Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sweet Strawberries for Tag You're It Challenge #26

Hello everyone: Here I am again with another card made with the SU Market Fresh stamp set, to participate in the Tag You're It challenge,  I just love all 3 of this images. This time I used the Strawberries and this is the card I made.
Simple and sweet image, Strawberries are my most favorite fruit and right now they are in season so we are eating them almost every day.  I colored the image with my SU markers, I know I've said this before but, they are really great for water coloring, they blend just great.  The background is stamped with the Hardwood background stamp onto Pistachio Pudding CS with Wild Wasabi ink, the butterfly is from a very old stamp and die set, can't really remember from where, I apologize for that. The twine for the tag and the bow is from the tag that came on a pair of jeans I bought some time ago, I thought it was just so beautiful, I was not about to throw it out.
Here is a close up of this luscious fruits, I hope you can see the little shimmer of my Wink of Stella glitter brush.
I also gave the image a little bit of shadow all around it, I didn't like how it look just flat on the paper.
So I hope you like my card, I'm enjoying coloring this fabulous images so much.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I appreciate your comments more than I can say, it's really thrilling for me to be able to share my cards with all of you. Here is the sketch that inspired this card.
 Till next time, many paper hugs.
                                                                                Maria.

Paper: Canson 140 lb. water color paper, SU Pistachio Pudding CS, the white and red CS is from my stash.
Inks: Stazon Jet Black ink pad, SU write markers in Real Red, More Mustard, Olive Green, Basic Gray (for the shadow around the image), Elegant Eggplant, Costal Cabana, Wild Wasabi ink pad.
Stamps: SU Market Fresh, Hardwood.
Punch: MS lace punch.

20 comments:

  1. You can almost taste these berries ! Really cute summer card and your coloring is so pretty with the shadow effect ! Pretty butterfly !

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    1. Thank you Sonny, I really love this images, just perfect for coloring and you are right, this is totally a Summer card.

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  2. I see the shadow and it's a very professional touch to your coloring! I love the re purposed tag you saved what a pretty card!

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    1. Patti, I'm glad you can see the shadow, when I posted the image I kind of wish I added a bit more.
      Thank you for your comment.

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  3. Hi Maria! Beautiful as usual! I have a question for you. Do you color the markets directly onto the cardstock and them blend them with aqua painters? How do you always make such beautifully water colored images?

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    1. Hello Kelly, I'm so happy you stopped by. To answer your question, yes, I apply the marker right to the edge of the image and then blend with the aqua painter, which is just damp, not dripping wet, I blend in a circular motion going away from the edge. If I need a bit more color or shadow, I wait a bit till it's dry and then, I add the ink a little bit at the time.
      I'm so happy you like this card. Thank you for visiting.

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  4. Hi Maria, I love your sweet and fresh tag! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the wood background . Thanks for joining us at Tag You’re It! Love the butterfly too!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Marybeth, I had a fun time participating on this challenge. Can't wait for the next one.

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    1. Yummy indeed!! Thanks Mary.

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  6. Very pretty card. You colored the strawberries beautifully. Thanks for joining us at the Tag You're It! Challenge.

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    1. Hello Kelly: thank you for visiting, this was my first time participating in this challenge and I enjoyed it, I'm looking forward to the next one.

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  7. Love the tag! And always love to hear that some bit of recycled items were used! Thanks for joining us at Tag Your It!

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  8. Love the tag! And always love to hear that some bit of recycled items were used! Thanks for joining us at Tag Your It!

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    1. Thank you Susan, the twine is really pretty, I still have a bit more of it. As soon as I grabbed those jeans, the twine caught my eye and I started thinking of how to use it.

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  9. Welcome to Tag You're It - and what a lovely tag/card you've brought with you! The strawberries look so realistic: impressive colouring! And the butterfly...oh my! A lovely special touch! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!
    ~c

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    1. Hello cm and thank you for your comment. I love this challenge and I can't wait for the next one, it was fun and a pleasure to create this card/tag for it.

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  10. You color beautifully! That Wink o' Stella is so hard to capture in photos - but I think I can see the flecks :) Fabulous tag!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment NikiCee, I wish the shimmer of the Wink of Stella could be seen better.

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.