I went with the ads for Bulmers, which is an Irish brand of cider. They do beautiful posters with orchards full of blossom and bees for the Spring ads, and then the apple harvest for the autumn campaign and a snow-filled one (Ireland, really???) in winter. And the catchphrase is "Nothing added but time..." So I have blossom and a bee plus a clock, then an apple...and looking ahead, some faint autumn leaves fallen to the ground.
I started by stamping and masking the apple, then stamped the clock. The "apple blossom" was stamped around the edges, and on a scrap of paper for fussy-cutting. I stamped a couple of leaves very faintly on the "ground". Most colouring was done with pencils, but I reverse-masked the clock and sponged it. I used a brad and two little stamped leaves to.make the clock hands, and added a bee; no pollination of the flowers, no apples!
For the base, I used a gold leafing pen to draw spirals, and then sponged it with distress stain.
I may have omitted a few details, I'll add them after work. Forgot to upload this before going to bed, and had to do it from my phone and memory.
Oh yes, couldn't find a suitable sentiment, so to fill the blank space in the bottom left I used an extra leaf from the apple image to add dimension and fill the blank space.
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 GMT Views: 1281
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Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 28757
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 @ 5:20 AM
I LOVE your card!! The blossoms around the edge are so pretty and your apple and the clock face are so cool! And....when we were in Ireland Bulmer's (the hard cider variety) was our favorite beverage!! I tried to find it here and discovered that they make it under the name Magners but it didn't quite taste the same...not as good.Now you've made me nostalgic for Bulmer's.
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Registered: February 22, 2006 Location: Casselberry, Florida Posts: 45725
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 @ 5:51 AM
This is lovely, Sabrina! Your coloring on the apple is marvelous. Truth be told: I had to Google "Bulmers Apple Cider" hoping to see a poster -- and found some nice ones AND an awful lot of bottles of cider!
Registered: June 9, 2006 Location: Wauconda, IL Posts: 50739
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 @ 5:55 AM
You've done a great job of describing this commercial in Ireland. I can imagine it, and you have done a nice job portraying it. I like your blossoms and the bee with the sparkly wings. This was a creative and fun challenge today. I have a lot on my plate, so not sure if I will be able to play today. It has been fun looking at the cards though. :>)
Registered: January 19, 2014 Location: Central Indiana Posts: 33394
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 @ 7:01 AM
Sabrina your image masking and layering is spectacular and your pencil coloring is spot on perfect! Love the influence on this stunning card and where it took you. The hand drawn spiral edge is brilliant and works so perfectly for your card and the reverse masking on the clock to sponge the clock is outstanding. Everything about this challenge was super fun and your card sure turned out exceptionally. Thank you for such a fun challenge!