Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the CLASSroom. I have an apple tree scene to share with you today. I made a similar card a week or so ago to post on my blog and had lots of requests for a tutorial. I thought it would be perfect for my post today. The apple tree was made using one half of the Memory Box Medium Forest Archway and stems from the Impression Obsession Leaves and Stems set. I paired the tree with the Impression Obsession Grass Border, Tall Grass, Butterfly Set, Tiny Apples, Bushel of Apples and the My Favorite Things Pierced Oval Frames.
This is all the parts and pieces gathered to start my scene. The only thing missing is the butterflies as they were an afterthought.
Cut a frame using scrap paper and attach it to the card base using repositionable tape to mask to create the light blue sky area. Sponge the sky using a Color Box stylus and foam tip and a cloud template. My template was hand cut but Ellen carries lots of cloud dies and stencils that can work great.
I only wanted to use one half of the tree frame to sit inside my oval frame so I cut it apart.
Sponge the tree and bushel basket with brown ink.
Apply double stick tape to the lower back of the frame and attach the grass sections.
Lay the frame over the tree to decide how you want it to appear in the scene, draw lines with a pencil as a cutting guide and cut to fit.
Cut the end portion of the stems off to shorten for tree branches.
Start attaching the stems to the end of the tree branches with glossy accents and work your way back to the center of the tree cover stem ends as you go.
Attach the apples around in the green stems until you are happy with how full it is. Note that the apples cover up the stem ends where they were attached to the tree.
Attach the apples inside the bushel with glossy accents. Start at the front of the basket and work your way back turning the apples from side to side to look like they were just picked. Note that laying tiny pieces on the molding pad makes it really easy to pick up with the tweezers.
I couldn’t resist adding some sparkle to the apples so I colored them all with clear Wink of Stella.
Apply mounting tape to the back of the frame and tree trunk and attached to the card base. Note I failed to mention earlier that I added a piece of scrap green cardstock to the back of the grass to fill in as I could see spaces between the grass borders.
Tuck the bushel of apples in behind the grass attaching with mounting tape.
Cut some of the tall grass sprigs apart and tuck in behind the grass and apples and attach with glossy accents. Tuck some of the apples in around the grass and attach with rolled up micro glue dots to they don’t appear too flat.
Add a few butterflies to the scene for the finishing touch.
Thanks for coming by today. I hope you have been inspired to create an apple tree scene of your own.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”