... I've been thinking about the current Ribbon Reel challenge for a while - we've been given a photo for inspiration along with a list of requirements - two ribbons/lace or twine, at least one brad and a summer fruit.
I had lots of ideas about how to use the photo for inspiration - just for the colour, the general idea of fruit - I even went off at a tangent and thought about Wimbledon. You know, strawberries and cream while watching the matches. However, I think the cake looks absolutely delicious!! And so I decided to be quite literal with my card - here it is:
Some while ago I got a strawberry stamp free with Craft Stamper (can't remember which company made the stamp) and I thought it was perfect for this card. I stamped the strawberry randomly over the base card. I cut out three mats - one in satin red mirri card with the largest lacey square nestie, a piece of patterned paper and a plain white mat. I added some pink gingham ribbon to the base card before attaching the central topper. The white mat was attached with dimensional tape - giving depth and also hiding the pin on the brad. The cupcake is from Cupcakes by Hero Arts - such yummy looking cakes. I stamped it three times in London Fog - and coloured the image with Promarkers. I cut out and layered the cake and then the icing. The little strawberry is made from pink shrink plastic using the strawberry stamp and cutting it out carefully (making sure there are no sharp edges) and adding some green chalk to the leaves. Finally, I added a bright red bow, a sentiment and the strawberry!
Stamps: Hero Arts - Cupcakes; Strawberry Stamp (FOC with Craft Stamper)
Inks: Memento - London Fog; Stampin' Up! - Real Red
Spellbinders: Lacey Squares (S4-295) die #5; Classic Squares (S4-126) die #5 and 7
Promarkers: Almond, Ice Grey 1
Accessories: Card, ribbon, brad, shrink plastic, paper - all from stash
I've taken a close up photo of the topper - the strawberry looks amazing - it has such texture!! I'm really pleased it turned out so well.
That's all for now. The weather has been awful this afternoon - lots of rain - and the forecast is for a thunderstorm this evening. So the BBQ won't take place outside - we'll get out the gas cookers and the kids can cook their burgers indoors!! We'll still have fun this evening.
I'll be back in the morning to check out Less is More - I enjoyed this week's challenge - just love blues!! Have a great evening - see you soon.