Summer Strawberries

We’ve had several days now of glorious sunshine and warm weather here in the UK; seems summer has finally arrived! 😮 In order not to miss out on the great weather (who knows for how long it will stay and if we even get more of these days…when living in the UK one is not exactly spoilt with good weather),  I was sitting outside in the garden today, coloring this image  for this card.

Strawberries are one of the things I associate the most with summer. Nowadays one seems to be able to get fresh strawberries all year around, but when I was growing up in Sweden, they were only available during the summer. During my school summer holidays, I always spent a lot of time together with my grandparents at their summer house. My grandpa loved strawberries, so we used to eat loads, always with whipped cream.  Back then we did not have electricity at the summer house, so we had to whip the cream by hand. It took ages, but it was so worth it! 🙂

Now a few words about the card; I wasn’t too sure about the color combo pink/red, but I thought it’d be fun to try something new. The stamp is from Whiff of Joy; I colored Willow, then cut her out and attached her to some foam, which I placed on oval that I had airbrushed (E59, E57).

Card Recipe
Sentiment Stamp: Stampin’ Up!
Stamp: “Willow with Strawberrybasket”, Whiff of Joy
Copics: Dress: RV34, RV32, R81 Apples: R29, R24, R22
Leafs: YG03, Yg11 Basket: E59, E57, E55, E51
Strawberries: R46, R37 Hair: E33, Y21, Y11, Y00
Papers: Nook & Pantry, Basic Grey, Freebie, Cardmaking & Papercraft
Punches: MS Edge Punch “Doily Lace” & Frond Branch Punch
Embellishments: Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Strawberry Charm,
Ribbon (Hobby Craft) Card Candy (Craftworkcards)

Lili of the Valley #53

Totally Papercrafts #17


Challenges

Lili of the Valley – Sketch
Totally Papercrafts – Inspiration Photo
Incy Wincy Designs – #42 “Blast from the Past”
Cupcake Craft – #91 “Blooming Charming”
Your Next Stamp -#16 “Cut it out and pop it up”
Basic Grey – “Punch It”
Polka Doodles – Week 20 “Something for Mum”
(This is a Mother’s Day Card)


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