Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Magenta Leaves


     

Just wanted to get your attention--LOL--not the color, but the Canadian company Magenta. Aren't these leaves gorgeous? I began collecting Magenta stamps over 15 years ago when I was introduced to them by a local store. I finally got a card done in time for the monthly challenge--Fall Colors & I have a head start on next year's Thanksgiving cards--always a good thing!
I made a water color background with Distress Inks fired brick, spiced marmalade, wild honey & scattered straw--leaving a bit of paper uncolored. Then I gold embossed the leaves & cut them out.  The background is done with scattered straw & wild honey, the Stampendous! sentiment is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa & then the piece is embossed with a Sizzix folder.  I sponged on a bit of frayed burlap & Delicata Golden Glitz.  It's attached to the brown card front along with a piece of golden trim using foam tape.  The round die cut leaves are by Penny Black & are sponged with the Golden Glitz. The leaves & a couple gold stick pins are glued to the card front along with a wooden button.
Thanks for stopping by--always love reading your comments.

18 comments:

  1. How elegant! Love the embossed leaves, Your BG is gorgeous! The GG touch is wonderful! A really lovely card!

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  2. Aww.... love how you made the background, Greta! Simply beautiful!

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  3. You've flipped me off my chair with this sensational card, Great! We both had the same idea to use burlap, but I stopped there and you went on and made, not a card, but a work of art!! I aspire! Enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend and thank you for your sweet words! I'm so happy to have found you, too!! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. Beautiful leaves!!!Love your card!!!Have a Blessed evening!!!!

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  5. Gosh this is beautiful! You created a gorgeous background and all the details are spot on.

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  6. Hi, Greta! Good for you - you got in just in time! I love this card - when I started stamping that many years ago, Magenta was considered the "Cadillac" of stamps. I had quite a collection; the LSS where I worked part-time and taught classes was deep into that company. We had one whole wall devoted to strictly Magenta stamps. Nathalie taught three classes and I took all three! Good luck in the challenge and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful!!!
    Thanks for joining the Magenta challenge!

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  8. your card is gorgeous, greta! the feathers done in the gold and multiple distress inks are stunning!!

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  9. Greta, I used to purchase Magenta stamps when I first really got into stamping. Love their sophisticated and unique images! This is beautiful!!

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  10. I bought Magenta's cork paper at my local scrapfest here this year! It is a great company! I love your background and artful take on this design! Wish you and your hubby a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. Beautiful card Greta! Love the brick wall background and fancy gold trimmed leaves! Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. LOVE it LOVE it LOVE it Greta!
    wonderful texture and color!
    Happy Thanksgiving my Friend!

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  13. Totally awesome Greta. wishing your a Happy Thanksgiving.

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  14. Work. Of. Art. Stunning, in every way (really, Magenta is a Canadian company? I'm going for a look for sure!). Your colours, layout, textures - eye-catching and beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! One thing I'm beyond grateful for: *discovering* you this year. You're an inspiration and a treasure! Have an excellent day, celebrating with family and friends!!

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  15. So much texture! I love it! Those leaves are inky magic :)

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  16. Wow...another stunning card. I love these colors, you have a way with texture!

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  17. Love the layers! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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