Friday 27 October 2017

Falling Leaves

Inspired by the beautiful colours of Autumn, I thought I'd make some Autumn leaves today.  I die cut the oak and maple leaf from an old Spellbinders die and set about distressing them with various Distress Inks and Glimmer Mists.  IRL there is a gorgeous sheen but naturally I wasn't able to catch it  in the photograph.

I thought that since I was making this much mess, I should make a few extras for future projects.  The bead of glossy accents (meant to imitate a dew drop) wasn't yet dry in these photos I took this morning. 

Since these leaves have been distressed to within an inch of their lives, I'm entering this card in the current Timeout Challenge that has the theme

Sympathy With the Optional Twist of Distressing

I'm also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for their Anything Goes theme

and the October Anything Goes with Dies Challenge at Happy Little Stampers

I'm entering it in the current Fusion Card Challenge

Just noticed the Double D Challenge has the theme "Leave it to Me!" so I'll be entering over there too

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  1. What a fabulous idea and your leaves are gorgeous! Love the dew drop idea ... beautiful card Kate!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘LEAVE it to me!’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. Such an iconic card, your leaves look so real. And I love that little drop of dew which finishes the realistic look. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for joining us over at Double D.
    Judy~ DD DT

  3. love your leaves
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

  4. The die may be old, but it's a beautiful one. You coloured the leaves so "real"! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  5. Absolutely beautiful simplicity in the design, and your coloring of those leaves is spectacular! I'm so glad you shared this with us at Double D in our Leave it to Me challenge!

  6. This is a lovely card. Those leaves are wonderfully colored, and make for a soothing scene for a sympathy card. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  7. Such realistic leaves and such a gentle and beautiful card x

  8. Those leaves look so real. Love it. Thank you very much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

  9. These leaves look as if you brought them just in...beautful! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  10. Oh wow! Those leaves look so realistic! What a fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.

  11. Wow these leaves look real, even to the dew drop detail. Lovely Sympathy card


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