Thursday, June 23, 2011

For Someone Sweet

It's Thursday so that must mean that it's time for a new MTME Pretty Pattern sketch challenge!

I used MTME's digi images Well Preserved.  I did some digi magic to colorize the topper from black to red... same with the strawberry on the jar... resized the saying and the strawberry to fit into the label and then printed it all up.  (It really isn't hard at all!  Lauren has some great video tutorials on how to do it!)  I then used my copics to color the red jam and shade the label.  Had I been thinking right I wouldn't have used a grey (N0 & N1) and I would have gone with a warm color due to the fact that I wanted to achieve a vintage look.  I used the distressed ink to warm it up a bit and to also distress the paper on the card.

I cut a strip of shiny red fabric and tied it around the jam jar before adhering it to the card with pop-up dots.  I printed up some of the great papers from Preserve it Oranges and Strawberries.  There are other "Preserve it" paper packages that are so fun!  You can also see the buttons I used below.

And here's my bow...

I'm quite happy with the way this one turned out.  I have my own unique way of tying them and maybe... just maybe I'll share that secret on here another time.  Not this morning though... I still have another blog post to do before I even go to bed.  No rest for the weary!   

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you will play along with us and be sure and check out the other design team member's cards.   

 I'm also entering this card in these challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room: inspiration photo & gingham
Ribbon Carousel challenge:  "color your world" & use ribbon


Shirley said...

Oh, wow, what a cool card! The colors are all so vibrant and that bow with the brad is just beautiful too!

Sheri said...

This is so yummy! Love the bright colors and patterns! Thanks for sharing with us this week at the TEA ROOM ;)

Becca Sadler said...

I just had to comment from seeing the other RCC8 challenge postings thus far! I'm super glad to see that you did something other than animals, cartoon girls, etc!!!

Your design is so fresh and bold! Gotta love it!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!! Nancy, this is really adorable!! Love the colors and the fabulous elements you've added to create this!! Such a lovely creation! Thanks so much for joining us at the Inky Impressions Challenges!! Smiles, *Vicki* - Sr. Inkette DT

Lora said...

Love how you embellished the jam jar. Such a bright cheery card :0
Thanks for joining us at the Inky Impressions challenge.
Lora x

Fran said...

Nancy I just stared at your card the first time I saw it. I think you did an outstanding job. I love the colors and love that bow. You have to tell me how you made the bow it is so pretty. Hugs, Fran

Karita said...

Beautiful card! :)
I love the colours, so and your card desing is wonderful :)

Thank you for joining at Inky impressions Challenges :)

*Michaela* said...

What a wonderful card! Absolutely fantastic! Perfect use of papers.

Thank you for joining us at the Inky Impressions Challenges!!

Scrappychick said...

What a lovely card! Love the bright cheery colors and yes the ribbon is very fun! Thanks so much for playing along at Inky Impressions this week, we hope to see you back again!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a super fun card! Perfect for summer! Thanks for playing along with my challenge at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge blog!