Who stole the apple from the Orchard?

Happy Sunday,

Based on Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Orchard, I wanted to create a whimsical scene using the photo and color as a source of inspiration.

So who stole the apple from the orchard?  Let’s take a look at the card I created for this fun challenge,

I used a water color cardstock for my stamping and water coloring and have the four sides masked with washi tape.

I stamped the tree furthest away using the lightest color, followed by a slightly darker shade and finally, a darker brown for the first facing tree.

The inks I use are VersaMagic Wheat, VersaColor Sand Beige and VersaMagic Sahara Sand.  I heat set the stamped image to dry the stamping as the inks are rather wet and I wanted to make sure they don’t smudge when I do the blending of background.

Next, I did a little blending using Distress inks - Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Dried Marigold and Frayed Burlap with the round mini blending tool.  I took a wet brush and blended some parts of the background, especially in areas where the different distress ink meet.

When the background is dry, I stamped the silhouette of the mysterious critter which stole the apple using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Then, I stamped the stump and sentiment using Versafine Toffee.

I lightly brushed some Ranger Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pearls on the tree leaves and flowers to add a little shimmer.

Finally, I attached the water color paper over to my card stock using double sided tape.

Hope you like this little whimsical I have created today.  It is always fun to try something different.

Supplies and Tools

  • Mama Elephant Tree Friends clear stamp set
  • VersaMagic Wheat
  • VersaColor Sand Beige
  • VersaMagic Sahara Sand
  • Distress Ink Pad - Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Dried Marigold and Frayed Burlap
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pearls
  • Versafine - Onyx Black ink and Toffee
  • Water Color paper

Submitted to the following challenge(s)


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