Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Apple Basket Take II

Have you ever made part of an item and wondered what you were going to do with it?  That is today's project and all because this week's Inktegrity Hump Day Inspiration Challenge is Anything Goes!
No rules to follow, no sketch, no colors, no technique - ANYTHING GOES!  That also means I could make whatever I wanted and follow my own inspiration.
While coloring the Apple Basket image from Inktegrity last week I thought "what fun it would be to make larger paper pieced apples".  So I did just that...but then what was I going to put the large apple basket on?   I searched my basement for something to alter (I promise Yvonne, I really do try to upcycle :>).  I then thought hmmmm, what about a framed piece of art, but alas all the black frames in my house do not look good with my brown basket.  So after all that hemming and hawing I was still left with this large basket of apples!  I ended up with a 5"x7" card, but I reserve the right to still turn this into something else - let me know if you have any fab ideas!

After all that I hope you likey :>)  And I hope you link up a project to this week's Inktegrity Challenge - remember, Anything Goes!  You could win a gift certificate to the Inktegrity store and you may just find yourself paper piecing your own apples.  Inktegrity images are always great to see, but are not required for the challenge.
Stop by and say hi to the other gals on the design team too -

Now besides Inktegrity's "Anything Goes", this card is also for the Creative Cottage Challenge to use embossing.
Details - Image - Apple Basket (Inktegrity), PP - Road Map (October Afternoon), CS - Vintage Cream (PTI), embossing folder- Plaid (Sizzix) and copic markers.


  1. Wow this is great Julie, i love the way you coloured the basket and the fab paper pieced apples! i am not very creative so i would have a hard time making an altered item, but good luck finding something
    love tasha xx

  2. all the paper piecing!

  3. Oh this is super cute, love the apples!

  4. Look at that basket!! Wowzers, woman! Great shading :o) Love the large pieced apples too! Very fun!

  5. well I still think this would look great framed for take a can of spray paint or some cheap acrilyc paint in brown and get to altering that frame...

  6. Great use of this image! So creative, I agree it would look great framed.

  7. Julie, this looks FABULOUS!!! I love your paper pieced apples, the awesome texture and your amazing shading on that basket!!!

  8. Large cards are great in my opinion, especially if you take them to work for the office to sign for someone. Love those apples!

  9. It's absolutely stunning, Julie! You rock, chica!


  10. What a fabulous creation Julie! I like anything with apples...yummy!

    All my cards are 6X6....I found perfect envelopes for this size so I'm sticking to this size! LOL!

    Hmmm...still waiting for the upcycled project...;)

  11. Gorgeous card Julie, love thos paper pieced apples.
    Thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage this week, good luck
    Anne x

  12. This is beautiful!! I just love your paper pieced apples, the embossing and the gorgeous coloring of the basket.

  13. Lovely card, great paper piecing! Thanks for joining in at The Creative Cottage! Shelly x