May 29, 2009

365 Cards: Cutting Cafe Cherry!

Happy Friday!! I was thinking it would be a bright and sunny day to go along with my card, but low and behold, it is raining! And actually its the perfect day to stay in, cozy up with the kids and make soup. Just a little bit of winter time activities for a rainy spring day. Anyway, here is my card for today using the Cutting Cafe Cherry image. The challenge to go along with it is to use only 2 colors. Well lets just say, I tried:

I thought I was doing really well and then realized I had used brown on the cherry stems! Oooh, SO close to keeping within the guidelines! So what I did today was printed the image at 100% onto watercolor paper and used dye ink with an aqua pen. I think it's only the second or third time I have tried watercoloring. But I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Then I stamped my square (diamond) and also created a mask and then stamped random lines across the front. 
I actually wrote over the sentiment with a black pen to make it nice and bold and then outlined it with a red pencil. I had to reprint the sentiment on regular paper because the colored pencil was catching in the grooves of the watercolor paper (just a tip if you want to try it too).  I added some stickles to the cherries and some twine bows and called it good! I really love the pop of red off of the green card.

I'm excited to see what everyone else creates today! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Printable Stamps Fruit by Cutting Cafe, Faux Ribbon and Borders and Corners by Papertrey Ink
Ink: Ruby Red, Garden Green, Close to Cocoa by SU!
Paper: New Leaf, Vintage Cream by Papertrey Ink, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Aqua Pen, Colored Pencil, Bakery Twine by Martha Stewart, Black Pen, Stickles


Sherry said...

Kristie, I love it (even if you didn't follow the rules) I really love how you did your layout and the ribbon on the wording. Just perfect.
We are having a beautiful sunny day in Minnesota so no soup here I think it is a day for burgers on the grill.

~amy~ said...

Oh Kristie, you are seriously ON FIRE with the Cutting Cafe challenges sista...LOVE this...the colors are sooo very magnificent!

Natasha said...

Love those cherries! If I would have know it was raining and you would be making YUMMY soup, we would have come up!

Anonymous said...

wonderful card, and we'll let it slide that you used brown, great job.

Rose said...

fantastic watercoloring!! love how you masked the background and thanks for changing the rules LOL :D

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Great card for today Kristie. Don't you just love watercolouring? It is so much fun, I don't do it nearly as often as I should do.

my5bratz said...

i think this card looks FAB..also LOVE yesterdays card (did we all use the same

AUsome mom said...

Fabulous!! I love everything about this. Those cherries set against that fab paper is just fantastic!!

Gloria Stengel said...

WOW! You got so creative with these images! And...I think we can let the bit of brown slip thru... hee hee

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