Monday, September 27, 2010

Autumn Leaves are Falling

I had so much fun making this card I just had to share! I have had that bag of leaves from Lawn and Garden cut and colored for several weeks and just never knew what to do with it. Then Vicki had her sketch challenge on StampTV and I started playing around with that. I remembered the bag with leaves and wala - a card was born! 

I created the background with distress inks and sponges and then spritzed it a bit with water. I have to admit that the first one I made did not turn out as well and is now on the scrap heap!

I wanted to use the rake and decided to use silver embossing on it and cut it very carefully. Added some more leaves from the bag for underneath it. The acorn and sentiment is from A Year of Leaves and the pumpkin was from Signs of Autumn. The leaves under the acorn were punched (MS punch) from scraps in the scrap heap! The ribbon was still from some Stampin Up ribbon that I had.

There you have it - a fun card of falling leaves! Thanks for the visit and Bless You!



Recipe:
Stamps: A Year of Flowers, Lawn and Garden, Signs of Autumn - all Gina K
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury Vanilla and Cranberry Crisp
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Other: Silver embossing, ribbon, MS Leaf punch, Copics to color

Challenges:
Stamp TV: Sketch Challenge
Speedy the Cat: Pumpkin on the card

10 comments:

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous card!! The trees are starting to turn here and this reminds me of all that raking I will be doing and you know I don't mind doing it.LOL
Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Becky said...

Beautiful card Miesje, love the colors and the background looks great.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fabulous mix of fall elements on this wonderful autumn card!!

Thanks, Miesje for creating this delightful card to toss into Speedy the Cat's pumpkin patch for this week's challenge!!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

This is a beautiful fall card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous bg!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Olga said...

WOWZERS! I love it, you did a fantastic job!!!

Cheri said...

I think you did a beautiful job with the background. It looks perfectly gorgeous against the bag of leaves and rake. Great scene card. I love it.

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Beautiful fall card. Love that background you created, which is perfect for this project. Awesome job.

Joanne (jojot) said...

so many sweet autumnal details on this beauty....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week

stampqueen said...

Great card - love the colors and the leaves!!!