Saturday, October 13, 2012

From Leaves to Christmas

First the Leaves!!!  The colors outside have been gorgeous lately but many of those leaves are falling with the strong winds we've had the last couple of days.  For this card I started with a piece of Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper, stenciled the leaves with white stencil embossing paste and let it dry completely.  Next I sprayed the piece with Dylusion sprays bubblegum pink, postbox red, and melted chocolate and let those dry or use your heat tool.  I used Lumiere sunset gold paint over the stenciled leaves first just trying to carefully sponge over them and then got smart and placed the stencil back over them and sponged the paint. I also used a small paintbrush to get more paint on some areas.  Gold paint also sponged around the edges.  A black pen for all the doodles around the leaves and around the edges.  The quote is stamped with Archival Ink jet black.  I decided I wanted more "texture" in the background and so laid a Dylusion stencil over it, sprayed with water, removed the stencil, and blotted and dried the piece.  I layered this piece to black cardstock and then to a folded deep pinkish card.  

Now onto Christmas!!!!!!!!!  

Starting Monday, October 15th through Friday Oct. 19th Quietfire Design is having a Blog Hop to introduce everyone to their new Christmas stamps and I am taking part.  Here is all the important stuff!!!

The Quietfire Design 2012 Christmas Blog Hop!  

Quietfire Design would like to introduce you to their New Holiday Selection of rubber stamps!  Each day designers will be posting brand new artwork they have created using the new rubber stamps.  Visit their blogs on the day of their featured project, post a comment on their Blog Hop post and you will be eligible to win a grab bag of Quietfire Design rubber stamps!  Each Designer will randomly choose a winner from the comments on their own Blog Hop post, so make sure you’ve commented by midnight Friday, October 19th.  Tell your friends!
All winners will be posted on the Quietfire Style blog on Sunday October 21st. If you are one of our lucky winners, please contact Suzanne privately with your snail mail address. 

Here is our schedule:
Monday, Oct 15th: Yogi ,Wanda
Tuesday,Oct 16th: RobynHolly
Wednesday, Oct17th:  Sherry
Thursday, Oct 18th: MonicaTerre
Friday, Oct 19thSuzanne

So, don't forget to come back on Monday to see my project and leave a comment for your chance to win fabulous QF rubbah!!!!!!  And you definitely don't want to miss everyone else's amazing projects throughout the week!!!


Quietfire said...

Beautiful colours in the card Wanda! Spectacular! said...

I love the dylusions stencil as the back ground and the wonderful colors with the leaves. beautiful work Wanda.
susan s.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Gorgeous Fall card Wanda! Love those vivid colors!

SusanK said...

What a luscious fall leaf display! They say whatever colors our leaves will sport is because of the drought, not the drop in temps. And today's winds are taking them off the trees like gangbusters! Just hope they continue to blow well away from our property so I don't have to collect them! lol

Marjie Kemper said...

Totally love that background... wowza! The leaves are flying and falling here, too.

Nancy said...

I love this card!! I keep saying I'm going to make a card or two .. yep I keep saying that. lol