Wednesday, August 15, 2012

AppleLicious Digi

Today is the newest release from Lisa's Doodley Doos (available at Clear Dollar Stamps) ... AppleLicious!  I love this set of digi stamps and had so much fun making this card.  I wanted the apple to be the main focal point, so I made the sentiment quite small ... of course, it's plenty big in real life, just a little hard to read in the photo below.  The sentiment is from another of Lisa's stamp sets - What A Melon and it reads "take a bite out of life".   I added a small Memory Box die to the top of the apple.  I just love the Real Red polka-dot DP from Stampin' Up! ... it's so cheerful and fun!  Hope you like.

"Take a Bite Out of Life"

Stamps:  AppleLicious, What A Melon (Digi stamps from Lisa's Doodley Doos)
Paper:  Whisper White, Gumball Green, Real Red polka-dot DP, Very Vanilla (SU!); White cardstock (Neenah)
Ink:  image and sentiment were computer generated; Soft Suede Stampin' Write marker
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Tender Leaves die (Memory Box), corner rounder, glue, and adhesives

Here's a close-up of the apple and sentiment:

I copied the digital stamps into Power Point and sized them before printing them onto Whisper White (card front).  The way I do paper piecing with digital stamps is to print out the image onto computer paper and then use removeable tape to adhere a piece of designer paper over the areas I want to paper piece (slightly larger than image), and then run the computer paper through my printer again and cut it out.  There's probably a better way, but this works for me.

The apple was actually run through twice, once on Very Vanilla cardstock and then again on the Real Red DP ... I wanted the "bite" to be a slightly different color than the white background.  I mounted the two layers of apple onto my card front and then colored in the stem with my Soft Suede Stampin' Write marker.  I glued the leaf on top.

I layered Gumball Green cardstock and Real Red polka-dot DP at the bottom and rounded both bottom corners.  I placed the same strip (albeit slightly narrower) on the inside - also rounded at both bottom corners.


I'm including a picture of Jeremy's latest art project.  The photo doesn't do it justice ... it is really amazing in real life.  There are three canvases, each 18" x 36" and the "dots" are 1" in diameter.  You can imagine the time and effort that went into this piece.  All that's left to do is put a couple of coats of varnish on top.  Right now, the time Jer has invested into this is approx. 100 hours.  I love the graphic and "pixelated" look of this modern piece of art.  It is going to look stunning in his new apartment.  This is absoluting amazing, Jer!!  Congrats!


Darnell said...

First, wow, talented Jeremy! I love the colors and after looking at it for a while, it reminds me of a counted cross-stitch pattern and I'm trying to find an image hidden in there. Very appealing and I can imagine how stunning it will be on a wall!

And your apple card is - as you say - applicious!! Thanks, too, for the instructions on how to do it!

Bonnie said...

This apple is so cute in polka dots! And Jeremy's art work is amazing!

shirley-bee said...

This card looks so simple and straightforward, but there's a lot of little detail, I love it. And your son's artwork is fantastic, it will look so impressive on a wall.

nancy littrell said...

Loll, Your apple card is absolutely.....delicious! Love your CAS layout and choice of DSP. The sentiment and added leaf are perfect.

Jer's Gorgeous piece of art is totally amazing. TFS both of your art works.