Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Muse Card Challenge

Hello there,
I have a very quick post tonight to share a card I created for this week's challenge at Muse. What is extra fun for me, is that my super sweet and UBER TALENTED blog friend Kimberly Wiener  is the Guest Designer, and has provided us with the most gorgeous inspiration card! Here is Kimberly's card:



Swoon...!!! I thought about pulling out one of my hundreds of flower stamp sets, but I've really been enjoying the cool autumn weather lately, and thought I would put a little spin on her card and use fall leaves. Here's my card:


Of course, once I started inking the leaves, I wasn't sure if I had made the right decision! I die cut 2 leaves from Lawn Fawn, and the Red Leaf Maple is from Avery Elle. I created stencils with the negative portion of the die cuts and inked the leaves with various Hero Arts Shadow Inks. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant...don't you just love that swirl?

I would also like to enter this card in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for the theme 'Anything Goes'. With over 850 entries at this point, I probably have a better chance of being struck by lightening ~ LOL!

So, that's it for me! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by ~

Barb



29 comments:

Barb said...

Wonderful decision to use leaves, Barb! Love your color choices too! So pretty!

Virginia Lu said...

Wow...absolutely gorgeous, Barb! I love the inking of your LEAVES! You work is getting all the more amazing each time I visit! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Dawn Turley said...

WOW WEE Barb... a stunner. Awesome card.

wienerhoneymooners said...

I agree, the falling leaves is perfect!!!! So lovely!!!! And the oversized sentiment, ahhh wonderful!! Truly an eye catching dazzler!! Thanks so much Barb for joining in at the Muse Card Club!!! Yay!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This is beautiful - the blended colours are lovely and the swirl on the sentiment echoes the 'breeze' that has blown the leaves! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful card Barb. Love the leaves in all the gorgeous colors of fall. Loll xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful Fall falling leave card!

Pia S said...

Your fall card is beautiful, Barb! So colorful, yet clean! Love it!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card, Barb - and it would work for Virginia's View challenge too - great CAS!!

Deepti said...

I love your unique take ! The idea of leaves is just perfect and the choice of colors u made is incredible :)

KayM said...

Oooooh I love your beautiful sponged leaves cascading across the card! This is so pretty Barb! What a neat idea to use the cut outs of the leaves to sponge in the color. I'm adding that to my "to try soon" list! I love the way they have blended color too! Just beautiful my friend! ((Hugs))

Rosemary said...

love the beautiful rich colors in the leaves... says "fall" perfectly!!

Joyce said...

Those falling leaves were definitely the right decision. So very pretty and perfectly placed.

Cris G said...

Lovely fall card, Barb. Fantastic sense of movement you achieved when inking the leaves, beautifully done!

Kelly Latevola said...

Uh, yeah, you made the right decision. Your stenciled leaves look so vibrant!! I love how they are floating down. A beautiful take on Kimberly's card!

Sarah Gray said...

Love this, Barb! The leaves are the perfect twist on Kimberly's lovely card whilst staying true to the design :) Gorgeous rich colours and lots of movement!

sandie said...

Very cool take on Kimberly's card and love the changing colours of your leaves x

~amy~ said...

Lovin' your fall inspired take on Kimberly's card...so prety!

Laura B. said...

Oh, those leaves are stunning!!!! Love the gorgeous color!

Laura Norris said...

This is so gorgeous Barb! The leaves are perfect with the sponging of the different colors. Nice take on Kimberly's card.

Monica Maier said...

Love the leaves on your card, the colors are perfect!

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful interpretation of Kimberly's card, Barb! Love all the autumn hues.

Julia Altermann said...

Such a pretty fall themed card! The colors are gorgeous and you are right: the Mama Elephant sentiments are super cute.

Karen Mead said...

Gorgeous card Barb - I love all your pretty falling leaves xx

Shona Chambers said...

Barb, I so had to laugh about the number of entries to the SSS challenge...I think if whoever wins that should run straight out and buy a lottery ticket!! I can't believe you created your own stencils, your so clever and your leaves are coloured so beautifully. A brilliant CASE of your friends card, she will be so pleased!

Anita in France said...

So gorgeous, Barb ... the colours on your cascade of leaves are just beautiful! Anita :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that you turned the flowers into leaves.

Neets B said...

Beautiful, Barb. Your blending and choice of colours is perfectly autumnal, fab idea to use leaves instead of flowers x

Kim Ross said...

What a pretty card! Love the colors you chose! :)