Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Cherry Harvest

     It's August 1st (how did it get to be August???) and that means another new challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies where we always have an Anything Goes theme as long as you feature some sort of creature.  We're being sponsored by A Day for Daisies this month and they generously gave us images to use.  I chose "A Bite of Cherry" for my image and it makes me think of harvest time.  :-D

I started with the sketch from Sketch Saturday
and the colors from The Outlawz.


     I colored with a combination of ProMarkers and water color paints.  I cut the image with a Gina Marie die.  I found a scrap of marbled, rusty, CS and trimmed it to the exact size of the die cut, framing out the image in rusty reds for a feeling of fall harvest.

     I added a simple strip of sheer ribbon and red bow to which I added a tiny gem.  I printed and hand cut the sentiment, inked the edges, and added it to the bottom of the image.

Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Sentiments
Digi Choosday
Jo's Scrap Shack
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Simon Says Stamp & Show
Take It, Make It
Word Art Weds.

     I hope we'll see you playing along with us this month.  You can submit any kind of project as long as it features some kind of creature - 2 legged, 4 legged, feather, fur, wings or no wings, insects, even complete fantasy creatures.  Come play!  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card, love the sweet image. Love how you have framed with the die and gorgeous cute bow.
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! I love that watercolor style sky in the background, Connie, and your amazing furry colors in this darling squirrel! Beautiful card. I have enjoyed working with ADFD tremendously! Your Gina Marie die is beautiful and dainty - lending that vintage feel while bringing out the realism in your scene! It's beautiful! hugs, de

Christine said...

It is wonderful to think of fall! So glad this sweet little squirrel has found a treat! Lovely background die...such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
DT Member

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Super colouring and image Connie, love it.

jimlynn said...

I can't show this to Rambo or he'll go crazy trying to chase the squirrel! Fabulous card Connie and super coloring!

Lori Kobular said...

Love that squirrel eating that big cherry! He is one lucky squirrel! That frame die that you used for the outside edge around your image is gorgeous!!

*Vicki* said...

Oh those darn squirrels are everywhere, but he sure looks absolutely ADORABLE on your design here my friend! :) Fab coloring and love the punny sentiment with him too! HUGS

Megan J said...

Hi Connie, a lovely watercolour look to your card, love the little squirrel chomping into the cherry, Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

cheiron said...

Such a cute squirrel and fabulous coloring! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Wild Things Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

What a fabulous creation! I love the layout and all of the embellishments you’ve chosen. Thanks for sharing it with us at Digi Choosday good luck and hope to see you again!

Jennifer, DT