It's almost that time of the year again, when Luxembourg comes alive with colour! Having come from a country where the native trees are evergreen (well ever brown really), the sight of a hillsides ablaze with Autumn colours still takes my breath away after 23 years living here!
The base of the spinning leaf was cut from gold card stock. I distressed an A6 sheet of Bristol card stock with Fired Brick, Twisted Citron, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed Distress Inks from which I managed to cut 6 Skeleton leaves (I have a market next weekend and I'm hoping to finish and sell all 6 cards to raise money for charity). I even managed to cut the "F", "A" and the 2 x "L"s (Memory Box Wooden Alphabet) from what was left. The flowers, mushroom and acorn (Tim Holtz Funky Foliage) were cut from Bristol paper and hand coloured. The top leaves (Tim Holtz Fall Foliage) were cut from a snippet of gold which I pounced upon with some distress inks - there's a lovely subtle shimmer to these leaves.
As you can see I constructed the card with a track so the leaf could "tumble"! The spinning leaf is a no name die. I did see one on the Walmart site which looks identical though one can never be sure when buying things on the internet! The size and shape of this are ideal for a spinner element! Here's a video to show the card in action and I even managed to take advantage of some late afternoon sun so you get an idea of the lovely shimmer!
I'm excited to enter the new Four Seasons Challenge Blog which has any Anything Fall Goes theme this month
I'd also like to enter the Inkspirational Challenge #247 - with the prompt Autumn Leaves
I'd also like to enter the As You See It Challenge #258 - with the prompt In the Air
I'd also like to enter Timeout Challenge #195 which has the prompt - use coloured card base.
I had an idea for a similar card while writing this blog post and finished it before I'd finished this post. So here's a twofer!
And I made sure to include 6 leaves on this one so I could enter Just Us Girls Challenge #600!
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