Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Pile of Leaves

My son went on his first field trip today!  It was all very exciting.  His preschool class went to a local Heritage Farm to learn a little bit about farming and livestock today.  He LOVES tractors and was so excited this morning!!!  He had a great time and we both learnt a lot!

While the day started off cold and rainy (not great for an outdoor field trip) it ended up as a gorgeous sunny fall day.  When I was creating this card for my Technique Tuesday class I was thinking about jumping in leaf piles on a clear, autumn day.  We worked on the "masking" technique last night which is a great technique for making a leaf pile : )

Create a leaf "pile" using the masking technique

In a previous class a couple of us were talking about the colour combination in Stampin' Up's Orchard Harvest DSP....Raspberry Ripple, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade and Early Espresso.  Those colours seem an unlikely combination but really do work together.  My friend mentioned that the Island Indigo is like a clear blue sky on a fall I went all "artsy" and captured a fun afternoon of raking and then jumping in leaves on this card.  Have I mentioned how much I love fall?!

The layout comes from a sketch that I saw on Sketch Frenzy Friday last week.  It's so simple and lends itself to so many options.  Be sure to check out all of the other cards created with this sketch by clicking here.

For the sentiment I turned to my trusty "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set and used the Bitty Banners framelits dies to "frame" it.  The card was missing something so I pierced the perimeter of it using my new Paper Piercing Essentials Pack.  It's SO much better than the old one that Stampin' Up used to offer because this one actually has a set of holes that goes down the entire long side of the card!


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  1. I love fall and this card just screams beautiful fall colors. Thanks for playing with us at SFF.

  2. Great card! Clean & simple, yet the colors pop!! Perfect combination of elements!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!!

  3. Great card! Perfect fall colors! Love how you used the leaves. Thanks for playing with us this week at SFF.

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  5. Very pretty, and I love the masking! Thanks for joining us at SFF!

  6. Beautiful! I love the idea of the Island Indigo being like the fall sky! What a great back drop for your leaf pile! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

  7. This is so fabulous! LOVE the gorgeous coloring--so bold and bright! A great card! :)

  8. what a pretty autumn card! love the masking of the leaves! thank you for playing along with us @ SFF


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