Thursday, October 03, 2013

Truly Grateful


Hi everyone.  Today's card is for several challenges.  I do LOVE autumn and making autumn cards with all the beautiful shades of yellow, orange, red and brown.

I was inspired by the gorgeous autumn photo at ATS&M.  All the DT cards are so beautiful, but Danielle's card with her burlap ribbon got me started on my card - thanks Danielle!





I've used the watercolor spritz technique and the colors from SCS's Color Challenge (CC446 - Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit) to stamp my leaves onto watercolor paper.  I fussy cut them and popped them up on top of the new burlap ribbon from SU!  Speaking of ribbon ... this also qualifies for SCS's Ways To Use It Challenge (WT447 - wrap it up - use ribbon, twine, etc.) on your card.  I even added a twine bow to the leaves, so I doubled-up on the ribbon :)


Here's a close-up:






Stamps:  Gently Falling, Truly Grateful (SU!)
Paper:  White; watercolor
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, burlap ribbon, hemp twine, sticky strips and dimensionals




25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Simply gorgeous, Loll ... beautiful colours and a fabulous rustic, autumnal touch with the burlap ribbon! Anita :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Loll :)
Love the effect of the burlap-it is a perfect bakdrop to your gorgeous leaves :)
Hugs,
Nessa xx

Barb Ghig said...

Another gorgeous autumn card, Loll! I love how you colored your leaves...so realistic, and your burlap ribbon is the perfect backdrop for them!

Stamps and Paper said...

Another beautiful autumn card Loll....love the shape of these gorgeous leaves

Anne

MaryH said...

When I first saw the leaves, I thought it was using your copper technique, then read the how-to. What super coloring on these gorgeous leaves and how perfect they go with the burlap ribbon. Great detail to add your twine bow. Love this card. TFS & Hugs

Bonnie said...

These leaves are so pretty! When I try this technique it ends up with a watery blob. I just can't seem to get the spritzing right! These are perfect and I love the burlap behind them!

Kim M said...

Love what you did with the leaves. Really like the burlap too. Great card!

artful-notions said...

Loll, those leaves are gorgeous! Beautiful card with it's simple style. The leaves say it all!

denmo said...

Superb! Absolutely gorgeous card...fab colours, I actually have some Burlap in me stash!!s tra la la....Just bought some leaves dies and stamps...TFS great inspiration...Happy crafting Loll..Hugs..Denise (UK) xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh thank you Loll! You've inspired me so many times with your lovely work that it touches my heart that I've inspired you too :o) Your leaves are absolutely fabulous. A PERFECT fall card. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.
P.S. I still get you emails with each card you post. Wanted to let you know that even though I'm not always able to leave you a little love that I'm still following ya. Hugs D

sandie said...

wonderful Loll, I do love this watercolour technique and matched with the burlap-perfection! Thanks for joining us at ATSM x

Karen D said...

The leaves on the Burlap is wonderful Loll. I believe the colours of northern Autumns are beautiful.

Kylie said...

The burlap IS a pefect embellishment. I too loved Danielle's card. Yours is perfectly CAS and I love your leaves. Thanks for playing with us this week at ATSM xx

Nonni said...

So beautiful! I was very inspired of Danielle's card too. I love the watercolor spritzes and the colors are perfect. So fun that you had the time to share your card with us at ATSM!

shirley-bee said...

Love the variegated leaves, Loll - perfect with the burlap.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Eeek! I have that ribbon! I can totally CASE this, Lolly! Thank you so much! It's extraordinary!! Hugs, Dolly

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is just gorgeous! I do like the pretty leaves and all that texture with the burlap ribbon and twine! Thanks so much for playing along with ATSM this week!

nancy littrell said...

GORGEOUS watercolor spritzed leaves Loll. I love your burlap background, twine bow and sentiment too. All perfect example of a CAS Beauty! TFS

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Loll, love the ribbon, it adds so much texture, Cathy x

Barb said...

wow...just beautiful!

Deepti said...

This is simply stunning, love the burlap. Thank you for sharing with us at ATSM!!

Min said...

I just love the simplicity and beauty of this card!
I just love your work!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Min

Darnell J Knauss said...

Yay, Lolly!! I'm not surprised to be popping back in to congratulate you on the WIN at ATSM for this sensational card!! Hugs, Dolly

Kristie said...

Fantastic CAS card! Your leaves are so pretty!

Kristie
http://mypaperlife.com

Karen M said...

Love your gorgeous leaves on this card Loll - they look amazing! Big congrats on your win - very well deserved:) hugs xx