Sweet & Fruity Wishes!

Well It looks like spring is finally here, the sun is shining and the sky is blue.  Hope you've all got something nice planned for this beautiful weekend.  It's Friday so time for another Raise the Bar Challenge..

Yes! We are sweetening up the week with any card or project using fruit (yup, tomatoes too! heehee!). Lets see those fruity stamps and papers you've got in your stash; I'm looking forward to some very sweet cards :)

For my card i used stamps from the Whiff of Joy Summer 2009 Stamp Kit. I stamped and embossed this beautiful young girl stamp and then coloured with watercolours. I created a background paper using 2 strawberry stamps from the kit, i also coloured this with watercolours.  Then i got a bit messy creating a crumpled distressed cooridating paper, i simple soaked the paper with water at splodges of watercolour, and then crumpled the paper up, i then dried the paper using my heat gun.

I had planned on using the crumpled paper i'd created as a whole sheet on my card, but once i put all my papers together it just didn't look right..  I decided to cut a large heart out of the paper to see how that worked, and i was much happier with it; I then cut another heart from the middle of the large heart, creating a frame.  I used the frame over my strawberry background paper, and used the smaller heart to put my stamped sentiment on.  I also cut an even smaller heart from a leftover scrap of the paper.

I used a pale yellow card blank for my card base, and sponged on green and blue distressed ink to tie the colours together.  I sponged the hearts with distressed ink too, this helped emphasise the texture i had created.  My layout for this card evolved as i was creating the heart shapes, very simple, but i think it works.

I had fun with this card, especially creating the different patterned papers to go with my stamped image.  Can't wait to see what sweet creations are made for this challenge.

Thank you for visiting


~Rach said…
Love the stamp choice and all the strawberries!! Fun card :0)
This is awesome! Very unique background and I really like it! Can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for inspiration! Great job!
Sparkle said…
Such a lovely card!
Tasha said…
Such a pretty card, love the stamp and the fab paper
love tasha xx