Thursday, September 29, 2022

Dainty Leaves

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

We've been keeping an eye on Hurricane Ian and  Our hearts and prayers go out 
to all those affected by the storm. 

I've been wanting to do some leaves for the Altenew Inspiration Challenge
and finally got to it.  I think the challenge closes tomorrow.

This pretty leaf die had been sitting in my NBUS box for a few months.
It was past time to try it out.

There are two branches in the set and I cut them both twice from
watercolor paper.  To color them, I used three colors (shown below) from
my Altenew 36 pan set of watercolors.

While the leaves were drying I hunted down a background that I'd cut
when Bobby came to visit.  I'd managed to keep it pretty much intact with
some tape on the back. I love how it made such a pretty background for my
leaf bouquet!  It's now on my ever growing wishlist.

I've used some rolled glue dots behind some of the leaves and left other
leaves to stand out for lots of dimension.

Double D - Things That Fall
NBUS #42 - Never Before Used Schtuff


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Dotted Blooms (ALT)
Ink:   Chocolate Chip
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Watercolor (Strathmore)
Other:  Dainty Leaves Die (ALT), Diamond Frames Cover Die (ALT), Altenew Watercolor 36 pan set (Bamboo, Pink Diamond, Coral Berry)


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I Card Everyone said...

Absolutely phenomenal, Bonnie! A perfect background, and most wonderful paint job on those teensy leaves!

Marcia Hill said...

CAS perfection Bonnie! Your colors on those tiny leaves are so pretty, but have to admit the background is what drew me in...think it's going on my ever growing wish list too! Lovely, lovely card!! Hugs. :0)

Darnell said...

That background die is unique and sensational, Bon, and it really is perfect as a background for your dainty leaves, expertly colored! Another exquisite design! And another wonderful entry to inspire others at NBUS ~ thank you! Hugs, Dolly

Nstiz said...

My first thought was how fresh this looks. Love the colors of your foliage and that fabulous background die. This is truly a beautiful card, Bonnie!

Pat said...

Gorgeous leaves and such pretty colours and absolutely perfect against that diamond shaped die cut background, and great that you left it different and so beautiful Bonnie, and the chocolate ink works well for the sentiment, also some pretty clear gems to finish. x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous card Bonnie - love the colours on the dainty leaves, and that background is exquisite - no wonder it is on your wish list :)

TK said...

Beautiful (and definitely dainty) leaves are perfect atop that beautiful coverplate -- just love the dimension and detail

Susan said...

Such a lovely background for those beautiful autumn-coloured branches!

Darlene said...

Oh Bonnie ... this is gorgeous! Your leaves are so so pretty against that amazing stark white background. Just BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


P.S. If I hadn’t already mentioned it, just wanted to let you know that we have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your STENCILS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at Crazy is our fame – STENCILS are our game (aka STENCIL FUN CHALLENGE. The fun begins OCTOBER 4th … Hope to see you there!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Wow so very beautiful

Em said...

Yes, I do believe there will be a run on that it all. Such a beautiful fall card. I appreciate your listing the products you use.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful leaf cluster and I love it on the diamond frame, Bonnie - gorgeous!!

jimlynn said...

Your watercolor leaves are so pretty - love the colors you used for them. Stunning background too!

Sandy said...

Such a pretty card - love the Autumn colors.
Looks like you are in for a lot of rain. We really got lucky here on our little island. Our yard is a mess from two days of really heavy winds. People on the gulf coast are really suffering.
Sandy xx

Bobby said...

Dainty leaves is a good name for that die, Bonnie, and your coloring of them is fabulous. I love how you left some of the pieces in the background die while leaving others out. I haven't used that since I let you cut some.

Stay safe as Ian heads into middle NC.

Cat Craig said...

Beautifully done, Bonnie. Please stay safe.

HilaryJane said...

Love that background die and well done for keeping all the bits in place. That's always an achievement. Your watercoloring has made those leaves look really special xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous foliage, Bonnie! The colors of the leaves are just amazing!.
The diamond-shaped die-cut background is so stylish and I love you kept most of the die-cut-outs in the apertures.
Hideko xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful design and project, love the colours for our current challenge … Thanks for joining in at Double D challenges aNNie Design Team{My Blog}

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, this is amazing! I love the leaves and their colors and the diamond frame. A beauty, Bonnie! Thanks for sharing with us at Double D!

JoAnn said...

Wow this is beautiful. Love your colorful and dainty leaves. That die cut background is perfect. I have it also but never thought of leaving it intact like you did. I will have to try that. Thanks for the inspiration.

BożenA said...

WOW! Amazing delicate and so colorful bouquet of leaves, Bonnie! I love how you designed the background, leaving part of the openwork covered.