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:

Lisa Elton said...

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!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Stunning!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful! I love leaves too!

Barb said...

Wow this is lovely Greta. Those leaves look gorgeous.

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

Brenda in IN said...

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.

Nonni said...

Great design and such a wonderful, beautiful card!

Julie B said...

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

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!Awesome work!!

Cat Craig said...

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

Maria said...

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

Martha said...

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

Kim Heggins said...

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

Karren said...

Wow, this is stunning!

Di said...

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

Hugs

Di xx

Ros Crawford said...

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

Rosemary said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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.

Neets B said...

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

Barb Ghig said...

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!

Bonnie said...

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

Deepti said...

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

Sarn said...

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

Barb said...

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

MaryH said...

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

cm said...

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