Sunday, September 13, 2015

Vintage Leaves

I don't usually post on Sunday, but  last night when I saw the sketch at
Freshly Made Sketches, I just had to make this.

Here's the sketch by Jen Mitchell

This NBUS stamp and die set I'd got on Friday, seemed perfect for this sketch 

Simon Monday Challenge Blog


Over at Pixie's Snippet Playground there's a birthday party going on
Our Miss Di is celebrating her birthday with a fabulous playground prize this week.
Do go over for a peek and wish her a very happy birthday.
Here's the keys if you don't already have them.
Pixies Crafty Workshop

The leaf is from a snippet of sponged cardstock from last fall and the sentiment is on a tiny snippet.

After a busy week of preparing for classes, it was fun to create
and especially fun to have a new stamp set with matching dies to play with.

There are signs of the leaves beginning to turn.

Autumn is almost here.

I love fall with the warm colors and cooler days.

I hope you are having a great weekend.

Thanks for spending some of it with me.

Card Recipe

The base for this leaf was a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock sponged with 
oranges, golds and brown.

I stamped the maple leaf with Tangerine Tango Ink thumped with Real Red
then used a blender to blend the ink just a bit.

I went over the veins and stem with a Soft Suede Marker and then used a stylus
to add some textural detail.

The die is a great fit.  Love that it's so much easier than fussy cutting!

Stamps: Vintage Leaves, Happy Fall (Verve)
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Paper:  Naturals Ivory, Sponged Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Other:  Leaflits Framelits, White EP, Hemp Twine (stash)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted 


Ceal said...

Beautiful card, love the sponging on the leaf, thanks for joining us at ATCAS!

Faith A said...

Fabulous card, that leaf looks almost real. Love the colours.

Carol L said...

What a fantastic card this is Bonnie! I love that single leaf and how beautifully you've colored it! The dark brown/white sentiment panel is a beautiful touch too!

Betty Keefe said...

i love fall too and your card is wonderful, Bonnie - love the colors in your gorgeous leaf.

Jenny L said...

Hi Bonnie,
what a great card.
I love that leaf, and your work involved with it.
The colour is amazing.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Absolutely perfect take on the challenge and eye-poppingly gorgeous Bonnie!
Love it. Thanks for sharing and playing along at ATCAS challenge.
Sarah x

Barb said...

Your card is lovely Bonnie. That leaf looks gorgeous. Love the autumnal colours Barbxx

Liz said...

Beautiful CAS card Bonnie. I love the simplicity of of the design and the colours and the leaf are just fabulous. xx

OH Babs said...

Great fall card Bonnie. Wish it were fall here in Southern California but the heat and humidity are relentless. What is a woman to do? Well sit next to a fan and make cards. It is too hot to cook or do laundry. Boo hoo. :)

jimlynn said...

A perfect card for Fall! Love the wonderful colors on that leaf. No Fall type weather around here just yet but maybe soon.

alexandra s.m. said...

OH! Such a magnificent Autumn card Bonnie!!
Beautifully done!
Thank You~

Mrs A. said...

Great card Bonnie. love that leaf. Not so great here as the leaves have started to fall already into my garden from over the park!!
Hugs Mrs A.

Michelle said...

I love that beautiful leaf! So pretty, Bonnie! Thank you for sharing your card with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh I just love fall - and fall colours! Your card is gorgeous! That leaf looks amazing and I love the simplicity of this CAS card!

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a beautiful creation! The leaf is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

MaryH said...

This rusty orange leaf looks right at home on the cream stitched mat. I simply love it. TFS & Hugs

Sarah Gray said...

The pop of rich autumn colours looks great on this CAS design, Bonnie! Great to see you over at ATCAS :)

Di said...

Wow Bonnie - that leaf is just stunning! Gorgeous card. Fall is my favourite season of the year - they do say we tend to like the season we were born in the most for some reason. For me it's the glorious colours and the smell of fallen leaves.


Di xx

JosieD said...

Oh, Bonnie, your card captures the essence of fall in such a beautiful, simple way. The leaf coloring is so rich. Making some fall leaf cards has been on my radar and your card inspires me to get to it!

SARN said...

Such a lovely vivid autumnal CAS card Bonnie. Perfect. xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a nifty leaf! Great fall card. I keep thinking I need to break out the fall stash but then I get distracted by other things. Soon!

Susan said...

Beautiful leaf, Bonnie - a harbinger of autumn which is fast approaching! You've inspired me to do a card for the CAS challenge as you've got me thinking of fall now!

Donna said...

I can see why you joined in with this challenge.
Lovely sketch... Lovely card :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

This leaf looks like it was on fire. Beautiful impression when looking at fire!

April Cheetham said...

Bonnie, your card is absolutely stunning! Love the exquisite leaf and the fab twine Xx

Maxine D said...

Bonnie this is gorgeous - love your richly coloured leaf and the simple sentiment.

Milka Gubo said...

I saw your card on NBUS #5.

GORGEOUS!!!! Love that beautiful leave ad how you colored it! :-D

Shawnna Silvius said...

Beautiful card! It's so simple, but makes such an impact.

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Bonnie, this is just beautiful. It captures fall so perfectly and I love the sponging.

Sally H said...

A Gorgeous card, Bonnie! I love your leaf! A wonderful snippet make

Greta said...

Gorgeous Fall leaf--love this card, Bonnie!

Bobby said...

Gorgeous leaf, Bonnie.

Jaydee said...

CAS perfection, Bonnie. This leaf absolutely pops off the page. So glad you joined us at Addicted to CAS this week