Saturday, June 27, 2015

Just Us Girls #299 Photo challenge!

Hello!  Thanks for coming by!  Maria at Just Us Girls has this great photo to inspire us to create this week!  As you'll see below I went straight for those lucious watermelons as inspiration for my card (but the SU truck is calling to me from the shelf!). After you've checked out the team's inspired cards, we sure hope you'll join us this week in the challenge!  Chics of the week in June have a chance to be out Guest Designer in August!

                            

Now, I'm not a big fan of eating watermelon, but who can resist the colors!!? Certainly not me!! I love them together! As I was coloring yesterday I was thinking they are like Christmas colors for summer!  Here's my card:
I used a white card base.  The embossed layer is Berry Sorbet from PTI and is embossed with a basket weave I picked up at my local stamp store once (Buffalo Stamps and Stuff).  It's sponged with Berry Sorbet ink to show dimension.  the watermelon stamp (from Imaginations) is stamped in Stazon black onto Tim Holtz watercolor paper and watercolored with reinkers from SU.  I used cameo coral to match the bery sorbet then added a little cherry cobbler to darken edges.  The greens are certainly celery and old olive. I die cut a circle from MFT cross stitched die and stenciled some pool party ink onto it while still in the die.  The water melon is mounted on foam tape for dimension

The sentiment is from a little set (PTI) and is stamped in Versamark ink on vellum and embossed with white EP.  I used a white pen to 'stitch' around the edge of the card and some stickles on the watermelon rind. A great, summery thank you or birthday card ready to go!!
Have a great day and weekend!
Cheryl

9 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome card! That embossed bg is perfect with your fabulous [colored] water melon

Barbara said...

I love your interpretation of this photo. Very summery and we can use all of the summer that we can get.

Chris D. said...

This is so adorable Cheryl! Love that embossed background and your coloring always is perfection!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Love the yummy looking watermelon and your beautiful embossed background!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful watercoloring on your watermelon! Love the embossed background too!

Ina said...

Love that background and that inviting watermelon. Great take on our lovely Inspiration Photo.

Lisa Kind said...

What a great card Cheryl! Love that watermelon image! And that embossing folder is very cool too!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love everything about this! Love that watercolored slice of melon and that amazing embossed and sponged background. I thought you actually stitched the edges before I read your post, perfection!

Maria Levine said...

Wow, love this. That embossed background just pops and that watermelon is magnificent. Great job!

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