Saturday, October 04, 2014

Fall Maple


Hi everyone.  Time for a new challenge at ATCAS ... this one is chosen by our wonderfully talented leader, Kylie (Kylie is Addicted to Stamps).

She has chosen this code word ...








ATCAS also welcomes a new Guest Designer for October ... welcome to the very talented and creative Hannelie (Desert Diva)!  I hope you'll take some time to check out Hannelie's amazing blog which is packed full of unique and inspiring cards ... you'll be glad you did! :)



A while back I inked up some copper metal sheets with a mix of yellow, red and green alcohol inks.  I made up a couple of large pieces while I had the mess out and used one of those today to cut this large maple leaf.  I sponged mesh stenciling on the background and finished it off with a small sentiment to try to balance the large leaf.


I hope you'll join us for the ATCAS #49 - Stencil challenge.  Come check out the challenge and see Hannelie's beautiful stencil card, along with the other amazing cards from the rest of the Design Team.  As always, the challenge is open for two weeks, so there's lots of time to play along.  Hope to see you in the gallery!!



I'm entering this into Virginia's View Challenge #8 - Clean and Simple.  I love making CAS cards and was so excited to see this challenge! :)




I see that my colours are perfect for the Autumn's Bounty colour challenge at Less is More #192 ... so I'm entering :)







Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Alcohol inks:  Honeycomb, Poppyfield, Botanical (Ranger); Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Copper, Large Leaves #2 die (Cheery Lynn), Textured Mesh stencil (Memory Box), Sponging tool with felt pads



Challenges:
Virginia's View Challenge #8
Less is More #192


42 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Loll your leaf is stunning you've coloured it beautifully and it looks gorgeous against your embossed background

Anne

Julie Beech said...

This is a real autumn showstopper Loll, that leaf is wonderful. :) x

Kylie said...

That leaf is certainly a show stopper. The subtle stencilling is perfect! xx

sandie said...

great colouring and that gold leaf is stunning x

Viv's Visuals said...

Love these metal leaves Loll. Great background too!

Kim M said...

I love your copper leaves! They are just gorgeous! Fantastic card. :-)

Deepti said...

This is beautiful, I enjoy ur copper leaf creations :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my I love your leaf its incredible, the depth of colour is just amazing, truly fabulous against the stencil and the size and placement of the sentiment is sheer perfection.

Marie

Mau xx said...

Hi loll so glad to be back visiting. I have missed your Gorgeous creations. You are certainly the Lady I think of when I think of Leaves, you always seem to get them perfect every time.
Your card is stunning!!!
Hugs Mau xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Totally stunning!!

Karen B said...

Absolutely stunning Loll, love your leaf........think I'll resort to alcohol inks for my copper as I can't get the right outcome with heating. Gorgeous stencilled background.

Karen x

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Loll! I love the colors in the leaf so much, it's amazing looking. Love the little sentiment and the stenciled background. Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

Simple stencil background + one gorgeous leaf = one outstanding card. Stunning, just stunning.

Bonnie said...

What a beautifully colored maple leaf, Loll! The simple mesh background grounds it beautifully!

Barb Ghig said...

Every time I click on to your blog and you have a card using your copper metal sheets, I lose my breath for a moment, and today is no exception! Your maple leaf is absolutely GORGEOUS, Loll! The colors and texture are so beautiful, and I love how it pops against your stenciled background! Such a beautiful card!!!
Someday, I'll learn how to say all of that in one sentence...sorry :)

Lee-Anne said...

You've done it again...another fabulous design in copper, Loll! Love the background...just perfect with that maple leaf!

Pat Jandacek said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Sandy said...

A truly gorgeous card!
Sandy xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Ohhh - I love how you create these wonderful copper leaves Loll - a simply awesome card!
Sylvia xx

Anita in France said...

So striking, Loll ... and simply gorgeous! Anita :)

Cindy C. said...

Stunning leaf!!!

Jeanne said...

So beautifully done, Loll. Thanks for the inspiration.

Chrissie said...

I've seen leaves that you have done before Loll, they are totally stunning... this is a fabulous card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Craft-E-Place said...

Wow, this card is amazing. The leaf is absolutely stunning.
Elaine

Darnell J Knauss said...

You know I always go nutso over your metallic fall leaf cards, Lolly! I just sit here and stare and stare in wonder!! Hugs, Dolly

Anne said...

Loll your metallic leaves are awesome, so sumptuous. The stencilled background is perfect for it
Thanks so much for joining us in our autumn challenge
Anne
LIM Designer

Karen Mead said...

I always love your pretty leaves Loll and this one is stunning - such a beautiful card - hugs xx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Absolutely LOVE the leaf! So beautiful! xx

Connie MacFarlane said...

Loll, this is stunning! That metal leaf is so eye catching and your stenciled background is the perfect complement.

Sid said...

Really loving your metallic leaf !! Makes for a fantastic card !

Virginia Lu said...

I am so happy and excited to see your challenge entry, too, Loll! That metal maple leaf is AMAZING!! I would love to see a tutorial how you made the leaf!!!! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View Clean and Simple Challenge!

Benzi said...

Beautiful, Loll. Your card certainly says Fall and you know I love that copper leaf. Great colors.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow Loll! OK, I think I need you to get on a plane and come and teach me how you do your leaves!! You make the most beautiful autumn cards with the most gorgeous leaves!! Just spectacular! Hugs :)

Susie Wittwer said...

Stunning card Loll! I just love autumn leaves and this one is AMAZING. Love the stamped background behind the leaf too. Perfection!

Valerie Nolan said...

Wow Loll your leaf is amazing the colours are so realistic! Fab card:)
Val x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Striking, stunning and utterly gorgeous Loll.
That metal leaf just POPS - love it!
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card, Loll! Love that autumn leaf!

MaryH said...

Always love it when your card has one of your copper pieces on it. Great idea to work on the copper with the alcohol inks too...it worked beautifully on this maple leaf. Really like the textures you've got with the embossing behind the leaf - wonderful card. TFS &Hugs

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, the alcohol inks look awesome on the copper, love the textured background too, Cathy x

cm said...

All the fabulous comments have been used, so I'll just add my voice to the others: GORGEOUS!!
~c

Nonni said...

This looks so impressive, Loll! xxx

Jaydee said...

Loll, I never get tired of these gorgeous metal leaves you create. This one jumps right off the page and I love the background behind it. Just gorgeous!
hugs
jaydee