Friday, March 23, 2012

Chocolate Covered Strawberries!

I am absolutely in love with the new Spring Cottage cartridge! I love this new strawberry cut and basket! I decided to try something new and dip them all in chocolate....... : ) Not real chocolate of course but a concoction that looks a whole lot like chocolate!

My chocolate dipped strawberries certainly are not perfect.....and with all art, sometimes a learning process!  I look at my lil' strawberries and think I probably could have dipped them a little higher.....but what's done is done.  
Even with the chocolate being a bit meager I still think the strawberries look pretty sweet!
Here is a little step by step on how I made this summery fruit.....When you cut them from the cartridge, this is how they look.  You need to glue the ends together.  I took a fine floss and run it through the holes at the top and pulled it shut. To make the chocolate, you will need glossy accents....
Dark chocolate paint and mix.  I used about 3/4 glossy accents and 1/4 paint. Then dip and let them drip dry! : ) And when you make yours......be sure to be a bit more generous with the "chocolate" then I was! ; )
Today is my last day of school......spring break begins and I have an entire week off.  I am so excited to have a bit of free time and hopefully find myself elbow deep in paper and glitter! 
As always, thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

33 comments:

Josie0602 said...

I love your chocolate dipped strawberries! What a brilliant idea to use Glossy Accents and paint!

Is the little basket on that cartridge too?

Tracy

Margie H said...

OMGOSH!! LOVE the chocolate accent (looks great to me)...making me hungry! LOL!! This whole ensemble is simply WONDERFUL, Michele...LOVE!!!

Next week is our Spring Break but the boys have tennis practice so we'll be hanging around here :) ENJOY your time covered in glitter, my friend! xo

Susie Craft Happy said...

That is so cute. Love the chocolate, that's a neat idea. A lovely display of berries in a basket.

Susie

Anonymous said...

Super cute! What a great idea!

Jingle said...

That was me...not anonymous. Just say'n.

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh YUMMY!!! These look good enough to eat!!! What a fabulous idea!!!

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cdm317 said...

Wow, just fabulous!

Stay True To God said...

Okay... those have got to be the CUTEST strawberries ever!!!! I absolutely LOVE how you dipped them in chocolate... super creative!!! Enjoy your week... can't wait to see what you create next!!! :) hugs... Tracy

Missy said...

Your berries & basket turned out so cute---I like the lace you ran around the basket edge and the glitter on the tops of the berries! And the "chocolate" is adorable!

Maria said...

Soooooo cute, Michele!!!!

~ dee ~ said...

So adorable! One question - I'm confused. In the second step you say to take floss and "rand it through the holes". Not sure what "rand" means.
Thanks for the help - love this post!!

~ dee ~ said...

So adorable! One question - I'm confused. In the second step you say to take floss and "rand it through the holes". Not sure what "rand" means.
Thanks for the help - love this post!!

Kathy Martin said...

Darn cute!!! And the chocolate tips...creative! :)

Karen Letchworth said...

Very cute and clever, Michelle. I hope you're having a great week. Thanks for your inspiration.
Hugs,
Karen

Karen Letchworth said...

Very cute and clever, Michelle. I hope you're having a great week. Thanks for your inspiration.
Hugs,
Karen

Liz S. said...

Love this item! I just received my cartridge in the mail today and had decided that basket and berries was first on the list to make.

Hrvatica said...

These are fantastic. What a great way to make "dipping chocolate". Thanks for sharing your incredible talent!

Gwen said...

What a great idea!

flowerdisco said...

so yummy looking and you if you can think of "light" chocolate, lol.
love them, tfs.

Lori said...

Yummy! Those look good enough to eat. I really like how made the "chocolate".

Tracey said...

Now I know why this cartridge is a must have........I love your strawberries dipped in chocolate, just wonderful!

Diane Hodrick said...

I adore these strawberries and the basket. Makes that cart a must have for sure. What a clever way idea to make yourself some chocolate sauce. Thanks for sharing the secret. Wonder how that chocolate would look with sprinkling of coarse glitter. ;)

Beth F. said...

I LOVE your basket! I made a chocolate covered strawberry like yours not to long ago, but I just did clear glossy accents and then when it was dry I colored it with a brown Sharpie. After I was done, I too, thought I should have made the chocolate higher up :)

Rea' said...

Cute idea , I love strawberries BUT I'm allergic, but these would be cute to make me feel better !

Anonymous said...

My cart is suppose to here Tuesday...this just makes me want it now!!! Super cute...love it!

Patti

Ruth G said...

Super sweet and wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Cricut Couple said...

This is just brilliant! I love every thing about the basket and the berries. My favorite is how you always sneak in that little bit of glitter. It's always in the perfect part of the overall project. Subtle, but always perfect! This is WONDERFUL!

Noel said...

Very cool idea...bummer I don't have a machine to cut these out. TFS Noel

Sarah said...

This makes me want a real strawberry, very cute.

scootingranny said...

This is so clever! Great project!

Food Safety Certification said...

Brilliant Idea! I just saw something like this in http://addinkandstamp.blogspot.com/2012/01/strawberry-box-tutorial.html although it's a box. Thanks for sharing this wonderful tutorial!

Alana F. said...
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Alana F. said...

It would be really clever if a real chocolate was put inside since the strawberries are hollow. It would double as a centerpiece and a cute way to present dessert or a gift.