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Monday, October 11, 2010

Wet Crimped Fall Leaf

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 294 - Wet Paper Stamping and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 88 - Crinkled.
My layout is from Sunday's SWEET SUNDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 88.
My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 294 - Razzleberry Saffron Tangerines.
I have also completed Thursday's STAMPIN' B's CHALLENGE # 79 - Fall Card.
My striped ribbon is for Friday's SPEEDY THE CAT'S FRIEND CHALLENGE # 24 - Stripes.
I used a leaf that I picked up yrs ago from the dollar bin at Micheals for my wet paper stamping and stamped 1st in so saffron then over it after drying with tangerine tango. I then added some watercoloring to fill it in as well as some irridescent red and green water coloring for shimmer then cut it out, crinked it up in my hand a bit and popped it up on my vanilla layer that was stamped in so saffron with a darling background stamp also from the dollar bin then sponged the edges with tangerine tango and matted on tangerine tango. My So Saffron layer was stamped in so saffron with the main leaf image. I used my Fiskars leaf border punch in rich razzleberry. My base is very vanilla. Here are a couple of close ups of that leaf. I love how it turned out and wanted you to see the shimmer better.
I also truely love the changing colors of leaves this time of year. They are just marvelous to watch and I wish I could see the change as it occurs but it seems that one day they are all pretty and green and the next time I look they are orange and green and yellow and then they are gone. Oh Well. Now off to work to start a brand new week. Happy Monday everyone.
Stamps: Leaf, Leaf background - dollar bin
Paper: vanilla, water color paper, so saffron, rich razzleberry, tangerine tango
Ink: so saffron, tangerine tango
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, water color crayons, irridescant water colors, stamp-a-ma-jig
Techniques: tone on tone, water coloring, wet paper stamping


Benzi said...

Neva, that leaf is gorgeous! What a great to check it out. You really found a couple good stamps at Mike's. They've helped you create a beautiful card!
So glad you joined the Stampin B's this week.

Valerie said...

Very pretty!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Ooooh this is fabulous!! Thanks for playing both with Speedy's Friends and the B's!!

Virgo5 said...

What a beautiful card, love the leaf!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Lynn McAuley said...

What beautiful work with this wonderful feather!

We so appreciate you, Neva, for sharing this fabulous card with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's stripes challenge!!

Ashley Nicole said...

WOW! This is AMAZING!!! :) Beautiful work and I love the shimmer on the leaf! Beautiful job!

Joanne Travis said...

Love the shimmer on the leaf, it looks so luminous. Beautiful, Neva.
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!