Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hanging Leaves

Hello!  This card reminds me of a pot rack, but instead of pots, there are leaves hanging down.


I had this assortment of die cut leaves from one of those amazing $1.00 Scrap Bags from my Stampin' Up! demo (alas, they are now $2.00 -- STILL a bargain), but didn't like them in their plain form:


So I painted, inked, shimmered and distressed a bunch of them....


....and thought they'd look pretty hanging in a row together.  I actually used my sewing machine for a change (yay!) to secure a snippet of burlap and a snippet of crocheted lace, too.


Annnnnd...I'm entering this in a challenge!  City Crafter's inspiration photo this week totally reminded me of the card I made, so it was meant to be.


Thanks for dropping in today!



Stamps: Tag-Its #8 - Papertrey Ink Paper: River Rock, kraft, assorted colors - SU Ink: Frayed Burlap - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Fibers: burlap, lace snippets; vintage thread Accessories & Tools: leaves dies - SU; Victoria embossing folder - Cuttlebug; shimmer paints - Creative Inspirations; sewing machine; mini tag - SU; Treasure Gold - Plaid Enterprises

14 comments:

Stella said...

I am so excited to see you participating in our challenge. And Colleen you nailed it! I love the idea of a pot rack and it looks fab with your leafs. Love how you painted, shimmered, inked and distressed them; Gorgeous!
The layering with burlap and lace is a great choice and I lvoe love love your embossed background. Did you distressed the edges of your bakcground too? Fab!)
You sure know how to make me sigh:)
Thank you so much for participating in our challenge at CCCB!
XX

Leslie Miller said...

I love the hanging leaves concept! Love the whole card. The inspiration photo is so pretty!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful - the hanging leaves are a great idea.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeee the leaves and the acorn!!!!

Ros Crawford said...

What a lovely card!! I love how the leaves are hanging down ... So lovely to have you play along with us this week at CCCB!!

~amy~ said...

seriously LOVE this Colleen! You've transformed them beautifully!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Colleen
Another stunner...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful card with lovely textures !

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful card with lovely textures !

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Perfect card for this week, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! What great texture, Colleen! It fits so well with the inspiration photo. Love it!

Deepti said...

Oh my this is gorgeous !!

Lisa said...

The texture is fabulous Colleen, terrific card!

Sid said...

Ohh I just love your gorgeous design !!

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