Thursday, 14 April 2011

Autumn Leaves

I love this time of year, the colours of the leaves changing, the last of the warm days. Winter is letting us know it's coming with those crisp starts in the morning.  I just don't get enough craft time to play with the ideas that flit through my head and my MOJO comes and goes.  This card was inspired by the idea that leaves need spritzing to give them the natural Autumn look.  They are not plain and uniform in colour.
I was also using my new "Lots of Tags" Sizzlits 4-pack die and using my "Stamp-a-ma-jig" to position my "Thank You" stamp nicely in the middle. 
All scenes are usually so much more memorable when a lovely coloured butterfly comes along, flits for a while to let us see it's beauty, and then moves on.  This a la carte stamp "All a Flutter"  has been stamped with Staz On ink onto Vellum card stock and coloured in with aqua painters and ink.  I was very happy with the finished effect. This is the first time I have tried this idea, I will have to do it more often.  The edges turned up naturally when they became damp, so this was a bonus in my favour.
All together this is the completed look.  Hope you have had a minute to enjoy the sun today,  if it was out for you, I did.
Thanks for stopping by


Debbie Lamb said...

This looks stunning and the butterfly makes a great addition.

Keryn Campbell said...

Gorgeous Anita. It's good that you've found some time to try out some new ideas.