Monday, September 08, 2014

More Autumn Leaves

Hi everyone.  Just a reminder about the wonderful challenge over at Mixed Media Card Challenge.  This month, the challenge is Autumn Colors with optional elements of metal or leaves (or both!).

I opted for both on today's cards.  I made the background panel first, squirting yellow, orange and dark orange re-inkers onto my craft sheet and spritzing with water.  I dragged a piece of watercolor paper through the ink, let it dry and repeated that a couple more times (drying in-between each layer of ink).  I love the saturated colors!  I used a stencil of leaves that I cut with my Silhouette, placing it over the inked paper, covering with Versamark and then coating with gold embossing powder which was heated to melt.  LOVE the look of this paper and decided I could probably cut it in half and make two cards ... which I did (the second one is below).

The bird and branch are cut from the Add A Little Dazzle metal sheets (chocolate).  I love this silhouette on the colorful background.  I added a simple stamped birthday sentiment to finish.


Here's the second card using a piece of the inked and stenciled watercolor paper ...this time I added a small strip of paper and a larger die-cut .. again cut from the metal sheets from Add A Little Dazzle.  I added a simple sentiment banner to finish.

I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge!  Hope to see you in the gallery!

Bird card:
Stamps:  Bitty Birthday (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso (SU!); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Chocolate metal sheet (Add A Little Dazzle), 2 part bird punch (SU!), silhouette cameo, leaves cut file, plastic sheet, gold embossing powder, heat tool

Leaves card:
Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Watercolor Arches 140 lb col press
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Chocolate metal sheet (Add A Little Dazzle) Fresh Foliage die (Memory Box), silhouette cameo, leaves cut file, plastic sheet, gold embossing powder, heat tool


Unknown said...

Hi Loll! Stunning cards, the background is gorgeous! I really love the gold in the orange tones and the metal foliage on top is perfect! I like the fact you made two cards out of this background, brilliant designs!
Big hugs,
Ingrid xxx

Brenda said...

Oh my Loll, these cards are just beautiful! I love the great fall colors and the metal silhouettes in chocolate-just beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

Petra Swart said...

Both of these are soooo beautiful, Loll!! Love the bg you created!!!

Betty said...

both card are gorgeous, but especially love the second one!!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll..did you here my "Wow"?!? Both cards are outstanding!!! Your backgrounds are so beautiful with your stenciling and watercoloring. All perfect for your diecut leaves and punched bird and leaves. TFS mf.

Stamps and Paper said...

Two stunning cards Loll beautiful backgrounds and colours


Unknown said...

Two gorgeous cards Loll - fabulous backgrounds and colours. My favourite has to be the second with the branch - stunning.

Karen x

Pamellia said...

Wow, both so amazing Loll! I just love the black branch and leaves over your wonderful autumn backgrounds, just so stunning!! hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Loll!! I love the colors and fantastic leaves :-)

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards Loll, love that you embossed in gold through the stencil, the panels look amazing. perfect backdrop for the metal diecuts, Cathy x

Deepti said...

These are awesome beauties !!

Julia Aston said...

Two beauties Loll! I think the Dark Chocolate metal is my favorite - they look marvelous here against the orange!!

Anita in France said...

These are just so gorgeous, Loll, such rich colours and stunning texture! I've not been around in blogland very much for the last week or so ... but I have enjoyed catching up just now with all your gorgeous cards ... such brilliant inspiration! Anita :)

cm said...

Rich, vibrant, textured....a combination with stunning results! So inspired and inspiring!!