Friday, September 17, 2010

Autumn = Apples


Good morning! I have a de-lic-ious vintage card to share today. Several weeks ago, my card was picked as one of the Top 3 at Raise the Bar, which was an honor in itself. But even better, their prize is a one-week guest designer slot - woohoo!!! How exciting!!!

The challenge theme at Raise the Bar this week is Something Yummy. I am definitely deep in the grip of autumn, even though I live in sunny south Florida and the daytime temps are still hitting the high 80s with lows in the high 70s. I yearn for a cool, brisk breeze. I grew up in upstate New York, in the fruit belt - strawberries, cherries and peaches in the summer and in the fall - apples. Some of the best apples you could ever want to taste! My favorites are Cortlands and MacIntoshes. For years, after we moved to Florida, my mom and dad would take a fall trip in their motorhome and bring back bushels of apples so we didn't have to be apple deprived. Honestly, the kind you buy in the supermarket are no comparison!

Enough reminising! I just wanted to tell you why my "something yummy" isn't ice cream, cookies or cake. Actually, I tried to go that route, but my mojo ran off screaming. It was only when I started leafing through my vintage images that it slinked back. Then when I discovered this cool apple crate label, my mojo stood up to be counted. I am a huge social justice advocate and collect quotes that support equality. I love this Ghandi quote and thought it was perfect for the Fresh Living theme at The Shabby Tea Room which is inspired by nature and/or using something green.

Being in an earthy sort of mood, I chose to use the red weathered wood Doc Holiday sheet from the Cosmo Cricket Wanted DP. Did I tell you I grew up on a farm? So I wanted something barn-like for this rustic piece. Everything is heavily distressed with scissors and Vintage Photo distress ink. I curled up the edges of the vintage label - you know how when you peel a label off something? I wanted that effect.

I'm listing all the products used below. Let me know what you think of my little nostalgic piece. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments and check back for an updated post with your question anwered.

Products Used:
Stamps: Garden Silhouettes by SU stamped on tag
Paper: SU Garden Green, Cosmo Cricket Doc Holiday/Wanted pack, Autumn Thyme Digital DP by Raspberry Roads
Ink: Printer ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Tag die, Tim Holtz Chackboard Texture Fade EF, Martha Stewart Scallop Border Punch

Alrighty now, that's the scoop on this card. Hope you will stop back by tomorrow morning to check out my sample for Our Creative Corner. Thanks again for stopping by and for your wonderful comments!

Blessings & hugs,

Challenges entered:
The Shabby Tea Room - Fresh Living
Paper Sundaes - Use at least 3 kinds of embellishments
Kaboodle Doodles - Get Inspired
Fresh Brewed Challenges - DARE (Distressing, Autumn, Ribbons, Embellishments)
Stampin' B's - Use food on a card or project
Frosted Designs - Quote Challenge
Artful Inkables - Color Challenge - my choice was red and green
Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or Mellow Fruitfulness (to go with the autumn season)

40 comments:

Sian said...

Wonderful card. I love Autumn too, I enjoy walking round the Forest Park and seeing all the different colours.
Hugs

Margreet said...

I thinks this is a great seasonal vintage card Linda.....love it!
xxx Margreet

Lori said...

Love this Linda! Really vintage looking, awesome!

JD said...

very nicely done...

Chris said...

Great quote on a super card!

fi's cards and crafts said...

beautiful card and great use of embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Fi

Benzi said...

Awesome vintage...love the Tim Holtz embossing folder. Wonderful details here. I agree about the apples..no comparison to the store bought ones. So glad you joined the Stampin B's with your 'food' card this week.

Justine said...

I am always inspired by your creativity. I do want that yummo image. Thank you also for keeping your challenge page updated it is so invaluable to me. I will probably mention it in one of my posts if that is OK?

Audrey Pettit said...

This is fabulous, Linda! Love, love it! The texture of the papers is fabulous, and I adore that vintage label image and the apple. Fabulous tag, stamping, and quote, too. Amazing design for our challenge this week in the Tea Room. Thanks for sharing with us!

TwoHeartsPath said...

