Thursday, September 23, 2010

Green apples...

Hi fellow bloggers...I'm getting ready to go on vacay...but wanted to make one more card before I go! (Am I crazy or what?!) Wanna know something even crazier? I stamped a bunch of Tildas and one little Edwin...and am packing them and my distress inks to take on my trip! I'll miss my Copics...but this will force me to practice with DIs! So, here's little Edwin...who thought eating green apples was a great idea...until he got a tummy ache!! Poor little fella!'s my recipe for this little "feel better soon" card:

Cardstock: Certainly Celery & Whisper White (SU)
DPs: Imagininsce "Apple Cider"
Copic Sketch Markers (I didn't keep track...they were flying fast & furious!)
Green & Red apple brads (which I found at my local Michael's)
Ribbon, twine, & buttons: my stash
Nestabilities (Peony) & Sizzix (flower) dies
Sentiment: A Muse art stamps
More Mustard ink from SU to edge around Edwin, Ruby Red ink (from SU) for sentiment
Tim Holtz distress tool to rough up the paper edges a bit
Frayed Burlap distress ink for distressed edges of paper & flower
I also used a little glossy accents on the apples

I am entering this cute little Edwin card in these challenges:
7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog (Fall Theme) HERE
Just Magnolia (Lace it up...because I "laced" twine in the corner of the card!) HERE
Totally Tilda (Make your own flower) HERE
Magnolia-licious Highlites (Bats & Brooms/fall theme) HERE

Thanks for stopping by...and for all of your lovely comments. See you soon. Pat


Barb Hardeman said...

Oooooooh! He is so cute and I can almost feel his pain! Your dp is gorgeous and I love your ribbon and sentiment treatment! Have fun on your vacation...soak up lots of sun and surf and great food!

Anonymous said...

Oh poor Edwin :( He is so cute and beautifully colored. I just love the colored detail on the apples, they just seem to 'pop' off the page. DP and flower are great too.

Card Crazy said...

Poor sick little Edwin. He definitely looks poorly, but his card is adorable. Anyone who's ever had a little boy can identify with this Tummy Ache Edwin. Gives me a truly nostalgic smile cuz I know he's gonna feel better tomorrow.
Sue S.

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous card, Pat! Love the papers and colors you used and Edwin is colored beautifully! Have a great vacation!
hugs, Sharon

Linda said...

Poor little Edwin....but I love the card!! The layers of flowers are perfect!
Have a wonderful holiday!

Tracy V. said...

So cute Pat!! I don't know how, but I think I missed that Edwin! I have never seen him. Adorable. Love those background papers too. Reminds me of some that I had bought to use with Peach tilda (which I haven't done yet) maybe tonight! Have a wonderful vacation!
Tracy Valure

Anonymous said...

Your card is adorable. Your coloring is awesome and I love the shine you put on the apples =) I hope you have a great vacay!

Jean said...

Pat this is so really adorable.. love your coloring of Edwin and love the branch he is on.. yor flower is so cute... love the apples all over.. the papers are great and love the destressing.. why didn't you invite us to go with you on vacay??? sniff :( Have fun. Hugs, Jean

Leonie said...

O so cute and just love your little story about the green apples. he does look like he is holding his tummy!! Gorgeous colours and papers too!!
Have fun on your vacay and enjoy your distress inks!!
Hugs leonie

Candy said...

Poor Edwin and his tummy ache :o(
He sure is cute though! Great card. Love all the extras on it.
Have a great holiday.
Hugs, Candy

Cami said...

Love your Edwin card! Not too many "guy" cards out there and you've done a beautiful job! Hugs, Cami

paola said...

GORGEOOUS!!!! you did a fabulous job on the coloring and i just love all the distressed edges, you totally know how to put a boys card together something that i am useless at

Leslie Avila said...

Yea, an Edwin card! Pat, you've done such a wonderful job. Loving everything about this card. The coloring, your apple paper and all the lovely details. I like how you've used flower embellies and it still looks masculine. Awesome!
Leslie Avila

Dena said...

Pat, you rock girl! This is one beautiful card! Love the cute apples in the corner and the way you did the sentiment with the stapled ribbon!
Hugs, Dena

LINDA W. said...

Great your coloring
your distressing adds so much to
your card great hand made flower
love the apples.
Hugs Linda

Christina C. said...

Love your card...perfect details with this adorable image!

syllie said...

Gorgeous card !! Great coloring, great paper, i love the apples and the big flower.
Hugs Sylvia

Jane said...

WOW! this is so gorgeous and beautifully coloured, those apples look good enough to eat!! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Jane xxx

cabio's craft corner said...

So very sweet Edwin. Pat, I so love the way you colored the apples. Very cute!!

Kathy said...

Pat this is just adorable!! What a great idea to use for a feel better card!! I love the mat that Edwin is on and your lacing looks fabulous!!
Hope you have a great Vacay!

Christine said...

Hi Pat beautiful Magnolia creation, gorgeous flowers..but sadly cant be enterd into our Totally Tilda chall. as you need a TILDA on your work to qualify, (Edwin is allowed but with a TILDA)I do hope you will come back & join us again & thank you for sharing your beautiful Magnolia creation with us..

smiles Christine xx DT

Peggie said...

Fabulous get well card. Love your flower.

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Pat. Edwin looks so handsome!

Lisa said...

Aw isn't little Edwin just spiffy? Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at 7 Kid's Challenge!

Angela said...

Poor Edwin, lol! This is colored so beautifully, Pat. Just love those apple embellishments and all your details! Super cute!! Hope you are having a FANTASTIC vacation! Enjoy!! hugs, Angela

Julie said...

This is just darling! The coloring is fabulous! Thank you for joining us at the 7 Kids Challenge!


scrappyjan said...

Oh Pat I love to come visit your blog and see ALL of the eye candy!! You do such a BEAUTIFUL job with each and very one of your cards!!

thanks for joining us at the
Magnolia-Licious highlites blog.
hugs, Janiel

Rene said...

Poor little guy! Beautiful card! Have a fantastic vacation!

Pops x said...

This is really gorgeous i love it, the apple buttons are a great finishing touch hugs pops x

Suzanne J Dean said...

Such a great fall image--love those apples! Thanks for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Blog!