Sunday, October 28, 2018

Apple Picking Season.....

Hello dear blogging friends: Well, apple picking season is here and let me tell you, the flavor of those cold, fresh picked apples is second to none.
So to celebrate this beautiful tradition around here I made this card and I hope some of you have a chance to go pick some delicious apples real soon.

This delicious crate of apples comes from the Power Poppy set called FARMER'S MARKET and all of the other images are just as beautiful and as fresh looking at this one.
I stamped it on a die cut watercolor circle with Stazon Gray ink, (I think it's called Dove Gray), and colored it with SU markers, a damp brush and Prismacolor pencils. The background is a SU stamp called "Hardwood". 
The sentiment is from the set.


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The sentiment is from another Power Poppy set called SHORT STACKS, the apples are part of the image on the front, I just inked those with a gray SU marker.

I would like to play along with the following challenges.

Power Poppy Creative Confetti sketch challenge by Julie Koerber.

Crafty Friends Challenge Blog

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #67 "Autumn Colors"

Dragonfly Dreams Autumnal Colors.
Dragonfly Dreams

International Art and Soul Challenge #45 "Autumn Colors"

International Art & Soul

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Sonny P. said...

Yum! I can almost taste one of those freshly picked apples . Pretty colorful display . I love the sentiment inside the card !
Such pretty coloring ! Delightful card !!

Leslie Miller said...

Maria, you've shown these apples at their very best with all these pretty colors! Nature sure knows how to do color combinations and you know how to paint them. Exquisite in a down home country kind of way. You did a great job of isolating those few apples for the inside, too. I thought at first it must be a separate stamp. I have this set and haven't looked at it in a while. I use the inside sentiment frequently, but had forgotten about the one on the front. Thanks for such a beautiful reminder!

Mary Fish said...

the perfect wood background and fabulous for fall.

Jan Clothier said...

Beautiful apples, Maria! The hardwood background really works with the country theme you've got going here.

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely card Maria

Barbara said...

You did a great job making those apples come to life. I love the different colors and I have pinned this one.

Danoesja said...

I love the image with these apple's on your beautiful autumn card.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps.
Greetings, Danoesja

Margaret said...

Your apples look so vibrant and I like the wood background. Thanks for joining us at International Art & Soul. Good luck. Maggie, DT

Lisa said...

I am very blessed to have received this impeccable card! I am always amazed at Maria's talent with coloring and shading. It just takes your breath away. Thank You so much Maria for being the recipient of this fabulous work of art.