Saturday 7 September 2013

A Gently Falling leaf

I've been such a busy old bee just lately but I found myself with a few idle minutes this morning (whoppee!) so I've snuck in a quick card for the Less is More challenge. There's some gorgeous colour inspiration over there today which in Stampin' Up colours (on my screen at least!) translates to Garden Green and Cajun Craze. Despite the sun still shining away here, there is a definite autumn nip in the air so I immediately reached for the leaves - come and see:

I've kept this card very simple (no change there then!) It relies on the dramatic colour scheme for effect and I added interest with contrasting textures of card stock and plenty of detail and movement on the leaf.

Here's a close up of that leaf. It's one of the gorgeous leaves from Gently Falling, a two step stamping set where you stamp the outline and then 'colour' the inside with a coordinating stamp. I added extra detail with an aquapainter and some speckles with one of the indispensable splatter stamps from Gorgeous Grunge before cutting it out with my lovely sharp paper snips.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Gently Falling, Gorgeous Grunge, Morning Meadow (sentiment)
Ink: Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Early Espresso
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Garden Green smooth and Core'dinations card stock
Other: Aquapainter, paper snips, stamp-a-majig

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It wasn't just the nip in the air and LiM colour challenge that prompted me to make today's card. As I stepped outside the French windows into the garden this morning something fell on my head (why do I always feel as if I'm taking part in a comedy?!) It turned out to be this:

Isn't it beautiful? But, frankly, not as a hat!

See you soon,


  1. This is a lovely autumnal card Vicky.

    You don't need a new 'hat' just yet do you? Any weddings in the offing?!!!!

    Sarn xxx

  2. Not raindrops then, but leaves falling on your head! The colours are fabulous at this time of year, I love it. Beautiful card, of course. xxxx

  3. This is gorgeous Vixky, beautiful texture on that lovely leaf.

  4. Beautiful Vicky-almost as beautiful as the real life Leaf Hat LOL!
    Fabulous take on the colour theme :)
    Enjoy your day,Nessa xx

  5. Your autumn nip is great! Love how you coloured the leave. Inky greetings, Gerrina

  6. This is beautiful, that leaf looks so real, it's gorgeous.

  7. Lovely card as always Vicky
    Margaret x

  8. Hi Vicky, You made such a pretty card for LIM :D Hope all is good with you? Gay x

  9. vicky this is simply stunning

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"

  10. This is gorgeous Vicky!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"


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