Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Strawberry Fields Forever

Hi, everyone!  I'm so glad to have you visit me  today.  I've been away from the blog for a while because it's finally Spring and I've been out in the garden soaking up the warmer weather and sunshine.  It's been a long time coming this year.  But, everything is looking great and we didn't lose any plants to the terrible cold.  Which brings me to the title of this post and the tag I want to share with you.   I love strawberries!  I like eating them and I like to use them in fun art projects.  I have a wonderful rubber stamp that I've had  for a long time.  It's a beautiful plump strawberry.  I bought it at Michael's to use on a card.  I decided it was time to get it out and make a tag with it.  Here's what it looks like.

It sits on a wire shelf in my kitchen next to my green depression glass tea cups.  You can just see them in the picture.  I cut a number 8 tag from white card stock and used a dot stencil with Wendy Vecchi embossing pasted tinted with Red Geranium reinker.   I wanted a red polka dot background and I love how it turned out.  I stamped several strawberries and colored them with Copic markers. The bowl comes from a magazine clipping I had.  I'm always cutting things out of magazines and stashing them away.  I attached the bowl to the tag at it's footed bottom and then attached just the sides of the bowl to the sides of the tag causing the middle to bow out slightly.  I then arranged the strawberries in the bowl and added some die cut greenery to fill in. I used some Pan Pastels to create a shadow at the base of the bowl.  The ribbon has been in my stash for a long time.  I made a bow and added a little brooch that I've had for ages.  Here is a close up of the brooch.

I'm so pleased with my tag.  It makes me happy when I see it in my kitchen. 
Thank you for visiting me today.  I love having you drop by and I really appreciate your comments. 


  1. I would have sworn that bowl was a real ceramic bowl! This tag is a fantastic celebratory invitation to Spring and Fruit!

  2. Beautiful tag Maryanne, those strawberries almost look real and have my mouth watering for the sweet deliciousness of them.


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