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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Wonder-FALL Color Combo!!

Hello friends!!  It's Wednesday already!  The nights are getting cooler, but I sure enjoy taking walks in the afternoon watching the leaves turn colors and looking brilliant and pretty!
I was so inspired by this and I thought it was a perfect time to create with Fall colors!
...and here's what I did:
I used the leaf and did a little "emboss resist" for the background and blended some distress inks over it.  I then stamped the background in Vanilla Pigment ink to make a fun tree bark look.  I repeated the same steps minus the emboss resist for my sentiment panel.  I also took the distress inks to ink up my leaf and then I fussy cut it out and popped it over the green banner and added some twine.
I took the sentiment and shortened it up to condense it for my card.
I love how versatile these stamps are...so many techniques and so little time to do them all! :)

Here's a closer look at my leaf:
It's so hard to capture the shimmer/sparkle in a photo...so I hope you can see the shimmer on the leaf where I used my Wink of Stella glitter pen.  You can also better see the stamping that I've done.


And here are some challenges I'd like to enter the above card for:
Simply Create Too - Halloween or Use Lots of Orange
Cards & More - Leaves
Craft Room Challenge - Make Your Own Background
Just Inspirational Challenges - Fall (A Fall birthday!)
Sketch Saturday:


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OK...so now...on a more HUMOROUS view of this challenge, here's another card I came up with:
TEE HEE!!  I couldn't help but add the eye glasses and googly eyes to the stamped leaf especially using this sentiment with it!

I've changed the colors slightly on this one for a lighter feel.  The leaf was stamped in the background and I also did the "rock 'n roll" technique on the leaf I cut out and put the glasses on.
I have layered my sentiment panel with vellum and gold embossed the sentiment on it.  Underneath is where I stamped another layer of the leaves.
I covered the wood veneer eye glasses with gold embossing powder and glued them on my leaf.  I added some googly eyes in the center of the glasses.  The leaf is popped up over a stitched circle die cut with gold card stock.  I also went around the panel with my paper pierce for a stitched look.

Here are some challenges I'd like to enter my eye glass leaf card for:
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes


(I used gold card stock, gold embossing powder for sentiment and eye glasses)

MOJO Monday:

I hope you've enjoyed my creations!
Thanks for stopping by today!!

HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*


55 comments:

Olga said...

Both are as gorgeous as always, I totally LOVE the first one, those leaves are amazing!!!!

vic said...

Oohhhhh both are beautiful loving the bright colours :)
Hugs
Vic x

Shelly said...

These are both awesome! Really love the colors! And the 'pop' of shimmer is perfect on your first card. The leaf with the glasses is too cute and the sentiment...too funny! :)

Karin said...

Wow! Your cards are just amazing, beautiful, funny...I could go on & on! I've never seen that leaf look more lovely than on your cards today :) Thanks so much for supporting DRS Designs with your stunning cards!

Julia Aston said...

Your first leaf card is GORGEOUS Vicki! love the background and beautiful colors - and your 2nd Wonder card is just hilarious!! love the glasses on the leaf!!

Bad Kitty said...

very nice

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Vicki. So gorgeous, love these two creations using the most gorgeous 'stamps' and colours...
My blog candy ends soon..
aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

jimlynn said...

Beautiful colors and beautiful (AND FUN) cards!!! The first one is so lovely for a fall birthday. The second......TOO fun and cute!!! Love it!
Lynn

Pat (mspfd) said...

Breathtaking! Beautiful job of the technique and a gorgeous deign Vicki!

Lisa S. said...

FABulous color combo and fall card Vicki! Love it!!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Those colours are fabulous and you have used them beautifully. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

ahhh! Totally loving the leaf with glasses! Too funny!

Tammy said...

WOW both of these are awesome Vicki! I LOVE your leaf card and all of the gorgeous shimmer! Your second card is so cute and what a fun sentiment... adorable little glasses too!
Big Hugs, Tammy

Deepti said...

Fabulous creations, the fist one blew me away!!! Love the effect u created... I can stare it forever :)

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Vicki. Your first card is stunning, the emboss resist background looks wonderful and I love the colours. Your second fun is so much fun!
hugs Sue xx

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Vicki! Love the sketch you used...it's great!

Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Simply Create Too & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!!!

Lyn said...

Oh my such gorgeous cards and the leaf with glasses............that one is priceless. Thanks for bringing a smile to my day. Hugs Lyn

Pollard Carole said...

Gorgeous post and really loved your Autumn card its beautiful. I've had a good chuckle at your fun card both brilliant in different ways Love and Hugs Carole x

Marybeth said...

I love the embossed leaves in the background on your gorgeous first card. The eyeglasses are too cute and sure to bring anyone a smile.

