My friend's children are so adorable. You might rememebr Ilze's lady bug and gingham birthday card. Well she and her brother sent me some apples - little tiny apples - that had fallen from a tree. But they wanted me to have them - really sweet.
Since they were a little too small - and mushy - to do much with, I decided to make apple prints and send them a thank you card.
I split one apple along the core and the other through the center to expose the hidden "star". I painted them with olive craft ink and stamped to make the layer. Some spritzing and heat setting and it was ready to go.
I added some old white viney flower rub ons to a chocolate card base and mounted the apple prints on old olive card stock. I also added a new leaf vintage button at the end of the vine, tied with jute from PTI.
Then I made the focal apple using my water color wonder crayons and the retired Fresh Fruit set from SU!. I over spritzed the stamp though after I colored on it and got some drips on the paper, but decided I liked the effect and started shaking off the excess water/color onto the stamped image.
I really like the splattered effect!
Here is a better view of the apple prints, that I put inside the card