Berry Sweet 52

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, August 5, 2010 @ 8:26 PM | , ,

Hi There! Whew - this week flew by didn't it? I'm on call this weekend with my job starting Friday at 2:30 pm - Monday 6:00 am. Depending on the # of emergency surgeries that must be done determines how much I have to work. I sure hope everyone remains healthy! One thing good about being on call, I am tethered to a pager & have a 1/2 hr response time so, I am pretty much confined to home. Which could be a good thing - maybe I will get a chance to sneak some crafty time in :) Today, I made this card for my sweet sister Tina who loves my fur babies whenever I skip out of town :) This week over at the City Crafter Challenge Blog the theme is YUM - a challenge inspired by food!I recently purchased the Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities® S4-256 Assorted Fresh Fruit set. I have been himmin' & hawin' & finally grabbed one while shopping at CHA before they are gone for good. This set happens to be a LIMITED EDITION set, so you know that means - when they are gone, they are gone for good! It is packed with various fruits AND the ever so popular MASON/BALL jar! With FALL's Harvest right around the corner, I figured I could get plenty use of this treasure set :) Here's a close up the berry:For sketch inspiration, I played along with Kazan's fun sketch over at 2Sketches4You. If you are looking for some awesome inspiration please be sure to see what BOTH of these challenge sites have to offer :)If you were curious on how I made that Sweet Berry, here is a photo showing the steps:
1. cut/emboss Strawberry
2. color berry Red
3. color stem Green
4. rub a lil' distress ink to make the seeds pop & show even more dimension

As you can see, it is super duper easy to create these lil' treasures!

That's all I have to share tonight - I will be back Saturday for an all new fabulous Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! Thanks so much for looking - Be Berry Sweet ;)

Supplies Used:

Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities® S4-256 Assorted Fresh Fruit, Nestabilities® S4-114 Standard Circles LG, S4-249 Big Scalloped Circles LG, S4-115 Petite Scalloped Circles LG, GC-001 Grand Calibur

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Sweethearts

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52 Sweet Comments So Far:

Monique said...

How Sweet Mona!! I love the strawberry flower with matching DP :)..TFS!!

Laurel said...

Sweet!

Mara... said...

So cute! I love that cutie little juicy red strawberry. Here's hoping that everybody stays healthy so you can stay home and create this weekend!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is SO fabulous Mona! I love that strawberry on the medallions, what a striking focal point!

Andrea M said...

Mona, that strawberry is the cutest!!! I can see why you love that die! Awesome card - your sis is sure to adore it :)
Hope your on-call time is quiet and you have a productive crafty weekend. I, too, have to do call every couple a' weeks, so I feel your pain :(

Isabel Jett said...

Wow, this is such a beautiful sweet card, Mona! I love the strawberry theme, my fav fruit!!!!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

love love love your strawberry SWEET card, mona! love the DP, your rosettes, and how you attached the cute sentiment. hope it's a quiet weekend so you can craft craft craft :)! thanks for sharing :)! have a great nite! *hugs* steph :)

Helen Watanabi said...

Wow, another jaw dropping design, Mona! You are a crafty machine! I love your fanfold flower and, of course, that fabulous strawberry, yum! Thanks for the mini-tutorial as well. You should be teaching classes; I know I'd pay to attend!!!

Marge said...

Well, I LOVE . . . it ALL!!! Fabulous!!! Congrats too on your win at JRS today (I kinda guessed it would be your card)!!! Great job -- makes me know I NEED that new Spellbinders' set!!!

Gale Evans said...

Love this card, Mona! Your strawberry looks edible! Great job!

Julia Young said...

I love that SB strawberry die! You did an amazing job coloring it; thanks for showing us how you did it! Your card is magazine cover quality!

Julie Ranae said...

What a 'sweet' card, like you haven't heard THAT before : ) lol

Dawn said...

This is a cutie for sure.

Davi said...

Fabulous as usual!!Strawberries and checks are always a winner!! Love how you textured the strawberries and the great dimension from the fabrics and pleated paper! Im sure your sis will love it!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very sweet Mona! And thanks for showing us how to do that! Thanks for playing along with CCCB, good to see you here again!

Debbi said...

Adorable and so very sweet, Mona! I want that SB set!!!

Hanna said...

Oh, this is adorable!!!
WOW, LOVE IT! So sweet, love your coloured strawberry, thanks for sharing! :)

hugs & love,
Hanna

Constance said...

