Falling Leaves

Hey Everyone – Chrissy D., here in Wisconsin. Right down the road the leaves are starting to change. School will be starting for many children this week and we can begin to enjoy a little cooler weather. I may have mentioned fall is my favorite time of year. I have had so much fun playing with the leaf images from Art Neko and pulling out some of my supplies that have sat for quite awhile.

I started with Navy Cardstock and stamped the leaf images from the set of Leaves, Acorns and Kanji set using White Craft Ink. I then used a sponge (Art Neko sells a fabulous Sable brush for this, I intend to order!) to apply my Chalks to create this background of cascading leaves. I added some faux stitching to the background before I added layers of Mustard and Olive cardstock. (Be sure to check out ALL of the gorgeous papers and card stock Art Neko has to offer! WOW!!! What a wonderful variety for you to get your Creative Genius on!)

chalkedleavesOnce the background was complete, I used my Big Shot and my Nestabilities Die Set Labels 2 on the Navy Cardstock and using Bright white cardstock the circle die. I then stamped Thinking of You in Navy ink. Once I had that complete, I stacked them using foam mounting squares to add a little dimension to the card. I then stamped the assorted leaves from the Leaves, Acorns and Kanji set on white cardstock, inked the entire image with Versamark ink and using a stipple brush added the chalks . I then fussy cut them out and adhered them to the white cardstock.

To finish the card off, I used a Navy Sharpie marker I added some free hand dots around the circle and some dew drops in each of the four corners.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see what Kia has to share!

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4 Responses to Falling Leaves

  1. Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive August 29, 2016 at 7:36 am #

    This is really beautiful, Chrissy. I love the blue and green colors along with the faux stitching.

  2. Sabrina F August 29, 2016 at 12:01 pm #

    Oh, I love the way you used the navy cardstock and white stamping and added chalk for colour – a beautiful effect.

  3. Kia Gibson-Clapper August 29, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

    I loved reading your process for this card Chrissy. The background is is beautiful and looks so great with the leaves and your sentiment. Wonderfully done.

  4. 4hetty August 31, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

    Beautiful card, Chrissy. Love coloring on the black paper.

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