Sunday, September 3, 2017

613 Avenue Create September Challenge - Twist: Distress

Well, Summer is approaching its end.  Fall is definitely approaching.  I love this time of the year when the leaves turn so many beautiful colors.  So for our September challenge at 613 Avenue Create, I made a card with a wheat leaf and fall colors.  I used distress inks per the optional twist. It was quick and easy.  So quick and easy that I actually made two cards, something I don't do a lot.  I will show the other at another time. 


The background is actually darker in real life than in this picture.  After cutting out the leaf with that beautiful die, I sponged on three colors of distress inks and coated it with clear Wink of Stella.  I also sponged the background of the top folding card with distress ink.  Then I glued down the leaf and stamped the sentiment.  Finally, I used a Spectrum Noir marker and added the dots to give my card a bit of texture.

Die:  Elizabeth Crafts Leafy Branch 6 Wheat
Card stock:  Recollections 110 lb
Distress inks:  Ripe Persimmon; Evergreen Bough, Tea Dye
Spectrum Noir marker:  GB6
Sentiment Stamp:  Anna Griffin
Sentiment Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room #3l6- Fall Colors 
Crafting with Friends #49 - Anything Goes


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15 comments:

  1. Beautiful card. I love the shaded die cut, just gorgeous. xx

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  2. Love your choice of colors for the leaf

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  3. What a lovely card. Your soft color choices make the card look 'dreamy'. Also, this is my first visit here and I just LOVE your header image!!

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  4. Thanks for the visit and sweet comment, Michelle.

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  5. That is a beautiful die, Sheila, and I love the colors you have used! Well done for all the challenges!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. I don't have a lot of distress inks so I'm really glad you liked my colors, Darnell.

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  6. Absolutely LOve the colors you used on this.. so soft and perfect together. I like the background you created too - nice card Sheila!
    ~ginny
    RubberMAD

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  7. Beautiful distressed leaf and Autumn colours-my favourite season too-great background
    Carol x

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  8. Gorgeous card Sheila! The colours and leaf are so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  9. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Crafting with Friends, Louise DT x

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