Jul 30, 2009

3CT24 - Fruitty Tutty and Where I Live Part 2

It's time for Kerry's 3Clover Thursday challenge and this week our theme is:  Fruity Tutty (must have fruit on your card/project).  I sort of "cheated" a little since I already had this card finished as it was originally going to be my card for the (Where I Live) challenge found here: but I went with a different card and since this one has fruit on it I'm using it for this weeks theme and also as an on-going part of my own (Where I Live) theme.    Walla Walla is fast becoming a (Napa Valley) type region.  We now have nearly 100 Wineries in the area so you can see why I have used grapes for this card.                                                                                                  The image is from an old retired SU set, (Sun-Ripened II) that I love and never plan to get rid of.  I colored the grapes with Prisma Colored Pencils blended with Gamsol.  Then I spritzed on some Bravo Burgundy ink and added some Dew Drops (Grapes and Leaves collection).                          The card base is Bravo Burgundy layered with Always Artichoke.  I stamped the retired SU, (Weathered) background stamp with AA ink on the top portion and layered a piece of DP (DCWV) that I had in my stash that I thought went perfect with the grape image along with some ribbon (retired SU Prep School).  I added a panel of BB behind the image that was embossed with the Distressed Stripes embossing folder.  The sentiment was stamped with a combination of Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke, highlighted with piercing and layered on a large oval and then a scalloped oval.  I added another piece of the Prep School Ribbon tied with some Linen Thread to complete the card. 
Please stop by Kerry's Blog by clicking on the 3CT blinkie icon on my sidebar and see all the great "Fruity" cards the other DT members have come up with and then try out the challenge yourself.

11 comments:

Our Little Inspirations said...

I can certainly see why you'd never part with this stamp set! It makes some gorgeous cards! Beautiful coloring and design!

Christine said...

Beautiful card.

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful card! I love Napa and wine ;-)

MJ said...

I think I need to come visit you and your 100 wineries! Great card Ida. I love the paper too.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful coloring, love the matching DSP.

Elena said...

Wow! One more thing I learned about place where you live, Ida! :)
Tha card is gorgeous! Love the dew drops you attached! DP goes so nice with the stamp design! Great job on this sweet challenge!

ChristineCreations said...

Some sets you just never want to part with, I so know what you mean. Fantastic paper to go with the earthy richness of the card!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Just beautiful Ida! I love the rich, saturated colors!

(-: Heidi

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Ida. Your coloring is wonderful and it was nice learning a little more about Walla Walla!

Kristen said...

Gorgeous card Ida. The dp goes so well. Lovely!

Sue from Oregon said...

Yes, Oregon and Washington are quickly becoming the Napa Valley of the NW aren't they? Great card!