Friday, 21 September 2012

Autumn Leaves



The challenge at One Layer Wednesday this week has been set by Heather, Queen of Sponging.  Her style is unmistakable, and the cards she makes are just, WOW!  And now she's challenged us to take up the sponge and create our own sponged masterpieces.  Hmmm.

The challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is

CFC71 Create a Clean And Simple project inspired by autumn

So I've used autumn colours for my sponged card.  This was my first attempt but I decided that everything was a little too high on the card, although it doesn't look as bad on the photo.  All stamps for both cards are Hero Arts.



17 comments:

  1. Both gorgeous - love the sponging! I think I like the asymmetry of the 'out of the box' one slightly better. I think having the sentiment under it 'lowers' it a bit! Anyway, you can always cut it and layer it onto another card - the beauty of starting with a OLW!

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  2. These are stunning Shirley! I agree with Ardyth - I like the somewhat unexpected placement of the elements on the card front. Besides, if you wouldn't have mentioned it, I wouldn't have noticed :) Great job sponging - the colors flow beautifully together!

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  3. Both cards are gorgeous and definitely masterpieces! Love those fall colors!

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  4. REALLY beautiful!! Love your shading and sponging! I also like the 2nd one with the leaves peeking out! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  5. That sponging technique looks so fun. It's effect is so dramatic! Your card is simply gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing along this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  6. gorgeous! That large leaf cluster image is one of my favorites ever. I love how you've stamped it off to the side of the sponged panel. Just beautiful. ann Y.

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  7. Both your cards are beautiful and I love the colours that you have used x x

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  8. Absolutely stunning. I love how you masked off and inked...so gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  9. Both are stunning. I love the look of silhouette leaves over sponging, it works so well.
    Heather T

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  10. wow! I love this! The colors and layout are gorgeous!

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  11. Truly gorgeous! I love the dark black inside the square of richly sponged colors! Into my files to CASE!

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  12. So elegant and clearly seasonal. Very inspiring.

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  13. You're a dab hand with the sponge and ink too Shirley :0) Love those golden autumn hues and the silhouette leaves :0)
    Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

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  14. HUGE congrats on your Hero Arts win! Well-deserved! Enjoy your shopping :)

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  15. Just saw your card over at Hero Arts. Yay!!! Congrats on your win!

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