Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Crackled Maple Leaf & I've been published


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card I made for a friend.  Just wanted to let him know I'm thinking of him as he deals with some tough medical issues.

I coloured the maple leaf by watercolouring with distress inks.  Here's a link to my video tutorial on how I did that. :)

After it was all dry, I coated it twice (drying in-between layers) with Clear Rock Candy crackle paint.  By adding thick coats of the crackle paint, I ended up with really nice cracks and a shiny finish.

I sponged over a mesh stencil for the background and popped up my maple leaf on top.  A simple sentiment finishes the card.  Quick and Easy CAS card. :)

I'm entering this into the current Time Out Challenge #41 that is closing soon.  The challenge is to be "inspired by words" and those words are "Autumn ... the year's last, loveliest smile".

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I'm excited to share that I have been published again.  This time my Butterfly and Bloom card has been published at Paper Crafter's Library for their Tuesday Trend Watch segment.  :)



Click HERE to see the article.



And I've had some new followers join my blog.  Welcome!! :)


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Stamps:  Gently Falling (SU!); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolour Paper (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick (Distress Inks by Tim Holtz); Soft Suede, Crushed Curry (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, Textured Mesh Stencil (Memory Box), sponge, Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint (Tim Holtz)

Challenges:
Time Out Challenge #41 - Inspired by Words

27 comments:

Carol said...

Two gorgeous cards Loll...congrats on being published again. Carol x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I saw this card in my brother Christopher. It is unusual. Amazing cracked glazing gives the impression that the leaf was covered with cracked ice. Thank you Loll.
hugs,
BozenA

Betty Keefe said...

your card for your friend is lovely and congrats on being published - well deserved!

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous card, brilliant leaf! Congrats on the feature article.
Elaine

Shirl said...

Loved your gently falling leaf video tutorial! Thank you. Congrats on being published too!

Shirl

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome crackle! Congrats on another published card! Isn't that fun!

Carol L said...

I love how you did the leaf, it's just gorgeous! Congrats on getting published too! NJ!

Bonnie said...

Woot! Congratulations, my friend! This is such a gorgeous card and you're awesome to share the tutorial! Love this crackled leaf too! Such a perfect masculine card!

Kylie said...

A beautiful card. Love the crackle effect! Congratulations on being published! xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your crackled maple leaf, Lolly! It makes me want to have some apple crisp! Wait. What? And I love that it is QACAS! :) Congratulations on having that stunning card published - doesn't surprise me in the least! Hugs, Dolly

Susan said...

A fabulous crackled maple leaf, Loll - some of the leaves were starting to get crackly when I took Will for a walk today. And big congrats on getting published again - it is such a wonderful card with that 3D daisy!

TK Watson said...

Awesome card, and congratulations on the publish! What an honor!

Chris Alexander said...

congratulations on your published card, so pretty, and as always I am in awe of your CAS cards. This one is no exception
Christine

Karen B said...

Gorgeous cards Loll, love the dimension you've achieved with the flower on your second card but that leaf is simply stunning.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Karen B said...

Gorgeous cards Loll, love the dimension you've achieved with the flower on your second card but that leaf is simply stunning.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

sandie said...

Congrats on being published. You super star and well deserved. Gorgeous cracked look and lovely texture to your card. Great to see you at TO

Linda said...

Gorgeous cards my friend ...... love how you did the leaf. Congratulations on being published too! xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fabulous cards Loll! No wonder you have been published! Many congratulations! Have a great day! Hazel xx

Krzysztof Szendzielorz said...

Hi Loll, thank you for a amazing card. It was very nice suprise. Best regards. Christopher

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful crackled leaf over the stenciling Loll - and BIG congrats on being published with your lovely card!! Julia xx

Anita in France said...

Wow, your gorgeous maple leaf so deserves it's solo status on your card, Loll ... it's a stunner ... those deep, rich colours behind the crackle glaze are amazing! So happy to have you joining us at Time Out with this beauty! Oh, and congratulations on being published ... so deserved! Hugs, Anita :)

Joyce said...

Congratulations on being published. I remember when you posted that beautiful card. Your first card is so stunning--I just love the look of that leaf and your stenciled background really makes the leaf stand out. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Gerrina said...

The leaf on your first card is beautiful! The crackle paint gives it such a real look! I always love a stencilled BG and this one let the leaf shine... Glad you took the TIME OUT and join us again!

Marti Fahnestock said...

Your cards are stunning!
Congratulations on being published; the butterfly card is so beautiful. I love butterflies. So glad you shared the news.

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your well deserved publication, Loll! Your Butterfly and Bloom card is absolutely beautiful! I love all of the dimension with your CAS design! I also really love the rich colors and how you added so much texture to your Maple Leaf...perfectly paired with your stenciled background, too! Thanks so much for the link to your video :)

nancy littrell said...

I love your colors and sparkle on your beautiful autumn leaf. CAS perfection my friend.

Congratulations on being published on Paper Crafters Library. Your daisy is so beautiful and dimensional. I love every single detail and so did your butterfly. TFS Loll

Bobby said...

That leaf is stunning, Loll. So realistic. I have some of that crackle but it never turned out like this. Must be I needed thicker coats.