Monday, April 25, 2016

Strawberry Fields


Oh boy....today you’re in for a treat Power Poppy friends!  (If you’re looking for my The Cat’s Pajamas Sneaky Peek....please scroll down).

Marcy has released not one but TWO fabulous digis today!  Just wait till you see them!  We’re joining the Instant Gardeners at Power Poppy to show them off.



I’m playing with the gorgeous remixed Juicy Strawberries image and it’s amazing!  I love Marcy’s fruit illustrations.  They are some of my favourite stamps EVER.  

I chose to print this digi in a soft green so that it would work for a no-line colouring look.  I’m so happy I did, because I really love how it turned out.  I gave these gorgeous juicy strawberries some zippy colouring with Copics, allowing those berries to shine.  

Marcy illustrated the cutest sentiments for this set.  They are so Marcy, and so perfectly sweet, and one’s you’ll want to have....but as I looked at the design, I just couldn’t figure out how I would add them to the front, so I’ll have to add it inside.  

On the background layer I used some confetti cream paper and smooshed some ink from the ink pad onto the paper (Memento Bamboo Leaves and Summer Sky) and then used my waterbrush quickly to soften it up a bit.  I wanted it to look like the background to a field of strawberries.  



Some piercing and simple blue gingham ribbon finish it off.  




Just take a look!  Isn’t it great?  I love the Squooshy Hug :)  And just wait till you see the second digi today!  It’s amazing, and I’ll be showing it off later this week.  




Here's the Instant Gardeners and the Bloom Brigade playing along, you’ll be so inspired!!  

Jennifer Dove
Broni Holcombe
Cheryl Scrivens
Debbie Olson
Barb Walker

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Dina Kowal 



11 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Christine they look so real the strawberries

Gr Karin

Allison Cope said...

Sigh... so beautiful Christine! The softness of your back drop of colour and the beauty of the colour on your leaves. It's all so breath-taking! Stunner of a card!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, you are one amazing colorist, and this is gorgeous! Yes, you should be very happy with the results, and your strawberries look delicious! What a beautifully soft background for your "DP, and I love the layout with the gingham ribbon! But oh, the coloring is what captures me! Exquisite! Sending some squooshy hugs your way!

Broni said...

How vibrant and gorgeous, Christine!! And the background is just beautiful too!!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow such an amazing job you did on coloring this, it is just Beautiful and those strawberries look so real!!

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhh, your coloring is sublime, Christine! Amazing the shine on those berries, and love your background panel. A person can get hooked on no-line coloring, can't they? Takes a little more time, but such a fabulous look. I'm super impressed with how you avoided red on the berry seeds. Just love the whole card -- wow!

Kathy Jones said...

**THUD** O.M.Gosh Christine, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the way you've printed in green and your colouring is stunning!!! I am in AWE!!! Love the soft background and touch of gingham as well!! Spectacular!!

APS DoRight said...

Amazing card--you make me want to try no-line coloring, and yours is perfect!

Stacy Morgan said...

Yummy Christine! I like the pierced border and your coloring is so life like. Beautifully done.

Lisa Lara said...

WOW Christine! Look at the shine on those berries! WOW.

Debbie Olson said...

Lovely job on those strawberries, Christine!!