Saturday, September 6, 2014

Just Us Girls #257 - Word Week: Leaves

Happy Saturday!  Well, I made it through the first three days of a new school year!  My feet are a little worse for wear, and I'm sure glad it's the weekend so I can wear sandals again!  LOL!!
 
My friend and fellow DT member Cheryl is the hostess this week over at Just Us Girls.  It's word week, and she chose the word "leaves".  What a great word to get inspiration from!
 
I actually purchased this stamp a couple of weeks ago when I was with Cheryl at a stamp show.  I just fell in love with it!  I don't think I realized this challenge was going to be leaves when I purchased it.  Maybe Cheryl did!  Anyway, the stamp is from Northwoods and I stamped it on watercolor paper with Archival jet black ink.  Then I watercolored the image and the background.  When I was looking for something to mount it on, I found this paper from Bo Bunny that had leaves on it.  Perfect!  I added some Star Dust Stickles for sparkle, a button and twine, and a tag punch with the sentiment stamped on it. 
 
I'm also entering this into Virginia's View Pattern Paper challenge.
 
You can see more from the DT girls on the JUGs blog.  We also have a new guest designer for September.  Please welcome Bobby Hagen!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Leaves (Northwoods), Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper:  Vintage cream, garden green, Bo Bunny (Autumn Song)
Ink:  Archival jet black, mustard seed, rusty hinge, mowed lawn, tumbled glass distress inks
Accessories:  Star Dust stickles, button, twine, Martha Stewart tag punch, dimensional tape


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16 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning coloring! Love those leaves~

Lynn said...

Wow! Such rich, deep colors. Love your card Lisa.

Nancy said...

You always end our challenge with a BANG! LOVE this card! WOW!

Marisa said...

Oh happy sigh....love these leaves. Can't wait until our maple trees turn colour on our street. Great card.

Judy McMullen said...

Gorgeous! Love your beautifully colored leaves and the coordinating designer paper...the perfect autumn card!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Looks fabulous!! Gorgeous, glowing autumnal colours - beautifully coloured :)

sandie said...

Wow I love your watercolouring Lisa, the colours are so rich and what a fab paper to mount it on. Hope your feet have recovered!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Your background paper is perfect for your beautiful focal image! Love those gorgeous leaves!

Sarah Gray said...

Love the rich autumn colours of your card - the leaves look great with your watercolouring and the patterned paper is a perfect match!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful leaves, love the colors! Great job with the challenge!

Gerrina said...

Beautiful col,oured leaves! And that DP is wonderful warm with them! Hugs, Gerrina

Sue VanDeVusse said...

What a gorgeous creation! I can see why you fell in love with those leaves, beautiful. Love the twine with the button and tag sentiment, too. Amazing coloring on those leaves!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy moses, stunning! I love your background patterns and colours! The oranges and greens are so wonderful together and the white panel really brings the eye straight to your drop dead gorgeous leaves! love it :)

Becca Cruger said...

Simply gorgeous. The warmth of fall definitely shines through in this card and that stamp IS beautiful.

sue t. said...

Beautiful watercoloring. What a perfect purchase fro the challenge. Sorry I am behind in my comment Lisa.

~amy~ said...

Such a pretty fall inspired card!
Thanks for playing with us at Virginia's View Challenge!

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