Friday, October 25, 2013

pink leaves (Moxie Fab, ATCAS, PTI)


OK, how can you not be enthralled with this photo?  It's the current Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab.

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Is that not a bowlful of Distress Ink messy fingers waiting to happen?  Maybe I should also interject this shot of the Sweet Gum Tree on our front lawn. From green to yellow, to pink, to red, to purple this guy's got it all.


See why I was inspired? So, the messiness happened.  Distress Inks.  Water flecks.  Some Tim Holtz stamped grunge speckles.  Gold splatters.  Then the Impression Obsession Leaves die came out to play.  And then this "sequin die waste" was laying there as I was choosing my leaves and it dawned on me.


I could include a negative die cut leaf on my line of strung leaves.  One partially dry-embossed card front later this is what was born.


Because I stamped a sneak peek of my inside sentiment through the hole, I'm linking up to Challenge #24 - Transparent at Addicted to CAS.

And although it's not a wreath, my card does include dimensional leaves, so I'm linking up at Papertrey's Make it Monday #137.  (Melissa's beauty isn't really a wreath either, is it? ;) I used the "fall" sentiment stamp from A Wreath for All Seasons stamp set for my sentiment.




Thanks for visiting, again, today.


Supplies happy fall birthday:
Paper: cardbase Bringmann, Neenah
Stamps: sentiment Hero Arts and Papertrey
Ink:  distress inks, Versafine 
Tools: leaf die Impression Obsession, embossing folder Craft Concepts
Other:  crochet thread




29 comments:

  1. We have 2 maple trees out front that produce leaves like that, along with orange, green, gold, a real rainbow!! This year those trees are still completely green! Weird fall!

    LOVE your results, Maria, spot on for the the Trigger!!

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  2. This is gorgeous! Love the color on the leaves and the embossing on the front of the card!

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  3. Hi Maria ... this is FANTASTIC! So creative and clever. LOVE your colors of your leaves as well! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll xx

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  4. Please move your name up to the top of the leader board in my list of Top Ten Cards of 2013. Thank you, Maria. I'd do it, but I'm sort of busy staring at your card.

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  5. So awesome! The leaves are perfection and the open leaf window makes me pass out!

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  6. Wow Maria - what a different take on our challenge. Beautiful and inspired. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at A2CAS.

    Karen x

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  7. Love how rich these colorful leaves are! The little window and inside of card are lovely additions, too! Wunder scheon, Maria!

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  8. Maria, your take on the TT is simply BEAUTIFUL! I love the design & colors.

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  9. I'm swooning! This is soooo gorgeous, Maria, the colours are stunning and the negative leaf on the line is inspired! Anita :)

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  10. WOW- this is gorgeous! How did you do those gold splatters???

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    1. My go-to method for the gold splatters is a really watered-down gold acrylic paint. I mix some up in an old jar. And then I use the shish kebab that I use to mix it up (it kinda separates in between uses) to grab some paint and I hold the stick with one hand and flick against it with the other. Works for me. Good luck.

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  11. Absolutely stunning and brilliant, Maria! You do it again and again!

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  12. Oh how lovely, Maria! I love the "happy" peeking out from the die cut leaf. And I tried the tea leaf dyeing with hilarious results! I think I need bigger tea leaves....

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  13. Maria, You are so creative! This card is amaZING! Definitely one to CASE ;-)

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  14. Gorgeous! Congrats on your win at moxie fab...I'm a little late. This is one gorgeous card!

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  15. Oh Maria, this is gorgeous! What a fantastic fall birthday card. Love the woodgrain embossing, your very cool leaves, and that cutout...very cool. This is amazing. Bev

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  16. Everything about this card is perfect - especially the gold splatter.

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  17. Oh, Maria...this is GORGEOUS!!!

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  18. Simply gorgeous! And I so agree with the bowlful of distress inks!

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  19. This is really stunning, Maria. Love the gold and your use of the negative die cut to place the sentiment inside of your card.

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  20. Hey Maria! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  21. This is a fantabulous card Maria! Love the leaves with the gold splatters and the deep embossing on the card base.

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  22. beautiful! i love those gold flecks!

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  23. Wowzers! This is gorgeous! I love the partial woodgrain embossing and the leaf window. All around awesome!

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  24. Your card is really beautiful! But unfortunately you placed it on your blog a day before our challenge got online so I'm sorry but we can't accept your card for our challenge over at Crazy for CAS.

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