Thursday, November 4, 2021

leaves, Leaves, and more LEAVES

Well hello there,
Fall is everywhere but here!!!
I'm in Phoenix, AZ and we have finally gotten down to mid-80's, but it sure doesn't feel like Fall yet. I'm finding I miss that. Especially the leaves turning colors. I've lived most of my life in Michigan and the Fall colors are truly beautiful. I'm not going to miss shoveling the snow, but walking through crunching leaves is a lovely memory.

So I have chosen to participate in some challenges that are all about leaves. 
Here's my card:

I used Neenah Solar White cardstock and stamped it with an old wooden stamp I have that has a French script on it. I love that stamp and have used it many times before. I used a grey hybrid ink.

Next I used a stencil that has several leaf images on it. You get to pick and choose the ones you want to use and where to place them. In the picture the leaves look tan, but they are actually three different shades of sage. Apparently not dark enough to show that off. I'm having trouble getting my pictures to show the true colors (or even close). Going to have to work on that. 

Then I used a digital image of a butterfly that I colored. It's really large and the colors came out a lot better. Maybe because of the black that was already on the image. Added some sequins and small beads and done.

I made this for my daughter for her birthday.

Here's the challenges I am entering:


Anything goes



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Monday, November 1, 2021

I love the smell of sage...

Hello there,
Our color theme at the Rainbow Card Challenge, for the month of November, is sage... I know, it's the color, not the plant. But, every time I say it, I can't help but smell the sage at the Thanksgiving table. 
I love the color too. 
It seems so warm and welcoming. 
Like a wreath on the door.
Or sprigs of sage as place cards on the table.
Or wrapped around pumpkins.

Ok, enough daydreaming... Let's get on with the challenge:

Beautiful, isn't it???
I love all the different shades. 
Here is my card:

Again, just like last month, the pictures turned out to be much lighter than in real life. I am so disappointed. Going to have to work on that. 

As you can see in the close up, I printed a script first and then layered the leaves on top. The print is an old stamp on wood, but I still love it. It's a very pretty script. The leaves are a new stencil I bought and I just love it.
The "Blessed" is a cut from my Silhouette Cameo machine. 

I sent this card to a missionary couple in Puerto Rico that our church sponsors. I hope they enjoyed it.

So that's it for me,
thank you for coming by,
please leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you.

Friday, October 22, 2021

It's still October

Hello there, 
I'm a little late with my post for the "Goldenrod" card for October.
Our Rainbow Card Challenge for this month has been "Goldenrod" and I got my DT card into the challenge in time, but I didn't get my post done. 

Aren't those colors beautiful???
So many variations. Feels like Fall.
Here is my card: 
I had a hard time getting the yellows to show up well. 
What was in my head and what came out in the photo was not the same.
So, I had to leave it at that and use a different technique next time.
I used watercolor pencils for this and I think they are not a strong enough medium to really get that yellow to shade well.
We live and learn, right????

Thank you for stopping by,

leaves, Leaves, and more LEAVES

Well hello there, Fall is everywhere but here!!! I'm in Phoenix, AZ and we have finally gotten down to mid-80's, but it sure doesn&#...