Sunday, 10 August 2014

Foliage

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!


13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Ann, love the autumnal colours.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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