Get Your Lovely Apples

Hey everyone, hope that if you are lucky enough to be having a three-day weekend that it is a fun one for you. At the moment my other half is scraping glue and bits of wood off of the bathroom floor, I’ve had a bit of reprieve to post this card, good excuse I thought 🙂

Bank holiday weekends are for DIY, aren’t they? We got thrown out of Homebase yesterday, what we had not factored in was that they close at 4pm and we got there at 3.40pm. D’oh.

The look of panic on our little faces as we heard the ‘Choose, pay and get out NOW’ over the Tannoy at 3.45pm. So we went into Mission Impossible – bathroom floor mode and split up to get the stuff on our long list.

Having asked one of the staff where the sealant was I then got a lecture on the different types of sealant and, although very useful, all I could think was ‘I haven’t got time for this! Why did I pick the only person in Homebase who takes an interest in their job?’!

No-one else seemed that worried that the shop was closing, this is how non-DIY we are, we do not know the ‘Way of the DIY shop’ on a bank-hol, Sunday afternoon.


Anyway onto the card! The stamp is one of the lovely Summer collection from Whiff of Joy and is coloured in with distress inks and watercolour pencils. There is machine and hand-stitching on this card and the apples are drawn by me (‘coz I don’t have any apple stamps!).

The beautiful vintage gold metallic thread lace is from my wonderful friend Siri, who sent me a gorgeous ribbon and button RAK from her Grandmother’s stash, they are so lovely that I want to use them for something special 🙂 Siri is an interior designer and if you are looking for some ideas for your craft space have a look at her new venture.


To all you DIY-ers out there – we feel for ya, brothers and sisters.

Materials:
Stamp – Whiff of Joy
Ink – Versafine Onyx black
Colouring – Ditress inks; Watercolour pencils
Papers – Basicgrey; K&Co
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; silicone glue; 3D-foam
Other – embroidery thread; Metallic thread; Sewing machine; paper distresser; Siri’s lace

Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She’s a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

6 Comments

  1. 25 May 2009 / 8:34 pm

    A very striking card, love the colours and design, beautiful work

  2. 27 May 2009 / 11:10 am

    Beautiful card. Love the colors.

  3. 27 May 2009 / 2:55 pm

    Oh wow Kim, this is absolutely stunningly creative. I can see a great deal of elbow grease wento into it. Just love the idea of hanging apples from the swirl, ingeneous! Hugs from Desire

  4. 28 May 2009 / 1:40 am

    Oh my goodness what a beauty!!! She’s adorable and your hand made apples are beautiful! You are good at drawing! Love the background you have created behind Willow too! Awesome card!
    Hugs~ Kim

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