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Saturday, August 13, 2011

OCC....Fun with Fruit

Happy Saturday Peeps!!

It is time for another challenge over on the Our Creative Corner Blog. This week our challenge hostess is Kristin Tierney from LillyBeth Designs.

Her challenge for us is:
Fun with Fruit - Summer is the best time for fresh fruit, this week make a creation focusing on fruit images!
She offered up these images for inspiration:

I was totally inspired by this beautiful creation by Cindy Beach. I loved the look of her card so I chose to use the same papers and stamp set. I changed my card up a bit from hers to make it my own but she was my total inspiration for this card. I hope she doesn't mind.

The base of the card is whisper white and then I followed that up with some Pool Party card stock and then the Designer Paper is from the Stampin Up "Domestic Goddess"  DSP. This paper is amazing, I love the colors and patterns in this pack! The other color of card stock I used on this card is Calypso Coral.

The image here is from the Stampin' Up "Cherish Friendship" stamp set. I stamped with black stazon onto some white cardstock and used my aqua painter and ink pads to color. The sentiment is from an older retired hostess set, my box doesn't have a name on it and I don't remember the name. I matted my image with a die cut from the Perfect Pennant Die and added a bunch of basic Pearls. The scallops are made with the Tasteful Trim Die. I also used some of the pretty Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon.

Be sure to check the Our Creative Corner Blog to see what the rest of the design team came up with for this fun  challenge. I hope you can find some time to play along and if you do don't forget to link it up over on the Our Creative Corner Blog so we can all see it!

Thanks for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!



Juliana said...

Love this card! BTW, the sentiment is from "sweet sentiments" which was current in 2009, in case you were wondering! I kept that set too and integrated it into my Teeny Tiny Wishes set to save space.

Dawn Easton said...

This is beautiful, Vicki! Wonderful colouring!!! Can't wait for my SU! order to arrive next week!

Anne Marie said...

Hi Vicki! Wow, wow, WOW!! I just love this gorgeous mix of colors and all of your beautiful details. You have also effectively just beefed up my next SU order with that pennant die and the DSP. Haha! Your coloring is gorgeous, too. Enjoy your day! :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful card, Vicki! Love the pearls and how they mimic the cherries. And what a fun sentiment that is! You've pulled it all together beautifully.

Kathy Martin said...

Oh YUM! :)

Holly Kean said...

This is such a great card! The coloring is unique and that ruffled ribbon is a wonderful touch.

Sharon said...

Vicki, I love your cards! I think your use of this DSP is perfect! and I love the coloring of the cherries, too! your card is yummy! and I love the faux half-pearls sprinkled to give your card a classic, home-y look!

Allison said...

Beautiful! Your colouring is awesome and the stamp definitely compliments the papers!

Tui Nathan said...

Gorgeous card Vicki ... love the mix of patterned papers and the colours and just divine!
Love all the pearls too, nothing adds elegance like the touch of a pearl ... Beautiful!!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Those colors are just amazing together! I love the pearls, the layout, and the patterns you used. Hope you have an amazing week!

MarcyK924 said...

Vicki, this card is stunning. I love the color palette you used! So unexpected, but perfect! Just a great summery card!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Okay, now you've made me want to buy that DP pack, after I just made up my mind that I am NOT buying any more paper. That is just tooooo yummy to pass up Your card is gorgeous, loving the plaids and that die cut is delightful. What a fab image. As usual, you provided us with luscious eye candy for our challenge!

Hope you are having a great week!


Rhonda Langley said...

Lovely watercoloring-now I need that paper!

Kristin said...

I love this color combination! It's so pretty and soft. You're amazing with that aqua painter - my images all seem to get fuzzy when I use it... Great job!