Congratulations, I can see why your card was picked..no pun intended!! It is Beautiful, so rich, and I love the Quote!!
Patti

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Linda, I love the strong Autumnal colours, and your distressing is stunning as usual. Sue C x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is just stunning. Autumn is my favourite time of year and you captured it beautifully.
Caroline xxx

Lisa said...

WOW Linda, just WOW! I love everything about it, it has such a vintage nostalgic feel with such rich colors, it makes me want to head north and pick some apples! I really love that quote too! What a perfect card for our Fresh Living theme this week in the Tea Room!

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, talk about raising the bar, this is amazing! Talk about vintage!! I like how you ripped up a bit of the edge from the stitching and left the loose thread, I'll be experimenting with that (though for me it will probably look messy rather than cool LOL!). :-)

**Farrah** said...

Super wonderful card! I'm familiar with your work, and you always have a fresh, unique look! Great job!!!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
Farrah

alicaz said...

Wonderful! Great image and the colors and papers are fab!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Cammy said...

What a great vintage card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Shirley said...

What a gorgeous card Linda. I love all the Autumn colours and the lovely Vintage look to your card.
Thank you for joining us this week at Kaboodledoodles and we hope to see you again soon.



Shirley

PapierGirl said...

Another gorgeous design Linda! Love all the texture, colors and vintage goodies! Thanks once again for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

mudmaven said...

Very beautiful! Thanks for playing our inspiration challenge at Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

Tanya R said...

This is outstanding! Love the distressed bits and the whole card screams Mellow. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.
Hugs
Tanya

Cass said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Every time I see your creations, I get so inspired! You have been blessed with an eye for color and style! Love this one!

Annika said...

Yep, I'll take fruit over cakes any day - my fave apples are Royal Gala. Yum. Simple taste, I know.
I could also go through the whole watermelon on my own, lol.
Your card is DELICIOUS!!!
Hugs
Annika

Adrina said...

As always your card is great.
I love the vintage image and the lovely details on your card.
Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.

Heather said...

Oh your card is just stunning! I love the vintage image and all of the beautiful embellies / textures on your card. Apples ARE yummy!!! Apple pie, apple strudel, apple tarts... :D yummmm!!!

Thank you so much for playing along at Freshly Brewed challenges.

Joy said...

what a great card, thank you for playing with AI Think INK!

Patricia said...

Look at all those layers, Awesome job, Thanks for joining us in our Beary Sweet Challenge. Good Luck!
~Patricia
The Beary Scrap DT

Debbie said...

Simply {delicious}, Linda! TFS in the Tea Room :)

Anne said...

A beautiful card Linda! Love the vintage style =) Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous work hun, Thanks for joining this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

Mummylade said...

absolutely fabulous! Thank you so much for joining the SFTW challenge and good luck.

artish said...

yummy indeed!!!! love love love all the texture! thank you for playing at the pixie cottage!

Tracey said...

what a fun card! diving girl apples...heehee! Thanks for playing along at the Pixie Cottage this week!

Risa said...

Wow...What a beautiful card Linda! I love the vintage feel of it and your detailing is fabulous. Great job with this weeks challenge! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!

Beautiful Greetings said...

Linda this is just beautiful. You really captured the season with the fruit and the colors. Just love it! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Cheryl said...

wow linda hun this is just fantastic you have captured the theme perfectly bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,love hugs cheryl xxx

stephanne said...

Awww Linda, you funky junkie you!! I love it!! Ghandi the poet, explaining away one of mans biggest dilemma's and I love the kraft and gingham, the yummynummy earthiness, just fabulous!! Glad you could make it over to play this week ;)
hugs, stephanne

Emily Keaton said...

Love, love, love that apple crate label. It's FABULOUS!! Great vintage feel for this entire card. Thanks for joining the Stampin' B's DT this week for our food challenge. This is one amazing creation!!

Jamie said...

This is awesome, I love the image! It fits the the season so perfect! Thanks for joining us in our vintage challenge at The Beary Scrap!

Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Aw jeez, Linda. This is stunning. Great detailing and I love the image. Oh, and the snipped thread? You are the Queen of the vintage! Thanks for joining our Beary Sweet Vintage Challenge, darlin'.

Cheers,
Susan

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