Monday, September 01, 2014

Autumn Leaves


Hi everyone.  This is for the new challenge at Mixed Media Card Challenge #3 - Autumn Colors with optional elements of metal or leaves.  I did both :)





Prize:  $15 Gift Certificate


I sponged with a leaf stencil on the left side only, fading out as I reached the edge and the center of the card front; and then stamped script in the same ink over top.  I randomly added embossing paste over a quatrefoil stencil on the right.

I used my copper sheets (not heated) to die-cut several leaves.  I LOVE these leaf die sets from Cheery Lynn because not only does it have a variety of beautifully shaped leaves, but it embosses the veins when being die-cut.

I then pounced the leaves with a mix of three colors of alcohol inks, leaving a little of the copper still showing through.  Love how the leaves turned out so I made several others to use on future cards.  And I also inked up a full 6"x6" sheet of copper ... so you'll be seeing more of this inked copper later :)

I added a simple sentiment banner and placed the leaves on top with a little twine bow to finish.

I hope you'll come and play along with us ... such a fun challenge and there are amazing cards for inspiration from the other members of the Design Team - click HERE to take a look.

The challenge is open until September 25th, so there's lots of time to enter.  Hope to see you in the challenge gallery! :)







Stamps:  En Francais (SU!); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz (SU!); Alcohol inks:  Honeycomb, Poppyfield, Botanical (Ranger)
Accessories & Tools:  Silhouette Cameo, leaves cut file, quatrefoil cut file, plastic sheets, embossing paste, copper metal sheet .005 thickness (K&S Precision Metals), Small #2 Leaf and Large #2 Leaf dies (Cheery Lynn),  Honeydew twine (The Twinery)


24 comments:

  1. Wow, this is amazing Loll!! I just love the touch of green in the background and your metal leaves are so eye-catching!! The contrast is spectacular! What a fantastic autumn mixed media card!! hugs :)

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  2. I'm in jaw-dropped, breath-taken-away awe at how stunning your card is! Those leaves...that background stamping...the embossing paste...Absolutely gorgeous!! You work magic with mixed media!!
    Hugs~c

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  3. Wonderful texture Loll and those copper leaves look fabulous x

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  4. Fantastic effect you have created Loll, I love it. :)

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  5. Absolutely stunning Loll, love it.

    Love & Hugs

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

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  6. Oh my that beautiful BG ! I wish I thought of that idea, the metal leaves is just the perfect touch :)

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  7. Wow, this is one stunning card Loll! I thought for sure you heated the cooper leaves, but then I read you did, just used the alcohol inks on them-they are breathtaking. Love the stenciling and embossing too. And that scrip, so pretty in the same color ink. Yep, this is one gorgeous card. Hugs, Brenda

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  8. STUNNING LEAVES!!! Absolutely fab~ :)

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  9. wow Loll your card is stunning l love what you do with your copper leaves and such a great background...

    Anne

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  10. Every little detail is just perfection, Loll! Beautifully designed background and those leaves...WOW!

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  11. This really puts me in the mood for Fall! Love these leaves and the mix of stenciling and stamping on the background! This is one of my all time favorites of your cards, Loll!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous card, Loll! I love how you layered your stamping and embossing paste...it looks so pretty with your beautiful leaves!

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  13. I LOVE every single detail Loll. TFS your description. I need to make more leaves with my heated copper. I still have a little that has not been heated. Think I will save for alcohol marker coloring. Can you tell you have Inspired me again my friend ?!? Love your stamped, stenciled and EB pasted BG too. Sweet little twine is the perfect touch. TFS

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  14. Very elegant and simply stated... love your leaves... wow factor is really going strong here... love it all.. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  15. This is beautiful, Loll. As well as the gorgeous leaves, I love the depth in your background.

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  16. Absolutely stunning. I love every element in this card and can just state at it forever!

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  17. your card is absolutely gorgeous, Loll! love it!

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  18. As always, a beautiful card! I love what you do with copper! You are such an inspiration!

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  19. Wonderful card, Loll! I love the stamping over the stencilling on the background. And your copper leaves are beautiful.

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  20. Beautiful!! Love the background and how you colored the leaves!!

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  21. Love all your beautiful texture and combination of elements!

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  22. Stunning card - nobody does beautiful leaves like you Loll! Your mixed media cards are such an inspiration for me to try - hugs xx

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