Monday, 26 August 2013

The leaves that are green......

The other day I spotted this pin on Pinterest (look out world, I'm going to try to be clever and embed the pin here....)

... and since that doesn't seem to have worked, the link to the pin is here

I loved the idea, and gave it a shot using an embossing folder I had had sitting around for months and never used. I brayered the embossed piece with white pigment ink, as in the video, then with a Kaleidacolour Autumn Leaves pad. This pad is amazing - it was one of the first ink pads I ever bought when I started stamping about 15 years ago. It's been very heavily used and is still going strong. Instead of chalks, I highlighted some areas with mica powders.

The maple leaf is  stamped in green then heat embossed with a dark green ultra thick embossing powder in three layers, with more mica powders sprinkled over before heating the final layer. Skeleton leaves that have been in my stash for so long they were in fashion when I bought them and some ribbon and paper leaves from my bits box complete the design.

As Simon and Garfunkel sang.....

"And the leaves that are green
Turn to brown."

Two different kinds of embossing means I'm playing along with the current Oldie But Goodie challenge which is Embossing.

And being inspired by the song  I quoted, I'm joining in at OLLCB where the challenge is Inspired by a song.

Finally, since the embossing and brayering technique is completely new to me, I'm making my second entry to the current Something New challenge at Craft-room


  1. Fabulous autumn card, beautiful embossing.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

  2. gorgeous , great card, and lovely use of the embossing and brayering, I love how pinterest can inspire us, but how often do we actually create the thing? lol so great to see your card, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

  3. Hi Jane, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  4. Beautiful, Thanks for joining us at OLLCB.
    Chris x

  5. Beautiful autumnal colours, I love your use of the skeleton leaves. Thanks for entering our Inspired by song challenge at ooh La La Creations
    Alli x

  6. Beautifyl colours and exciting techniques. Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La. Hugs from Lisbeth


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