Sunday, September 20, 2009

Autumn Leaves



Loved doing this card! The nesties did the work for the sentiment....it was the leaves and the little caterpillar that I worked on.  Did the leaves on plain xerox paper, not cardstock, and used SU markers! I wanted the leaves to be very thin, so when I clear embossed them they would naturally curve...like real leaves!

The little caterpillar was stamped with Saffron and then I just kept going over it with the SU Saffron marker! It finally soaked the paper (I was afraid it was going to tear because I had it so wet!) so I could get it darker shades. Clear embossed him also, used Copic E31 to give me a little more "oomph" to his little body and then cut him out by snipping around him so he would look furry...like a caterpillar!

This card was done for this week's color challenge at STV - to use pumpkin, green apple, and saffron . This smaller picture shows the leaves a little better.                                                                                         
Stamps:  Gina K's - A Year of Leaves by Melanie
Paper: Gina K's Pumpkin, Green Apple and SU's saffron, two pumpkin plaids are from stash
Ink:  Adirondack's Lettuce
Coloring: SU markers - pumpkin, old olive (to match the green apple) and saffron
Embellishments: pumpkin adhesive brads, ribbon from stash
Technique: cuttlebug, coloring, embossing, cutting, matting

I really am pleased with the leaves!
Have a blessed day,


21 comments:

Patti said...

You just keep Wowing me! Wowing is a word cause when I typed it there was no red line under it! LOL! lol!I love how you did the leaves.... Your a genius girlfriend!

Theresa said...

The leaves are beautiful! I enlarged card so I could see all the details. That caterpillar almost crawled off the card...so realistic looking. How inventive to use regular paper for leaves....Great card!!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Oh Linda.. this is gorgeous... Great idea for the leaves they are amazing and your layout is wonderful. Love it!!!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Linda,
What a wonderful card with these autumn colours. I love the leaves - thay look so real. The sentiment is quite profound.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Dru said...

This is so pretty and SO Fall - love all the beautiful colors and those leaves are great!! Take Care...

craft_princess said...

Love the colors, layout and well just everything!

Michelle Forrest said...

Wonderful card Linda! Love that little caterpillar!

Mary G. said...

This is beautiful!! LOVE the sentiment and your leaves are gorgeous!! SO real looking!!! You did a fabulous job on this card!!

Maggie said...

What a beautiful card...those leaves are fantastic!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi linda! wow! this is beeeeeeeeeautiful! I LOVE the colors and the embossing is fab!

Marie said...

Hope you are feeling better, Linda! Beautiful fall card! I just love the colors and feeling of it. TFS your gorgeous card!

Karin said...

Outstanding! I love your use of the nesties!

Bonnie B said...

Fantastic fall card. Love those colors and the leaves do look real. I'm so glad I found your blog!!!

Cindy said...

Linda, what a great fall card! I absolutely love your leaves!! How clever!! I need to use my nesties more often!!!

redwasher1 said...

Fantastic! Love your coloring, the colors in your card, well, I love everything about it!

Scrapping Julie said...

cute cute cute!!!! i love to play with nesties!

Melanie said...

outstanding Linda!!! I love it!

JazzyH said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors.

Susan said...

Great card! Love the leaves and caterpillar.

Kristine said...

GORGEOUS!! :) Great way to do those beautiful leaves Linda! I love everything about this, especially the pretty colors =0)

Karen from PA said...

Oh so beautiful! I love it!

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