Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Be sure to stop by Tuesday Throwdown and see the teams wonderful creations!

The challenge today is Texture and Dimension. We had a choice of several
images from our sponsor My Grafico. Our images are all from the
Pretty Primitive Set and I chose Strawberry Jam. The image is water colored
and then I drew and colored another strawberry to pop up for added
dimension then cut the imagewith a Spellbinder label 21.

Very frustrated because my camera cannot zoom close enough to really see
the details so I've included several pic so you might be able to get a better
idea of what the card looks like. It has lots of texture and dimension
in person.I cut four squares of the dp and embossed with the dotted swiss
folder then stitched onto the background.
The edges of the image were distressed, a little faux stitching and then
foam dotted on. The red edge was punched with a MS checkerboard
and attached to the underneath piece.
I used a SU scalloped punch for the sentiment and then attached to the red
cut with a Spellbinder scalloped oval and foam dotted on. A little bow and
button finished it off. I made three strawberry boxes and embossed them
to go with the card. Stuffed a few little chocolate kisses in them.
Tomorrow is my Sweet Mama's Birthday and this is for her, an
amazing lady~~~ 83 years old!

Supplies used: SU & KB papers, Dotted Swiss
embossing folder, SU Scalloped oval punch,
Martha Stewart checkerboard punch,
Spellbinder Scalloped oval & label 21, Misc.
ribbon and button plus some candy kisses :)

Entering Challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles: Ribbon
Karens Doodles: Punch it Out
Make It Monday: Always Anything Goes
Just Some Lines: Embossing


NanaConnie said...

What a fun card, Davi! Can't believe how much you and I think alike. Love the stitching, both real and faux, and the bow is fantastic!

Benzi said...

Good job getting the dimension and texture, Davi! Your strawberries are colored to perfection. A checkerboard cool. Don't think I've seen that one. Happy Birthday to your Mom.

mudmaven said...

Totally awesome card Davi! Love all the wonderful layers and that stitching just sends it over the top! Thanks for joining us for our Ribbon challenge on Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

Dawnll said...

This is so beautiful- love your coloring and the colors.
I seen you on Make It Monday

Kari said...

Wonderful Card!Love the colours!
Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

Hugs,Kari :)

Stephanie (Arty Carty) Lee said...

Happy B'day to your mom. and I can't believe you and NanaConnie actually colored every square of that cheese cloth!! Awesome job and it shows in a very beautiful card. Love the DP too. Love everything about your card.

Judie said...

Lovely, can almost taste the strawberry jam, yum.
Saw you on MIM Thanks for sharing with us.

Judie #54

Ardilla said...

THis is a beautiful card, love the fruits and all the details you made in your work. I saw it at MIM and love it!

Martha said...

BERRY PRETTY CARD with lots of layers, details and great techniques! Your mom will love it for sure!

Blessings, Martha

Faye said...

I love, love, love this card, so scrummy. Ooh I want it! xxx

Card Crazy said...

Oh my, how special. Those strawberries just pop off the paper. Sooooo delicious! Thanks for sharing on MIM.
Sue S.

Stella said...

This is a gorgeous card; I love the colors and your choice of papers. That cute jar is a lovely and fab focal point!

Unknown said...

Awesome coloring, Davi. You really did add a lot of dimension. I am in awe of people who can create such color. I can manipulate paper well, but ask me to color in an image and it looks very elementary. :)

paper compulsions

Unknown said...

This looks so wonderful.. You always have such wonderful images.. Your coloring is great..

Hugs, Linda

Donna Moore said...

Hi Davi, I saw this beauty on MIM and am thrilled I came by to say hello! Your card is gorgeous, I love your stitching and your coloring is beautiful! Your blog is truly filled with amazing eye candy!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Pretty summer project, I love those colors with wonderful stitching!!!

Chrissy said...

Lovely summery card, the strawberries are coloured beautifully, and I love the papers too.
Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Lovely card in red with the fabulous stitching! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Davi! Looks like a beautiful watercolored painting!

Sadilla said...

Hi Dear
beautiful!!!! I love strawberries!!!!

Lisa Minckler said...

I'm all "jammed" up with emotion on this card! Beautiful card for your mother and I can't get over the berry boxes you made. HOW COOL ARE THOSE!! SOOO COOL! Great card and I know she'll love it.
Thanks so much for playing with us at Make It Monday!
Lisa xx

Unknown said...

Love your stitching and the highlights in your coloring.

Jenn Borjeson said...

That is gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with our embossing challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

Lauren said...

OMG, so cute! I love the strawberry boxes!

Janice said...

Saw your lovely card at Make it Monday. Love all the coloring! TFS!

Gaynor Greaves said...

What a gorgeous card, I love the country feel to it, I saw you on MIM, Gaynor :)

Ginny said...


Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

Sandy said...

A beauty, love all the little extras, great image and colours, I saw your card on Make It Monday, good luck,

kelly said...

Love the colours, Davi. I really like the image too.


Just Some Lines Digital Stamps said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!
Thanks for joining the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge :) Have a great weekend!!

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Wonderful projects Davi, love the details work! Thanks so much for playing at JUST SOME LINES and KABOODLE DOODLES this time:)

Kimberly S said...

Those strawberries look yummy! lol Perfect birthday card the images and your fabulous layout for it. :)

Merry said...

What beautiful papers you have used with this lovely image. Spied you on Make it Monday.

Susan said...

Beautiful card! makes me remember my days of canning and preserving. (I still do the strawberry preserves, but missed the last 2 years)
LOVELY card in all ways :)
visiting from MIM

Shannon White said...

Ooh, love this Miss Davi! Love yur wonderful strawberries and your watercoloring is soo Beautiful! Your dp's and stitching really set off this charming image! So Lovely & full of country cottage charm! Your Mom is just going to Love it! Happy Birthday to her!

Shannon 8-)

Shannah said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous - and your Mama will love it!
Hugs, Shannah xox