Monday, 1 August 2011

Feeling Fruity!

Hi everyone!  Hope you're enjoying this lovely warm weather.  Although it's been very overcast and humid here all day...phew!!

Week 26 challenge over at Less Is More is 'Fruit'.  Well, this was a bit of a challenge for me, as I'm not very good at colouring.  I decided to have a go at strawberries, as I have some growing in our garden.  I picked a couple and studied them, then got to work with the Pro Markers, and this is the best I could do.
I've had the 'In Stitches' embossing folder for a while and haven't used it before, but I thought it made a good backdrop for the strawb's.  The stamps and ribbon are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by! xx

45 comments:

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Sasha this is absolutely gorgeous, and your colouring perfection :) I love that embossing folder, I have it too :) fab work as always :) xx

Valerie said...

A brilliant job with the colouring Sasha especially the change of colour at the top of the fruit. Love the embossing:)
Valx

Chrissie said...

I think your colouring is wonderful!
These strawberries have made a terrific card... or rather you have!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

kingstonmama said...

Wow! Your strawberries look gorgeous. Beautiful coloring and that embossed background is perfect for them.

Sarah said...

Well I think your colouring is just fine Sasha! I love the embossing too, it's a beautiful card.

Angelnorth said...

Your colouring looks very realistic, great job!

Pauline said...

Beautiful colouring Sasha, did you draw the strawberries your self? A lovely card, and I like the little bow at the top, it finishes it off nicely.

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful card XOXO Zoe

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card Sasha
Margaret x

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Sasha, your colouring is fantastic and I love the embossing folder. Carol x

Suze Bain said...

Your colouring is very realistic. Love the embossing too - a super card. xx

Beryl K said...

Your strawberries look good enough to eat. Love that embossing folder not seen it before
Beryl x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sasha
Fabulous card ...love everting about it ...Stunning cardSasha ....
hugs
Sylvie
xxxx

Linby said...

Just gorgeous and that embossing is just right for the image. Not seen that folder before.
Linbyx

Diane J said...

Lovely cardx

Jenny said...

A perfect study of your strawbs...they're not always red and shiny to the top, and ours are covered in pips this year!!!

Love the embossed background too, I may need to get that folder too :)
Jenny x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Sasha, Beautiful card and expert colouring, can't beat a bit of real life research, brill, Gay xxx

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful and realistic strawberries! ;)

Penny said...

this is SO pretty, what beautiful colouring and cutting!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card!!

Bonnie said...

I think you colored the berries beautifully! I love that embossed background! It's so crisp and perfect with the fruit!

Dana said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the embossing and how the strawberries are raised on the card.

Judy1223 said...

Sasha, this is absolutely beautiful! Your coloring is amazing, and I adore that embossed background (who makes that folder? LOVE it!) Good luck with the challenge!
Judy

Mandi said...

FAbulous card Sasha, superb colouring
Love the embossing folder

Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Ang C said...

Your strawberries are beautifully coloured and I love that embossing folder

Anne said...

Such a pretty card and your colouring looks fab!
Anne
x

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card!! Beautiful coloring and pefect combination of the lovely image with the embossing.

pink latte said...

Sasha your colored strawberries just yummy perfect! Beautiful card! :)

xx

Kathyk said...

Super card and image and the embossing gives your card extra pizazz!

Kathyk

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

This is such a lovely card. Really like the embossed background too.

Thanks for visiting me too!

Hugs, Sandra

Gail said...

Very lovely card, love the embossed background.

cbuswell said...

Are you kidding me, not very good at colouring?? Your colouring is AMAZING!!! I love this card especially the embossed background, a fab background for your strawberries!! beautiful!

Aileen said...

Well done on the colouring. I love that you've made them so realisitic and not just red. x

Liz, said...

The colouring on your berries is fab, gorgeous card,

Liz x

Beate said...

Sasha,
I am glad I am finally feeling settled enough to visit blogs. I wouldn't have want to miss this!
I LOVE your coloring as well as the background embossing folder you chose. Wonderful card.
Hugs and smiles

Maribel said...

It is a beautiful, I love your card and strawberries, makes you want to eat them.Thanks for your comment.xxxx

MonicaB said...

Your coloring is perfect! Beautiful card.

fatmonica said...

It's beautiful-love the embossed background.

GinaA said...

Love the embossed background, fab colouring.

Sharon said...

Love the embossing & your colouring is fab.
Sharon x

Lins said...

Hi Sasha,

don't worry about your coloring, these strawberries are fantastic!
The embossing matches perfectly on this card!
Fab card!

Lins ;)

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful CAS card - your colouring is perfect and I love the embossing .
Caroline xxx

Jehkotar said...

What summer feeling! Great 3D look! GEAT!!!

Jehko xxx

Susan said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE the embossed background and the dimension with the strawberries! Fab coloring too!

Suzanne Russell said...

What a delicious looking card! Those berries look good enough to eat!!