Sunday, July 20, 2014

Soft Maple Leaves


Hi everyone.  This card is for a couple of challenges.  First up, SCS Featured Stamper this week is Karren J.  I LOVE Karren's style of card making ... and I CASED (copy and share everything) this card.  I kept the main design the same, with a sponged background of yellow and green, stamped script and leaves.  I changed it up a little by adding splatters of water, along with suede lacing, charm and twine.

This card is also perfect for the Mixed Media Card Challenge #1 - Touch of Nature.



It's down to the final days to enter this challenge (it closes July 25).  There's lots of amazing cards and tons of inspiration in the gallery, so I hope you'll check them out and enter the challenge if you haven't already.


Edited to add:  My friend Sandie mentioned that my card above qualifies for the latest challenge at Inkspirational (#61 - Word Prompt:  Splash) ... so I'm entering. Thanks Sandie! :)









Stamps:  En Francais (SU!); Lisa's Painted Maple Leaf (Hero Arts)
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah); Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  So Saffron, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  sponges, paint brush (for splattering), moss suede lacing, bloom charm, twine


Challenge:
SCS - Featured Stampter #389
Mixed Media Card Challenge #1
Inkspirational #61 - Splash

29 comments:

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hi Loll! This is so dreamy. So beautifully blended with the soft leaves and the script peeking through... so stunning!
Ingrid x

aileen (mum) said...

Beautiful card Loll, love the green colouring. Seeing the leaves like that tempts me to buy a leaf stamp, have to say thats the rirst time ever for me. Never been into Autumn cards but this use of the leaves and green colour all over is really yummy. Have to say I had a little chuckle to myself, saw where you said added....wine..... Ohhh no thats twine. Must be thinking its time for a drink :)

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness !! This is so pretty, I can stare this forever :)

Lee-Anne said...

Fabulous depth and color, Loll! Love the effect from the water splatters!

Cornelia W said...

Just gorgeous - the splatters really make this card special!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous collage stamping, colors, sponging and the perfect embellishments Loll. TFS

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeousness!! LOVE IT!

MaryH said...

I always start with an "oooh" when your card starts scrolling in. This one is no exception. Wonderfully soft sponging in some lovely colors for the maple leaves. My water spots never look this good, so I'm impressed with the water spots too! That suede trim was just perfect with the cool green shadows on this pretty card, and loved the silver charm with the cool colors too. TFS & Hugs.

Julia Aston said...

Your card is so calm and soothing Loll! The green/yellow mix with the splatter is beautiful! love the trims and sweet charm!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, this is beautiful, Loll!!! Love it!!!

Have a lovely week!!

Karen B said...

This is lovely Loll. You've done an amazing case of Karen J's card and love the addition of water splatters and suede and charm.

Karen x

Neets B said...

This is beautiful, Loll. You really do work wonders with ink. Hugs x

sandie said...

Stunning Loll and the added charm is adorable. This would also be good for our 'splash' challenge at Inkspirational
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-61-word-prompt-splash.html

Anita Liedtke said...

Hello Loll , I looked at the card you cased and I must say I like yours so much more ! Yours is shining from behind the leafs , more dreamingly , mystic .... Wonderful ! Anita

Far North said...

Such a peaceful card! Love the softness of your colors.

Linda said...

Wow! This is just beautiful Loll! I love the colour and the softness of the leaves .... so pretty, and the spatters of water really add to the design. Have a great week .... Linda xx

Julie Beech said...

This is gorgeous Loll. Those colours are fab and I love the water splashes. :)

Jacquie said...

Hi Loll,

Love this. its so stunning, love it, love the design and colours, would be great in Reds & Oranges for Autumn.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Anonymous said...

Such a soft look. Quite beautiful!

cm said...

Gorgeous to the max, Loll! Your sponging is delicious, and the leaves are the perfect image for this colour/technique. The splatters are such a special touch. Maybe I could persuade you to do a video or even photo tutorial of how you create these gorgeous backgrounds, pretty please? I need some lessons...desperately!
Hugs~c

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Love these greens and the splatters! And the different depths that you've created with the stamping is amazing!

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the stunning colours of your card Loll and your splattered backrgound is beautiful..

Anne

Nonni said...

Stunning card, Loll. I love the stamps and the collage look. Thanks for suggesting my splash card for atsm -unfortunately I can't enter, I'm abroad without proper internet access and laptop! Hugs!

sandie said...

You already know I love this and thanks for linkin it up to Ink!

Brenda said...

Wow Loll, this card is as stunning as the one your CASED!! I love the green and yellow background. The leaves are just beautiful and I love that splattered water droplets. Yes, the original card was beautiful, but boy I am really loving your card more. Hugs, Brenda

maria f. said...

Beauty full. You are getting me stoked for fall! Love this gently, green beauty.

Sanna Lippert said...

*insertbigsigh* this is just lovely!!! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous greens Loll, the splashes really add to the design, Cathy x