Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Inspiration for 2 Challenges

First off sorry for no card on Masculine Monday.  Time just snuck up on me and before I knew it I was out of time for a card.  So to make it up I have come up with a card that was inspired by a stamp set, but at the same time combines two challenges.  One challenge at The Dynamic Duos, and one over at I Spy Sketches.










This is the stamp set that inspired my card.

When I saw this stamp set come through on an email, I ran to my stamp sets and pulled out Gently Falling to recreate the effect.  I started by stampin the Musical Notes onto Very Vanilla CS and then over that I stamped the outline of the maple leaf from Gently Falling.  Then I began to sponge in the two colours.  I started with the green in the middle and then accented the outside with the Pumpkin Pie.  Finished the edges off to make them more rustic with Chocolate Chip.  I think the effect came out just great and I can't wait to try it again with one of the other leaves from the same set. 

Not sure who or what the card will be for yet so I will leave the sentiment until I need it.

Here is my card:
You can see in the close-up of the leaf the musical notes stamped through the leaf.  
I hope you like what I have come up with.
Nancy
Your comments mean a lot to me so please don't forget to leave one.

  

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous leaves, love the colors, love the banners, love the embossing on the banners!!! Thanks for playing at I Spy!!!

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  2. Your leaves look beautiful, love the music pattern on them! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

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  3. Such incredible depth of color...beautifully highlighted by the textured strips! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

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  4. What a fantastic card. Love how you took existing supplies to re-create the look. Great take on the sketch!

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  5. This is so beautiful - I will have to have a go at this!!
    Kate
    xx

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  6. This is beautiful. Great colors for an autumn card. Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos.

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  7. Your card Is gorgeous! I love Autumn cards so much. Great job on the leaves!

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  8. Love how you designed the leaves Nancy and added the strips, just gorgeous.

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  9. Such a beautiful card! I love everything about it from the layout, to the detail in the leaves, to the fun texture. That shading technique came out beautifully and I can't wait to try it out myself. Thanks for sharing the tips. So glad you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

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  10. Oh, how pretty!! Wow! LOVE the autumn theme and this week's colors are absolutely perfect for such a card! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos! :)

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the leaves and strips of paper!

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  12. This card has such a WOW factor! Wonderful design with lovely colors and some stunning looking leaves! I'm SO impressed by your beautiful work!

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  13. Um...WOW! I think that my jaw just hit the floor! Just beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at iSpy Sketches!

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  14. Beautiful card! Ani
    P.S. We have a candy over at Card Mania Challenges, if you're interested...

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  15. Just found your blog and am greatly enjoying your designs. Love your idea to use the musical notes background on your leaves. This is such a lovely card ... the embossed panels and the colors really appeal to me, too!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. Making cards puts me in "My Happy Place".

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