Monday, September 15, 2014

Autumn Branch


Hi everyone.  I love this time of year with the autumn leaves falling from the trees - so beautiful.  I tried to capture that beauty with my copper leaves which have been pounced with alcohol inks.  I used a color card base today (unusual for me!), and a small strip of patterned paper, over-stamped (second generation stamping) with my favorite background script stamp.  To finish, I stamped a simple sentiment and added a few strands of knotted copper cording gifted to me by my good friend Susan.

This is also a reminder of the current challenge at Mixed Media Card Challenge (#3 - Autumn colors with optional element:  metal or leaves) which is open until Sept. 25th.




I hope you'll check out the wonderful creations from the DT, as well as the amazing cards that have been entered into the challenge ... you will find tons of inspiration! And hope you'll play along with us.

I'm also entering this into Virginia's View Challenge #7 - Pattern Paper.  I used a strip of patterened paper for my main panel.







Stamps:  En Francais (SU!); For You (Rubber-Art Stamps)
Paper:  River Rock, Early Espresso, Well Worn DP (SU!)
Ink:  Early Espresso (SU!); Alcohol inks:  Honeycomb, Poppyfield, Botanical (Ranger)
Accessories & Tools:  Grove Branch die (Memory Box); Small and Large Leaves #2 dies (Cheery Lynn), copper metal sheet .005 thickness (K&S Precision Metals), felt and applicator for sponging ink, copper cording



Challenges:
Virginia's View #7

33 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow Loll, these are the most beautiful leaves I've ever seen!! I love the neutral backdrop and your background strip is gorgeous, wowsers! The metallic twine is such an amazing embellie too! LOVE IT!!

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card! Those leaves are just stunning.

Jacquie said...

Loving these copper leaves of yours Loll, so beautiful.

Love & Hugs

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

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning Autumn card Loll your leaves are fabulous

Anne

Betty Keefe said...

you make the most fantastic cards with the metal leaves and your design on this one is wonderful!! love it!!

Sandy Dehon said...

I don't see how anything could be any prettier!
Sandy xx

sandie said...

The texture on the leaves just pops. The whole card is so elegant Loll and the DSP just adds to this feel x

Brenda said...

Wow, this is just a beautiful card Loll! I love the leaves of course, your copper heating just makes those leaves look amazing and then to add the alcohol ink on too-amazing!! The second generation stamping looks beautiful on the pattern paper strip. I love the cording too. Hugs, Brenda

Inky and Quirky said...

I thought the leaves were real!! Beautifully stunning card Loll,conveys the Autumnal/Fall feeling so well

Hugs
Donna xx

Anita in France said...

So stunning, Loll ... love how the simplicity of your card allows those beautiful leaves to steal the show ... gorgeous! Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Your copper leaves are absolutely GORGEOUS, Loll! I love how the alcohol inks give them such a realistic appearance! I also love how you stamped on the pattern paper for your panel...so elegant! Such a beautiful card!!!

Karen B said...

Gloriously autumnal Loll. Fantastic leaves complimented with the En Francais background stamping.

Hugs.

Karen x

MaryH said...

Your copper leaves are simply magnificent. Loved your idea of adding some of the alcohol inks over the already wonderful copper. The leaf spray over the script stamp made a lovely composition on this card. I saw your frosted technique at another link, so popped over to enjoy it again. TFS & Happy week ahead. Hugs

Deepti said...

Soooooo elegant!, the text on the BG adds such a fab touch :) beauty as always

Lisa Lara said...

Now this is absolutely breath taking Loll.

Jeanne said...

Wow! Your copper cards just keep getting more and more beautiful, Loll.

My Paper Epiphany said...

STUNNING! I adore your leaves and I love this layout and the ideas of over stamping the patterned paper!

Far North said...

Spectacular leaves! It makes me sad that mine are falling at this moment! A very elegant card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sarah Gray said...

This is an autumnal beauty!! Your copper leaves, alcohol inks and delicate patterned paper are just beautiful.

Lyndal said...

This is just stunning Loll - you have a real knack for phenomenal Autumn cards!

stampingpeace said...

Gorgeous!

Julia Aston said...

Your leaves and overall card design are beautiful Loll!

shirley-bee said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Loll - love the realistic leaves and branch.

Virginia Lu said...

The use of pattern paper is perfect with your gorgeous leaves, Loll! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Pattern Paper Challenge!

Susan said...

Love that copper cording!! Gorgeous leaves and background! I must try that technique with the copper and the alcohol inks.

SARN said...

Utterly splendid card Loll. xxx

Bonnie said...

Such beautiful leaves and a wonderful contrast with the beautiful background! Love the River Rock in the background.

Lee-Anne said...

Wow...the colors on your leaves are just so stunning! That is one gorgeous background too! A true beauty!

Charlene said...

WOW this is ONE stunner!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful leaves - the detail is amazing/ I also love that script bg!

Cathy said...

Wow! The alcohol inks on the copper look amazing Loll! The detail on the leaves looks awesome, such a gorgeous card, Cathy x

cm said...

Classy, elegant and exquisite, Loll...you've captured the splendor of fall leaves beautifully!
~c

Crafter Grandma said...

I tryed to find the leaf die to buy. What is the number. I want to make cards for Missionaries. I know Cherry Lynn but which one please.