Thursday, 23 October 2014

Falling leaves

Good afternoon! I really shouldn't be sitting here at the computer, I should be at the optician's collecting my new specs... boring! I'll do it later!
I wanted to share this card I made using my lovely Lavinia stamps - oh no! just seen their new dies!!! something else I really 'need'!!!
I thought I'd have a go at making a shaker card so the leaves could actually 'fall'. Hmmm, not too sure about this, I found it quite fiddly but not unhappy with finished result! My background panel was inked with shades of orange, yellow and red distress ink - which I remembered to dry before stamping  with the lovely vine leaf stamp (my favourite!) this was embossed with gold and copper coloured powder. The little fairy was embossed with black. I punched some small leaves and added some tiny sequins. I kept the rest of the design very simple, just adding some die cut leaves and a tiny bow.
Thanks for visiting, I'd better go to the optician's now!!!
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  1. Lovely card, grate use of colour. Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle Good Luck Chris DT x

  2. Gorgeous colours in this fab card - love the combination of the navy with the orange. xx

  3. How beautiful Chris...I love the colours and the gorgeous little fairy.Well done on the shaker..I'm still trying to unstick mine.Love the leaves and bow and the gold embossed gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  4. A STunning design Chris..
    .I LOve the scene you've created and your colours are awesome.
    Hope you remembered to go for your glasses lol..

  5. I love the Lavinia stamps Chris and your colour is gorgeous. The leaves in your shaker card look fab as does the design.
    Are you going to resist the new dies!!!
    Hugs Sharon. x

  6. Stunning colours and fabulous leaves, cute little fairy, brilliant card.
    Hope when you get your new glasses you don't spot all the mistakes on this card!
    Kidding, had going there.
    Kath x

  7. TFS for sharing this card with Us! looks amazing and so pretty.

  8. Hi Chris, This is just adorable, love the designed creation and of course the image is delightful...hope you have entered my candy which ends soon...
    aNNie .xx

    The Journey is the Start

  9. This is a very interesting and unique card Chris. Great color combinations and card design. Loving it. - Jim

  10. Wow, Chris, this is just gorgeous! Fabulous design! Love the pretty palette, the wet and dry embossing, and all those wonderful die cuts! Sooooo cool! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    Hope you like your new glasses! And have a great weekend!

  11. stunning card Chris - beautiful
    Thank you for joining us in this weeks challenge "use some orange" over at Glitter N Sparkle
    Debby (DT)

  12. Pretty card. Love the embossed image.
    Thank you for playing with us over at Cards und More Challenge.

  13. It's beautiful Chris! Your colours are just stunning xx

  14. Great card! Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  15. Fabulous card Chris, wonderful colours. Thanks for entering the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck! Kx DT member

  16. Love the leaf dies, very pretty card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
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    Friday Sketch DT
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  17. Oh my goodness, how eyepoppingly gorgeous!!!!! X