Saturday, 12 November 2011

Less is More - leaves

I missed last week's Less is More challenge (where does the time go?) so got in early on this week's which is a single layer card theme of 'Leaves'.

Now I must have more than 20 stamps of leaves, trees and quotes in one form or another so choosing is a bit difficult.  Decided to go with this tree stamp by Lavinia.  Don't have many of their stamps as I think they are a bit pricey for clear stamps but I liked the simplicity of this one and it is almost, but not quite, bare of leaves - or it was before I got the inks out.



Stamped in Adirondack Hazelnut and then 'dotted' the leaves on in a variety of Cranberry, Currant, Butterscotch, Red Pepper and Meadow, it's not exactly on a par with Georges Seurat but I like the effect and it kept me away from cyber shopping for the afternoon.  The faux deckle edge was done with a fine brown marker and the sentiment is from a set by Personal Impressions.

16 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely and I LOVE that edging x

Christine said...

Beautiful card!

Suzilou said...

Love your tree and colours used in your leaves :)

Carol said...

Lovely card, you're so brave doing the deckled edging! Carol x

Linby said...

Great frame you made and a lovely card.
Linbyx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is just gorgeous! Kim

Lizy said...

This beautiful Ann! I love the effect of your added leaves and the border works so well! :)
Lizy x

Chrissie said...

This is simply lovely Ann!
The leaf effect is fab!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Marrigje said...

This is a perfect card. Thank you for sharing.

Mandi said...

Really lovely Ann
I think it would look equally as good without the edging, if you don;t mind me saying
Super card nevertheless
Thank you
Mandi LIM

florenceandfreddie said...

Lovely card Ann. Really like the edging.
Regards Florence x

Annchen said...

I love LIM so much, and I miss it last week - there was no time to stamp :-(

Your card is so sweet!

Suze Bain said...

You can really see the gorgeous coloured leaves when you zoom in. A beautiful card. xx

Diane said...

Love the pointillism effect.Super card. xx

pat said...

Oh Ann, I do love those tree stamps you use. Must be something about where you live!! My stamps are so primary looking. Guess I need to carve my own.

Aileen said...

What a super tree with all those autumn leaves! Gorgeous card. x