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07 October 2008

Inspired by Nature

The challenge theme was Autumn, but I had already made so many Autumn projects this year, I was unsure what to make.

So I took a walk outside & found a wonderful leaf, fallen from it's tree & blown into our garden. This was my inspiration. I made an image of the leaf, using a piece of plain white paper & a brown watercolour pencil, in the same way you would take a brass rubbing.

I scanned the image into the computer. Then I adjusted the size & made eight copies of the image.

I printed the images onto Shabby Princess Harvest Spice papers. I cut out the leaves, edging them with Distress Ink (walnut stain) & shaped them using an embossing tool.


As the leaf had been my inspiration, the word Inspire seemed appropriate. The gold card embossed word is by Hot Off The Press.

I used silicone glue to give the card dimension & the feeling of falling Autumn leaves.


The background paper is from the same range, edged with a Krylon 18ct gold leafing pen. Finally I tied gold metallic thread around the card.


Here is a photograph of my inspirational leaf next to the finished card.

13 comments:

  1. gorgeous as usual daisy - well done leaf too :O) xx

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  2. Beautiful card daisy, and so much thought gone into it, it is fab xxx

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  3. It's lovely and lovingly made.
    Anne :)

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  4. Absolutely beautiful daisy...and full of inspiration! xx

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  5. what a gorgeous card Daisy
    x

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  6. What a lovely idea Daisy.. your work is as always a real inspiration!

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  7. Thank you all for such lovely comments xx

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  8. Absolutely stunning, love the colours and the leaves :)

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  9. Wow what a lot of work and thought you put into your card, it's simply beautiful.

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  10. Gorgeous card love the colours

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  11. This is absolutely beautiful, Daisy. You've made a wonderful card there.

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  12. this is one of the best cards I have seen. it is brilliant. x

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