Sunday, 9 November 2014

Leafy Thanks


When I was a kid I used to love kicking through autumn leaves - wet or dry, didn't matter which.  I still do it when we're out walking the dog.  I also used to chase pigeons in Trafalgar Square.  I'm proud to report that I resisted the urge (just) on my most recent trip to London ;)

Playing along with a few challenges with this card.  I've used the new Trendy Leaves set from STAMPlorations.  I wet a piece of mixed media card, then stamped the leaves using Big & Juicy Spice inkpad and let the colours blend and run.  It must be at least 10 years old but there's still plenty of ink in it, even though there aren't as many different shades as there used to be!

The sentiment is from the latest Winnie & Walter release, Winter Woodland.  The panel is mounted onto chocolate coloured card which has a hint of pearlised sheen to it.

I'm entering it into the following challenges:

The Card Concept, but what style?  They might think it's a bit too grungy for clean and layered, so maybe I'll be shabby chic.


Papertake Weekly Anything Goes


Shopping Our Stash - Leaf Me Alone!


Simply Create Too - Thanksgiving/Thank You

AAA Cards - Play With Watercolours


23 comments:

  1. Love this effect, it has a real watery autumn feel, gorgeous card.

    Liz x

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  2. A wonderful autumn card.
    Greetings
    Andrea

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  3. The use of exposed notepad edging is just genius and a really great counterpoint to those amazing watercolored leaves!

    Thank you for the follow. It made my morning.

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  4. Beautiful water coloring, Shirley! Your leaves are gorgeous and I love the crisp, clean sentiment! Stunning card!
    I still love kicking around the leaves in autumn, too :)

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  5. How deliciously unstructured, Shirley ... those merging watercolour leaves are just beautiful! Anita :)

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  6. Shirley: Your card is beautiful--love the 'loose' style of painting!!! 'Thank You' from all the Simply Create Too Design members for joining us for this special challenge [Challenge #74 -"Thanksgiving/Thank You"]. Hope to see your entries next challenge too.

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  7. Beautiful watercolour effect, Cathy x

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  8. mysterious beautiful watercolor. I love this spreading of the field, mixing colors. Nothing is clear, everything is a delicate veil of cognition

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  9. Wow...this is so beautiful and your coloring is just amazing. What a wonderful effect it created on your card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

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  10. love the water-colour. Awesome effect!
    thanks for playing with us at The Card Concept!

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  11. Absolutely stunning water colouring, looks so like the wet leaves on the ground round here at the moment. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  12. This is a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at PTW! xxx

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  13. I love the watercolor effect. The leaves all blend together like they do in a pile of leaves. So pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  14. So nice to hear that you continue to "channel the inner child in you"....keeps life fun!

    Gorgeous watercolor effect! And gorgeous colors! I love the white space that surrounds the sentiment.

    10 years for a stamp pad! Now that's impressive!

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  15. Gorgeous watercolor effect, Shirley! I'm a sucker for leaves...totally love this!

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  16. Totally fabulous [as usual!] -- Thanks for joining in at AAA~

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  17. I am so in love with your leaves!!! It is almost like looking out a rain covered window! So glad you could play along at AAA Cards

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  18. Dreamy. Wanna come rake our front lawn?!?

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  19. Totally digging this card, sweetie! Thanks again for sharing it with AAA Cards. Cheers, Victoria Lavender

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  20. Beautiful card Shirley - Love those autumn leaves:) xx

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  21. Shirley...I know I have already left you a comment but I forgot to thank you for playing along with us at Simply Create Too...this is one beautiful card.

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  22. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Simply Create Too Challenge #74.

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