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

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

  2. Love your choice of colors for the leaf

  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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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