Thursday, October 15, 2009

Leaf Fun!

I definitely had more than ONE leaf to choose from on our front lawn. This is our first autumn in our home and WOW do we have a lot of leaves to rake this year!
Julia challenged us on SCS today to make a card using leaves. The leaf in the photo was the perfect mask for my project.
I lightly tacked the leaf down on my white paper then took my airbrush and various copic markers and sprayed around my leaf. I then took my vintage text scrapblock and stamped while my leaf was still in place. For a little extra umph....I stitched around the perimeter too!
I then stamped my image and sentiment and colored with my copics. I had this gorgeous ribbon in my stash and thought the beautiful pumpkin color would be perfect. Tied a bow and added the prima leaf and button. I thought of adding a real leaf but wanted the card to last so I opted for the prima leaf.

Here is a close up of the darling little image. The apples are DELICIOUS right now. If you haven't tried the "honey crisp" variety you really should! We get ours from Willowview Farms in Abbotsford. YUMMMM, even the kids LOVE them!

You never know what you can use for an airbrush mask. There are so many possibilities! I loved how the shape is irregular....just like the real thing!
Here are all the deets:
Can It, Autumn Harvest (ATC), Vintage Text (Scrapblock) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Fired Brick, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Rich Cocoa Memento (Tsukineko)
White (Neenah), Brown (Prism)
Copic Markers
Air Brush System (Copic)

Ribbon (Offray)
Leaf (Prima)
Button (Making Memories)

See you all tomorrow for Taylor's sketch challenge!


leenda said...

Cool!! Fabulous creativity! I need to go find a leaf.

Diane said...

I love this idea.....I wonder if the glimmer mist spray would've got me thinking...might have to give this a try...great idea!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Sherrie, this took my breath away! I rarely have time to comment, but this one stopped me in my tracks. Hugs to you girlie!!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, very creative!

Becky said...

Love it, such a great technique!