Monday, April 30, 2012

Sweet Country Summertime

Hey Y'all!

I am going to keep this post short today...busy busy start to the week...not raining yet, but still dark dark dark. Yuck! (I mean look how dark the backdrop is to my photo it is like yuck out there)


Well, As you will see from my make I was in a Country Bumpkin kinda summertime mood! :-)

I already knew I wanted to use my black and white gingham checked patterned paper that was in my stash to go with some sweet red strawberries (Wilson Designs Strawberry Lemonade), so I pulled out my paisley Cuttlebug embossing folder and performed the letterpress technique for a fun bandana like background and Viola our sweet little country summertime greeting came to be.

The layout inspiration comes from Retrosketches.  Being Me...I changed the flow a bit! :-)
The Kraft Journal's Challenge this week is to use any sketch - Well that was an easy one! :-)))

Hope you have a sweet start to your week!
~Tammy~

{Recipe}
Paper: CS: Stampin' UP!, PP: Scraps
Ink: Stampin' UP! Real Red, Momento: Tuxedo Black
Other: Paint, Twine: Joanne's, Pearls: Michael's, Dewdrops: LSS, Dies: PTI

26 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hi Tammy. Oh wow, this is beautiful, and I love those papers, so very striking and very effective. Love the colour combination and the embellishments are just perfect. Happy crafting and have a fab day.
With love, Sandra xxx

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is so cute! love the paper!

VanessaB said...

super cute card. makes me want a strawberry lemonaide while sitting outside on a nice summer day. :)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous...love the great paper.xxx

Debbie said...

Super {sweet}, Tammy! I love the pink and black color palette along with white and kraft -- so clean and crisp ... Thanks for joining us at TKJ :)

Jen W. said...

Your letterpress background looks fantastic and I love the sweet "country bumpkin" feel of this. Makes me want to go on a picnic! :)

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Tammy this is so sweet like the strawberries on it! What a pretty shade of pink too and I love it with the black gingham! Its been lovely and sunny here today - I'll send some over to you xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sweet summertime creation!

Emily Keaton said...

Tammy, this is a beauty!! Your bandana treatment on that paisley embossing folder is pure fun. I love the country look you got with this, and don't those strawberries look yummy? Too sweet!!

Sasha said...

I love your letterpress technique, and the pretty juicy colours you used, Tammy. Such a sweet card in more ways than one xx

Debbie said...

Sweet card! Love the colors and the strawberries!

marthacreates said...

I love that letterpress technique.
Your card makes me want to buy some strawberries with whip cream!
Yum.

Hugs,
Martha H.

Karen B. said...

Such a sweet card Tammy! Love all the pinks/reds.

Cheryl said...

oh this is one super sweet image Hun,and love those colours you have used,they work beautifully hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Jennifer said...

This has so much charm to it! I feel ready for a picnic with the cows!

Sherrie K. said...

Love your letterpress technique! Looks fabulous and the cute little berries look pretty yummy! Fun summertime card Tammy!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Colleen Dietrich said...

TOTALLY adorable, Tammy! love the gingham paired with the 'bandanna', and those luscious strawberries. :)

Annette said...

such a cute card...love those strawberries and that background is awesome...great card..

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors and the berries!

Mary said...

Love your card...Very pretty paper...

Pauline said...

Just so pretty Tammy, I love the faux letterpress technique you used.

Jackie Rockwell said...

Wow such a SWEET Summer card! It really does look delicious Tammy! So glad you played RetroSketches this week!

sandi said...

This is so pretty! Love the background paper with the little berries on the front...they really stand out in such a pretty way!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Lovely card! Perfect for summertime! Love the colors! ;o)

kasia c. said...

LOOOOOVE that letterpress background. :)
Fabulous card!

Tan's Hobbies said...

For this lovely card, I love how you punch a heart shape on the butterfly, i love those two super sweet strawberry, I love the background card sooo much, and I love how you design the whole things!! This is such a great card, Tammy!!