Saturday, July 24, 2010

Harvest Apples

Hiya! Not my usual style, is it?  I went way out of my comfort zone on this one.  I played along with some of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges at SCS, hence the use of all that DP. Once I had it most of the way put together, I was so relieved I went ahead and glued everything down before thinking to add any kind of embellishment. I think it needs something more, but I was ready to be done. It was stressful using all that DP!

 I started by stamping the apple basket, from Autumn Blessings (JustRite Stampers) and coloring with Copics. I used R24 to outline the apples.

Added R22. 

Filled in with R20. 

Then added some R89 for some deeper shading. 

For the leaves, I colored in with YG95, leaving some white space, then used my blender pen to saturate the highlights, allowing the green to seep in to those areas a bit. 

I did the same thing with the berries, using R89. (Later I wound up cutting out the image and left those berries behind- LOL)

For the basket, I started with E57 on the sides and along some of the lines. 

Blended in from there with E53. 

Then filled in with E51. 

Used E59 to add some deeper shading to the basket. 

Cut an oval, from Pure Luxury Ivory, with Nestabilities and then sponged a bit of Memento Desert Sand. 

Sponged Memento Rich Cocoa along the edges. 

I've had some questions about the way JustRite stamps work and, since a picture is worth a thousand words, I thought I would show you what they look like. Here you can see the oval mounting block with all the grooves. Then to the side is the back of the center image and the back of one of the oval frame stamps.

And here you can see what they look like when placed on the mounting block. The raised portion of the grooves fit right into the recessed portion. They fit like a glove and seem very secure, yet easy to place and remove.  This particular stamp set came with 6 center images and 6 coordinating borders, all interchangeable with each other for a variety of looks.

I placed just the center image on the block and stamped the image on the background. 

Then I colored the berries (again) and added some YG95 to the stems and W1 to add a bit of shading below the image.  Then I adhered the cut out image over the stamped background image, using Pop Dots.

Stamped the border on another piece of ivory cardstock. 

I layered with Memory Box Spiceberry DP and Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, then used an Ivory card base.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend!

19 comments:

Vasya said...

delicious apples!
Very nice card)

Becky said...

This is gorgeous..

tlgirl353 said...

Theresa-it's fantastic! Play with more dp- it's actually a lot of fun. It's like wallpapering a room , but a lot less work-LOL.

Tina said...

Wow, it looks very great. I like this colours.

Deanna said...

Love this. The colours are great and work wonderfully together. You're right it doesn't seem quite done, but maybe a sentiment at the top somewhere?
For someone out of the comfort zone you did an awesome job!

Lori said...

Yes, it is different for you, but I like it. You have done a fabulous job with this card. Love it!

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Beautiful card and design. I love all of the colors that you used. Thanks for the step by step instructions. It was very helpful and I need help coloring.

thanks
bobbi

Kalli said...

your cards are wonderful, thanks for the great tutorial with copics....

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Just Beautiful! Great coloring!

Auntie Em said...

Thank you for the tutorial on colouring in the apple basket! Beautiful! :o)

Judy I St. Louis MO said...

Thanks for the great details. I picked up this set too late to use it for my autumn cards last year. Your tute will make it easy to get the image colored JustRite.

sheila said...

this is really nice...the tutorial is great, thanks,

Betty said...

I think it's very pretty without any additional embellishments. But don't you just hate when you keep thinking it needs more? I've learned that sometimes you just have to give up and call it good. Most people that get my cards won't thing that. Besides, now it's mailable, it could actually go to Midland, TX and not be sent back even though MY post office says it's ok. Love the shading you did and thanks for the tutorial.

Nancy said...

Theresa, That's the first thing I thought when I opened your blog...WOW that's nice... not her style at all! LOL It looks great though!

Pati said...

I think it's beautiful the way it is! I love the deep colors of the dp and your coloring. I don't think it needs anything else! I get alittle stressed with all the dp too. Too many choices! Others do a wonderful job of putting papers I wouldn't even think together, I try but have troubles "seeing" it and doing it. You did a great job!

Stampin' Pam said...

T you are too hard on yourself - this is STUNNING and just perfect - your image says it all and there is no need for anything else - it's a piece of art - you got it JustRite girly! Nice to see your "how to" on using JR Stamps.

Deebi27 said...

If this is out of your element (I know you don't normally do this kind of card) we should all do as well as you do...me especially! Your regular "lesson" are always so very helpful and appreciated. I have a JR set, but need some of the images. I think the borders are so wonderful. I love the letters also to make a special sentiment...but they DON'T like me!!Thanks for your honesty and your card is amazing as is always!

mycardz said...

Wow, this is just stunning! I love the colors you've used and, of course, your coloring is amazing! Just gorgeous!

Paula said...

I just love your cards, they are always so gorgeous and they make me *sigh* as I wish mine would turn out near as lovely! I just have to comment on this one... Excellently beautiful! Thank you for sharing the great detail and the wonderful Just-Rite tutorial. I've been thinking about them but didn't understand until I saw the pictures you provided (they should have that on their website!) It pains me as well to use so much DP and then cover most of it up in layers but it is such a pretty technique; and I don't think I'd have the patience or time to cut it all just right to reduce waste! Keep on creatin'!