You know what they say, an apple a day ... !

This is the sample card I made for the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers today.
I die cut the apple using Fabriano Hot Press watercolour paper and painted using Daniel Smith watercolours. I did several layers, starting with a yellow base and working in to the red, and could have added more, but I was running out of daylight and needed to get a picture before that happened. 
I then die cut the panel using Penny Black's Antique Frame and Ranger Distressed watercolour paper for texture. I went around the edges of the die with a glitter marker in yellow, and painted the shadow using Quinacridone Gold. I then die cut the sentiment, also using watercolour paper and painted it and the leaf in Sap Green. For the stem I used a bit of Burnt Umber. 
I styled my apple and leaf, before gluing the leaf on and attached the apple to the panel using foam dots. I added fun foam to the back of the panel before attaching to my card base, and finished with a few sequins. 
If you are new to watercolour and would like to try the Daniel Smith colours I would highly recommend the dot cards, which allow you to experience the fun of watercolour without a huge investment.
Thanks for visiting today ... see you next time.

1 comment

  1. I Love your die cut and watercolored apple, Kia. It looks good enough to eat:-) Your die cut sentiment is sweet too. TFS Hugs..


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