I hate the cold damp days of autumn but the sunny crisp days with blue skies I don't mind as I'm a summer sunshine girl at heart but the colours of autumn leaves I love especially when the skies are bright and blue. I decided to create my own leaves and add some drops of water as homage to the wet dull days of autumn too. I'm not sure what I will use this card for so no sentiment , really just made it for me as I love the leaves.
I die cut them using the majestic maple from poppystamps dies and coloured them with moonglow walnut ink stain inks by just randomly splodging the colours.
To create the card I used a kraft base card and created a stage for my leaves with some soft gold embossed paper and a matt of dark brown card both cut to a rectangle. I took 5 leaves as things in nature always appear with prime number and arranged them in a layer to look stacked as fallen randomly (well hopefully. I bent and shaped the leaves to give form to the leaves and to maintain that form I used hot glue to attach to the stage. I added some drops of glossy accents to assimilate captured raindrops,
I really love how it turned out though it might be fun to send through the post but I'll sort that when the problem arises along with choosing an appropriate sentiment. I guess the card could have the rectangle either portrait or landscape but time will tell which I eventually choose.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
The paper shelter - colours of autumn
Fab n funky - fall colours
crafty cardmakers -autumn
AAA cards -autumn
Simon says Wednesday challenge -anything goes