Friday, 2 November 2012

Digi Haven DT Card

It's challenge time at Digi Haven again today, this time for our fortnightly themed challenge which this time is "Autumn Leaves or Trees".  All you need to do to play along is use a free digi and provide a link to it in your post.  We have lots of links to yummy images on the Digi Haven blog, we'd love you to play along.
I've used yet another fabulous freebie from Beccy's Place, you'll find it here.   Unsurprisingly, it's been coloured with Promarkers!  After colouring, I went round the edges of the topper with Wild Honey Distress Ink to add a bit of warmth, and I stuck on a few tiny pearls as berries.
The real fun was making the background, which I did by splodging Distress Inks straight from the pads onto a non stick mat, spritzing with water, then swooshing the paper round on the wet inks.  I used Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Brushed Corduroy, and Barn Door.  After drying with a heat gun, I stamped leaves in Perfect Medium and brushed with red and gold mica powders, the photo really doesn't do the shimmering leaves justice.  The leaf stamps I used are from an ancient SeeDees set.
The scattered leaves were made with my favourite Spellbinders set, Fall Foliage, and were inked whilst still in the die.  On the largest leaf, I stamped a greeting using a Personal Impressions stamp.  Two ribbons, a double bow and a smattering of gold gems finish it off.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Heck of a Challenge - 50 shades of autumn
Lia Stampz - #28 - autumn colours
Natalie and Amy - favorite colour combo, I just love the autumn palette, orange is my favourite colour
Crafting For All Seasons - #39 - leaves
Crafts and Me - #108 - bling
Use it Tuesday - use orange, I dug out some old mica powders and orange wood-grain cardstock left over from another project
Simon Says Stamp and Show - add pearl, I use mica powders and tiny coloured pearls on the wreath

22 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Wendy the image and colours you have used are beautiful and the layout is fabulous. Love the leaves. Caroline xxx

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  2. Love this Wendy, of course my colours, kate x

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  3. beautiful work again Wendy - a stunning image - gorgeous xx

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  4. This is stunning Wendy. I love the image and your colouring is so beautiful. The background colour is gorgeous.

    Sue

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  5. Gorgeous card Wendy, I like the image and the colours Thanks for playing along with us at Heck of a Challenge this month, Good Luck
    Kevin xx.
    Kevin xx

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  6. This is just gorgeous ...love the image and all your details.xxx

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  7. Gorgeous creation, love the ribbons!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  8. Stunning Card Wendy,love all the detail...

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  9. so gorgeous wendy.really stunning image and colours :D

    x coops xx

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  10. Gorgeous card Wendy, I love the autumn colors myself. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Natalie & Amy's.
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  11. Very pretty..I love the colors you used.
    http://iwycd.blogspot.com

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  12. Love thos card, and love all the little pearls you added!
    Hugs Sandra

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  13. fabulous card Wendy, gorgeous colour you have used, lovely image.
    pam

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  14. This is stunning, Wendy! LOVE the beautiful neutrals and soft tones! :)

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  15. You did a beautiful job with this image and design. I especially love all the special little touches you put into this card. It's gorgeous! Nice job!! ♥ Denise

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  16. Beautiful fall wreath! Sweet design! Love the soft fall colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  17. absolutely gorgeous! what lovely subtle colouring and a sensational layout.

    Thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafting For All Seasons.

    xoxo Carly

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  18. This wreath is stunning! I love your coloring and design of the card! So pretty!
    ~sandy
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

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  19. wow what a gorgeous wreath and die cuts
    Thanks for joining our 50 shades of Autumn challenge at Heck of a challenge this month
    Lisa x

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  20. Beautiful work Wendy, those leaves are stunning!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Heck of a Challenge and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

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