Monday, November 10, 2008

autumn leaves challenge




i'm finding lots of fun cardmaking challenge blogs, which is great motivation and inspiration. over at scrappy hours, they posted a challenge for using leaves in some way. so this weekend i made two series of leaf-themed cards - three traditional and three modern. one of each is shown here - the rest can be seen on my flickr page. i used thinner papers for the foundations this time, including some translucents. it was nice to not be limited to cardstock - as long as the embellishments aren't too heavy, i think the thinner papers feel nice, different. i also tried to incorporate more metal accents - bronze and gold colored buttons, eyelets, tags and brads. for all six cards, I worked with four autumn-ish papers and two translucents, then used a couple accent scraps and some embellishments from my gift box studio book.

and by the way, these six cards are for sale on my etsy!

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for joining our challenge over at Scrappy Hours. When I post the results, I will include a link to your Flickr page with all 6 cards - they are all gorgeous - as well as a link to your blog.

    Michelle

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  2. I LOVE the first one you have posted here - the different textures and the use of the GBS embellishments especially. perfect amount of blank space too - makes it really stylish and understated. you go.

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