Today is my first time playing along with The Ribbon Wheel and their Color Challenge #30. I have had strawberries on my mind for several weeks now and this gorgeous inspiration picture just made my mouth water!
Wouldn't you love to have a great big piece of this?
Here's the card I made based on those beautiful colors.
I used Authentique paper (Uncommon collection) along with some PTI Fine Linen and Kraft cardstock. I don't remember where I got the lace, but I wove some yellow and cream bakers twine through the top border in two rows. It added just a little bit more of the yellow from the inspiration photo. The gorgeous heart diecut was a gift from my friend Jeanne Jachna of A Kept Life, it's a Serendipity Heart Scroll (Jeanne is on their Design Team) and is so lacy and intricate. They also sell a solid background for the heart which gives a great contrast. I also added a few cute flowers that Jeanne sent me. I also tried to "channel" Jeanne with the bow. Her bows are always so perfect! It is not my normal style and it kind of got away with me a bit, but sure looks nice and poofy in person. After I had done all the layering and stitching, I realized I didn't really have a place for the sentiment, so I added a tiny little tag with a PTI Tag-It's #12 sentiment.
That is it for today, I'm getting ready to leave on a vacation and am practically forcing myself to stop crafting long enough to get packed. Thanks for taking a look!