Friday, October 7, 2011

Delicious Apples

With crisp cool mornings and warm, but not HOT afternoons, it is definitely starting to feel like fall here in Southern Ontario. Spring and Fall are definitely my most fav seasons of all and as much as I don't like the humidity of summer, not to mention the snow of winter, I don't think I would be happy living somewhere that did not have seasons. With that said, it is fitting that our challenge this week is FALL COLOURS and I chose a most appropriate fall image....Lulu's apples from Lulu's set of Fruits.

Now seriously, do those apples look 'delicious' or not...and i'm not just talking about my colouring, but I'm talking about the variety of apple. I actually googled images of apples in a basket and searched them out to gain some inspiration. Low and behold, I came across a basket of delicious apples and got to colouring to somewhat match the picture. As much as blogs and galleries can be a great source, so are google images, especially when it comes to capturing 'still life' objects...fruits, veggies, trees, flowers, etc.

I stamped Lulu's apples on bella's BESTEST paper with memento ink and used the copic markers listed below, of course I added a bit of shading with some pencils. And just in case you are wondering, I used a couple shades of yellow pencil to shade around the apples and basket, then sponged some versafine thatched straw ink in from the edge, meeting my pencil shading. So it looks like I may have sponged right up to the image....but i'm not THAT good!!!!! LOL!

here are the copics I used:

R22, 35, 37, 39, Y23, 26, YG13, 21
E50, 51, 31, 43, 44
YG61, 63, 97, RV13, 14, 17, Y38

Next week our challenge is creepy in a good way...all about Halloween!!!!! get thinking about orange and black...or maybe try out some non-traditional halloween golly, I think I just got an idea! But you'll have to wait till next week to see it!

Tonight, I'll be eating Windsor pizza for supper (Windsor pizza is THE BEST) and then messin' up my kitchen table creating something wonderful for AJ Monday.

Hope to see you at BOTH challenges next week...but if you only play once, that's okay too!

'till next time,


"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

I am definitely a fall colour lover... and this rocks out those colours perfectly!

Bren said...

Linda, I am always amazed by your talent. Those apples are colored so perfectly, so textured. Certainly I could eat one. :)

Pauline said...

Ladies, I've seen this card in person, and those apples do look so real. Linda, you 'rocked' this challenge, fantastic as always!

Leslie said...

Whoa!! That is freakin' awesome colouring!! Those are some deeelish looking apples. GORGEOUS card Linda!

Stampin' Granny said...

OMG, Linda...your coloring absolutely nails those apples!! GORGEOUS!! They have such depth and warmth...yum! Beautiful!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Those apples are fabulous, Linda!

Cindy H. said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! They are so realistic looking. Gorgeous coloring!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Beautiful. DP coordination is perfect. I'm impressed how you coloured your apples. The strokes of yellow are very impressive.


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