Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Fun #49

"Leave Me Alone"

Ok, not really. This week's challenge theme is Leave me Alone. The weather has seemed to changed this past week, as if Mother Nature knows that school has started. I have even started to see some yellow leaves on the trees. In honor of Autumns approach I thought that this week it would be fun to make a card with a leaf or leaves on it. Bonus "points" for using Earth Elements color family and double bonus points for using a real leaf.

I figured I better go all out and get as many points as possible...hehe. I used More Mustard and Old Olive card stock and some old Christmas dsp. I am lacking in leaf stamps. In fact I could only find one and didn't like the shape. I went outside and picked 3 leaves off our maple tree and used them instead. I used my Copics and airbrush to make shadows on the background and then covered the back of the leaves in craft ink and stamped them onto the paper leaving a skeleton leaf imprint. I wish it were a little more bold, but like it just the same. Because the image was so busy I decided to keep the rest of the card very simple. I used my wide olive green grosgrain ribbon and wanted a bow or a not but it had to be flat. I simply folded a second piece of ribbon over the band and then used a third piece folded in half to wrap around it as the tie. I think this is a very simple, yet elegant ribbon treatment.


Stamps: None--I used actual leaves
Paper: White, More Mustard, Old Olive, dsp
Ink: Really Rust, Old Olive, More Mustard Craft inks, Copic Markers
Accessories: Wide Olive Ribbon

Please check out the other Friday Fun Projects at the blogs listed to the right. If you would like to join us, please link back here an use keyword FFC49 if you upload to the Splitcoast gallery. Have a great weekend!!!


  1. ooohhh, I like what you did with the ribbon. It's very different. Pretty card sweetie

  2. Beautiful Kimme!
    That ribbon is so cool, you'll have to teach me when I see you!

  3. Love it, Kimme! I love how you airbrushed REAL leaves for your card! It's a beautiful effect!

  4. I saw this over at SCS first and this is a beautiful card. I love how you did your leaf.


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