Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Deconstructing Leaves

2012 faves
 
Loved this Deconstructed Sketch as there are so many possibilities for the large oval and "garnish" on the side.  Also quailifies for this week's Hand Stamped Sentiments inspiration challenge.

After a brief hiatus, I succumbed to the temptation of making another "leaf card".  Soon enough, the tide will be turning toward Christmas cards and my beloved leaves will have to be replaced by snowflakes.

While making this card, I think there was a little payback going because I couldn't make up my mind about colours or elements for the life of me!  As a result, I ended up die cutting a bunch of leaves in various colours and shapes before I settled on a combination I liked.  Down side:  I've added a lot of leaves to my "scrap box" which I'm supposed to be trying to decrease in size not increase in size - ugh!  Upside:  I now have enough left over leaves to make a few more cards...sorry, just couldn't resist saying that...wink, wink.

In all honesty, thanks for putting up with my leaf addiction this fall....or, if you've had enough, thanks for being quiet about it and not unsubscribing....{grin}.  You guys are the best, and I thank each and every one of you for sharing a bit of your time with me in my little corner of blog land :)    


 
What's In It?
Stamps:  Leaf Prints and Modern Wood Mats (PTI), Amuse
 Paper: MME, Early Espresso, Kraft, Mellow Moss, So Saffron, Real Red, Cream Linen 
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Black 
Accessories: Leaf  and Mat Stack Dies (PTI), Crimper, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals 

20 comments:

Lynn said...

I for one love all the fall colors and the texture on your cardboard banner is awesome!

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, this is beautiful! You do Fall/Autumn better than anyone! Look at all the fun layers and each one screams Fall. Love it! Hugz!

Dawn Easton said...

Whenever I see you use those leaves I want them! LOL! Wish I ordered them last week now. Darn....

GREAT card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous use of color for "your" leaves! :)

Maureen said...

break out the snow flakes, we've got snow again! Such wonderful texture going on here...just sweet!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

I'm not tired of leaves at all! Love this especially with the posp of red! Hugs to you!

Benzi said...

I'm loving your leaves, Marisa. I knew you couldn't go long without using them considering your addiction to them. LOL

Beautiful Fall creation!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I love the leaves so keep em coming. Better on paper than in my yard. ha! Beautiful fall card!

Wanda Cullen said...

Beautiful card and I'm another one who loves fall and doesn't tire seeing your leafy creations! :-)

Jen said...

I could never tire of seeing leaves! Love how you mixed up the colors, shapes and textures!

Vickie Z said...

Love your leaves and the background panel and all the bright colors, of course!!! Have you had snow...Moe must live farther north than you???

Kristina said...

I think we have established by now that I am smitten with all things fall colors! Therefore, I am also smitten with this card! Love those fall leaves and the amazing wood grain background.

Tracey Brossart said...

Fabulous! Love the embossing! :)

Hugs,
xx Tracey xx
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Shannon said...

Love the texture and multiple layers. Colors are gorgeous. Great job with the challenge. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Ah, yes, your leaf addiction resumes. ;) I know I can count on you for some awesome autumn cards, and here you do not disappoint! Love these leaf dies...they're beautiful.

Diane Vander Galien said...

Wow!! Love all the texture- perfect!!! Love the color combo!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

inkypinkies said...

We can never get enough rich autumn leaves...keep 'em coming! I've really enjoyed the fall colors this year. Your card is so pretty, I love your leaves against the krafty banner backdrop. Thanks for joining us at HSS! Erika

inkedx2 said...

Great card! Love your veins on your leaves. Lots of layers and interest. Thanks for playing with us this week at HSS!

Krista said...

Ha ha, you are so funny with the extra stash you made....I do that too. Glad to know I'm not alone. I love all the fun layers and the way that you created the spines for the leaves make them come to life! Thanks for joining us at HSS!!

Andrea Ewen said...

That wood background is just perfect for your fall themed card! Lovely colors and darling die cut leaves!