Monday, 10 July 2017

Summer Blackcurrants

Two challenges inspired today's card!

Addicted to CAS has the code word "Summer" - one of my great joys in summer is all the fresh fruit.

And today's CAS challenge over at SCS is "Summer Fruit" - the timing of the challenge was perfect as I spent the morning at a friend's picking blackcurrants from her blackcurrant bushes. I have enough for a lovely batch of my favourite jam!  So I went with them as my summer fruit for this very CAS card:

I used a Magenta berry stamp I've had for years. I stamped and watercoloured the image. To get a fairly accurate blackcurrant colour, I mixed some black, purple, and navy watercolours.

The small square is popped up on fun foam, as is the stitched rectangle it is set on.

I added a "thank you" sentiment as I'll give the card to my friend who shared her garden's bounty with me.

Stamps - Magenta berries, Judith sentiment
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - watercolour paper, PTI Vintage Cream cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Lil Inkers stitched rectangle die, fun foam


  1. Your watercolouring is amazing, Susan. These berries and leaves are so beautiful. Your friend will love this card! xx

  2. Your yummy beautifully colored black currents remind me of our blue berries that I have been picking everyday. TFS Susan. Hugs..

  3. A perfect card to say thanks to your friend, Susan! A wonderful job of watercoloring and I love the layout!

  4. awesome watercolouing with the berries, and love the crisp clean look :)

  5. What a perfect card to represent summer, Susan! I love the way you framed your image and I love the sediment style, too!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Susan this is fabulous and made even more special with the 'story' behind it. Great mixing of colours for the fruit too x

  7. Love this image Susan and more impressive is the coloring on those berries as well as the highlighting. What a fabulous job you did on this and love the clean and classy framing too!

  8. such a beautiful summertime card mf
    happy stamping and tfs,
    xx Karen

  9. I bet your freshly picked blackcurrants make fabulous jam. Fabulous coloring on your imagine and I love the framing of the focal point. So glad you joined us at Addicted to CAS this week


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