Saturday, 11 October 2014

Bounty of the Season

Good Morning.  This weekend we will be celebrating our Thanksgiving here in Canada and so many blessings to be thankful for.
 The challenge at Splitcoast this morning is from the Fine Art America site.  So much to be inspired by but considering the season and the fact that I live near an apple farm I spotted this print and made a card.  Who can resist a shiny, delicious apple.

 I have had this apple stamp from Serendipity for a long time, so got it out.  I stamped it twice, once on my card front being sure to center it then again on another piece of cardstock used for die cutting the tag.  I left the image on my card front plain and coloured the image on the tag using Copic markers.  I covered the apples with Glossy Accents to give them that shiny, apple delicious goodness.
When dry, I mounted the tag with pop dots over the first stamped image then stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches under that.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Virginia's View- CLEAN and SIMPLE

Little Red Wagon- GIVING THANKS

Addicted to Stamps- ANYTHING GOES


Crafty Catz- AUTUMN

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.  I feel blessed with all the wonderful comments and emails I get from you.  They are all truly appreciated!

Supplies:  stamps- Paper Smooches, Serendipity/ Copic Markers/ Glossy Accents/ pop dots/ die- Reverse Confetti/ Memento bl ink


  1. Beautiful stamping and layering, Karen! Loving those gorgeous shiny apples, too!
    So glad you joined us at ATSM this week!

  2. How gorgeous does that image look, and those apples, good enough to eat....perfect for our autumn challenge...gorgeous card...
    Enjoy your Thanksgiving celebrations...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week..x

  3. I love the spotlight technique of colouring a top layer and those glossy apples look delicious. Thanks for linking up at ATSM this week, Anita x

  4. Wonderful card! I love this technique. Have a great Thanksgiving, Karen.

  5. Oh, Karen, this is absolutely amazing! I LOVE this image, and you've made these delicious apples look so REAL! It's beautiful, and I love the CAS stepped up!! Wow, you are really rocking more and more! Hugs, sweet friend! (Hope your Thanksgiving weekend has been wonderful!)

  6. LOVE this design Karen. So clever to have the dual layers of stamping. Those apples look delish!! :) Happy Thanksgiving my friend!! Loll xx

  7. Fab shiny red apples and so appropriate for the season. Like your idea for the two layer stamping, It must have been floating around my head yesterday as I used it too!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week. :)

  8. Karen this is gorgeous. I love the effect with stamping the image twice. Stunning look to your simple and beautiful card. Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for joining this week's Giving Thanks challenge at Little Red Wagon.

  9. So pretty. Great idea to stamp it twice. And the glossy accents is perfect.

  10. I love how you double stamped on the card and the tag. What a great effect! Those glazed apples look good enough to eat too! Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)

  11. Beautiful Karen, I love the way you colored the image and the glossiness makes the apples look so real :)

  12. Your card is, once again, totally amazing! Congrats on being featured at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  13. Just wonderful! Oh I just love those shiny apples!
    =] Michele

  14. Love love these shiny apples and I do love the sentiment with the abundance! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Clean and Simple Challenge! Hope you are enjoying Fall today! It's lovely out there, huh? :)

  15. Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on Lisa's card!