Friday, December 30, 2016

A Crate of Apples

One of my favourite shared pastimes with my Dad is enjoying the fruit that grows in each of our yards.  We were just talking about how good our apples were this year, so for my Dad’s Birthday today, I thought I’d create this card with this awesome set from Power Poppy called Farmer’s Market.  I think the crate of apples looks SO wonderful and homey!  

I stamped the image with Desert Sand Memento Ink and did some no-line colouring with Copic markers, and then a really basic layering of designer paper.  Not too much fuss or muss, because my Dad won’t notice it anyway!  I did distress the edges of the stitched circle die, so that the white would be a bit warmer to go with the designer paper, but in the photo it just looks a little dirty :)  haha!  Not the intent!

The sentiment is from another Power Poppy set, Short Stacks.  I did find a cute little wood veneer apple button and some twine to finish it off.  

Tonight we’re headed for supper together as a family to a place called “Meat”.  It’s all about Southern BBQ and it’s great food!  

Hope you’re enjoying these last few days of 2016.  

Be sure to pop by the rest of the Bloom Brigade playing along today...

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence

Julie Koerber

Next week we’ll have a brand new Power and Spark Challenge to kick off 2017!  


Karin van eijk said...

this is very beautiful Christine and the best wishes for 2017

gr karin

Patti Willey said...

Oh this is so sweet! Your Copic No line coloring looks like it's been painted! Such a cutie! Happy New Year Christine, enjoy that Bar-B Que!

Jeanette said...

Hi Christine,first time commenting on your blog although I have been following it for a long time. Your dad will love the crate of apples card. All the best to you and your family for 2017. Jeanette, New Zealand.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, what precious past-times you have with your precious dad! Enjoy them to the fullest! I absolutely LOVE your amazing no-line coloring, and Patti is right that it looks painted...stunning! And what beautiful DP you've used and the great layout! He is going to LOVE, LOVE it! And have lots of un tonight at the barbecue...sounds like a great place and a fun name too...hehe! Have a very Happy New Year, my friend! Hugs and love! xoxo

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous coloring of the apples, great design too.. I love how we can make cards so personalized!