Sunday, 18 July 2010

Random Tutorial: How To Cut Up An Apple...

...just because this way was new to me and so it might be new to you, and I was impressed at how little apple got wasted!

1. Cut the apple in half horizontally

2. Using the star shape as a guide, cut a wedge from one apple half like so:

3. Repeat with both halves of the apple to give you ten wedges in total

4. Trim out the section of core from each wedge

5. Dispose of the waste, marvelling at how little waste there actually is

6. Get carried away and make a digi layout because you're feeling all enthusiastic about digi scrapping at the moment and learning so much and want to keep trying new things

7. Add a few apples to the corners because the first version looks a bit plain but can't decide whcih version you like best - decide to ask blogworld for opinions


What do you think? Apples in the corner(s) or not?

12 comments:

debs14 said...

I like the splash of red to contrast with all the green but think I prefer just one apple at the bottom to one in each corner. You are truly a mine of information!

Cheryl said...

I think I am the same as Debs just the one apple at the bottom as does not ditract too much from the pictures x

Elizabeth said...

I agree about the one apple, and I'll try out the method, but doesn't the word "apple" look ugly with its single ascender?

Rhona said...

I also prefer just the one apple at the bottom. :)

Cheri said...

It's rather comical that you got so excited about an apple cutting technique that you had to scrap AND blog about it! I'm with everyone else - the single apple.

Lizzie said...

Hee, hee... apple cutting! But it is a good way to cut up an apple and you're right about the minmal waste.
Like the layout - esp. the rounded corners and "note paper" for journalling.
I wonder if making the top and r/h borders slightly narrower might help the balance a bit? Also, the one apple in the corner is good, but how about a little bit bigger and at an angle, towards the l/h edge? I think it would look more considered and balanced that way.
Still, your digi scrapping is so much better than what I can manage...
Apple Cutting - lol!

scrappyjacky said...

Just to be different...I actually like the version with no apples best...which is a bit strange as I'm an embellishment lover!!
This method would be no good for me though...my dogs would sulk for days if they didn't get the apple cores!!

Amy said...

What a great way to cut the apple! Ok, the red is good - I like the one that has just one apple at the end .... I think it could look good under point 5 on the notepaper too.

sharyncarlson said...

Great tip! I think I prefer the one apple in the bottom corner :)

Gennifer said...

One apple.

P.S. Yay for digi! :)

Karen said...

Another vote for just one apple. Great set of photos and interesting post.

Rachel B said...

I like the layout with one apple too, your digi layouts are great.