Friday Mashup #77

Another card for the Friday Mashup this one is #77.  I’ve enjoyed being a guest designer this month:)  This card was not simple to make.  Well, it wasn’t hard, just very time consuming!  Here’s the info for this weeks challenge:

So here is the “Mashup” Challenge:


  1. Make a “Indian Summer” themed project.
  2. Or Make a project with any three colors from “Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade & Early Espresso”.
  3. Or “Mash it Up” and create a “Indian Summer Themed project with the color combo”.

Too bad for me, the info I received as a guest designer didn’t include the “any three colors” part.  I used all the colors listed!  Also used the theme:)  Here is my card and then I’ll tell you about it.  You can click on it to make it larger:

For those of you who follow me, you will be shocked again!  Not only did I color my apple image, I hand sponged all of my plaid!  Yes, I did!  I even took photos to show you!  Sadly, someone else downloaded my camera and my “how to” photos got lost:(  But, I will tell you what I did.

I took some Very Vanilla paper from Stampin’ Up! and used my ink pads and sponges to make “lines”.  I started on the right side, I used blue painters tape and pieces of card stock to block off an area to sponge.  I worked my way across to the left using light sponging or more aggressive sponging.  You can see some lines are darker than others, I just sponged on more color.

I used Stampin’ Up! ink pads by just inking up my sponge.  Starting on the right, I used More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, More Mustard.  My Early Espresso looks black, but it’s actually a very dark brown.  I used Early Espresso to make my lines.

I used Lucky Limeade behind the apple and for the cellophane covering the apple.  I used Raspberry Ripple for the far back, background paper, and for the apple. For the stick I used More Mustard, very lightly.  For the whole apple image, I used my Aqua Painter and just stamped some ink onto my glass worktop, then picked it up with my Aqua Painter.

I have to repeat, it was not hard, just time consuming!  When I have more free time, I think I will try some other plaid designs.  I love how it came out! 🙂

I’m sorry, I don’t remember where I bought my apple rubber stamp, I bought it a number of years ago:(  If anyone has this stamp (it came unmounted with two other stamps as a set) and can supply the store info, I would appreciate it if you would share the info:)

The leaf gems I bought at Michaels about a year ago, but I saw some recently in the $1.50 bins.

If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer if I can:)

Thanks for stopping by today:)  Be sure to check out the Friday Mashup to see what everyone else has done:)


Stampin’ Up!

Paper-Raspberry Ripple (in color), Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso

Ink-Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard

Misc-Large Oval Punch, Scallop Punch, Tombow glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Write Marker-Early Espresso

Stamps-Season by Season (retired ’05)

Other Supplies

Stamps-Candy Apple (unknown seller)

Misc-Leaf Gems (Michaels)



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2 responses to “Friday Mashup #77

  1. That does sound time-consuming. I admire your patience! The hand sponging effect is lovely. I’ve been doing some of that too lately and people seem to really like it. What a great apple stamp! I love autumn, so a perfect card for this week.


  2. robyncockburn

    Your colouring is lovely and the card is great but your plaid is BRILLIANT! That has turned out so beautifully. I wouldn’t have enough variety in ink pads to attempt it. Your spacing of the thin and thick lines is just perfect too.


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