Friday, June 21, 2013

JAI 170 Just add leaves

Hello there,
we have a challenge this week at Just Add Ink that makes me think of a very specific time of year - autumn. This week we want you to Just Add Leaves. They certainly don't have to just be autumn leaves! Check out the rest of the DT for some fabulous leafy inspiration. This is what I came up with as a birthday card for my FIL.

My FIL at 70 yo is still a hang glider enthusiast so I usually try to add some airy aspects to his cards. I started by sponging in a subtle cloudy background and adding some tiny hot air balloons, then had lots of fun inking up a bunch of leaves in gorgeous subdued autumn tones. Then I strung the leaves up as a banner, and added a little accent to the sentiment by piercing around it.

I loved the way the leaves turned out, I just feel like I see/feel them flapping in the autumn breeze :)

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: French Foliage, Perfectly Penned, Collage Curios
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Marina Mist, Naturals White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Cajun Craze, Marina Mist, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Bitty Banner framelits, Essentials piercing pack, Vintage brad (R), Early Expresso bakers twine, Double sided tape (X Press), Dimensionals


  1. OHhh hang gliding at 70!!! Good on him!
    I love the autumn feel to this card :)

  2. The subtle sponged background is fabulous, Kim - the perfect backdrop to your gorgeous, very realistic, autumn leaves. Great card!

  3. love this Kim - well done you - autumn leaves "very Canberra indeed" thanks for sharing ;) Andrea & the gun dogs!

  4. This is lovely Kim! It's only when you take a longer look do you see all the gorgeous details you'e added - paper piercing and those gorgeous little balloons!


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