Thursday, 23 January 2014

Maple leaves

Here is another of those beautiful Nicecrane images from the Incredible Jessie Willcox collection. I loved the blue dress contrasting with the autumn leaves and so layered the image on snippets of copper and blue papers and mounted on a card base. This had been dusted and stamped with the Inkylicious maple leaves in Kaleidacolor Autumn leaves ink. The sentiment is from Inky Doodles. I am off to Miss Di's snippet playground with this one. Hope it is a bit drier than it is here - might need a hot toddy to keep me going! Steve went out to fill the bird feeders in time for this weekend's big garden Birdwatch, and it was rain that hurt! Great big spots that were cold and blown at you with force!
I also needed another thank you card for a male, so I used the larger of the maple leaf stamps and Kaleidacolor Creole Spice.
The Sentiment is from Chocolate Baroque and fit perfectly in the stripe where I put the masking tape. This ended up less clean and simple than I'd intended - another 'save' where my fingertips had left their little smudges! I do love this ink pad!
Thanks for looking!

15 comments:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What fabulous creations Sally - the Maple leaf stamp is awesome, and I love how you have used it on these two beautiful, yet very different, cards.
Sylvia xx

Fliss said...

These are both gorgeous Sally and so very different in style. Love those beautiful leaves.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Sally, I love how the maple leaf matches the leaves in the image you've used. And I especially love the colours you've used in the second card.

Sue xx

MaryH said...

A fabulous image on a super background. Really loved the intense blue of the image against your coppery leaves. Thanks for reminding me about the K pads. Both your cards are beautiful, and I think the fall leaf is one of my most favorite looks for any background or focal image too. Liked the layout and I'm seeing these Nicecrane pretty images on so many blogs. Have got to get myself some! TFS & hope your rain has dried away. See ya in the Playground. Hugs

SARN said...

I just LOVE your work Sally. Two beautiful cards xxx

Dora said...

Hello Sally,
both cards are beautiful. great work with that stamping in different colours. beautiful effect has it.
greetings

Sue said...

These are beautiful Sally, the way the background flows into the Nicecrane image is wonderful, and you've used the perfect inkpad for this xx

Di said...

Gorgeous snippets card Sally! I do love the image plus those leaves all tying it together. And the diagonally split blue snippet is a nice touch, plus a way to use a snippet that would have been too small!

Hugs, Di xx

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous creations.xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

Those maple leaves give a super backdrop for the image & I like your snippety blue matting. The second one is my favourite because - the way that top right leaf extends down onto the centre strip & meets at the point leads the eye beautifully.
Paula (PEP)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Both cards are quite gorgeous but I am partial to the top card. That blue dress and the blue paper--so striking!

Faith A said...

Wonderful cards, perfect as always.

Carola Bartz said...

The maple leaves with the beautiful image are gorgeous! Such a beautiful card. I love maple leaves, especially when they change color in the fall.

Helen J said...

Beautiful cards, particularly lovely the thank you one and its mix of colours.

craftimamma said...

I'm playing catch up again Sally, lol! You probably know I don't do digital but I do love the background of your first card and the unique way you mounted the main image. The second card is right up my street and you reminded me I have several of these inkpads not used in an absolute age. Hope they haven't dried up!

Hugs
Lesley Xx