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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Card with Nature/Trees/Leaves


Hi Folks, it's time for another challenge over at the Crafting with Dragonflies challenge blog. The theme this week is 'Nature/Trees/Leaves' which is perfect for any time of year, but particularly in the Autumn, when the leaves are changing colour, and we are treated to such a spectacular riot of different shades.

I have chosen to make a leafy background using leaves from my garden, which I have inked around. My very good friend Elaine taught me this technique, and you can see many fine examples on her blog. I then stamped several trees onto the main piece of card using Autumnal toned inks, and coloured the trees using pencils. I created some paper masks by stamping the trees onto paper, and cutting the base line away. I then inked some hills underneath the trees. I added some flourishes around the edge of the design and some foliage along the bottom using more Autumn colours.

I chose a deep plum, one of my favourite colours to mat the pieces of card, and then stamped the word 'Autumn' onto the leafy background.





This week, we are sponsor free, and so I have chosen to use rubber stamps from Chocolate Baroque for my design. The winner's prize will be from our blog organiser Hilde. Please pop over to the blog to see what my Design Team mates have been making, and why not have a go at entering the challenge with a leafy/tree/nature inspired card?

Thanks for stopping by, xx


12 comments:

~ Barb said...

What a clever idea for making your own background paper, I love it! Great job on the hills too, beautiful colors.
{Hugs} Barb

happyglitzygirl said...

One of the most beautiful cards every, love the colours and your background, just gorgeous, blessings Hilde

Ina said...

Simply awesome design Judith. Love it. So many different elements and all amazing.

Elaine said...

Goodness Judith, this is a really special card, I really love it as you might expect. The leafy background has worked a treat, and I love the stamping in plum and lovely warm colours as contrast. beautifully composed and executed. Elaine xxx

Wynn Walton said...

I love your original background paper....very clever. You've created a beautiful scene. I love it.
Hugs Wynn xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love this card Judith, such gorgeous colours and beautiful leafy background.

Sue x

Gerrina said...

Lovely colours that I would not combine so often, but they work so well! Inky greetings, Gerrina

Paula (PEP) said...

Your plum matting picks up the plums & mauves of the image beautifully & I love the way your background has created such an interesting echo of the little leaves stamped along the bottom edge. A very striking design. Thanks to your description I've now solved my problem of positioning trees on hills - stamp the trees first then sponge the hills NOT t'other way about! Simple when you know how.
Paula (PEP)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Judith! Love the trees on the different coloured hills and the creative stamping :) The background is also beautiful using Elaine's leaf technique. I hope you are having a great day, Shirleyxx

Taniaj Scott said...

Stunning card Hun love your colour pallet and the images are wonderful hugs txx

Anonymous said...

Fab card with great Autumn colours which I love.
Suexxx

Susan Hogan said...

This is a stunning piece of art work Judith - I do love that image and your colour coordination is fabulous.

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