Tammy said...

Both cards are super fantastic but I love, love the spectacles and googly eyes on the left, great fun!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wow! Both of these are fabulous, Vicki! Love your leaves..especially the second one w/ the glasses, lol. It's always a joy to see your cards!

Debi said...

what a lovely bright sunny card, lovely simplicity and elegance, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Vicki, I love both your cards. The second one is adorable the first one is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenge this week hope to see you more often.
Linda K. DT

Becky said...

This is absolutely adorable Vicki! I love the leaf with the glasses, how creative.

Becca Cruger said...

HAHA! Your "wonder" card just cracked me right up. I absolutely adore your sense of humor.

On a second note. WOW! Just absolutely WOW to your first card. The colors are so vibrant and I just love everything (yes- EVERYTHING!) about it.

downrightcrafty said...

absolutely beautiful cards
hugs Kate xx

Margreet said...

Your first card is really wonderfall Vicki...and the 2nd one made me smile!!! It makes my day, thank you!
xxx Margreet

nwilliams6 said...

Vicki, these are fabulous! I love them both - some great colors, leaves, and sentiments. The glasses on that one leaf will stick in my mind forever - how fun is that! Hugz!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Vicki that first card is so beautiful love the colours and design it looks so classy, the second card is fantastic and such fun love the sentiment made me laugh.
hugs
Lorraine x

Nance Leedy said...

Sadly, I can relate to this "wonderful" sentiment. The wording looks great embossed in gold and the googly eyes are the perfect touch! Thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

Jodi McKinney said...

Oh how I love your wonder card with the glasses on the leaf! SUPER ADORABLE and creatively clever!

Beth said...

Both are real beauties Vicki your papers are gorgeous love your sense of humor with the glasses just adorable.
Hugs

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards love the Autumn colours,leaves and layering-brilliant sentiment which I can wholly relate too lol and love the glasses and googly eyes
Carol x

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Dawn Frost said...

Beautiful first card, humourous second card LOVE them both!

Yapha said...

That leaf with glasses is hilarious! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Vicki,
lovely to see two cards, quite similar but another stylish and the other humourous. Love the first one thought!
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

Debra Miller said...

Such Pretty cards Vicki! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! Hugs Deb

JulieB said...

Love how you created your background, the gold really pops against the white embossing.
So pleased you joined us at CuM this time. :)

Céline said...

wow, wonderful, love the colors
hugs
céline

Patricia St Martin said...

Love the sketch and both of the cards are wonderful. All the extra touches you added to the green card really set it off wonderful sentiment and the glasses are too funny.
The yellow one is stunning, love those colors and you have the perfect yellow background paper.
Hugs, Pat

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness, 43 comments---that's amazing! That WONDER card is just a hoot!!! That sentiment was meant for me! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Paper Players!

Sue said...

Vicki, loving all that rich yellow in your first card, so very pretty. And what a fun card the second one is, had me laughing out loud! Love a two-fer

Hugs
Sue

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Vicki, the eyeglasses just make this card! Fab sentiment (and much too true!) :-D Time for a DT hat -Thanks so much for honoring us with your lovely entry in our Anything Goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week. Hope to see you again soon and good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Sue said...

TOO stinkin' cute Vicki!! I love the bg on the first and your near-sighted leaf is hysterical!!!

maria f. said...

Two lovely cards. Great touch putting the specs on the second one! Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

Monika Reeck said...

the first card so elegant Vicki and I love that leaves stamp so gorgeous colors too dear Vicki...

annnddd the second one hihihi you make me smile the leaf with sunglasses hihi..cute cute and clever idea using the Gold...I wish you win with this clever card my friend..big hugs...Monika.

Lynda Nielsen said...

WOW Girl... this is beautiful..absolutely Stunning to be exact. LOL
And the 2nd card yes it had me laughing. Love it!!!
Big Hugs,
Lynda

Stefka Kostova said...

Very nice card :) Thanks for joining our challenge at JIC. Hope to see you soon again! Good luck!
Stefi DT

sandra Iverson said...

Love this card! Great technique!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving both of these great cards- the first- so elegant! The 2nd- you made me laugh- did they get that sentiment from me? I am a wonder- girl! hahaha Just love the cute leaf with the glasses on....!

Asha said...

This really lovely, Vicki. That leaf in glasses...I mean,how cute is that! Absolutely adorable. And that sentiment... made me laugh... and then I realised ... it's ME and I laughed even more!
hugs, Asha

Sue from Oregon said...

Sorry my dear I don't have time to comment on all the wonderful creations I have missed, but I am trying to catch up on your wonderful blog posts!!! You are amazing my friend!

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