Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Autumn Leaves

I can certainly feel a change in the weather here, with a bit of a nip in the air in the mornings and evenings and suddenly the evenings seem to be closing in a lot earlier. Even so, I love autumn and for my card below included some of the colours we’ll get to enjoy on the trees over the next little while.

Autumn Leaves
Stamps (Hero Arts) – Maple Leaf & Birthday Messages

I remember as a kid having so much fun jumping into big piles of leaves in autumn and to this day I still love the rustling sound of leaves as I go on walks at this time of the year. So I thought I’d make my own little pile/path of fallen leaves on this card. To start with I inked pieces of scrap card with various distress inks (spiced marmalade, rusty hinge, mustard seed, tea dye, forest moss, barn door and walnut stain – not only do I love distress inks, I love their names too!). Then I applied the same inks to the leaf stamp and lightly spritzed with water before stamping. After cutting out the leaves I adhered them to a panel which I then trimmed. The sentiment is embossed and I just added some gems to finish.

I’m submitting this card into the Repetition Challenge in the Moxie Fab World, as I used the same leaf stamp for each of the leaves, and the current Hero Arts Challenge – Fall Feast.

12 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous autumn card Heather, love those pretty leaves!

Barb said...

LOVE your gorgeous "pile" of leaves, Heather! Beautiful card! :)

Sue McRae said...

Lots of leafy goodness on this card Heather!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Wow! This is fabulous. One of the best leaf I have seen!

Cindy C. said...

Stunning Fall leaves!!! Awesome!

cbuswell said...

Fabulous card! Love the colours! Makes me want to go kick some leaves! : )

Rosemary said...

wow, heather!!! that is one stunning "pile" of leaves!!

Dawn said...

this is just delightful Heather. The autumn colours are so pretty and I love the idea of a pile of leaves

-Candi said...

Amazingly beautiful card, I just adore it!

Maureen Morton said...

This couldn't be more glorious, Heather! I can hear the rustling from here! Another beauty. Happy fall (but I seriously dislike it!).

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow - love your pile of colorful leaves, Heather! I loved jumping into leaf piles when I was a kid - you brought back some great memories!

Cath said...

Hey Heather Maria! Thanks for linking this up to the Repetition Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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