Thursday, September 05, 2013

Autumn Leaves

Hello everyone, I hope your week is going well.

I'm playing along today in Impression Obsession's Challenge - Dies.  I've been wanting to try out my new Cover a Card - Spider Web along with these fabulous leaf dies for a while and below is what I came up with.

When I was in the Netherlands this past Spring, I saw many 'non-Halloween' card samples by Miranda at the Posthumas Stamp Shop using this Spider Web background stamp.  I fell in love with the texture & delicate design and realised that I 'needed'' it, but they were sold out.    I ended up ordering directly from IO while still on vacation and finally I've inked it up.


Impression Obsession Stamps:   CC141 CAC Spider Web & C3534 All Seasons (Quote)
Impression Obsession Die Set:  DIE030-S Leaves Die Set - (5 in the set)

I started with Festive Berries and Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks using the Acrylic Block technique (add inks to acrylic block or sheet, spritz with water and apply to paper) for the background.    I let it dry and then added the remaining ink which created the spots.    I really like how these two colours blended.     Next I stamped the Spider Web background with Festive Berries DI using IO's Mega Mount.

I die cut the leaves several times & using three from the set I made an arrangement over the background.    The dies are high quality, they cut like a charm.    I coloured them with Persimmon, Berries, Shabby Shutters & Peeled Paint Distress Inks.  I bent them a little to create more dimension and painted over top with Smooch Ink - Illuminate (which made it harder to photograph).  I added a charm and red rhinestones from my stash.

The quote is a favourite of mine as I love the Autumn Season.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirley

42 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wooow Wonderful , Shirley, what a great color mix, I love your leaves a lot!!!Great design, and oké Miranda is our source of inspiration but we have our own style, isn't it, and I really like your style too!!!

Greetings
Maria

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

WOW Shirley, I can see why you fell in love with this stamp, I think it will being added to my wish list too. I love what you've done with the stamp and also the die leaves as well. Great colour too.

Hope you're having a good week.
Sue x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful contrast, the background shines brilliant deep red, and the light leaves looks like fallen down.
I love that creation, dear Shirley.
Have a nice day,
huga Anja

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Absolutely stunning! I loved those vibrant colours!
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froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful colors..and a fantastic design .. I am fascinated by this card Shirley!

Shirley said...

That is just so creative and beautiful! Who would have thought to use that background and colors! Stunning and the perfect backdrop for those lovely leaves!!! Thanks for playing, Shirley, and good luck in the drawing too!

Ellen said...

I never would have thought to use the web cac like this. You have blown me away once again with your creativity!! It's absolutely stunning!~Love the colors and your frosted leaves~~Wow, Wow and WOW!
Have a fantastic day my friend!!
Big hugs!
Ellen

Gerrina said...

The leaves look like you took them out the garden; Beautiful! The spiderwebstamp is indeed one that I would like to buy...maybe next month... it looks so subtile, but gives the card such an great autumn-look!
Overhere it looks like autumn in the morning, but further in the day it is summer all over; today 31°C!
Sunny greetings, Gerrina

Creations by Shirl said...

Striking card, those reds just pops it out with the web background.

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! This is so BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the colors and the AWESOME Dimension!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card! Autumn s my fave time of year, too! Valerie

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the way your leaves have aspects of red to echo the background - our garden is full of spidery webs now that the mornings have dew cover. The way you used the charm is lovely with that heart.
Your gems add a lovely touch with the way they are scattered & I particularly like your leaf shapes.
Paula (PEP)

Di said...

This is really beautiful Shirley. Love the red colouring and those leaves are lovely. Your cards just get better and better - you really are such an inspiration! Di xx

Shona said...

I can't believe you made such gorgeous Orchids from leaf dies. Your B'ground is STUNNING! I thought the blue/purple ones were my favourite, but now I love this red colour combo best.

Karin said...

wow beautiful autumn card, love the gorgeous background and the colors! And I must have that spiderweb stamp too, its gorgeous!
Groetjes Karin x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful, love the spider webs in the background. xxx

Bärbel said...

Die zarten Spinnweben, die schönen Blätter und die wunderbaren Farben vermitteln eine romantische herbstliche Stimmung, liebe Shirley. Ganz bezaubernd!

