Sunday 9 October 2016

Falling leaves

Before you read on, can I just remind you all about a brand new challenge that launched yesterday? The name is Always Use Rubber, and there will be a new theme every two weeks. It's a stamping challenge, so you need to use some stamping on your work (and you can use clear stamps, not just rubber!) and no digis. We have a beautiful photo inspiration board for our first challenge - do please pop over and have a look!

I love autumn, the beautiful colours and the crisp leaves, so it's not really surprising that I have a lot of leaf stamps in my collection. The two larger leaf stamps I used here were bought from the US company Just For Fun some years ago. One side of the wood has a silhouette stamp and the other side has the veins to stamp separately. Positioning the veins needs the use of a stamp positioner - nowadays a set like this would probably be clear stamps that you could align by eye or using a Misti.

The small leaf is a Card-io peg stamp - as you can probably see, I always have a hard time getting a clear image from it, I think the wood may be at a slight angle as it always seems lighter on the same side. But then, nothing in nature is even all over, is it? The sentiment is from a Creative Expressions snowdrop set and is probably my current favourite sentiment.

There are lots and lots of Autumn challenges around at the moment, so I'm sharing this card with:

One Layer Simplicity - Red, Orange and Yellow
Sweet Stampin' - Autumn
Stamping Sensations - Autumn
Uniko challenge - Autumn
CRAFT - Inspiration photo


Zoechaos said...

Lovely celebration of Autumn colours and leaves.

Di said...

Wonderful card Jane! A perfect celebration of Autumn. I think the Cardio stamped leaves are just right - would never have known - as you say, things vary a lot in nature and I actually like the variated colour.

Speaking of Card-io, last weekend Mrs A had an altercation with one of their display boards. The demonstrator was really sharp so I had to leap in - no-body puts Mrs A in the corner :) On hindsight, the thing was actually dangerous and should have been secured and not just propped up overhanging a walkway without any fastenings at all. If anyone had been in front of it when it toppled onto the floor, say in a wheelchair, they would have got a nasty surprise! Wish I'd thought of that at the time - could have quoted Elf an' Safety! Needless to say, they lost any potential business - silly woman!

Cooler as each day passes isn't it - brrr.

Hugs and Happy Sunday!

Di xx

Jane Willis said...

Oh dear, if that had crashed onto a wheelchair they could have landed up in serious trouble! I'm surprised how many stalls aren't all that friendly towards crafters. At Farnborough this year there were several that had signs saying "No photos" - but so many people like to take photos for inspiration of ways to use the things they buy, if they can't take them they are less likely to buy.

Di said...

Totally agree Jane! xx

Lynne K said...

Beautiful autumn card, Jane! Love the design. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


Tracy Welham said...

Fabulous, gorgeous colours for the leaves. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

brenda said...

A really elegant creation for our Autumn theme at Stamping Sensations challenge Jane, many thanks for joining in.

B x

sweet art designs said...

Beautiful take on the challenge.
Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

MagsB said...

This is just lovely, Jane! Such an elegant CAS design, such gorgeous colours - and such a great sentiment!! And thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

love Mags B DT x

Lindsey said...

Fabulous colours & layering your leaves & veins! I do like how you've framed your card by just stamping around the edges x

Cara said...

A stunning card, love the mis-stamping leaf! Sorry I'm late in visiting. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Cara DT x

Beverley said...

Wonderful framing of a beautiful sentiment. A pure CAS delight too. Thanks so much for joining in at Uniko and my apologies for popping by so late to comment. Hugs Bev x

Karen Dunbrook said...

what a beautiful Fall the look.
Thanks so much for playing along with the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge this month.