Saturday, August 15, 2015

More Leaves!

It's interesting how different images appeal to different people.  I'm one of those always drawn to leaves & I love flourishes.  No wonder I added the beautiful Impression Obsession Collage Leaf 5 to my collection quite awhile ago. Had to use it for another Fall Colors card to enter the current IO Challenge.  Years ago I bought several Kaleidacolor rainbow ink pads & don't know if I've ever used the one called Flannel.  It is gorgeous brayered onto glossy paper--don't you agree?  The leaf was stamped in gold on a ivory panel sponged with kraft ink.  Then I stamped them on the brayered piece, lining up the images.  Gold splatters were added with Distress Stain Tarnished Brass--my favorite!  The IO sentiment, A8783, is gold embossed, trimmed into a flag, wrapped with gold thread, embellished with 3 brown pearls & mounted with foam tape.  
This will probably go to my sister at Thanksgiving. I'm also entering the challenge at Pixies Snippets Playground & Addicted to Stamps.
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26 comments:

  1. Your sister is going to think she won the lottery when she opens this gem!! Gorgeous card Greta, I love the gold and the pretty flourishes!!

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  2. Wow this is lovely Greta. Those leaves look gorgeous.

    Thanks for reminding me I have some similar inkpads I'd forgotten about. Barbxx

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  3. Beautiful card. I love that you are so far ahead and making fall cards. I'm also glad to hear you bought ink years ago and never used it until now. That makes me feel so much better! I've had my perfect pearls for at least four years and never used them until a week or so ago. I really didn't know what to do with them.

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  4. Great design and such a wonderful, beautiful card!

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  5. Lovely golden leaves Greta, they look so sumptuous.
    So pleased you joined us at ATSM this week.

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  6. Beautiful card!!!Awesome work!!

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  7. Fabulous fall card Greta. Love the color combinations...and the leaves.

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  8. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous, Greta! Love those gold leaves! Your sister will love it! Have a great week!:-)

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  9. Greta, what a beauty this is.
    The gold works beautifully with the pretty colors.
    Your sister will love receiving it.

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  10. Greta...this is just beautiful. I love how you see fall, just gorgeous!

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  11. Stunning card Greta! I just love the richness of the gold - absolutely gorgeous!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  12. Oh my jaw dropped when I saw this ... It's fantastic!!!

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  13. OMG!! your card is absolutely STUNNING, greta!! love the leaves stamped in gold!!

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  14. Stunning work! That is one gorgeous snippet card. The inked background is fabulous and I love the gold leaves. Elizabeth xx

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  15. Oh my gosh! This card is so elegant and gorgeous. I too am drawn to leaves and fall things. I don't do well at making fall cards though. Go figure.

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  16. Your sponged ink with the gold is such a beautiful combo.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous card, Greta! I'll bet it looks amazing in person, and I'm sure your sister is going to LOVE it! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

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  18. Oh, my! Love these gold leaves and the wonderful Fall colors!

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  19. Well... I am speechless, this is such a masterpiece :)

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  20. This is an absolute stunner.
    Waving to you from the Playground swings. xxx

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  21. Congratulations on being one of Di's picks this week Greta. I'm certainly not surprised. This card is really special. Barbxx

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  22. I love fall & leaves and rich colors too, so this one is a winner to me. Congratulations on your Playground highlight, well deserved too. The deep colors of the brayering look so elegant with the beautiful gold leaves embossed. It worked wonderfully as a border, with just enough emphasis to accentuate the gold embossing on the white. Not overpowering, as it could be, with the entire card done in the rich luxe colors. Great color, design and just beautiful. TFS

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  23. WOW, Greta, this is incredibly stunning! You work magic with those leaves and the brayered border, with the deep colours, is a perfect accompaniment. Love this!
    Hugs~c

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