Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Apple Pickin' Season

Hello and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Our challenge this fortnight over at Frilly and Funkie is Eat, Drink and Be Merry - sounds like a party to me!  Since I'm in high fall mode right now, I wanted to feature something that was in keeping with the autumn season. I grew up in upstate New York and the fall was always apple pickin' season so that's where I sent with this card.  I used a lovely pre-colored vintage style tag from Isabella's Sketchbook (I guess she is out of business because I couldn't pull up her digi webstore).

I put a few new craft supplies to work here plus used some old standbys too.  The bottom/outer layer is white card stock, stenciled with the Wendy Vecchi Dots and Stripes border stencil, next layer up is also white card stock stamped with a new Wendy Vecchi backgrounds stamp (sorry none available at this time in the store - check back in a couple of weeks - I only got one in and kept it for myself - how selfish of me, right?).  Then I tried out the new Tim Holtz Ornate Frame die (you're going to see a lot of this one - I love it and yes, it is available in the boutique).  The apple blossoms were made with the Tattered Flowers decorative strip die and the branch is from the Mini Branch and Leave M&S die set.  I made the centers by painting some of my old jewelry making supplies plus a tiny fastener with a mixture of a couple of colors of Vintaj metal paints.  The leaves were sponged with Mowed Lawn and Vintage Photo distress inks.  The viney flourish was cut with an old, old, old, Cuttlebug die (one of my first ever) and coated with ultra thick embossing enamel (UTEE).  I love the formal country feel of the stripes and the black and white, but couldn't resist throwing in a bit of rustic with the corrugated cardboard.  And Tim's Simple Sayings set always makes the perfect sentiment.

I think that wraps up the deets for this one.  Let me know if you have any questions.  I hope you will stop over to Frilly and Funkie to see what the rest of the Frilly team has made.

These products used to make this card are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger products are always 20% below MSRP.


Brenda Brown said...

This is so striking Linda. The black and white background contrasts beautifully with the main image and then the touch of brown adds that vintage feel to it.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Astrid Maclean said...

Ohhhh, love this card Linda, the black and brown with that lovely apple image is so gorgeous!! The bit that struck me straight away is that wonderful Cuttlebug die at the bottom (love how you uteehed it). Sadly it does not seem to be available anymore??? If you ever discovered a source, would you let me know? The whole card is just gorgeous!!

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Linda. Love that image and the card itself is great.
Hettie - eagerly waiting!

Maryanne said...

This card is gorgeous, Linda! I love the black and white with that stunning apple image. Really beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Linda ! Love the WV background stamp and the stencilled border is awesome ! Sue C x

butterfly said...

Wonderful vintage apple image, and the card as a whole is so chic - beautiful!
Alison x

marda said...

Beautiful card. All the elements you've used are just perfect.

Marci said...

I agree, very chic with the black and white. I love the Cuttlebug diecut, too. Would love to have that die. As you know, this beautiful card made me order that new TH frame die. Also makes me want apples:-)

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