Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Autumn Leaves ...

The nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping I guess that must mean Summer is over and Autumn has arrived.  It seems fitting that there are a number of challenges around to reflect the change in seasons, so it seemed appropriate to join in and create a card with the flavour of the Autumn and here it is:

I thought I would switch things around this evening ... I usually put the finished card photograph first on my posts but I really wanted to showcase the detail of the leaves.  The leaves started as a piece of water colour card that I liberally coloured with brushos.  I then stamped the leaf images before die cutting and then blended the edges with distress ink (vintage photo).  I then hand embossed them to add some definition to the veins.  The sentiment is heat embossed on a piece of vellum - I added a piece of thread from some hessian just to add in some more texture.

I used:
Uniko Pure Florals: Gerbera Stamp set and matching dies
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Cosmic Shimmer Gold Embossing Powder.

I am entering the following challenges:

AAA Cards #48 Autumn Colours

Addicted to CAS #72 Leaves

Back again!  Thanks to Sandie for the heads up I'm also going to enter this months challenge at UNIKO #25 where the theme is AUTUMN/FALL.


  1. Elaine, what stunning texture and detail on these leaves. Why not enter this into the Autumn challenge at Uniko?

  2. Gorgeous card, your leaves look amazing, Cathy x

  3. Fab leaves, they look so real. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  4. Simply AWESOME detail, colours and design Elaine.
    Love this card. Super CAS and stunning.
    Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at Uniko, ATCAS & AAA Cards - I'm thrilled you linked to all 3
    Sarah x

  5. Wow awesome those leaves look real great colors too. Thanks for linking up at ATCAS.

  6. Stunning! I really like the rich colour in the leaves and the texture you've put in with the embossed veins - wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month! xx

  7. Wow what amazing leaves and card Elaine ;) Viv xx

  8. Gorgeous leaves, thanks for joining us at both ATCAS and AAA Cards!

  9. beautiful texture on the leaves. great card! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!!

  10. WOW! You never cease to amaze me with your use of this set and your creativity with it. The realistic detail you have captured on the leaves is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  11. You did a wonderful job with the leaves - they look REAL! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

  12. Wow, your leaves look amazing, so real!


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