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Some Apples and Leaves

You have got to check out these MFPSpeedyTV Inspiration Pictures that Shirley selected:

After looking at these pictures, I wanted to make 100 cards! Alas, I don't have time for 100 cards and this is what I came up with:

I used MFP's Fall Apples stamp set. I made my bg using the small word collage in the stamp set and my apples, leaves and sentiment are all from the set as well. I colored everything by sponging it or using Tim Holtz's Wrinkle Free Distress Technique (the one where you take your ink pad and swipe it across a waterproof or plastic surface and spritz it with water and then drag your items through it). I used SU! papers and inks (pumpkin pie, creamy caramel, always artichoke, real red, and elegantly eggplant) and Tim Holtz Tea Distress Ink. The gold beads are Recollections and the gems are from my stash - part of a bigger flourish I used most of previously.

Hope you will join us!



  1. Beautiful card Nancy, love how you've rounded the apples to give dimension!

  2. Just look at those puffy apples....great job....and the sponging is fabulous. Beautiful card, Nancy! Loving the sentiment, too.

  3. Out of this world beautiful. Your apples look so life like that I could just take a bite from one now. Enjoy your day.

  4. You card is just beautiful. I love how you cute out the apple and leaves and popped them up to make them look so real. Great job on the challenge.

  5. This is stunning! Love the colors and everything else about it.

  6. Fabulous sponging and love the subtle words in the BG. Great focal feature too :)

  7. Nancy,
    Wow, your card is so gorgeous and elegant! I really like the BG and the beautiful bling behind the pretty image!

  8. Those inspirational photos are gorgeous, but just look at the amazing card you came up with!! WOW!!! That background looks AH-mazing and I love the big red apples with the bling!!

  9. This is a wonderful Fall card. Love those bits of sparkly bead onthe apples and the way you have sculpted the apples to give depth!

  10. Beautiful card Nancy, I love the apples and the gems.
    Kevin xx

  11. Nancy this is beautiful, I love the colours that you have chosen and that backing is great. Really need to have a go at that technique.
    Thanks for sharing
    Kelly xxx

  12. So gorgeous!! After a week of leaf-peeping in Vermont, this is just like being back there!! Loving all the inking - fab work :)

  13. stunning card nancy.gorgeous design and i love your fabulous rich colours :D

    xx coops xx

  14. WOW that is just gorgeous. I love how you used those micro-beads in the middle of the flowers. You creations are getting awe inspiring. This one blew my socks off. I love the image, the shading, and composition. It is spectacular.
    Bear Hugs,

  15. So so gorgeous!! Love the image and your distressed papers. Makes this really stunning! :)


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