Sunday, 20 October 2013

Leaf Text

I got up early this morning (Sunday) and instead of folding laundry, I decided to make a card (not much of a debate with myself over that decision, I might add).  I combined challenges from Create with Connie & Mary; Dynamic Duos and Friday Mashup to come up with this card:


Firstly, I need to apologise to the Dynamic Duos team.  I saw the challenge this morning and went off to make my card.  However, I thought the challenge was Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black.  I really, really wanted to use Tangerine Tango, but told myself "No, stick to the challenge colors" doh!  I do think this card would look better in Tangerine Tango but it is what it is.  That'll teach me that at my age, I really should write things down rather than rely on my memory!

Anyway, onto the card.  I finger-walked the Dictionary stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock, using Crumb Cake ink.  I then over-stamped with a couple of the spatter stamps from Gorgeous Grunge.  The circular panel was made by stamping the leaf from Faith in Nature (after I mounted it - NBUS!) in Black Stazon onto watercolor paper.  I then dripped water onto the paper and swirled Pumpkin Pie ink over until I was happy with the result.  Once it was dry, I lightly sponged the edge in Crumb Cake ink and mounted it onto a scrap of Faux Suede Pumpkin Pie cardstock that I'd had in my scrap folder forever.

I wrapped some Early Espresso Baker's Twine around the vanilla layer (oh how I wish that came in black!) and then stamped and cut the sentiment to fit under it.

I don't know if leaving the circle over the edge of the card is quirky or dorky, but decided to leave it as it is.

Thanks for looking.




Products used:

Stamps:  Faith in Nature; Gorgeous Grunge; Dictionary
Ink:  Black Stazon; Pumpkin Pie; Crumb Cake
Cardstock:  Basic Black; Very Vanilla; Pumpkin Pie; Watercolor Paper
Accessories:  Early Espresso Bakers Twine; sponge

Cheers
Karren

21 comments:

Cindy Lovell said...

SO awesome!! Love the circle and the splatters!!!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Karren, this is just stunning! Your background, using the dictionary stamp and Gorgeous Grunge is perfection. Love this beauty! Love that sketch, too. Need to check it out!

Christine Blain said...

Karren, this is beautiful ... and if you squint the orange really does look like Tangerine Tango! LOL. Two questions, my friend - what does "finger walked" your stamp mean, and what is NBUS?? Get the boys to fold the washing!

Margaret Raburn said...

I love the beautiful background you've created, and also the watercolor paper background too! I really like the circle extending over the edge .. it really showcases it and the beautiful leaf on it! Thanks for joining us this week for the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is just beautiful Karren! Love the dirty, grungy background and the effect you've created on your main panel. My washing's still sitting in the basket - I'm hoping it will fold itself!

Deb said...

Gorgeous! Love the way you layered the stamps to make your background! The techniques you used really make for a beautiful card! Love it! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Cornelia W said...

Gorgeous card - love how the orange leave just pops out!

Connie said...

Love the grunge background with the pop of Pumpkin Pie/Tangerine Tango in front! Great fall card! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Heidi Baks said...

Wow, this is a beautiful collage! I love what you did with the dictionary stamp, and the pop of color for your leave image is fabulous. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Susie Wittwer said...

Awesome card! I love the mix of text, splatters and swirled ink. Very clever!

Bonnie said...

Wow, Karren! I LOVE this!

Debbie Henderson said...

I would definitely pick card making over laundry, I do all the time! What a great card! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary this week!

Mary Brown said...

Oh how pretty! I love stamping on DSP...it just makes it so extra special! BEAUTIFUL CARD! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Gorgeous fall card! I love the little bit of grunge added with the splatters!
So glad you joined us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Leslie Miller said...

I think it looks just wonderful in Pumpkin Pie, too! Love the casual, slightly grungy look for a fall card. Nice!

Holly said...

Great Mashup of all the challenges. I love the dark fall colors you used. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

I pick card making over laundry any day, Karren! I like the newsprint background all grunged up with the orange focal image resting on it. Fab card- thanks for sharing it at the Friday MashUp;)

Lisa said...

That background is a true show stopper, wow!, and the pop of orange looks terrific against it!

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup, and I vote for cards over laundry any day :)

Melissa Davies said...

I love the grunge on the dictionary! A fabulous combination!Thanks for joining us in the Sketch Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Definitely a good choice to make a card instead of folding laundry! :-) Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

Rachel Palmieri said...

What a superb card, lovely!