Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Leaves Abound

Challenge 99
Anything Goes With an optional twist Autumn

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

Another challenge I was a bit stuck with as I never feel comfortable working with these colours, I am a blue and purple gal hahaha.  I know so many folks love Autumn but for me it means the onset of winter with super short days and long long nights, lots of rain and wind and altogether a totally rubbish time of year weather wise so it is something I certainly don't celebrate.  I do have a good friend who loves Autumn so this card is winding its way to the USA to adorn her mantlepiece :).  Ike very kindly drew me a bunch of leaves to work with which I used both to create the collage background paper and also printed tons of leaves in a reduced size and fussy cut them to make the pile of leave which have fallen off the tree.  The background paper was designed in Photoshop and printed out with no colour, I then used my Distress Oxides to add the colour.

Rather like the outcome and throughly enjoyed all the fussy cutting of the leaves, maybe I am an oddball but I do find fussy cutting rather relaxing, maybe it is because I can have a lethal weapon (my super sharp scissors) in my hand and can snip away at my non feeling paper to relieve the pent up annoyance with society hahahaha and at least this is a legal way to relieve my frustrations hehehehe.

  • image - Leaves by IKEsART
  • colouring medium - Distress Oxides and Promarkers
  • other items - Sheena Douglas 6dies
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. WoW !! That is just stunningly beautiful. :-) I really love how you made the background. Fussy cutting is one of my joys too .
    The leaves look amazing and the card design is fantastic. Sooooooo clever. xx
    Thank you very much for making this for IWC
    IKE xxxxxx

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  2. Love this scene and the folded card! Beautifull colors!
    Thank you for participating at our Brown Sugar Challenge
    Looking forward to see you at the next challenge

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  3. This is really nice! Thanks for joining our challenge at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.


  4. An amazing creation, so much detail to take in and I love the whole layout you have achieved. A real work of Art. Thank you for sharing with us all over at That's Crafty.
    Best Wishes Tracey.

  5. Amazing card, so busy,thanks for joining us at Allsorts. Xxxc

  6. Stunning! I love the background paper you have created. Thanks for sharing at ooh la La

  7. Wow! What an amazing card! I love your inky stamp work and the beautiful 3D elements. A stunning creation. Hugs, Autumn

  8. This is just so lovely ! I am a huge fan of Autumn. It gets so hot and sticky here in the summertime that the cool autumn breeze is such a relief !



  9. Fabulous autumn card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  10. What a lovely project! Thank you for entering in our challenge at Allsorts this week.

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  12. Very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week! Anna

  13. Wow what a beauty. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts. Helen DT

  14. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs! Maria

  15. What a fab creation.Thanks for joining in at OLL.Lynn x DT

  16. What a fab creation.Thanks for joining in at OLL.Lynn x DT


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