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Saturday, 12 November 2011

Leaves

I love playing and getting inky ... so while my lovely hubby gave the girls their dippy eggs (ewwww!!) I got inky ...
I used the ghosting technique for this card, making my card blank from glossy photo paper.  The leaves, from Waltzing Mouse Stamp's Frame it set, are stamped in versamark.  I made a mask using my deckled rectangle nesties and distressed over the leaves using wild honey, gathered sticks and walnut stain.  I added some hemp twine, tied through a wooden button, and cut a leaf stamped in cocoa ink.
 For this card, I used the same mask as the first card, but used an ordinary card blank.  I distressed the mask using the same inks, and then stamped the leaf in walnut stain and rusty hinge DIs.  Again a wooden button with hemp threaded through.  The leaves are stamped in walnut stain and rusty hinge and a little of the cut off hemp has been added to create a tag.

Challenges:
Less is More - leaves
Just us Girls- ghosting technique
Waltzing mouse Sketches - sketch

47 comments:

  1. Both are fab Cathy!
    They're super leaf stamps!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. SMASHING cards and technique

    Kathyk

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  3. Both lovely cards and love the leaf stamp and colours you have used :)

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  4. These are gorgeous Cathy. I particularly like the second with the dark brown leaf as I think it gives the card a lot of depth.

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  5. Magnificent - really captures that autumnal feel

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  6. My goodness, Cathy!!! Both these cards are STUNNING! You've really rocked the ghosting technique and I LOVE the layout of your cards!!! Masking is such a fabulous way to highlight this technique! Way to go! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!!!

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  7. These are bothe gorgeous Cathy! Lovely inking!

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  8. These are terrific Cathy
    I've never been a 'get messy with inks' person but am starting to...lol
    Thank you
    Mandi LIM

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  9. wow both are stunning cards , love the use of string
    Nicky

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  10. Fabulous cards Cathy
    Margaret x

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  11. Both are gorgeous cards, love the twine and buttons as well.

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  12. Beautiful - resist is my favourite technique and I adore leaves. Perfectly masked, too x

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  13. These are beautiful! I love how you used two techniques to create very different but similar looks! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

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  14. Wow these are brilliant Cathy, the colours are just perfect for the autumn leaves too :)
    Jenny x

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  15. Beautiful card and such gorgeous colours.
    Lynne xxx

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  16. Two lovely cards and the twine and button compliment them perfectly xx

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  17. Two fabulous cards Cathy, love the twine and button on each. Carol x

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  18. I love the effect you've achieved. I was going to use that stamp too but went with my tapestry ones instead.
    Linbyx

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  19. Stunning colours and stamping - just fabulous!

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  20. 2 lovely cards Cathy! Love the colours and the leaf tags :)
    Lizy x

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  21. Oh Cathy - this is just divine. Love the wonderfully rich fall colors and how your technique looks on the light background. Well done! Thanks for supporting the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge!

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  22. That color combo is awesome!

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  23. Lovely cards. I love this technique, and I love seeing it used in different ways. Thank you.

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  24. How is it possible to be so fast and still make such beautiful cards - wow - I'm impressed as always!

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  25. Perfect for fall! Love your technique in those colors, so warm and rustic. Awesome job with this sketch, Cathy, so glad you could play along!!

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  26. This is gorgeous!!! You did awesome with the sketch! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC!!

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  27. THIS is soooo pretty! You DEFINITELY captured the magic of the ghosting technique! AND the essence of fall BEAUTY! Well done! THANKS for sharing your inky fun with Just Us Girls!

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  28. They are both gorgeous cards, I love the colours and the technique lol Kx

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  29. These are really lovely, first one is my fave. xx

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  30. Oh I get to dual comment -- beautiful OLC and awesome use of the JUGS technique! You go girl~ thanks for joining in at JUGS!

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  31. It's hard to say which one I like best. They are both stunning.

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  32. What a great take on the challenge this week! I love the masking and those little hanging leaves are too cute! Thanks for joining us at WMSC this week!

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  33. Beautiful job on both cards! Love that technique.

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  34. What stunning cards! Love the one with the added stamped leaves! :)

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  35. These are beautiful!! Wonderful cards:)!!

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  36. Beautiful cards. I love the ghosting on the first. x

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  37. I love everything about these. Such gorgeous CAS cards. They would make a great card set. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

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  38. Great job with this weeks technique challenge both you're cards are beautiful! Love the leaves!
    Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

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  39. Great cards - I like the resist technique and the one with darker leaves. Great work!

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  40. Fabby cards sweetie, love them

    Ali x

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  41. These are both fantastic Cathy! Such rich autumn colors.. I love the results of the ghosting technique! Thanks for playing along with this weeks WMS Sketch Challenge!

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