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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Paper Players 111

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Hey everyone!  I am home from a little R&R, late with my Paper Players post, but I finally made it!  Jaydee has a wonderful theme for us today:

Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card as soon as I came home, and my poor Lovely as a Tree has been so neglected, I thought it would be an appropriate set to use:

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In keeping with the leaves theme, the leaves on my main panel are stamped with Stazon and watercolored with More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze and Riding Hood Red:

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I did some subtle stamping of the same image on the background with Sahara Sand.   I used both the Woodgrain background stamp and the Woodgrain embossing folder for some interest and texture.  The sentiments inside and out are both from Blessings from Heaven:

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My “ribbon” is a piece of More Mustard that I distressed, then separated, to give it a suede look; a little dab of the More Mustard ink pad gave it some additional color.  I couldn’t help adding that little leaf from the set!

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I also used the RetroSketches sketch #27:

I hope this seasonal challenge will help you segue from summer to fall!  Play along with your leaves or tree creation over at the Paper Players blog---we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

20 comments:

Deanna Jean said...

LeAnne, this is beautiful. I love all the different textures and patterns.

Linda said...

Sorry you needed this but it is beautiful. Love it!

Dawn Easton said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card. Sorry you were in need of one :( I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated and bring some comfort.

Patti said...

Beautiful sympathy card. Your colors are terrific.

Nance Leedy said...

Gorgeous card LeAnne! I love your subtle background stamping and all the texture is fabulous. I am certain this beauty will bring comfort. Hugs to you...

irishgalkelly said...

This is gorgeous LeAnne! I love your details (the two triangles peaking out) and the little leaf on the buckle. The colors and texture are outstanding! Sympathy cards are difficult to make but the recipent should receive comfort with your lovely card.

Denise Willerton said...

Welcome home my dear friend ~ hope you had some great R&R time ~ this card is absolutely fabulous, love your 'ribbon' effect! Enjoy your day!!!

debra said...

Beau-ti-ous! Fall is my favorite season and color pallette. The time you took to create such a beautiful card will bring some solace and in a challenging time of grief.

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

This is SO pretty, LeAnne! I love the texture you added with the woodgrain EF, the ribbon and the foliage background on the panel.

Hope your R&R was fantastic!

Cheryl M. said...

Lovely card, the colors are so rich and comforting, so are the textures, just like a favorite blanket...

Marisa said...

Love this! Am working on mine and I'm on the same bent so have to switch it up a bit LOL! Great colours adn use of the wood grain. Love the little tabs and torn edge too.

Janice Eastes said...

LeAnne - I love this card! What a beautiful job of interpreting you did! I have printed it out so that I can try a version of my own. If I like how it comes out, I'll send you one. Many thanks, as always, for your lovely creations. I LOVE to look at your blog. Cassidy is growing up this summer.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Glad to see you back - hope you enjoyed your R&R. Sorry to hear you needed a sympathy card though. This card is wonderful. Your colouring on the leaves is great and I love the little triangles peaking out from the image/sentiment panel. Your "suede ribbon" is a wonderful way to finish it all off.

Tracey McNeely said...

What a stunning card!

Bonnie said...

Fantastic use of this wonderful set! I love the subtle stamping as a background to the beautifully colored leaves! The woodgrain background and stamped "ribbon" are so clever!

Amy White said...

This is a beautiful card LeAnne! Love the colours you've used and the paper ribbon with the buckle and little leaf. My favourite part is the sentiments you've used - so comforting at a difficult time.

lisa808 said...

Lovely card. I'm sorry it had to be a sympathy card.

Ann Schach said...

What a beautiful, beautiful card! So many rich details, ranging from the texture to the sueded "ribbon". I am sure it will bring comfort to those who receive it...

Wendy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous card.

jaydee said...

Gorgeous card, LeAnne. The little leaf in the middle of the ribbon slider is perfect. There is so much love in this card that it is sure to bring some comfort.
Hugs
Jaydee