Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fall Apples

It's Holly posting today, and we are experiencing some wonderful fall weather this weekend!  Yay!  This card definitely says "fall" to me - the leaves turning from green to yellow, the ripe red apples, the grass starting to turn that harvest straw color, the teensy little hint of coolness in the air....  ahhhhhhh.  :-)

I'm entering this card into a couple of challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge #108 - Fall
Blogger's Challenge - Bring on Fall

I stamped this gorgeous Apples (Impression Obsession) stamp with black stazon ink onto watercolor paper and then watercolored it with the wonderful Distress Ink Markers and the Tim Holtz Water Brush - Detailer Brush Nib.  I worked from the lightest colors to the darkest colors, letting each section dry before moving on with a new color.  I didn't want to get too precise with my coloring, as I was going for a breezy, artsy, watercolor look.

Once the watercolored image was completely dry, I distressed the edges and matted it with some black cardstock that I've turned into a Torn Frame (Technique Junkies technique).  The red cardbase is stamped with the Thick and Thin Cover-a-Card background stamp (Impression Obsession) and I wrapped some twine around the top and tied it off with a green button.

If you're in the mood to go shopping, save some money by using this code, Holly-10, when you check out at Classy Cards 'n Such.  The owner is getting tons of new dies in the store every week as well as new Christmas papers and new stamps.  I have a big order coming my way with some fall and Christmas goodies - can't wait!  :-)


itzamitzi said...

I love, Love LOVE it!! Fall is my favorite season and you've captured several of the signs of it. I also love the crunch of a fresh-picked apple. Great card, as usual Holly! said...

Beautiful! Fabulous image and colours. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

butterfly said...

I just love this - it's an absolutely beautiful image, so brilliantly coloured, and I love the elegant simplicity of how you've framed it... wonderful card!
Alison x

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautifully colored Fall themed card! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

craftyeyes said...

fab card great image thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous image, your coloring and the twine looks awesome!!!!