Soooooo beautiful, Mona! Love your colours and layers! I can't believe how lovely that strawberry turned out! That SB die is a must have. Stellar job!

Ros said...

Oh I love this ... those dies are so cute! Love all the layering you do ... So very glad you joined us at CCCB

Emily Keaton said...

Super cute and very sweet, Mona! I just love that die cut strawberry and your fab papers :)

Cindy Percovich said...

Mona, this is such a darling design! I love that strawberry die and how you colored it so nicely! What a nice homespun feel!

Dana Gustafson said...

A card as sweet as the creator herself! I love this!

Deb Lewis said...

Yummy! I love the strawberry picnic theme! Great DP's and I love that Shapeability die! Thanks for showing how you so expertly gave the strawberry some dimension!

lauren said...

oh my goodness, this is BERRY cool, BERRY sweet and BERRY BERRY fabulous! :)

Sharon C. said...

Gorgeous strawberry Mona! That die is amazing and I love your coloring technique! I also love how you stamped and attached the sentiment! You are always full of great ideas!

Julia Aston said...

Thanks for sharing your coloring tips! Love the pleated flower behind your strawberry and all the fun papers!

Maria said...

Happy and sweet! Your cards are so beautiful, Monia! Thanks you for helping learn me!

Heather Jensen said...

This is so sweet Mona! Love that little strawberry and accordian fold and plete fold behind it. :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

This could not be sweeter of more scrumptious!!!
I always love seeing your work Mona!! Thanks for playing along at CCCB!

Yesnir said...

Wow, this card is so yummy looking. I bet it's even more scrumptious in person! I love how you added dimension to your strawberry and your sentiment! You are so full of great ideas!

Kelly said...

That strawberry looks exquisite! Great job with coloring/embossing it! I also love the various DP's you used! You've given it such a homey feel!

Kim said...

This is so very "sweet"!!!! I love your strawberry and the accordian folded flowers. Just darling as always.....
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Tumbleweed said...

Oh so sweet, Mona! Best strawberry ever! Your technique is so beautiful!

Suzanne C said...

Great paper to go with this adorable strawberry! Love the layers behind the strawberry! Beatufiul card.

Sylvia said...

Super fun card, Mona! Strawberries look real enought to eat!

BURUNDANGUITAS CRAFT STUDIO said...

Hi Mona, I stop to say hi, and tel you I love this Berry Card, is so sweet, and the color are just amazing. Come and visit me at www.burundanguitas.blogspot.com, I am from Panama Rep. of Panama. rgds, dalys

Paper Boutique said...

pretty cool how your strawberry look, good enough to eat! Love all your layers and textures, what a fun card!

Michelle Breston said...

Gorgeous card! Gorgeous strawberry!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

what a super cute card! Thanks for sharing how did you the strawberry. That seems simple enough for me to try. I love the layering you did for the medallion. It's just an all around amazing creation!

Becky said...

I love this yummy looking card and I now have to buy that SB die! Thank you very much!

Kazan Clark said...

Gorgeous Mona!! I love the country theme and how yummy and fresh it all looks :)
Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
Hugs
Kazan

Nancy said...

So gorgeous, Mona! I can just taste that gorgeous strawberry!

Sue Lelli said...

YUM is right! The strawberry is FAB and LOVE the pleated circle!

suzARTe said...

A really lovely card

Angie Tieman said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! Congrats on making the Fab 5!!

BethieJ said...

Mona this is just so darn CUTE!! (Hope you dont get called in this weekend!!)

june lanum said...

Mona this is adorable love it thanks for joining us at the CCCB

lauren said...

aha! i believe i mentioned earlier what a lovely card this is...and the fab five kind of bears me out on this point!!! :)

Silvia said...

Amazing technique, Mona! It makes me so happy to visit your blog and find so much inspiration on it. Love the spellbinders die cuts, too bad they were a limited edition. Love your card, it is fantastic!!!

Carrie said...

Mona, this card is so sweet! I can almost taste your magnificent strawberry! The colors in this card are so perfect; why can't I put colors together so nicely :) Love your work!

Tracy said...

Love your DP choice. I'm hooked on the stuff! :) Your card is adorable. Congrats on your Spotlight Artist at CCCB!

Stampin' Pam said...

ooooh what a fun and sweet card. I'm sure your sister will love it - I love the bright pops of color.


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