I love today's challenge colors though I am just this minute realizing that I'm missing one....ooops! I kind of forgot that the Limeade was dessert and skipped the Baja Breeze by mistake. I'll upload this one anyway and maybe I'll have time to go back for a 2nd try with the right combination this time!
I picked up some stamps at a thrift store yesterday and wanted to ink up this apple right away (can't beat 6 stamps for $3). When I saw the colors I thought the Cajun and Cherry would be perfect together on the apple with the Limeade for the leaf. I inked the stamp with Cherry Cobbler then added a few extra touches with an Early Espresso marker and also only inked the leaf with Lucky Limeade. After I stamped onto Confetti Cream, I used a paintbrush with extra ink from the ink pad lids to add more color to the apple. Finally, I took my Cherry Cobbler marker and added fine vertical lines on the image. I then used a Sahara Sand marker to shade around the apple. I sponged the edges with Early Espresso then framed with Cajun Craze. It dry embossed the Early Espresso with the Square Lattice ef and added some ruffled Cherry seam binding. I cut my sentiment piece and notched the edge with a square punch. I stamped my sentiment and sponged the edges. My button was found on a walk the other day...it is really beat up and vintage looking and my string is a piece pulled from a HUGE burlap coffee bean sack my future SIL brought me from the restaurant he works for. All was mounted onto a cheery Limeade base.
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 GMT Views: 540
Registered: May 9, 2007 Location: Wisconsin Posts: 8074
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 @ 1:37 PM
Nice apple! Don't you just love that square lattice embossing folder? It makes so many images just POP!
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