It's Not All Black and White

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Caramel Apples

It felt like a beautiful fall day today. My husband and I took our dog for a walk in the brisk air, and it felt soooo good. So I was quite happy making this card. The colors, and subject matter, remind me of caramel apples. Mmmmmm.

I didn't think I had any "almost card pieces" to do Julee's Mojo Monday challenge this week. But I was cleaning my desk today and found a meager little stash, including this already colored bucket of apples. I added the white highlights with my Sakura white glaze pen and started layering, adding in a few background papers. I shaped the sentiment layer by punching all four corners of a 3/4 inch strip of paper with my corner rounder punch. The rest is pretty self-explanatory, so I'll just finish off with the recipe below:

The Goods:
Stamps: Stampin' Up Give Thanks, Papertrey Green Thumb
Paper: SU! confetti white, chocolate chip, certainly celery prints, retired Sassy (the red), Basic Grey Perhaps (the caramel)
Ink: Versamagic Jumbo Java, black StazOn, for watercoloring: real red, certainly celery, going gray, so saffron, old olive, close to cocoa
Other: corner rounder, ticket corner punch, Marvy giga scalloped and mega circle punches, coluzzle, aquapainter, Lasting Impressions antique brads, Sakura white glaze pen

16 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What a fun card. I love the colors you used. . .it really puts me in the mood for fall! Great card!

sophia landry said...

Delicious!! Love those colored apples. The colors do remind you of caramel apples. I love everything about it, the layout and the colors you chose. Real eye candy!!

beate said...

Bethany, I love your card. The paper, the coloring .... everything.

Shannan said...

I love this card! Don't you love the white glaze pen??? One of my new favorite things!

Julie Masse said...

I love this card- love this set, I just used it this week too! :) Very pretty card!!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Very pretty. Great color and layout!

Shadowcatcher said...

Just beautiful. The apples are amazing. I wish I could color like that! :)

My Paper World said...

Really pretty! I love the white highlights that you have added!

Flossie's Follies said...

Fantastic card, love your coloring and shading.

Rose Ann said...

I love this, and your coloring looks amazing!! Lovely card!

chelemom said...

I absolutely LOVE this card! I am totally digging the color combo and your coloring is awesome!!!!

Erica Payne said...

Very carmel apple-esque! The color is fabulous and I love the sketch!

Alli Miles said...

Again with the colouring...STOP IT *wink* You are ROCKIN' Bethany. I love your style and fun way of putting cards together. I can just eat this one up.

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, the white highlights are perfect. This is beautiful. Your coloring is superb!

Tina said...

Simply fantastic. This card is stunning!

Tina

Theresa said...

GORGEOUS!!! It makes me salivate!!!