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
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