Monday, 8 September 2014

Turning Leaves


It's that time of year in my part of the world.  Although we're getting lovely weather, the leaves are starting to turn.  I love autumn colours and rustling through dry leaves :)

I'm playing along with a few challenges with this card.  First off is Curtain Call - Lovely Leaves,


Next, a new challenge to me, Inspiration Emporium - Fall Is In The Air,

Then there's Just Us Girls - Word Week - Leaves,


And Mixed Media Mojo - Fall theme and paste,


And finally Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Photo Inspiration.

Use any or all of the colours in the photo
I used red, orange, yellow, green from the left-hand side of the photo.  I sponged Distress Inks onto a piece of card then stamped the leaves from Paper Artsy (the text is already on the stamp).  Flicked water over the images, cut them out and wrapped copper thread around them.  On a separate panel I used clear stencilling paste on the circles stencil, and when it was dry, sponged it with Crushed Olive.  I added the sentiment from Paper Smooches and drew squiggly lines with a black Sharpie.

Don't forget, there's also the Mixed Media Card Challenge where the theme is also autumn colours with optional metal/leaves.

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful, great use of the PA leaves, lovely autumnal shades. Ruth x

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  2. Beautiful card! I'm really loving those leaves! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  3. I love the dotty background and the fact that there is print on the leaves. Out of the ordinary makes it extraordinary.

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  4. What a lovely card. The script on the leaves and the warm colors bring it to life. Thanks for playing with us at Mixed Media Mojo! ~Niki DT

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  5. Love how clean and artsy this card is, Shirley! The subtle stenciled background makes those beautiful autumn leaves really pop!

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  6. Fabulous card. I just love everything about it.
    Elaine

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  7. wow Shirley I love your card...love your soft stencilled background and adding text to your leaves makes them pop...thanks for joining in the fun at Inspiration Journal...hugs kath xxx

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  8. Those leaves are beautiful, love the colors and the script on them. Great background using that stencil, too. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  9. Beautiful card! I love the leaves with the script on them.. It looks great! X

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  10. What a beautiful, subtle background, Shirley ... love all the variations of colour on those stunning leaves! Anita :)

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  11. Beautiful card! Love the colorful leaves against the white background!!Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Color Challenge!

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  12. Very pretty card. Love the leaves. Thanks for joining us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  13. You've done it again Shirley....with a beautiful fall card and we are thrilled to have you join us at Just Us Girls this week.....we love your work!

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  14. Shirley this is an awesome design! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Curtain Call!

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  15. I love your leaves! The are marvelous! Your color and texture are wonderful. Thanks for playing with us at Mixed Media Mojo and have a super day!~kim

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  16. Love those leaves and the text on the leaves :)

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  17. LOVE the scripty autumn leaves --- GORGEOUS! Loll xx

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  18. very beautiful - thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo for our monthly challenge.

    Barb Housner

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  19. AMAZING! Love the colorful, scripted leaves! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

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  20. Oh, well. Had I seen this, I wouldn't have stayed up til monkey's hours entering my card in Curtain Call, lol! Shirley, this is magnificent!!! It's everything I love in a card and I'm so pinning it. I'm calling winner!! Hugs, Darnell

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  21. Oh my, this is lovely. I love everything about it!
    Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call!

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  22. Beautiful! Love the subtle paste used in the background and those leaves are amazing! Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo this month!

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  23. I should get a prize or money or something for every time I call a winner and I'm right, doncha think, Shirley?! Of course, with your cards, the odds are pretty great if a person calls each and every one a winner, so it's not like I have some uncanny talent or something! Congratulations on being a Show Stopper at Curtain Call!! Hugs, Darnell

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  24. Brilliant !!! the colours and design are perfect

    Hilda x

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  25. Love the text on the fall leaves Shirley!

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  26. Gorgeous design Shirley. Love your autumn-colored leaves with script and the dotty embossed background. The sprinkling of sequins is the perfect finish. Loll xx

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  27. Love your beautifully blended distress ink! The background adds wonderful pop to your leaves!

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  28. very pretty card! love the shading on the leaves. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  29. Lovely leaves...very pretty!!!

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