Friday, 6 September 2013

Apple of My Eye


The theme at The Paper Players this week is Fall, and the cue word at CASology is Apple, so I thought I'd make an apple tree.  I swooshed some Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Barn Door) onto a craft mat, spritzed the inks then dipped and dragged a piece of card through until it was all covered with colour.  Once it was dry, I stamped the individual elements onto the piece.  Except for the apples.  I don't have an apple stamp that size so I drew the apples.  Cut everything out, stuck the trunk direct to the card then popped all the leaves and apples up on foam dots.  On a separate piece of card I wrote the sentiment then drew dotted lines either side and popped it onto foam.

After the whole card was finished, I decided to add gloss finish to the apples.  Luckily I got away without mishaps, but it's becoming a bit of a habit, making changes after I've finished the card.  One day it will all go pear-shaped...

Leaf/branch stamps: Woodware



22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous - love the fall colours and the shine on the apples! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

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  2. I really LOVE this card, Shirley! Great idea to ink your cardstock and those shiny apples are fabulous! Perfect sentiment, too!

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  3. Shirley, this is gorgeous! I love the rich fall colors and how you created the look of your leaves! The little apples are perfect! If I attempted such a thing, I'm afraid the apples would look more like blobs of something unrecognizable! You did great! :)
    Thanks for joining us again at CASology!

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  4. I really love your card! Love to eat apples. The colors are so beautiful.

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  5. Love your shiny apples! the perfect touch to a gorgeous card!

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  6. Winner! Mark my words! Pinner, too! I'm so in love with this card, Shirley!!

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  7. I see a win in your future! The colors and your coloring are perfect...and I love your hand drawn apples! Beautiful card :)

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  8. Stunning results from your 'paint swooshing technique'! Awesome fussy cutting too! Love the dotted lines above and below the sentiment.

    Those apples...totally yummy! Your free hand drawing is so impressive! Great call on adding the glossy accents - looks amazing!

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  9. Oh this is sooooo yummy! What a perfectly lovely take on both challenges!!! And your apples are perfect too! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at the Paper Players!

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  10. This IS so gorgeous!! The inking is so scrumptious! Amazing art, the apples, your hand sentiment...

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  11. Swooning at your swooshing and snipping, Shirley ... a complete stunner (and a definite winner)! Anita :)

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  12. Great swooshing and snipping Shirley, Jo x

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  13. Hi Shirley. Wow ... this is fabulous. Love the colors and dimension with this beauty. Loll xx

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  14. Such a beautiful card Shirley! I'm speechless! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  15. LOVE this gorgeous card Shirley - what a fabulous tree! Hugs xx

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  16. Gorgeous! Love the colours and the fabulous tree you created! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  17. Swooning, swooshing, snipping ... Honourable Mentioning! Knew it, Shirley, congratulations! Anita :)

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  18. I know I am late... have a lot of catching up to do, especially on ur cards :) they are absolutely gorgeous :) this one is perfectly fall, love the glossy apples

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  19. I called it correctly, yippee!! Way to go on the HM honor at CASology, Shirley-Girley!!

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  20. Your spritzing and dragging has created an absolutely perfect look for this gorgeous fall tree!!

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