Thursday, July 16, 2009

OMG It's naked!!!

Hello everyone and those with your mouth aghast I only mean today's card has no sentiment! Hee Hee!!
You know that every card of mine has a sentiment, I think it stems from the fact that I'm a scrapbooker first and to me my page is not complete without a title.
Well when I progressed to card making it seemed as though every card needed a "title" too. It feels funny to not have a quote or message on the card, it just feels naked!
But this one is so generic that I couldn't come with a generic title so if will remain a little bare (and when you see it you'll realize the ppun in that :))
On to the card, I will honestly say it was the most complex image I've ever colored and it took me two hours to finish just the coloring!
As usual it covers lots of challenges, 5 today.

A Spoonfull of Sugar gave me the sketch (although I had to do a square as the image was so large)
Color Throwdown gave me the colr combo of Lavender Lace, Garden Green and So Saffron
My Grafico was asking for Fruits
Simon Say Stamp wanted Summer Fruits
and finally
Cute Daisy May wanted 3 of a kind (I did 3 small strawberries together and 2 groups of 3 brads>

This fantastic image came from Teddy Bear's Picnic that you can find at Cuddly Buddly
This is a super set as you get the colored images that you can just cut out and also all the black and white line art versions to color yourself! I colored the whole thing with my Copic's and although it took two hours I'm so pleased with how it turned out. The dp are DCWV, Garden Party and Nana's Nursery Baby Boy.The brads are Paper Studio. I made the strawberries from Coredinations cardstock that I embossed with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and then sanded lightly for the white "seeds" to show. I then punched them with a heart punch and used my corner rounder to soften the bottom edge.Finally I inked the edges and added tiny punched leaves. My first love in srapbooking was always punch art and I taught classes for two years when it was super popular. I still have all my punches (over 1000 ) and use them whenever I can.

I used the pattern on the dp as one of the inside pages and added coordinating punched strawberries to the journaling mat that I cut with my nesties.
It sure took a while to complete but I think it was worth it and I hope you do too.
Have a great rest of your Thursday!


Sandra said...

Hi....gorgeous card,love the Cuddly Buddly image you've used and coloured beautifully....thanks for joining us this week at CDM,
Take care
San x

cabio's craft corner said...

Love the busy details from this card and the inside is just as great as the front!

Stephanie said...

love how you made those strawberries :)

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card !!! It shows that alot of time went into this but it was well worth it !! Gorgeous image and the papers and colours you used are perfect ! Love the strawberries too :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lorraine x

Michele Spera said...

what a really cute card! I love the work you did to it with all the coloring:-) and the strawberries out of the cs and distressed is great! Thanks for joining us at cute daisy may this week
XMichele speraX

Anonymous said...

Absolutely adorable card Katie, thank you for joining us at CDM this week
Ann x

Barbara said...

How cute is this??!!! Great take on all of the challenges! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Iris said...

Your card is really cute, Love the papers and the strawberries are sooooo amazing. I think I must have these shape............
Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.


debby4000 said...

What a fabulous cute card, everything is brilliant.

Jo Nevill said...

I think you are the first person to SAVE me money ! I never thought of using a heart punch for strawberries and the swiss dots folder - thank you so much ! Your card is fantastic, well worth all that time and effort.

Thank you for joining us in the Simon Says Challenge this week.

Jo and the SSC DT

Linda . J said...

Beautiful card Katie and fantastic colouring!
Love the gorgeous designs and detail!
Gorgeous papers. Thank you for joining us over at Cute Daisy May.
Hugs Linda

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

wow wow this is just gorgeous!! So adorable and those colours are just wow love it all.

Sandra said...

Congrats on winning this weeks MG Challenge your card is gorgeous!!