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Monday, 31 October 2011

Last week for the Autumn theme at Make My Monday

and Caz would like you to use "Autumn Leaves" on your project. Pop along to Make My Monday and take a look at all the great work done by the DT to inspire you.

Here's mine,  A Bouquet of Leaves... hope you like it.
I used a Crafters Workshop template called Mini Vines over some watercolour card and dabbed with Antique Linen, scattered straw and one other darker shade but I can't remember which one :o(.

The large leaf is a Tattered Angel set called Nature, Graceful Journey this was stamped using Tea Dye DI onto more watercolour card that had been prepared in the same way as the background, then cut out. I ran a promarker around the edges of the leaves to add more definition.

 The metal leaf is a Sizzix dye from Tim Holtz , Tattered Leaves. I gave it some texture  using  tools from my, only used once before at a workshop, Creative Metal beginners kit... but you know how it is it was I must have it, need it  buy! but it did the job nicely on the leaf. The leaf was aged  with a couple of alcohol inks, one just dripped directly onto the metal.... I liked this..

All the leaves were attached with sticky fixes to give some depth and more texture added with the string. the little leaf charm started life  silver, its been coloured with  alcohol inks.

You can just about see the texture and the shaping which did get a bit bent when Missi came to see what was going on and put her paw on it and squished some of the glue out!
All adds to the feel of the thing ;o)











The little leaf charm




Showing the depth







I look forward to seeing all your "Leaves or Leaf" 

The work for this month has been a delight to see... thank you for taking part and hope you continue to enjoy the Make My Monday Challenge which starts with a new theme next Monday.
take care xx Suzi B xx

Challenges

There She Goes Clear Stamps use Jute, hemp, burlap, twine etc
Cupcake Craft Challenges  Take a leaf out of my book ...

12 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous card Suzi - love that leaf die - Jacqueline xx

Aquarius said...

You and Missi have made a brilliant job of this card - I'm off to sort out leaf ideas

Fliss said...

Fabulous card Sue and I knew that leaf looked familiar as I have it too but didn't realise that you'd stamped 3 for the effect! Gorgeous metal leaf and beautiful background.
Great to have a helper too and it makes me smile every time I see your blog header as Missi is so sweet.
Have a great week.
Fliss xx

craftimamma said...

This is fabulous Sue! Autumn has to be my favourite time for card making as I love leaves and their colours at this time. I'm glad you reminded me about the Tattered Angels leaf stamp. I've had mine for at leas 2 years and it's never been inked! Shame on me 'cos it looks gorgeous on your card.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Nigel said...

Sue, this is superb. Love the depth and detail on it. x

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE that metal leaf - beautiful composition. Gorgeous x

Brodders said...

Oh my this is absolutely gorgeous :) Love the richness of the leaves. Thanks for playing with us at Cupcakes this week, and good luck x

Vicky Hayes said...

This is gorgeous Suzi! Your bouquet of leaves reminds me of my wedding bouquet! Crafting with cats can be difficult although Tuppence is more likely to interrupt me with her snoring now! Vx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Sue - this is gorgeous! Love the leaf and I too have that un-used metal tool set too.....

Mynnette said...

Oh, this took my breath away! That top leaf is simply stunning! And adding it to the top of another leaf is genius! Gorgeous work!

Shelly said...

Suzi, this is stunning! I love all the textures and warm colours! Thanks for joining in with my Leaf Challenge at Cupcake this week! Shelly x

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Wow! How stunning! Thanks so much for sharing & playing at Cupcake this week! x