Thursday, October 26, 2017

Leafy Cheers To You...FUSION Card Challenge~Autumn Leaves

Hello,

Welcome to our new FUSION Card Challenge~Autumn Leaves, where both an image and sketch are ready to inspire.  This time, I was completely captivated by the photo; the contrast of the leaves, dressed in their fall palette, against the bokeh blue sky is simply stunning! We've been having crazy wind the past several days and the trees are pretty much bare. Still, the drifts and swirls of leaves are still about, so our landscape continues to be filled with colour.
Two cards to share, using new Concord & 9th Seasonal Borders and accompanying Seasons dies. I had no clue how to recreate the photo (I'd need a PhD in masking/blending/stamping to accomplish that!), so I adapted by focusing on the leaves...


Nothing fancy with the inking; I used a variety of Lawn Fawn/Memento mini inks and dabbled a bit of one colour here, another there, until I achieved a 'blended' look.  Simple...and the beautiful intricate detail of the leaves is forgiving in hiding lines/edges where the inks meet. The sentiments are a deep blue rather that the black they 'appear' to be in the photo.  



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16 comments:

Sarah Gray said...

Carol, these cards are utterly gorgeous! I love the colour variation that you have achieved on the leaves - it is clear that you were inspired by that photo. Fab designs :)

Teresa Kline said...

these are fabulous, awesome stamping and design! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Jeanne J. said...

I just got my hands on this stamp set! These are so beautiful Carol! Really stunning!

Carole said...

These are stunning Carol...a great take on the photo and beautiful stamps.xx

Bobby said...

Your inking on the leaves is fabulous, Carol, and the sentiment does show up blue on my screen. It's a nice departure from the traditional black.

Linda Callahan said...

Your leaves are fabulous....just fabulous! That's one fabulous for each card! ;)

Susanne Vargas said...

The falling leaves in different shades are fantastic! I adore these cards!

Deborah Frings said...

Simply stunning!

I Card Everyone said...

LOve these, c... and that CHEERS is worth cheering for!
=]

maria f. said...

These (both) are so beautiful and I agree with Michele, that die cut is to die for!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous cards, Carol. I adore what you did to create such wonderful color on the leaves. Wow!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous leaves, love the bold die cuts - such a nice contrast!

Kim S said...

I love what you were inspired to do. The leaves are beautifully detailed - and your various colors are a wonderful look on them!

Sandra said...

Such pretty cards, love the blended look and the stamp looks amazing. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Vicki Finger said...

I just love how these leaves look. You didn't say what stamps you used, but I would love to know. I also really love all the clean white space you have on your cards. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Card Concept.

Anita in France said...

Such gorgeous cascades of leaves, Carol ... the variations in colour are so lovely ... beautiful, both of them! Hugs, Anita :)