Saturday, 15 February 2020

Strawberries x 2

I'm always wandering around the blogs I follow and my interest this week peaked at Darnells Twofer challenge with the prompt being Fruit. 

Now I've only ever entered two or three times because its hard for me to make two cards in one sitting, mainly because I suck at doing quick cards and have no craft room to leave everything out and come back to another time.  My stash is stored in boxes in a cupboard and it means I have to lug it all out, sort through what I want then sit at the coffee table and craft... hence my late night inspiration when I lie in bed visualising what stamps I have and that is exactly what happened with the sweet berries set from Clearly Besotted.





This is pretty straightforward although I had already decided I wanted a greyscale image with a pop of bright red from the strawberries and its just coloured with my Prisma pencils.





The sentiment is a mash-up from the sweet berries set and the Mom is taken from Altenews wild hibiscus using masking tape to remove the words not in use.  

Challenge Links...

Watercooler Wednesday - Marsha's All About Occasions
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - CAS/positive







So I went with the obvious for my second card love... using the strawberries as little hearts.





I inked the strawberry I thought most resembled a heart and stamped three times, fussy cutting out and then using the reverse covered in poppy red brilliance ink.   

I then overstamped some swirls from a very old Basic Grey set and used three coats of clear embossing powder to give some shine.





The sentiment is from the Clearly Besotted set because I still wanted to reference fruit and I thought it would make a sweet Anniversary card or Valentine.





Here's a little picture of the strawberry I used to create the hearts, its the one on the far right.

Challenge Links...

Creative Friday - Valentine/Hearts
Always Fun - Love/Valentine's Day
Fusion - Valentine 
Double D - Hearts 



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25 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous C.A.S cards claire , love how you have coloured just the berries on the black and white card that's stunning, the black cards are very effective and your berries really pop.
    Babs x

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  2. WOW both are fabulous! Love how you've used the strawberries as hearts ... very clever! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Hearts’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  3. Two amazing CAS cards, Claire. A really clever idea to use the strawberries as hearts. xx

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  4. Two super cards Claire and I think your colouring if the first one is absolutely stunning. Clever use of the strawbwerries for hearts too! xx

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  5. Two gorgeous cards! The colouring on your first card is gorgeous, and the berries look amazing on black as little hearts. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the CAS Challenge!

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  6. I'm so glad these two distinctly different and sensational designs came to you in a nighttime vision, Claire! Your coloring of those berries with pencils is so professional! It's a really striking design! And how clever to turn your berry into a heart for your second design! Love the swirls and glossy coats you added!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #24! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. What fabulous twofers Claire!! Love the greyscale with the strawberries popping from the card and what a genius idea to use them as hearts!! Wish I had such late night inspiration!! xx

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  8. You nailed this challenge with flying colors! The greyscale berries look striking and they're so beautiful the way you colored them! What a genius idea to make hearts from one of the berries and they just pop off the card with all the shine and pretty swirls! Brilliant idea for the twofer and so beautifully done on both!!

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  9. What gorgeous greyscale colouring, Claire ... the bright strawberries pop so beautifully against it! Turning the strawberry into hearts was a brilliant idea ... these three are so rich, bold and dramatic against the black! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

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  10. Beautiful card, love the simplicity of the design! Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

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  11. Wowzers. Two fantastic cards as they are. And I'm betting a win at Twofer, cuz this is an incredible twofer. I would never have known those hearts started out life as strawberries! And as for laying in bed creating cards in your head... been there, done that!

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  12. Beautiful CAS design. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.

    Kathy
    DD DT

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  13. Two gorgeous cards Claire, love the colours you choose and fab colouring. And those adorable strawberries hearts look beautiful on the black card and love the sentiment xx

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  14. Lovely card, Claire! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Marsha DT

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  15. Your little bunch of strawberries and buds, all tucked in the corner, are beautifully colored. The bright reds and soft yellows look amazing against the gray tones and the white base. Your mom is absolutely going to love this card! And you clever girl!...Hearts turned into strawberries! That is just a brilliant use of these sweet berries, plus the shine you've added to them looks amazing. This is a wonderful pair of cards, and I love them! Thank you so much for joining us at The Twofer Challenge! xo Bev

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  16. I'm so glad stopping by on your blog to admire your strawberry twofer. This are two stunning cards. The design is great. I like great gray coloring with only red berries on the first card and elegant design and super cute sentiment on the second one.
    Hugs, Sonja

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  17. Wonderful! I really love how you did the first card - they look so sweet and juicy and the grey foliage really sets them off. The second card is a great design and cleverly done/

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  18. First of all, I know exactly what you mean about not having space to leave things out. I had it all in boxes for about 15 years. I now have a craft room in the basement and it makes a big difference to the way I craft. Now, on to your beautiful cards: Your Mother's Day card has that soft, lovely look that really highlights your bright berries! So clever to turn the strawberry into hearts and give it the flourish detail! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

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  19. Beautiful cards. The colors are lovely. [Bunny]

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  20. two beautiful cards, both are sweet and great designs

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  21. so beautiful!Thanks for joining us at creative friday.

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  22. Both cards are so awesome. So glad you shared over Creative Friday. Many thanks!
    Hugs, Silke

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  23. CAS perfection! Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Friday. XXX, Kat

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  24. Your grayscale card should be framed, it is gorgeous. Great idea to use the strawberry for a heart. Two super cards!

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