Monday, September 17, 2012

Piles .... and Piles of Leaves

Two Autumn cards for you today.  The first is for Splitcoaststamper's CAS Challenge (CAS188) - inspirational photo from Pinterest.

Here's the photo for the CAS Inspiration Challenge:


I went literal with my first card for this challenge, using some of the colours, aspen leaf stamp and adding "raindrops" with Crystal Effects.  I love how the stamped and sponged leaves turned out with all the beautiful colours of fall.  Hope you like.

"Aspen Leaves"




Stamps:  Gently Falling (SU!); Punkins sentiment (Lisa's Doodley Doos - Clear Dollar Stamps)
Paper:  White, Very Vanilla (SU!)
Ink:  So Saffron, More Mustard, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponges, Crystal Effects, adhesives, and dimensionals



The leaves are a two-part stamp (inside and outline).  I stamped the inside, used the Stamp-a-ma-jig for lining up the outline stamp and stamped on top.  I cut them out and then sponged more ink in the middle of the leaves and along the edges.  Crystal Effects were added to replicate the raindrops.

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The second card is a CAS Autumn scene for two challenges (CAS188 - as above) ... and Color Throwdown (CTD209) - chocolate chip, really rust, summer sun, cherry cobbler, and old olive.

"Autumn Wishes"



Stamps:  Punkins (Lisa's Doodley Doos - Clear Dollar Stamps)
Paper:  White, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Really Rust, Daffodil Delight (SU!)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Sheltering Tree die-cut (MFT), Fence Border and Grass Border (C.C. Designs), sponges, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals


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One more quick note for family and friends ... my sweet MIL celebrated her 90th birthday yesterday!!!  Wow!  She had a wonderful time with friends and we sent her a bouquet of pretty flowers.  Today Gord took her out for lunch and spent the afternoon with her.  We will have a belated, family birthday dinner in the next few weeks. 




12 comments:

  1. I love your Autumn cards. I love how clean and simple they are but they really pack a punch!

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  2. Ah. Awe. That autumn leaf card ... man. I've pinned it thus: "By Loll, the Queen of all Cards IMHO"

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  3. Crytal Effects truly look like raindrops!!! Gorgeous cards!!

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  4. Those leaves are so realistic Loll. Wow. I am blown away by your amazing scene using my PUNKINS digi and honored. Wowee.

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  5. Wow! That leaf card is beyond fantastic, Loll! I love autumn leaves and these are exceptional.

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  6. Two beautiful cards Loli just love the colours of your leaves and the water droplet effect...gorgeous

    Anne

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  7. Gorgeous - the depth that the sponging adds is just wonderful!

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  8. Beautiful cards and clean lines. 90 in a great acheivement!

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  9. You nailed that photo, Loll! What beautiful leaves! And I love the Autumn scene you created. I can almost smell those falling leaves!

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  10. Love both the cards but really love the little fence on the 2nd card!! So darn Cute!!

    Hugs
    Shirley Pumpkin

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  11. Your autumn cards are stunning x x

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  12. Perfect Fall scene! Love this look and your creativity with the Fall elements!

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