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10/26/2015

DeeDee's Digis - Rustic Leaves

Good afternoon, and Happy Monday. Back again with another card using DeeDee's Digis - the Rustic Leaves set. This one proved to be so very easy to use with a created background and a Memory Box border die.

Before sharing the card, let me first extend a warm welcome to a lovely new follower:

Caz S (Bunny) of Bunnys Bits n Bobs
 
Thanks so much for  becoming a follower here, and I hope you'll enjoy what you see! Also encourage my readers to pop over to say a big hello to Bunny, and check out her blog. Always so nice to meet a new friend.
 
Now on to the card:



printed the precolored leaves and used a S/B square die that fit the motifs to cut out. Used a dark blue Copic marker to go round the edges, as there was not room on the card front to add a skinny mat behind these squares.

- Memory Box Contempo Circle border (sorry, can't find this one to provide a link) - die cut from some Reflections Blue C/s. This die cuts off the edges, and there's a scalloped edge waste - which I decided to fit back over the 'holes' to create a defined border above the leaf squares after I saw that it looked better this way.

- background created using Tsukineko All Purpose Champayne Mist and some wadded cling wrap - daubed around on the card stock, leaving lots of clear spaces. Then put out some small dabs of Silk acrylic paint in a dark fall green and some orange. Spritzed all the paint with water to make puddles, then swiped some 140# w/b paper through the puddles, repeating until all the puddles were used (with just a few blobs, 4 backgrounds were created...as the ink is used, more water sprayed and of course the backgrounds get lighter). It's really quite a pretty look. This background was embossed with a leaf motif folder (Paper Studio A2 Leaves).

- Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves - smaller leaves) were cut from a snippet of another created background which had been done earlier. Sentiment is from the Falling Leaves digi set and printed on the computer, die cut with a S/B label and sponged lightly with Shabby Shutters DI. Once I decided what I wanted to do with these pretty fall leaves, this card came together very easily.

Don't forget to check out the fall & winter digis that you can find over at DeeDee's Digis, as well as some pretty Christmas sets.

Thanks for joining me today, and I hope your week is off to a good start. This will be another busy one for us, but at least the weekend gave us a little breather. Hope the weather is nice where you are. Come again when you have time! Big hugs.

33 comments:

Barb said...

I actually saw your card come up on my blog sidebar as I opened up .... Anyway, your card is very pretty Mary. Good fussy cutting of your little leaves and I love the background you have made. It looks lovely and soft. Barbxx

brenda said...

I always love to see anything Autumnal Mary and this one ticks all my boxes with the warm colours and lovely inky background. And sounds like you have a lovely inky tame creating that background, my sort of crafting completely.

B x

Liz said...

Lovely card, Mary. Great design and I love the colours. Gorgeous background too. xx

Sue said...

Lovely card Mary.

Hope your week goes well and you get another weekend to recharge your batteries. Sue

Jacee said...

Really like this one Mary, fabulous autumn colours, the leaves look great, lovely work!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

jimlynn said...

SOOO pretty! Love the way you did the background on here and the leaves are beautiful. Just the right pop of blue too! Sensational!
Lynn

Sarah said...

This is lovely Mary and all the colours I can see from our Windows at the moment xx

Anita in France said...

Beautiful background, Mary ... so lovely behind those richly coloured tumbling leaves around the frame! Hugs, Anita :)

Redanne said...

I love the leaves Mary, they look as if they are set against a beautiful clear sky, the perfect Autumn day. It really is a beautiful card. Hugs, Anne xx

Pippa said...

Lovely card Mary and a fantastic background to go with it.

Carol said...

A beautiful autumnal make Mary, that background is gorgeous. Carol x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous background and love those leaves. Great choice of colours, really lovely card.

Kath x

cotnob said...

A lovely card Mary, such a gorgeous background and pretty colours.
Pauline
x

pam said...

Beautiful card Mary, gorgeous autumn colours on your amazing background, you leaves look lovely in the main image.
Hugs
Pam x

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Mary!! I love the pretty leaves against the blue!! Absolutely gorgeous card my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pat said...

A really pretty autumnal card Mary and like the bright blue panel with the leaves across the middle and then the scattering of leaves on that beautiful spritzed and smooshed background in such gorgeous colours and a lovely sentiment to finish too. x

Bonnie said...

Pretty leaves and an awesome background! The leaves are changing fast around here. I love the Fall colors and the cooler weather!

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful spot of leave cutting going on here Mary. They are not my favourite subject at the moment though as I spent 2 hrs yesterday and the same again today just picking up the darn leaves that have blown into our garden from the
parkland next door. They are supposed to be choppng the trees down but of course they are waiting for the leaves to fall so they don't have to cart so much away. I have a little suprise for them two big sackfulls which will be going over the fence forthwith. hugs Mrs A.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mary! I always enjoy seeing beautiful blue combined with the deep rich Autumn hues. Makes a wonderful contrast. The coloring technique is gorgeous and the triad of leaves across the center is eye catching- pure delight! XXOO

Carol L said...

I love the blue colors with those pretty autumn leaves, and I'm always fond of 3 panels like you've done here! It's autumn-beautiful!

Birgit said...

Love the background! The bright blue is just a great pop of colour to go with the fall look

Maxine D said...

Oh Mary this is so gorgeous - love your colours - the blue really makes the other colours pop.
Blessings
Maxine

Petra Swart said...

Love all your beautiful leaves, Mary!!! The bg is beautiful and the bright blue and patterned paper strips really have your leaves pop so wonderfully!!!! Lovely!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Shona Erlenborn said...

Another gorgeous fall card. Really puts one in the mood. I've been planting perennials this week, so it really is the season! Love the pop of bright blue with the leaves and the gorgeous background and your trio of leaves at the bottom are just perfect!

Stampsnob. said...

Love the colors this is a beautiful card............Lis

rachel said...

great background mary. love the colours. beautiful make. hugs rachel c

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, love your fabulous Autumnal card, super leaves design, and of cours colours are wonderful, Kate x

Team Clark said...

Hi Mary! This card is so very pretty with the bits of green! Seems like that was the scene in the mountains this weekend, varied color but lots of green! You have really opened my eyes to using digis. I won a free snowman image recently and am going to use some of your ideas to help me use it on a card soon. Hugs, Autumn

Charlene said...

Beautiful Mary! Gorgeous Autumn colors!!! Have a wonderful week!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Such a fabulous background you made!!! Love it! So moving and sweet! And it's perfect with the diecut squares with holes! The leaves looks great on it!Great work!

Donna said...

Mary this is gorgeous. Love the leaves but the background is what caught my eye. Beautiful job!

Pia S said...

You went all in with the leaves theme, background, image and embellies, I think it all makes up a well coordinated design, perfect for a birthday or any other occasion you might need it for...

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Pretty card, love the colors.