Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fall Harvest

Fall is such a lovely time of the year and Sparkle N Sprinkles’ new Fall Harvest Set is all about Fall.  When I saw the Basket of Apples image, I was instantly reminded of a recent field trip with my kindergarten class to a local apple orchard called Sky Top.  We had a beautiful day and enjoyed learning about apples, taking a hayride around the orchard, and picking our favorite apples.  This memory is the inspiration for this card.

I used an embossing folder on the top layer of this card and sponged the embossing with fall colors of ink.  I added Autumn Medley Glitter to the leaves and Gypsy Red Velvet Glitter to the bush on the left before distressing the edges of all the layers and adding them to a sienna card front.

I stamped the Basket of Apples with Rich Cocoa Memento ink on cream cardstock and colored it with alcohol markers.  I colored them red because my favorite apples are red delicious.  I cut it out, added a touch of Gypsy Red Velvet Glitter to the apples, and popped it up on the embossed card front.  

The sentiment is from the Fall Harvest sentiment set and heat embossed with Winter Berry EP and cut out with a Spellbinder die. 

Make sure you visit the other SNS designers to see some fantastic samples from all of the new sets.  Don’t forget to check out all the current SNS specials here and here. 


This card is entered in the following challenges:
Stamp With Fun Challenge #183 – Three Papers
Paper Play Challenges Week 42 – Wooden It Be Nice
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #141 – Pumpkin Patch or Anything Fall
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #74 – Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Crazy Egg Challenge #112 {4CCC-112} – Dry Embossing
Everybody Art Challenge #209 – Bling/Glitter
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 239 – Got Glitter
The Crafty Pad Challenge #192 – Distress It
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #77 – Autumn/Autumn Festival 
Crafter’s Companion October Challenge – Fall Colors (used Spectrum Noir Markers)
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge - Your Favorite (My favorite apple is Red Delicious/I used one of my favorite embossing folders)
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge R#94 – Pumpkin Spice/Color Recipe


Karalee said...

Marie, this is too cute!

Brenda said...

That embossing folder was perfect for this!!! And - the giant "sun" too....awesome coloring on the basket and the apples!

Gita said...

Cute card. Love how you paired it with that embossed folder. Sky Top? In NC? i was just there in August with my best friend. She lives near Asheville NC and we took her 19 month old there. It was still a little too warm -- I was sooo hot from walking around and being in the sun!

Leanne said...

Thanks so much for playing our dry embossing challenge. Great job!

Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!

Dawn Lancaster said...

I love your card Marie, it's just perfect for the Distress It Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Thanks for playing
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Wonderful backdrop and scene! Looks great and awesome! Wow! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Pumpkin Patch /Anything Fall” Challenge!

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Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, great dimension and wonderful autumnal colours and scene. Love the embossed areas. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Sarah said...

Another lovely make and the apples look fab. Thanks so much for playing with Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

Miesje said...

Very cute card! I love the tree and the beautiful colors. Thanks you for joining us this week at SSiC.

Barbara Bruder said...

WOW this card is cool!!

Tracy Boobaloo said...

This is really Beautiful, I love the colors and the feel of the card.

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle doodles this week x

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning card and the colours and image are gorgeous Marie xx

Anne Temple said...

You've created a stunning stunning scene and that embossing folder is perfect. Fabulous card!

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, what brilliantly vivid coloring! Love all the elements - it feels like an invigorating fall day full of life's potential. Beautiful card!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the colors in here - totally autumnal! Love your dry embossed tree too!

Tamie said...

this is so cool! I love how you used that for your sun and the embossing on it is so perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Marie said...

What a lovely looking card. Love those apples. Looks yummy! Thanks for joining us over at CCM this week.
Love n hugs
Marie (Mi)

Mamma Mia said...

Love your card Marie - all the elements are perfect for the season. Thanks for sharing your card at The Crafty Pad in our "Distress It" challenge.
Helen x (DT)

Suze Bain said...

A fabulous autumnal card, I love the basket of apples. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

April said...

This is so pretty, Marie! Love it!

Jill Jacobsen said...

Love that basket of apples!! and the background is perfect!

Ime said...

great card! love the colors!! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

Stacy H-W said...

Lovely card! Thanks for entering it in the October challenge on the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog.

Andrea said...

Very nice card - great motiv - I like it. Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun and EAC.
Big hug

Anonymous said...

What a darling Fall scene you've created!! I love it! :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge!! - *Vicki* - DT member

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful fall card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog!

Kami-koneko said...

this is a really great seasonal card! I love the colours you've used :)

thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy