Saturday 10 October 2015

Single leaf ...

It seems ages since I last posted on my blog ... it been a busy couple of weeks with family coming first!  And a slow time for crafting ... the ideas were lurking but the energy levels were too low and inertia seems to have kept me on the sofa although I have been knitting.

Autumn seems to be the theme in blogland at the moment as well as the season here in the UK ... foggy mornings combined with blue skies and sunshine in the afternoons.  So it all seemed appropriate to create a card with an Autumnal feel.  A simple design combined with warm Autumn colours on a single layer.

I drew and cut out a leaf shape mask before stamping with a selection of distress inks and leaf stamps.   Stamped a sentiment, rounded a couple of corners and all was done - not the most inspiring of ideas but clean and simple!

I used:
Uniko: Natures Treasures 1
            Beautiful Blooms 1
Woodware: Happy Birthday
Distress Inks - Peeled Paint, Festive Berries, Abandoned Coral, Fozzilised Amber, Crushed Olive and Pine Needles

I'm linking up to the following challenges:
"Less is More" #245  One Layer Week - Autumn
Penny Black and More - October challenge - Warm Autumnal colours
Stamping Sensations - October challenge - Colours of Autumn
TIME OUT - #41 'Autumn ... the year's last, loveliest smile'



  1. I just saw this card on my reader and came to visit to gorgeous it is and fab masking, then I see you have entered it into TO-fab to see you here and hope you get more crafty time soon x

  2. Love your clean and simple design, Elaine! The autumn colours are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  3. Very clever Elaine! Love the colours peeping out around the maple leaf:)

  4. A lovely mix of colours, Elaine, and love the idea of stamping around the leaf mask.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  5. Cleverly thought out card. Love the colours.

  6. This is so very pretty, a lovely elegant design and the colours perfect for our theme this month, many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

  7. Fabulous card design, so creative and loving the colors! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

  8. Such lovely collage stamping, Elaine ... those gorgeous colours are fabulous against the wonderful white space! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  9. I love how you have repeated a leaf image around a leaf, it's very effective. Thanks for sharing at Time Out

  10. Hey what a brilliant and clever take on the challenge Elaine. Love how you have masked the leaf shape then stamped around it. So effective and beautifully done. thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  11. Gorgeous Autumnal card Elaine. What a great idea to mask the leaf shape. Simple but very effective.
    Thank you for entering our Autumnal challenge at Penny Black and More this month and we hope you will join us again soon.


  12. Just spotted this over at Less Is More Elain and had to come over to say what a lovely idea to stamp round the leaf shape - beautiful card!


    Di xx

  13. A gorgeous card. A clever stamping idea. Love all the leaves peeping out from behind the mask Such pretty colours

  14. Super design Elaine, those colours look terrific around that negative space!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  15. What a cool idea...I love the masked leaf that is outlined by stamped leaves! Perfect autumnal colors, this is gorgeous!

  16. I'm catching up on my commenting after my hols, sorry to be so late!
    What a stunning bit of masking Elaine, fab card!
    Thank you for joining us
    "Less is More"


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