Sunday, July 23, 2017

Serving Watermelon

Welcome to my blog!  The inspiration for this card came from photo and sketch challenges shown below.  I made the background layer with White CS and Distress Oxide Inks.  I attached strips of paper from my scraps and stamped the sentiment from Repeat Impressions.  I stamped the RI Watermelon stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Distress and Distress Oxide Inks.  Added glossy accents to the seeds.  Fussy cut the melon and popped up on the card with foam.  Just for fun I was going to add some ants but my DH said that ants might make people shudder so I used a friendly ladybug stamp instead.  Used a Black card base to finish.  Colors of Oxide Ink used: Peeled Paint, Fire Brick, Cracked Pistachio, Forest Moss.  I am having so much fun coloring and playing with the Oxide inks....a nice change from Copic markers.

Just Us Girls: Photo Week #403. Fun photo inspired the theme and colors in my card.
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #412. Theme Embellishments.   I used Glossy Accents to embellish the seeds of the watermelon and the lady bugs.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: July Challenge
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #251 Anything Goes

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa


maria f. said...

What a great take on all those challenges - you've totally captured the watermelon at a picnic feel!

Melissa Craig said...

Very cute card - I love the lady bug strip. So sweet. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Janice M said...

This is adorable! Love the glossy accents you added. Glad you could join us again this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Debbie said...

So cute! Fun image and sentiment!!
Beautiful card!!
Sweet, sweet card!!
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Celeste Goff said...

Beautiful card!!!

Julie B said...

A super interpretation of both sketch and photo.
Thanks for joining in at ATSM. :)

Lisa Kind said...

Haha! I prefer lady bugs to ants anyday, but the ants would have been a good addition as well! Lovely card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Bobby said...

Your background is fabulous with the watermelon and strips of paper, Theresa, Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

Maria Levine said...

This is fantastic! I love the background and layout. And that watermelon is amazing. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

Marlena M. said...

Your card is awesome! Congratulations on your Just Us Girls' feature~

Cheri said...

I just caught this on JUGS....awesome card and fabulous design using this RI stamp. Congratulations!

Margaret said...

You have really set off your scraps of DP with the lovely background and then the water melon and ladybugs. Great card. Thanks for sharing with Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
Margaret M DT