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.