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Saturday, 12 November 2011

Winter Leaves

Hello Dear Readers,

I'm back briefly with my entry for this week's Less is More challenge which is one layer and the theme is LEAVES. I remembered my Hero Arts background stamp which hasn't seen ink in a fair while so I dusted it off and clear embossed a portion of it using the masking technique. I applied Faded Jeans DI with Cut n Dry and then scored a debossed line below and above the panel. (which you can't really see in this diabolical snapshot!)



I didn't intend this to be a christmas card but after I'd finished applying the blue ink I decided it looked rather wintery and frosty so hastily bunged on a christmas sentiment. I say hastily, as I'm on the late shift today and I've yet to iron my uniform so I'd better get a wriggle on.

Thanks to Chrissie and Mandi for another great challenge and also for showCASing my Polka Dot card last week, I was chuffed to bits! Also thanks to all you lovely commentors for your kind words. I'm still busy making stocking fillers for the village xmas fair in two weeks time so don't have much time for blogging at the mo but will be making up for lost time in December I hope.

Ciao for now and TFL
Fiona x

47 comments:

  1. This is one of my favourite techniques and your card looks gorgeous!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Lovely inspiration with this Hero Arts stamp!

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  3. Hello
    Love this ...the colour is Gorgeous ....
    Hugs sylvie
    xxx

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  4. Congratulations on being showcased Fiona! I love this frosty looking card too - and admire the casual way you turned it into a Christmas card! Vx

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  5. Really lovely card and great technique, will have to give this a try :)

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  6. Fabulous card - have to agree with you that it's perfect for Christmas

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  7. Oh wow! That is gorgeous! I love it!

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  8. It certainly oozes Christmas, Fiona
    Terrific!

    Don't work too hard, thanks for fitting us in before you go
    Mandi LIM

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  9. Stunny card , so love blue and white.
    Nicky

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  10. another fabulous card from you - love your colour choice too

    Kathyk

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  11. Beautiful card Fiona and definitely looking frosty especially with the berries on the leaf sprigs.
    Good luck with the Christmas fair too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  12. I agree - a perfect Christmas card, must try that technique - thanks for the inspiration! :)x

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  13. Love the masked effect, fab colour and perfect Christmas card.

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  14. Beautiful! Pulled up the challenge this morning, scanned the entries and yours was the first I clicked on because it really caught my eye. Well worth a wrinkled uniform ;)

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  15. Love this technique and the blue is fabulous! Blue is my favorite color, but not my first thought for leaves. Wow! this is stunning.

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  16. An amazing Christmas card too! Love the colours and composition :)
    Jenny x

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  17. Gorgeous Christmas card, love the shade of blue.
    Lynne xxx

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  18. Just perfect for a Christmas card xx

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  19. It does look Christmassy, what a great card, lovely chilly colour
    Anne
    x

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  20. Wonderful job - that blue is so pretty!

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  21. Beautiful card Fiona, nad congratulations on being showcased
    Margaret x

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  22. Fabulous card Fiona and perfect for Christmas. Carol x

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  23. I love your chilly take - a pleasant change from the autumnal leaves - it looks stunning.

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  24. This is a lovely card. Well done on being showcased.
    Linbyx

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  25. Congratulations on being show cased well deserved ! and fab card today too x

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  26. Fiona, this is a beautiful card. I love blue Christmas cards.

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  27. Fiona this is a beautiful card.I saw it on LIM and found your blog,
    Your work is so fab I've become a follower.

    Bev.x

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  28. so simple and so elegant and beautiful!

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  29. This is a stunner and I love the frosty colouring you've used lol Kx

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  30. This is so lovely Fiona, beautifully CAS. xx

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  31. Beautiful card Fiona. Less is definitely more. Just right as a Christmas card.
    Hugs
    Sandra x
    It's a bit of a 'family affair' with our band. I play cornet, my hubby plays trombone, my father-in-law is another cornet player and my Dad is the colour sergeant. He led the march this morning and carried the flag. My eldest is learning the baritone and one of the twins seems keen to learn too :o) Do you play an instrument too?

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  32. I love the unexpected blue. Very pretty.

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  33. A very lovely card! And a nice colour!

    hugs, Beate

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  34. This is beautiful! I love the blue and white. :) Ann Y.

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  35. This is BEAUTIFUL...makes me feel like Christmas when I look at it!! Amazing how you made LEAVES do that...so creative:)!!!

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  36. Lovely crisp and clean Christmas card. x

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  37. Another stunning card Fiona! You really have 'got it' with these clean and simple!
    Hope you're having a good week
    x Michelle

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  38. Fabulous card Fiona, I love the colour and you were right to make into to a Christmas card, it's perfect, Gay xxx

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  39. Such a pretty card, loving that blue too :O) Viv xx

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  40. Hi Fiona

    What a gorgeous card love the colours you've used.

    Take care

    Tina
    XX

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  41. It's beautiful Fiona and I agree that it has a gorgeous wintery feel, perfect for a Christmas card. Love the way you masked the stamp too. Chris xx

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  42. A beautiful card Fiona. I love the colour you've chosen, very wintery. Sue.x

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