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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Garden Party for July 1

Its Garden Party Tuesday - where a magazine clipping plucked from the "Inspiration Shoebox" is used as the inspiration for a card.
Here is the picture posted last week ---->
I like the colors, although I don't know if I'd be gutsy enough to decorate my own home with them. (But I painted 2 giant trees on the walls of one DD's room - so who knows.)








And here is my card. It seems like I've been using flowers a lot lately, so I switched over to strawberries. The stamps are from Odd Bird Planet - Strawberry Pair and Berry Sweet.

I colored it with Copics and cut it out with my Nestibilities die. Then I inked the background with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a duster brush while the cutting die was still in place to keep the cream edge. The matte is cut and embossed with a scalloped die.

The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Blush collection. The bottom edge is punched with a Threading Water Punch.



So there is my attempt....

And here is the photo for next Tuesday. Hmmmm.... interesting. I guess we'll see...

If you'd like to play along, just post a comment here with a link to your creation and I'll include it in Tuesday's post.



8 comments:

Kathi said...

Your card is beautiful. I especially love the shadow under the berries.

Unknown said...

What a super colored set of strawberries...great shading too!

Sarah Schwerin said...

I love your strawberry card! It is such an awesome take on the challenge! The colours are just gorgeous!

emilia in Taiwan said...

I was thinking to make last week challenge in theme of sweet too! I love your work for that! So sweet and lovely.

:)

Catherine said...

I can't believe I forgot to make a card for last week's inspiration! UGH!!!! Your's is super cute - and has me craving berries!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Cute card. I so want to get this done this evening--in time for your deadline. Let's see if I can manage.

Michelle Pearson said...

Catherine....I so love this next inspiration piece....I have no idea what I'll do with it...but I'm gonna play!

Love seeing what you come up with each week!!

Unknown said...

Hi Cathrine, I played along this week! Come see: http://itsallrosie.blogspot.com/2008/07/cathrines-garden-party.html