Wednesday, April 18, 2012

{Cheery} Cherry Hello

Good Wednesday to you, I'm so happy you decided to pop in because I have a fun cheerful card to share today! I have to tell you a short story, so indulge me for a minute if you will! ;)  As you may know I have two sweet {& sour}daughters, for some reason when they were little they each chose an icon that represented themselves,  one strawberries and the other cherries. It seemed that the brightly colored fruits were printed on everything from swimsuits to vintage pink glass. The thrill of finding an item with one or both of these sweet images was pure delight.

 Its no surprise that I still hold a special fondness for ripe red fruit in all forms, and this little stamp set by SU called tart and tangy is a big favorite!

I adore red and turquoise paired fact I have been on a turquoise streak lately! Such a beautiful color that blends or contrasts with most every color I like to work with! Have you seen these gorgeous new SRM fancy sticker sentiments? I'm smitten I tell ya' completely head over heels for them! I used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch as my inspiration, and just started playing around a bit.

I tried a couple of things that I have not done before {or rarely do} I used markers to color my image, and stamped directly to the notebook lined paper. I colored the leaves in with a prisma pencil and a colorless blender, then added shadows with a cool gray copic marker. The cherries were coated with glossy accents and clear fine glitter {yummy} looks like sugar. I placed one of the fancy sentiments over the stamped how that looks! Do you? Can't wait to give this one to my cherry girl!

This weeks sketch is simple but challenging, always fun to be challenged a little don't you think?
Hope you have a great day, as always happy creating!


Sis Patterson said...

Super darling card - love the red and turquoise color combo too. Great use of design scale and pattern. A charming card!

Unknown said...

ooh, huge cherry romantic :) love it!

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Life and Knits said...

This card is so pretty! Very cheery indeed! Great detail. TFS!

Linda said...

I just saw your loving tribute to your daughter in the circle magazine. Your designs were absolutely lovely, but even lovelier was your narrative. I have two daughters (7 and 4) and I hope that I will be able to share such a wonderful time with them as you did. Take care.

flowerdisco said...

What a beauty of a card and loving the story behind it.