Here is my Card
As soon as I saw this lovely little fellow I just knew I had to use gingham in the design. Maybe it's growing up in a small village but I always associate Strawberries with little gingham lid covers on pots of home made strawberry Jam at the annual Church Fete.
I mounted the green gingham card onto plain red card then added a strip of the same red card across the middle of the panel and layered this with a strip of green card which had been edged with a Martha Stewart edging punch. I added a strip of red gingham card over this then stuck the whole panel onto a 8x8 card base.
I printed the image onto white card and I also cropped the image just to the Strawberries so that I could add extra layers and I cropped the very front strawberry and printed it in various sizes to use as embellishments.
I coloured the image using Spectrum Noir markers -
GB1, TN2 and TN3 for the bear
CR8,CR10 and DR1 for the strawberries
LG1, LG3 for the leaves.
I then highlighted the strawberries with True Black to pick out the seeds
I added a little shadow under the bar using BG1
I cut the image out using the largest of my nestabilities plain circle dies, I also cut a plain red circle by drawing round the outside edge of the largest die and cutting this out to add a layer behind the image
I fussy cut the extra strawberries I had printed and layered them up to add dimension.
I used an Marianne 'Anja' oval die to cut the lace panel and added a plain red panel behind this and stuck it to the left of the card before adding a computer generated sentiment printed onto white card and layered onto green and red card.
The strawberry vine was made by using a holly branch die from Cheery Lynn this die has plain and holly type leaves on the branch so I snipped all the holly leaves off and snipped the branch and rejoined it to make a vine. I stuck this to the right of the card and then added my image to cover teh join and to overlap the lace oval.
I added punched flowers with pearl centres, and strawberries created from the ones I had cropped and printed earlier and added them to the vine. Three punched flowers with pearl centres and three punched leaves were added to the left of the image.
The finishing touch were the square green gems and the have a wonderful birthday sentiment.
If you would like to see the whole range of the Lenny Fruits digi stamps click on the link below and whilst there have a browse round the shop these images are lovely to colour.
I am entering this card into the following Challenges.
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.nl - Anything Goes
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.nl - diecuts and punches
http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Colour wheel challenge (Red and Green)
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Sumemrtime
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://hobbyhousechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Dies and Punches
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.co.uk/ - Dies and Punches