Friday, October 7, 2011

Country Caramel Apples

I was tickled to find this free caramel apple template at Stamp - N - Design.  I decided to add some leaves, ribbon, twine, and of course faux stitching to make mine a "Country Carmel Apple."  Really lovin' how this came out -- I think my creative juices are beginning to flow again!
Here's a close up of the stitching - not sure you can tell it in the picture but I traced around the caramel with a yellow marker and around the apple with a red one -- just to add a bit of "depth" to it. I also tapped a brown ink pad all over the caramel to add a bit of texture.
Supplies used:
  • Red/Brown cardstock
  • Popsicle stick
  • Green felt
    • for leaves
  • Twine
  • Cream Ribbon
  • Scripture stamp
  • Brown ink pad
    • tapped on caramel and inked edges of apple with
  • White pencil
    • that "shiny" spot on the caramel
  • Black felt tip pen
    • faux stitching
  • Yellow/Red marker 
    • traced around caramel and apple with
Since I really liked how these came out I decided to make my October bulletin board decoration in the same design. I used the same basic supplies as the cards except I  changed it up a bit - using patterned papers instead of solids (Since I don't have a very large selection of fall themed patterned paper - I just used some K & Company paper in fall colors).
I used this apple as a template (since I needed a bigger one than Stamp N Design had) and free-handed my dripping caramel.
I also used my bleach pen (that my sister in law brought me) to stamp the verse on the tag --- I'm having fun experimenting with it! Here's a closer view of the tag:
I'll share another bleach stamped project on Monday  along with burned paper bag leaves -- come back then and check it out!
Will you indulge me one more pic?
In case you can't tell -- I really, really enjoyed making these.   After I made the big one for the bulletin board --- I just had to make another little one -- this time with the patterned paper.
This post linked to:
Scripture Thursday


    Christa said...

    They're fabulous! I can see why you enjoyed making them so much. :)

    Carol said...

    Very cute. . .and no calories! Thanks a bunch for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I'm following you here and on Pinterest. Looking forward to it!


    Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

    You are very creative and do good work. These are adorable. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog, I appreciate it. --------Shannon

    Lynn Pratt said...

    I love what you did with the apple template! Thanks for linking me!

    Pamela said... have your mojo back. This is adorable. Can't wait to try this one. I used your stitching trick on a card I made recently. It's amazing how it seems to "finish it up."

    Little Birdie Blessings said...

    You never cease to amaze me. I think you are just about the most well versed crafter I've ever met. Thanks so much for linking this with scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

    Unknown said...

    I love it! Your creative juices stopped flowing? Really? I think your amazing.

    Mynn xx said...

    An absolutely darling project--loving that bleach technique! :) Beautiful project!!!