweet and yummy this time of year and Paul and I love them in porridge for our breakfast. The strawberries taste extra sweet when the heat from the porridge warms them up and if you have some blueberries with them too it is even nicer. I usually go to the big market in the centre of Birmingham to buy my fruit as it is a lot cheaper than in the supermarkets and I think it is a lot tastier too. Quite often some of the strawberries in the supermarket are 'forced' and just not very tasty so this time of year when they are really ripe and plentiful is so much better. I was really allergic to them when I was little and they would bring me out in a rash so I am really pleased I am no longer afflicted.
This fabulous digi is week 2's freebie in the progressive challenge at Delightful Inspiration. Faith at Designed 2 Delight gives us some fabulous freebies just for taking part the previous week, how lucky are we? We get the joy of using fabulous digis and them we get another one to play with for the following week. Roll up, roll up, we have a winner every time :)
I coloured the image with Promarkers and used a Nestability to cut it out. There was too much white showing at the top and bottom so I trimmed it off a bit and then freehand cut 2 contrasting mats in red and a very dark brown. I added so Rangers Crystal Lacquer to the strawberries and they really shine. I tried to take the photo to reflect this which is why the metallic sentiment looks a bit dodgy....
The layout is from a sketch at Stamptacular Sunday and I have used papers from a Papermania pad. It has lots of fresh reds, strawberries and cupcakes in it and it has been very useful for some of my cards lately. I have used inkpads to distress some of the edges of the papers and provide more definition.
I wanted to use a sentiment You're Berry Sweet on it and handwrote it on but it looked rubbish so I replaced it with a sentiment from my stash.
Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Size of card - A5
Sentiment - Kanban cadstock from stash
Paper - Papermania
Tools - Nestabilitie die, Rangers Crystal Lacquer
Techniques - Distressing
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical order) :-
- Alphabet Challenge J - Just one word
- Aud's Sentiments #32 - At least 2 words in sentiment
- Bizzy Becs - Borders & Frames
- Clearly Inspired Challenge #31 - Punches and Dies
- Delightful Inspiration - Free Digi Challenge
- Digi's With Attitude #32 - Anything Goes
- Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
- Order of the Opus Gluei #108 - Red White & Green
- Papertake Weekly - Hot Colours
- Paper Issues - Life Is Sweet
- Scrapbook Sisters #44 - Thank You
- Shelly's Images TTT - Food Related
- Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
- Sisterhood of Crafters - Thank You
- Stamptacular Sunday #119 - Layout of Card
- Stamp Insanity #66 - Anything Goes