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Saturday, 12 November 2011

Leaves

Up with the larks this morning as hubby had to nip up to Edinburgh to pick up the kitchen flooring and I had to let the joiners in. It's a gorgeous day in my part of the world :) We've finally made some progress on the kitchen front - I got hold of the Regional Director of the company on Tuesday and by Wednesday it was all systems go! Just as well as the guy went on holiday on Thursday and I think he would have left us high and dry if left to his own devices! So kitchen is now fitted bar a few outstanding parts, flooring is being laid as we speak, 2nd fix plumbing and electrics next week and granite worktop the week after. So it's a big sigh of relief here now the lights been switched on at the end of the tunnel!
After taking the dog a walk I set to on this weeks LIM challenge - the Diva ladies would like to see a OLC with leaves this week. After a bit of head scratching I found this stamp and tried my hand at some resist embossing for the first time.


Photo redone after dark! After embossing two lines on the card I stamped and heat embossed three leaves with white detail EP. After masking off the area I then used bundled sage and  shabby shutters DI to ink the background. The card was then weighted down to flatten it again and then the panel was over stamped with the same stamp using the bundled sage DI. Card is finished with a (slightly smudged) sentiment and some pearls.

Challenges entered:
Less is More - OLC leaves
Heart Song Inspirations - anything goes
House of Gilli - monochrome
Just for Fun - favourite colour (green)

Carol x

46 comments:

  1. I always add my embossed lines at the end Carol, it makes masking easier.
    This is fabulous... I love this technique as you know and you have made a fabulous job of this card.
    If you download Picasa (It's free) you can enhance your pics quite easily... have a bash, it enhances my photos no end!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Hi Carol,

    Its so lovely to hear that youve also got some of the lovely sunshine! It makes for a much more enjoyable weekend!

    Your kitchen nightmares are frightening me no end as we are hoping to change ours soon also! I just dread the upheaval but the end results must be sooo worth it!
    Look forward to seeing your new fitted kitchen!

    Beautiful card Carol! Love the colours they are so soft and work perfectly with the leaf stamp. Im feeling quite inspired to give the OLC a try now!

    Keryn x

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  3. Hi Carol, another stunner from you. Loves this classy and elegant piece , the embossed lines give great definition.

    Marie

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  4. Gorgeous card .beautiful colours x

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  5. A lovely card to share with us at Just For Fun :) I take it that shades of green are your favourite colour
    Von x

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  6. Gorgeous card Carol, the stamp is lovely and that green is just right.
    Glad you're seeing some progress on the kitchen front, I've yet to meet anyone who has had a trouble free experience with any type of home improvements.
    Pauline
    x

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  7. Lovely card Carol, is White your favourite colour then? I love white in a WOW piece. Thank you for joining us at Just for Fun this week XOXO Zoe

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  8. Love the colours and your leaf stamp, ssen a few cards with this technique, might have to give it a go :)

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  9. Just gorgeous Carol.glad everything is starting to come together on the kitchen front.

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  10. It really knocked me for six hearing about Katrina and I've felt down all week. My sister isn't well, Eric's not too good and I just feel the worries of the world are resting on me at the minute. Never mind, I've made a card and I might be on the up. Your card is beautiful and you've made a good job of your resist technique. Hazel x

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  11. Your card is beautiful Carol, I love those leaves & the techniques you used! x

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  12. Smashing card and a gr8 idea to resist emboss too

    Kathyk

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  13. Great card Carol, such a lovely colour. I'm a bit worried about this week's challenge, I don't think I've got any leaf stamps - will have to search the craft room and see what I can use! Lisa x

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  14. Delicate but very pretty carol xx Jan

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  15. Very nice. I almost used brads but decided not to because it wouldn't then be a LIM card x

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  16. Fantastic card Carol. We are putting in a new bathroom and thats really getting me down now. But then I think it will all be worth it in the end. The dust throughout the house is awful, but it will all be finished for Christmas. Hugs Rita xxx

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  17. Hi Carol

    What a gorgeous leaf panel .. love the soft delicate colours.

    I bet you can't wait for all your kitchen to be finished.

    Love Jules xx

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  18. So subtle and delicate Carole
    Lovely card
    Glad the kitchen is coming along...how exciting!

    Thank you
    Mandi LIM

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  19. Gorgeous! A really delicate, pretty card.
    Lynne xxx

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  20. Carol your card is just beautiful good luck with your challenges:) Sandra H

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  21. It's a beautiful card Carol - and I just love the colours you have used for this.

    Catherine x

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  22. Brilliant card - can't believe this is your first attempt at this technique - you've aced it!

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  23. A lovely delicate card.
    Linbyx

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  24. Gorgeous card hunny LOVE this one, Great to see you hugs me xx

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  25. Fab card and great that the kitchen is coming on now too x

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  26. hI cAROL
    lOVELY WORK....GORGEOUS CARD....
    hUGS SYLVIE
    X

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  27. Well done for getting hold of the regional director Carol - fingers crossed for you now! I love your emboss-resist design and the over-stamping really brings it to life. Vx

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  28. great card! I hope your kitchen is getting great too.

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  29. Thank you for joining in the fun at Creative Craft Challenges with your lovely minimalistic card.

    Sylvia xx

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  30. That is a beautiful card with gorgeous frosty colouring. Hope you get your home back soon lol Kx

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  31. Gorgeous muted colours, a beautiful card. xx

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  32. Lovely card, really autumnal colours xx

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  33. Carol this is so beautiful, very soft and elegant. The embossed lines look great too. Glad your kitchen is starting to get there
    Anne
    x

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  34. Great card Carol, love the resist. embossing and overstamping
    Beryl x

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  35. Your card is very pretty. I love the softness of it.

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  36. oh carol this is really beautiful super technique you have used,bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylx

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  37. A classy card in a very subtle shade of green. Thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs, Neet

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  38. a great card... so elegant! I love it!

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  39. I've always meant to try this technique but have never got round to it, maybe next time....!
    Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges
    Natalie

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  40. What a beautiful job with the resist!! Such an elegant card...may have to try MY hand at it, now...thanks for the lovely inspiration:)!!

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  41. Love the soft colours you've used. x

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  42. Very Stylish what a lovely card

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