Monday, June 10, 2013

Take a Bite Out of Life


Hi everyone.  Here's a fun card for today's SCS CAS challenge (CAS224 - colours:  melon mambo, crumb cake, pear pizzazz, white).  I used an adorable digi stamp from Lisa's Doodley Doos called "What a Melon".  I used my new SU! gingham wheel stamp to create the pink gingham ... but had a bit of difficulty lining up the rows of gingham ... you'll see there's a thin white line in the center.  My plan is to take the stamp off the wheel and use it as a regular stamp so that I can line things up better with my Stamp-a-ma-jig, but I need a few supplies first.  This was recommended to me by my friend Bonnie, and I think it will work much better.  I tried several times to line things up and this was the best of the lot and I decided to just go with it. :)  Hope you like.



Stamps:  What a Melon (Lisa's Doodley Doos)
Paper:  Crumb Cake, White, Pear Pizzazz, Black (SU!)
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Curly-Q border die (C.C. Designs - used the cast-aways as the seeds), ruler, sponges, glue, Crystal Effects, and dimensionals

I sponged around each of the pieces of watermelon with the corresponding colors of ink to give the image some depth.  I coated the "seeds" with Crystal Effects ... and colored the "juicy drops" with my Melon Mambo marker and then cut them out and glued them to the card front.  The melon is popped up for added dimension.  As with all my paper piecing ... if the outline image is done in black ink, then after cutting each piece, I run my black marker around the edge to give each piece a more finished look.




Here's a close-up:






17 comments:

MaryH said...

Indeed I do LIKE it very much. The line isn't that noticeable (to me anyway!)Looked to find it after your mention of it. Great job, and made me want to have some watermelon. Luscious coloring too. TFS

Darnell J Knauss said...

Holy Moly, Lolly, you should have handed out napkins to us before we opened this image! I've now got watermelon juice dribbling off my chin and onto my keyboard!! You ROCK!! xxoo Dolly

Bonnie said...

My mouth is watering! Darnell got all that juicy stuff before I got here. You'll just have to cut out some more! Love the gingham. I'm not sure I can line it up even on a block! LOL, everything I do lately is crooked!

shirley-bee said...

What a gorgeously juicy card, Loll! Love those pips!

Donna Przybylowski said...

My favorite fruit Loll and I think it came out so cute!! Great card.
hugs
Donna

Deb said...

Another great card Loll!! So very cute and I am doing the same thing of unmounting my gingham wheel!!!

Gemma said...

Gorgeous card hunni...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Valerie said...

Beautiful card Loll, the melon is amazing! The gingham is a great touch:)
Val x

Karen B said...

Absolutely brilliant, mouth watering card Loll - fab image. Just a thought, I've got the Stampin Up wheel ruler which makes lining up easy peasy.........just got my new SU catalogue but can't see it in there but might be worth having a look round.

Karen x

Cathy said...

This card is so cute Loll, love the gingham and the shiny pips :) Cathy x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your card Loll a very clever idea love the paper piecing

Anne

Anonymous said...

Details Details Details! Perfect as always! Yes, take the stamp off the wheel! Much easier to use.

Marian Garcia, Studio M said...

You're so cute Loll! Anything with a watermelon makes me happy. Your seeds look so real.

xo, Marian

sandie said...

Adorable Loll, I love the CAS design and the pips look so great glossy x

Mrs Harry said...

What a cute card Loll. And I agree about taking the stamp off the wheel. I've done that with all of mine. Easier to use, and store.

nancy littrell said...

yummmmmmmmm looks good enough to eat :-) TFS Loll....you do even Crumb Cake beautifully!

Karen said...

so adorable and fun too...