Sunday, 2 August 2009

Apple of my eye

I thought it would be fun to use the new School Primer set to make something that wasn't school related. A little visual word play makes for a fun design to let someone know you think the world of them.

As the apple has a bit the look of an illustration from an old book, I decided to add a modern twist by using Dymo tape to complete the sentiment. The layout is a sketch for a "Clean and Simple" challenge over on Splitcoaststampers.

I discovered that artist grade pencils and OMS work beautifully on watercolour paper (this is from a big pad I bought cheaply at the Papermill some time ago - I like the texture and it's sturdy enough to stand up well as a card base).

Stamps: School Primer (All Things Considered line at CHF - releasing Tuesday 4th August)

Textured watercolour

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Prismacolor pencils & OMS
Gingham ribbon

Thanks for stopping by, hope you get to spend a little time with the apple of your eye this weekend, whoever that may be!


Anonymous said...

that is exceptional colouring - I thought it was a printed image/sticker - fab card.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card, great colour scheme!

iriseyes said...

Joanne, That apple looks good enough to eat - your colouring is amazing! I am always inspired by your creations - you can tell that a lot of thought goes into making these little masterpieces. Thank you!

Morti said...

That's a delightful card - the colouring is perfect!

Kaz said...

Love it Joanne, fab stamp.

Ang C said...

Its a fab card

tracy said...

very nice joanne :)

Janice said...

Goodness, so many ways of colouring-in! And done with such panache. Lovely card Joanne, straight to the point as usual. Thanks for all your comments on my blog, must have taken you some time to get round them all lol.

Chris said...

Well, it's definitely CAS and it looks fab. Beautiful colouring and the Dymo labels finish it off nicely

Kathy said...

Love this! great colours, great design, and a fun sentiment too

Karen said...

Oh this is striking Joanne...the crisp white with the reds is glorious! X

Darlene said...

This is FANTASTIC!! What a clever idea ... great thinking my friend!! Of course you are always thinking "out of the box" that's one reason I just LOVE visiting your blog ... it's always so inspiring!! Again ... FANTASTIC!!

Traceyr said...

A simple yet perfect card Joanne. Your colouring in is wonderful. :)

I'm going to have to check out this challenge. :)