Elaine said...

What a smashing card Shirley. I wouldn;t have thought of using the web like this, but as Paula said it reminds me of the webs in our garden on an autumn morning. I dont have either of those ink pads, but I am sorely tempted to add them to my wish list. Those leaves are brilliant, I thought they were ready made ones when I first saw them. They are beautifully coloured and shaped and work perfectly. Great work, I love it. Elaine xx

Gay Peplow said...

This is fabulous Shirley! Gorgeous deep red background and the lighter leaves contrast beautifully, I love it!!! Hope you're good , hugs Gay xx

annekescardart said...

Love this card. Real redthe colour of love. Nice and bright. Thanks for showing Anneke.
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Rachel B. said...

Great card Shirley! Love the vibrant colors! Love the frosted effect! Thank you for your nice comment on my blog!

Nelda said...

Teetotallly OUTSTANDING! Love it! Nelda Deakins

Cathy said...

Such a striking card Shirley, the colours and texture are amazing, Cathy x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great background and amazing leaves Shirley!

Shirley Chillman said...

So bold and vibrant Shirley. I just love those peppermint coloured leaves with the shading on the ends.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x.

Lindeke said...

Wauw! Absolutely gorgeous.
What a beauty.
Love the colors and beautyful design.
Gr, Linda

Nan G said...

Awesome colors! Love the spider web background. What a neat way to use a stamp most would only see as a Halloween item!

Donna Ellis said...

Hello, Shirley! How are things up there? We are still very hot (in the 90s) and super humid. Other than that, all is well. Your colorful Nature creations are so beautiful - those gorgeous backgrounds with intense colors, and these pretty shaped die cuts with light color - breathtaking! Thanks for always sharing your beautiful artwork, so I can enjoy a Truly Gorgeous Color Fix each time! hugs, de

Jenny Gropp said...

Shirley! The leaves are stunning! Really gorgeous card. These are my kinda colors!
Thanks for all your kind comments the past few days!

Sandy said...

Wow! For a minute there I did not think there was going to be enough space for me to leave a comment!
Shirley this is fabulous!! The colors are gorgeous and I love the leaves. Beautiful Autumn card. Did I tell you I love it!!!!
Sandy

chrissies said...

This is wonderful Shirley with your amazing use of colour and imaging.

Love how you have added the leaves.

Chrissie x

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning card, love that background!

Paula Huiras said...

Interesting technique-gotta try that-thanks for sharing. Your card is very nice!
PH

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wonderful colouring Shirley. LOVE the rich red background and the spider's web stamp, and those leaves are totally awesome! Stunning artwork, as always.

Hope all is well with you and yours.
Have a fab. weekend - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Zoe said...

Oh wow! This is stunning Shirley, the colours are striking xx

Sophie said...

Wunderschön, Shirley.
Ich liebe deinen Hintergrund mit dem Spinnennetz.
Die ganze Karte ist ganz zauberhaft mit den Blättern, und der Text dazu einfach perfekt.

Umarmung und Grüße von Sophie xx

Eileen said...

Stunning stuff here Shirley! .. what a little beauty.
Have a good weekend.
Eileen xxxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

The depth! OMG, the depth, Shirley! I can see why you had to have the stamp and the die. Your web background is fabulous and the leaves just POP off the card with a stunning iridescence!!

Bonnie said...

I love the burst of Autumn color and those shaped leaves! What a gorgeous Fall card!

Katie said...

Beautiful Fall card! Your leaves look awesome (I will have to look for that Smooch product!), beautiful coloring - they look real! And your background is awesome too, I love the color and the web. And the gems look great with your leaves. Great card! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful! The flowers/leaves are fantastic and the whole card makes me think of an oriental theme.

MaryH said...

Just love those CAC stamps. This one is beautiful used with these striking colors in your card. I just got that leaf die, and thanks for the inspiration in the way you used them. I'll have them on a card - come Friday. (My arrangement is not nearly as interesting as yours is here!) Love the garland effect you created. Lovely to have time to sit & visit some great blogs this afternoon, and get fantastic ideas. TFS