Thursday, September 24, 2020

IB143 More Fun Leaves

 Well, our challenges have definitely taken a turn for fall and I find myself stamping and diecutting a lot of leaves these days!  Thursday means Inspired By and even when our colors are a little whimsical, we can still find a way to use them for leaves!  Here we go:

and here's our optional sketch for the week as well:

My initial thought was to go in a totally different direction with some paint swooshes, but I have been working with the Stitched Leaves dies for my club projects, so I thought I would try them out in the challenge colors:

I used shades of Garden Green, Soft Seafoam, Rococo Rose and Blushing Bride in which to cut out my leaves, and mounted them on a panel embossed with Pinewood Planks:

My sentiment is from Bloom and Grow, stamped in Shaded Spruce, and I also added a mat of Shaded Spruce around my main panel.  I added some faceted gems in Soft Seafoam for a little additiona interest.

Finally, on the inside I added some pale leaves from Beautiful Day as well as a sentiment from the same set:

You could go in any direction with these colors---how do they inspire you?! Come on over to Inspired By and show us!  

Somehow, this just doesn't look comfortable, LOL!  A dog, an owl and a video game!

Thanks for popping in today--enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Beautiful Day, Bloom and Grow
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, Rococo Rose, Soft Seafoam
 Ink Garden Green, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, Rococo Rose, Soft Seafoam
Accessories Faceted Gems (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Leaves Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Pinewood Planks EF, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Autumn Punch Pack


Vicky Hayes said...

Oh this is beautiful LeAnne! I love those stitched leaves and in those surprising colours. Never mind cards, I want to WEAR those colours!! Vicky x

PS Thanks for your comment on my blog today :) I remember seeing a demo using different coloured markers on a stamp and getting a (gasp!) coloured image!! And don't even get me start on heat-embossing - it was like watching magic!

Wendy said...

WOW, this card is so pretty and I definitely love the colors of your leaves! They look fabulous with the embossed Wood Planks background panel! Well done on the challenge, LeAnne! TFS and I hope your enjoying this beautiful weather!?

~amy~ said...

gorgeous palette of leaves. I adore all the stitching and scallops!

I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne, this is why I love Fall most of all! Have I told you that I like leaves as much as flowers?
LOve these cut with our IB colors, and that sweet little hello tucked in!

Kampin' Karen said...

Great use of the pinewood planks EF for the design. No, that certainly doesn't look comfortable!

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Them leaves are gorgous love the detail in the die
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Danni Reid said...

Your card is so absolutely gorgeous, I love every last detail!!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh gosh I love those leaves! This is so pretty LeAnne!

Bonnie said...

Love these pastel leaves, LeAnne! They look so pretty against the embossed background! That doesn't look comfortable at all!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love the detail on these leaves and your card inspired me to go unconventional with my leaf colours for my AYSI card this week! This pink and green colour combo is so clean and fresh - gorgeous!