Friday, March 21, 2014

Strawberries in Clay Pot



Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card using the Pattie's Creations digi image Strawberries in a Clay Pot.  The challenge for the next two weeks is Anything Goes.  Since everyone needs lots of birthday cards, this is what I created.  Plus I incorporated a new technique for me as well.

To start off, I colored the image with Copic markers, fussy cut it out, and added Glossy Accents to the berries so they would be more dimensional.  After my background was completed, I only ran adhesive up the center of the image so the strawberry vines would have dimension and be lifted off the background.



For the background, I began by applying embossing paste through the Crafters Workshop mini stencil (mini harlequin).  Immediately after taking the stencil off, I covered it with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Blissful Blue Sparkle N Soft flock.  Since I didn't want to ruin the design, I lightly pressed the flock into the paste, but not too hard.  Then I let it dry completely.  When I shook off the excess flock, there was a light layer that stuck to the embossing paste - just what I wanted.  I wanted to have a couple areas with heavier amounts of flock, so I took my heat gun and heated up a few of the diamonds and then rubbed more flock into them.  The diamonds were heated enough to let the flock adhere to them, but not so hot that they changed shape.

Next I die cut this with the Sizzix Cameo Frame die.  I didn't want to leave the background white, so I spritzed the entire thing with Tsukineko Walnut Inks (Terra Cotta and Cornflower).  Since the embossing paste acts as a resist, I was able to take a paper towel and blot off all the excess ink from the flocked areas.

I added a couple corner dies from MFT (Four Corners) and added my sentiment, which was die cut from a Memory Box die (Primo Labels).  I added Glossy Accents over the sentiment as well.

26 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

Anne, I love this! Darling image - I hate to say I haven't ever noticed this image but you have totally brought it to life and I want it! Great technique! I want to get some embossing paste - where do I get it? Fun card. Hugz!

rachel said...

so very beautiful - love this to bits - a gorgeous image beautifully coloured Anne! Hugs rachel xx

Monica Taylor said...

Anne, your card came out beautifully. I really like the added extra corner die cuts. Perfect for our anything goes challenge over at Pattie's Creations. Monica

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Anne!! The pot of strawberries looks amazing!! I love the design!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lori Kobular said...

Anne this card is so beautiful!! I love the strawberry pot digi and all the embellishing you did to this card!!

Donna Ellis said...

WOW, Anne, this is gorgeous! I am so enjoying the bright colors you've been using lately - so pretty and enticing to my eyes! A beautiful scene with that amazing background - it must look spectacular IRL. Thank you for sharing how the masterpiece was created! hugs, de

jimlynn said...

Anne, this is so pretty and the way you achieved it all is just amazing. Love all the dimension.
Lynn

Pattie G said...

WOW Anne...This is so beautiful! I love how you colored my image and added glossy accents to the strawberries.

Hugs
Pattie ♥

Life of Pie, Key Lime said...

I just love this card, your colouring really brings the image to life ~ Niamh, DT Member

Brenda said...

awesome - it jumps right out at you - love the background too

Sandi said...

Anne - Wow, your coloring and shading of the image is PERFECT, you've made it come to life!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Lena's Creations said...

I'm in awe! I love clay pots and yours is just so beautifully coloured that it looks real and those strawberries, well, they look good enough to eat :-) Can you tell that I love strawberries too? Beautiful card!
Lena
xxx
Lena’s Creations

NanaConnie said...

Such marvelous coloring on the pot, Anne! Love everything about this one. Great fussy cutting on that rather complicated image and the dp is wonderful.

April said...

Great card! Your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for sharing about how you did the stencil.

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Wow Anne, this is fabulous! That pot looks amazing and you've put it on the perfect background. Love the corner die cuts as well.

Lisa D.

Annie said...

Fab make Anne....love the harlequin background and the clay pot. The red really pops against the background..

Love it

TFS Annie x

Patricia St Martin said...

Anne, Just beautiful. Super job coloring the flower pot and love how you framed it. Thanks for all the nice comments. Everything is really hard but trying to get a little free time.
HUgs, Pat

Shona Erlenborn said...

Wow what a gorgeous strawberry pot! It pops right off the page. Great background too Anne. Love all the details.

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Anne, I have one of these strawberry pots in my garden.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is so pretty !!! Love the strawberry pot , and the beautiful colors you used !!

Hugs,
Mayra

pam said...

hi Anne, paying you a return visit.
love this image and your beautifully coloring, great card design.
pam

Diane said...

What a fun bright colored strawberry pot design.

Hugs Diane

Shirley said...

How pretty~ The harlequin stencil and the corners are wonderful with your strawberry planter!!

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous image and you have colored it beautifully, Anne!!! Love how you created the pretty, sparkly background, too!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your coloring is amazing- and the fussy cutting just really does make the image pop! OMG- love the background- fabulous!!!

Zella said...

Oh Anne, this is beautiful!!!! I love the coloring and the special touches....amazing!!!