Friday, July 17, 2009

Cupcake Friday's Are Back!!

Yeah! Cupcake friday's are back after a wee break. What is as good as cupcakes? Fruit in season!
My counter is full of fresh local fruit. I have the Lapin cherries (we already have gone through a 20lb case and are on our second there's a master cleanse I also have fresh apricots, plums, blueberries and raspberries. Fresh carrots from Grandma's garden...well you get the picture.

I wanted to show you a close shot of my little copic colored fruit basket. These images are from the Shady Tree Studio line "Fruit Basket" from CHF. I did some quick masking with a post it note to layer my fruit. The cherries were colored on white card stock then cut out and paper pieced over the fruit bowl.
I colored these trying to keep a "50's" feel to my card as I wanted it to match this awesome new Scrapblock. Guess what.....That scrapblock is released TODAY! I think it is my new favorite favorite scrapblock. When it comes to stamps I feel like a teenager, changing my mind on my favorites each time I see something new...giggle.
I used the "feathering" technique on a few fruit pieces. Notice the top of my apple is a little yellow and a wee spot of green showing on my pear. You don't want over ripe!
Here is the whole card. I added a strip of "early bird" patterned paper to add to the retro jive. Airbrushed the whole thing to age it a little.
Here are the complete card deets:
Newspaper Ads (Scrapblocks), Fruit Basket (Shady Tree Studio) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Espresso Adirondack (Ranger)
Early Bird (Cosmo Cricket)
Herb Garden Light, Espresso, Simply Smooth White (Prism)
Copic Markers
Air Brush System (Copic)

Circle Die (Spellbinders)

Here is the sketch so you can play along in TAYLOR'S challenge.
Don't forget to see what the rest of the cupcake crew came up with:
Stephanie Hargis: Steph's Stampin' Stuff
Vicki Chrisman: This Art that makes me Happy
Jami Sibley: More is More
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Donna Baker: Serenity in Stamping
Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge
Ana Wohlfahrt: Ink A Stamp
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity

Have fun blurfing around this weekend....I'm looking forward to checking all the links to see what the cupcake crew has been up to!
Have a great weekend!


Jackie Pedro said...

Beautiful coloring and a fantastic card, Sherrie!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Mmmm... yummy! I can't say I have cravings for fruit and veggies often (what can I say?... I'm a sweets kinda girl!), but your fabulous coloring along with your description of all the fresh fruits and veggies on your counter is making me crave a carrot! :)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Awesome card, Sherrie...what a great summertime image and the background paper is SUPER!

Jami said...

This is fab Sherrie! It's perfect for my retro red kitchen!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card Sherrie! Love the coloring... love your take on the sketch... the basket... TFS!

leenda said...

Such gorgeous coloring! I'll be by this weekend to help you w/all that fresh fruit....!!! Don't ya just love summertime fruit?

Vicki C said...

What a beautiful card! Your coloring is stunning!

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, does have that 50's flair!

Katy said...

Oh that is such a retro card, I love it!

Emily Leiphart said...

Your colouring is amazing! I love how you made that basket and the newsprint background is awesome.