Apple of my eye!

Apple of my eye

Another K.I.S.S. card

Here, again, is one of my favourite fall images–the basket of luscious apples from Designed2Delight. I decided to abide by the K.I.S.S. principle–Keep It Simple, Silly–and I’m glad I did. I think the green and red, with just a touch of lace on the bottom are all this sweet little image need to create a lovely autumn card.

I used a pretty Cuttlebug folder to create the embossing on the green part, added a red bow and a little green apple. (There’s a story to that apple which I will tell you at the end of this post).

A little bling is a good thing!

I’ve only been  using Copic markers for about six weeks, and at the time I created this card, I had little idea how to create the highlights on the apples (obviously). I’m starting to get better at it now, but I thought I would show you this one so you can see my progress.

I used this same image in another card, on which I managed to create a bit more of a realistic look. Here it is, below, just for comparison purposes.



I think the highlights on the apples are a bit better this time.

Can you see the highlights on the apples…please say, yes! LOL

The little green button







The story of the little green apple button

One day, back in 1993, my daughter, Angie, and I were shopping in the Byward Market in our home town of Ottawa, Ontario. The marketplace is filled with fresh, locally grown fruits and  veggies, handmade clothes, jewellery and other I-don’t-need-it-but-I-really-want-it treasures. Anyway we came upon a  display of really pretty dresses for little girls. They were made of bright pinks, aquas, reds, blues, yellows and–yes, you guessed it–apple green. Well, we both fell in love with the entire selection, but were somewhat put off by the high prices tags. So I volunteered to make one for our little Lindsay (my granddaughter), who was about two, at the time.

I chose the pattern carefully, trying to come as close to the original design as possible. Then I bought the  pretty bright fabrics and, of course, the little green apple buttons. I worked like crazy on that little dress, but no matter what I did, there was always something about it that was just not right. I never even got to put the buttons on. So, I tucked the buttons away with the thought that one day I would find something to use them on. I never expected it would be a greeting card! You just never know, do you!

Thanks for dropping by. Please leave me a comment so I will know you were here.

Have a happy day,


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