Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Best of Autumn Apples, FM128, STR185, MOJO312

Hello, everyone! Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? I don't know the answer to that, but I have had apples on my mind lately! First of all, I made a trip to Montauk Point about a week ago and passed lots of farm stands along the way. Of course we stopped at one and made many purchases including a big bag of locally grown Macintosh apples. About the same time, this happy little stamp set called Best of Autumn arrived at my door and one of the images was this cute stamp with a pail of apples. But wait, there's more!

Then, I saw the challenge at Friday Mashup this week and it goes like this: "1. Create a project with a "Fall/Harvest Food Theme (Preserves, Apples, Pumpkins etc.)." 2. Create a project using "Paper Piecing." 3. Or Mash it Up and create a "Fall Food themed project with some Paper Piecing".  I didn't Mash it Up but I certainly have  the Fall/Harvest Food Theme going on!

Then, I saw yet another apple themed challenge at The Shabby Tea Room, which goes like this: "This week Aneta is our creative host and she has chosen the theme of 'The Splendor of Fall' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration and Aneta asks that you create a card or project inspired by the photo with an Apple Theme!" Seriously, at this point I had to make my apple card! 

Apple stamp in hand, I went in search of a sketch and liked the one at Mojo Monday. I used my Gingham Wheel Stamp for the center panel, and changed up the circle for a rectangle. The banners didn't really go along with my theme, so I decided to substitute a flurry of autumn leaves from the retired Confetti Stamp Set. 

Speaking of a theme, I'd say mine was Country Farm Stand! I couldn't wait to combine the apples with gingham, and I really like the color combo of Real Red and Baked Brown Sugar, with just  touch of Garden Green. 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Best of Autumn, Confetti, Gingham Wheel Stamp
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar, Garden Green
Tools: Aqua Painter
Accessories: Linen Thread, Watercolor Paper

Thanks for paying me a visit today and I would love it if you said "Hi"!

Hugs :)


Heidi Baks said...

Lovely! Great picnic-y paper, love the background stamping of leaves, and your artsy watercoloring is fantastic! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Tina M said...

Your card is darling! I love the water coloring and the falling leaves really tie it all together :) Thanks so much for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room!!

LeAnne said...

LOOOOOOOVE this! Love the apples, the watercoloring, everything! Just a real beauty!

Heidi Gonzales said...
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Heidi Gonzales said...

Ok, lets try this again-not sure what happened-I'm traveling with my Ipad-so who knows!

I posted--
I love your watercolor, the way you made your gingham, and well I just LOVE it! Thanks for playing in the Shabby Tea Room :)

Donna said...

A precious card; such sweet details! You are terrific Sandy! :)

hollybeary creations said...

I love this image... it was my fav. I wish I still had this set. This came out so perfect for fall. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

Lili said...

Great combination of colors and stamps. Your watercolor is fab. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

Tara Bourgoin said...

Beautiful card! That little strip of gingham is such a lovely detail. Wonderful colouring, too! Thanks for joining us this week at The Friday Mashup!

Darnell said...

This is fall perfection, Sandy!! Your post sounded like the system I use with the challenges. Don't you just love it when they just seem to fit what you have in mind? I think your watercolor is some of the best I've ever seen on a card!!

Lesley said...

This is simply beautiful, Sandy. I love the gingham strip, it is on my wish list and the colouring you have done is amazing my friend. SO happy you joined us at the Shabby Tea Room.

Unknown said...

Spent a lot of time looking for samples of "give thanks" set. Not many around but yours was just perfect. Thanks for sharing!