Sunday, August 18, 2013

Borborygmus: noun

intestinal rumbling caused by moving gas
( well, this is one for the books!, lol )
This is my first time entering a challenge for My Sweet Earth, a blog run by Susan K. Weckesser.
using this for your inspiration:

The sweet ripe taste of ...apples. 
Up here in the mountains we are known for our crisp variety of apples so I was inspired to paint some apples...well, one apple anyway. We will be having an apple festival the last week in August so I wanted to have something apple related for sale in the Art MoB.

 I also wanted an apple related verse by Robert Schuller so I chose:
"Anyone can count the seeds in the apple but only God can count the number of apples in a seed."

My background is a combination of paints and stains, with the embossed lettering for added texture. Then the apple branch was painted on with acrylics and stains with an outlining of pearl paint.

Ranger - distress stains, barn door, vintage photo, peeled paint, brushed pewter
Viva D├ęcor - pearl pen, dark brown
Plaid - acrylic paint, nutmeg brown
Apple Barrel - acrylic paint, Kelly green, khaki, yellow flame, white
Delta Creamcoat - bright red
Crafters Workshop - stencil, TCW261

side note:
One of my little art canvas was used for advertisement in the Laurel Magazine for the Art MoB! :)
 You can see it here.
If you do go to the link to see it, mind giving me a like?
Thank you!~

Simon Says - Monochromatic
Aud Sentiments - #87 Anything but a birthday card
Inkspirational - #33

what? 2 cards in the same week that are monochromatic? What is becoming of me?

I've really been trying ( honest, I have ) to use up my stash items, you know those things we hold onto for years and for whatever reason they don't get used but there they are, secretly mocking you...oh wait, I might be the only one who has stash that mocks them, lol Anyhoo....I have had these animal sticker letters since 2006 ( hangs head down in shame ) and when I saw the Inkspirational challenge, I just knew I could use them, with the letters of the inspiration piece inspiring me.


Nana said...

WOW.... beautiful You painting is outstanding.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Jean said...

How pretty!

Jean said...

How pretty!

Carole Z said...

This is really lovely Sandee and I love the verse too, hugs Carole Z X

MaryH said...

Marvelous painting of your apple, with that rich color & sparkling highlights. Thx for reminding about the Apple Festival. Hoping we can make it this year. Congrats on your latest publication in thrilling. I can easily see why it happened! TFS & have a Happy Sunday. Hugs

sandie said...

Great take on the photo Sandee. Great to see you joining us again at Inkspirational

Meggymay said...

Wonderful projects. Your painted apple looks delicious.
Yvonne x

Pam said...

Oh Sandee, You did a beautiful job on your apple wall hanging! The colors are great! Love the monochromatic Halloween card also!

Unknown said...

Sandee your Halloween card is adorable! Love that haunted house! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Julie said...

Love that apple seed sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Julie T

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Great colouring on the apple. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Mynn xx said...

Two fabulous creations! Your apple is simply stunning and I adore the quote! The Halloween card is awesome, too! LOVE the monochrome! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :) Mynn xx

Katie said...

These are both awesome!

I really love how you used up the letter stickers in the background of the house! That is fabulous! said...

Sandee what a sweet treat!
I love the simple goodness of your design.
Thank you for joining in at My Sweet Earth - Julie from Australia

Katy said...

Your painting is soooo cool! I love how you outlined it with the pearls. It has such a beautiful background too. And your card is cute! I too have a mocking stash. You are not alone :)

Unknown said...

LOVE this!!!! SO BEAUTIFUL! Thank-you for being INSPIRING!!!! Thank-you for joining in with all the gals from Susan K. Weckesser Inc. over at [mysweetearth}
Susan xoxo

Yvonne Garner said...

Beautiful Apple project! Love that quote, too. Great take on our challenge at Inkspirational! Glad it helped you use your stash! Best, Yvonne

Jingle said...

Wow! These are both really wonderful projects! Just gorgeous work! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Caz said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and good luck..

Caz xx

Gita said...

Oh I love this pretty. I'm sure it'll sell easily!! Love the b/w Halloween card too.

Renee said...

Sandee, your project is oh, so, sweet. I love the colors and your interpretation of Susan's design. 'Way to go!!