Friday 11 September 2020

Ways to Live

Fall is in the air....cooler temperatures for sure where I live.  It was only 8C when I got up.
I feel sad to see summer go, I feel like with the lockdown we missed so much of it!!
Anyways, I do enjoy the Fall and all it's splendid colours.  My little people love looking for and collecting all kids of different leaves.  They find such joy in picking them up and having them at hand to hold.  
I decided to use some real leaves to create my card.

So onto my card details.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I went outside and picked up a few different leaves in different sizes.
  • Using a brayer, I rolled some acrylic paint that I got from the Dollar Trees, onto the back side (the veins up) of the leaves and pressed onto my card panel.  *I placed a piece of scrap paper over my leaf to help me press firmly and get a good print.  I just love the look it gave.  I used some Fall paint, orange and yellow.  
  • I set my card aside to dry.  While that dried, I decided what I would add to make my card a 'collage' style card, then I pulled out a variety of stamps from AALL and Create.  I picked them up during the lockdown and most were by the talented Tracy Evans.  
  • Using some Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide inks, I randomly stamped the background.  
  • When I was happy with all the stamping, I placed the panel into my Misti to stamp this sentiment from IO and clear heat embossed it.  
  • I splattered the card front with my black Posca Pen and added some lines along the edges using an old credit card.
  • I mounted the panel onto some coloured cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
The Sisterhood of Crafters- AUTUMN INSPIRATION
Crafty Girls- FALL COLORS

Stamps- Laugh (Impression Obsession); AAll and Create #350, #338, #307
Inks- Versafine Clair, Distress Oxides, Acrylic paint
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); leaves; Speedball Brayer; Posca pen; clear eb powder; heat tool


Claire said...

The colours are just so vibrant. They look amazing
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

nancy littrell said...

Wow..Gorgeous FAll colors and Love all your stamping with real leaves. Your technique sounds so easy..I must try. We have plenty of Fall leaves raining down:-) Loved your color choices of DOX inks and wonderful stamped sentiments and...paint splatters. Need to make applesauce before I can play! TFS and always inspiring me, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful design and great quote.

craftytrog said...

A beautiful Autumn card!
Alison x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Oh that is so neat with the real leaf print! I never get around to trying these kinds of things but maybe when the leaves start falling I will save a few. Have a great day!

I Card Everyone said...

Karen, thanks so much for explaining so well how you've added the color right to the leaf! Back to the drawing board!!
It's so gorgeous!

Heike said...

What a beautiful card and brilliant colours. Thank you for sharing with Paperminutes.
Heike DT

Pat said...

Bright and beautiful colours for these real leaves which you inked and pressed on to your card Karen, and lots of wonder added A&C stamps to add to the pretty look. Great matting and layering too. x

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous leaf prints, Karen! Love the stamping and that sentiment!

Christine Alexander said...

love the leaf prints so natural and so beautiful. love the fall colours even though we aren't quite ready for it :(

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the colors.

Darlene said...

BEAUTIFUL colors and design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

aussie aNNie said...

Most beautiful designed creation, the colours are stunning, love your AUTUMN INSPIRATION . Many thanks for joining us in our current challenge at The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge.. good luck with your lovely entry.[aNNie design team member for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenges{My Blog}

Mac Mable said...

Wow ....what glorious Autumnal colours and a unique and creative collage card x. Love that you used real leaves and your stamping looks amazing x. So glad the kiddos love the leaves Karen...It made me smile x.

Jana Forrest said...

Karen your card is simply gorgeous. Love the leaf technique. (might have to give it a whirl) Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals. Best of luck, DT~Jana Forrest