Monday, August 18, 2008

BBTB - Indie Art - Strawberry Challenge

Our challenge this week at Bitten By The Bug was so use the strawberry on the Indie Art cartridge. Once again, I don't have that cartridge, and once again, DeeDee came to my rescue, and she sent me the cut. Thanks DeeDee! Be sure to check out what the other designers created! They're all fantastic!


I really struggled with this challenge, because I couldn't think of a project to use a strawberry on! I thought of "berry sweet" and "thank you berry much", but that just didn't work for me. In the end, I pulled out my So Very Stampin' Up set, and created a "sweet" card. I used my swiss dots Cuttlebug embossing folder on the black card front. I created a threading water punch red border for the bottom of my card front. The "Announcing" journaling card is by 7 Gypsies. I tied it on with beautiful red sheer ribbon. The "you are" alphabet stickers are by Making Memories. I added a chalk inked red flower, a tag that I cut with my QuicKutz stamped with the word "sweet", and I sewed on a button. I then mounted the inked strawberry and added 3 red rhinestones as a finishing touch. I love the way this card turned out, but I still think the strawberry looks like an afterthought. This color combination is so appealing to me!

We have a busy Monday. The girls have marching band camp, marching band uniform fittings, and then they both have an eye doctor appointment. We'll be running around quite a bit. I hope you had a great weekend! Have a good Monday, and thanks for stopping by!

18 comments :

Scrappin in my spare time said...

Oh that is so pretty. Great job girl.

wendy said...

I love the 7 Gypsies cards! I hoard them though and don't use them...shame on me :). I like the colors too.

Happy Monday! :)

HUGS!

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Lauren said...

Very fun! The layout came together just fabulous.

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card, love the strawberry

Chris said...

very cute...i love it!!!

Deb said...

fabulous card, love hte red and black, very striking and the design is just amazing!

Lisa said...

Awesome! I love all the details.

Regina Easter said...

the colors on this card are awesome...great job

Alexandra said...

For someone who struggled, this card is ROCKIN', Carol!! I love it!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Deborah said...

Berry nicely made! I always forget to use that fun SU! set! Hugs, Deb

Latisha said...

I love this card! You did a fabulous job on it, I really like that journaling card too.
Wow it sounds like you are a little busy >"< I am sending out a card/letter tomorrow for Emily.

Ana Baird said...

very pretty!

Savitri said...

Super cute!!! I LOVE those MM letter stickers! One of my fave!!!

Glee said...

Carol, this card is so "sweet!" I love that strawberry and I don't in anyway think it looks like an afterthought! Everything just looks so well together on this card! I love this!

Liz :) said...

I have this Indie Art Cart on my wishlist! I hadn't even noticed there was a strawberry on it! :)

kathleenh said...

Gorgeous card Carol! I always love red, black and white together. I love all of the little details you put into it.

Crayola58 said...

Awesome card, Carol. I absolutely LOVE the colors and the layout ...