This week at Less is More  it is a One Layer Card challenge, with the theme of Foliage.  That is a lovely choice, no doubt influenced by the coming Autumn in the northern hemisphere, but a great choice for all seasons just the same.  However, my card does reflect autumn, a beautiful time of year in our neck of the woods (Victoria, Australia) with its more consistent weather, clear skies and yes, we do have autumn foliage here.

 I was influenced in my choice for this card by the beautiful inspiration from the DTs, and used a homemade stencil for my leaves, stamped with Distress Ink - shabby shutters, scattered straw and spiced marmalade.  The stencil is the negative from a Memory Box die, and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up! Wetlands stamp set - an absolute favourite, though this is the first time I have used this sentiment.  Poor photography in the late afternoon has cast some shadow on my card, which looks more wobbly than it does in real life - :(  I like the simplicity of this card, and the colours - hope you do too!


  1. Gorgeous card Ann, love the autumnal colours.

    Warm hugs

  2. Those leaves look serene !! Great card !!

  3. Beautiful card Ann! What lovely tones!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Fab colours and I love your composition :D x

  5. A great design - love your realistic colouring of the leaves!

  6. Wonderful autumnal tones and a stunning One Layer card Anne
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  7. Your stencil really turned out amazing and I love the colors!

  8. Great use of your home made stencil. (They seem to be the tool of choice this week).
    Can't wait to see you use some paste and a stencil.
    I have to look at my settings - for some reason I am not getting your blog post updates. Sorry.

  9. Fab stencil you created and love the colours Ann
    Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  10. Beautiful stencilling- love the colours you have used.


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