Saturday, 13 October 2012

CASology Leaf


This week's cue word at CASology is:


I've only used this leaf stamp a couple of times, mainly because I wasn't sure how to colour the whole image.  But this time, I decided just to colour the leaves, seeing as they were the subject matter of this challenge.  By keeping the rest of the image monochrome, it's faded into the background a little, and helped to keep the card reasonably CAS overall.

The other problem I had with the stamp was because of its shape, it's not ideal to be stamped directly onto the card base.  So I stamped it onto spare white card, rounded the edges to mimic the stamp outline, then layered onto black and rounded those edges too.  I quite like how it turned out, and I think I will be using this stamp more often.

The With Love sentiment is from Penny Black 30-105 Gratitude, and the leaf stamp is from Paper Inspirations K5008 Climbing Vine Botanical.

22 comments:

  1. It's a lovely stamp and you have showcased it beautifully!

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  2. OH MY GOODNESS! Shirley, this is absolutely stunning. Your cards are always (and I mean ALWAYS amazing) but this one trumps them all! The color combo is so rich, the party colored image is so creative, the composition is so....perfect! You have my vote 100%!

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  3. I happened to look up at the comments when the pop-up came up and I read what Geri wrote. Really, I couldn't say it any better, so I'm just gonna say, "Ditto." And add that this is totally going in my CAS faves!!

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  4. HOW GORGEOUS!! I think I've also got stamps that I will be using this way!

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  5. Stunning! No more needs to be said!
    x

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  6. Gorgeous card - I love how you used your stamp! Hugs x x

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  7. Wow Shirley this is STUNNING the leaves really pop on this!

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  8. Beautiful card, I love it!
    Julia

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  9. I love the colours that you used for the leaves and how they just pop out at you! x

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  10. gorgeous card... i love how coloring just the leaves really makes them pop off the card! thanks for playing along with CASology each week!

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  11. This is lovely ~ your colored leaves really do pop off the paper!

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  12. Shirley this is such a lovely card. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

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  13. This is gorgeous! Love how those leaves pop and the fun way you've framed the image. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  14. Wonderful , you always come up with unique ways of stamping!

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  15. Love the partial coloring of just the leaves. Wonderful showcase of a beautiful image!

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  16. Your leaves just GLOW - they're really beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

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  17. What a beautiful image. The way you've colored it is so striking, highlighting just the leaves. Love this! ann

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  18. Wow--this is stunning. I love how you did the color.

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  19. This is stunning! It has a sketched look to it! LOVE the colors you used too! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology! :)

    p.s. I've finally forwarded the Liebster award! Thanks so much! :)

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  20. Pooping back to say thank you for the annie wishes, Shirley! That should say popping, of course ... sigh. Can you imagine I'm getting paid to be a typist and editor this month! LOL, huh?!! Life's a riot.

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  21. Beautiful effect with your gorgeous colouring on just leaves. Love the positioning of your image too. x

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  22. wow shirley, this is beautiful! and it kind of fits the sketch challenge you want to enter (do it, do it, do it!!)

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