Paper Players 67 and Sketchbook Saturday 32

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

After a VERY busy long weekend, I finally got a chance to sit down in my stamp room and get my fingers all inky.  I chose Jaydee's very awesome color challenge at The Paper Players and the Sketchbook Saturday sketch as my inspiration.



Since these colors are obviously all about autumn, I bet you thought I was going to make a card using my French Foliage stamp set.  Well, surprise!

I actually own another leafy stamp set, Autumn Splendor, and I thought it would be a nice change to ink it up for these challenges.  I did a little rock-and-rolling with these leaves, but I wasn't entirely happy with the results so I ended up sponging the edges of the leaves as well.  I think they look better all inked up this way.

I seem to have a fascination with leaf stamps and I don't know why.  In fact, the big brown truck paid me a visit today and delivered the new stamp set Gently Falling, so I hope to give that one a go really soon! I've seen lots of wonderful cards made with that set, so I've got lots of inspiration rolling around my head!

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13 Responses to “Paper Players 67 and Sketchbook Saturday 32”

Marisa said...

Don't talk to me about leaves. I am hopelessly addicted to my PTI leaf dies. Great card using the set and sketch. I may have to break down and get that leaf set.

LeAnne said...

It's just gorgeous---the leaves look so REAL! Another terrific card! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Paper Players this week!

Vicky Hayes said...

I'm another leaf afficionado Jen. Lucky we don't have Gently Falling here or it would be straight into my shopping basket! I love the sponged edges of your Autumn Splendor leaves.

Nance Leedy said...

Fabulous job Jen! Love what you've done with this sketch and the sponged edges of your leaves are fantastic! Can't wait to see what you make with Gently Falling! So glad you joined us at The Paper Playersthis week!

Cindy Hall said...

I know what you mean, Jen. I have an obsession with leaf stamps, too! I love what you did with these. The card is GORGEOUS! Have fun with Gently Falling. It's my favorite leaf set to date! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie said...

So pretty, Jen! I completely forgot I had this set, lol! Yuo have completely inspired me with your rokin' and rollin', too! Aesoem card, as always. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players!

Lesley Croghan said...

Awesome! I have been resisting that set, please don't make any cards with it...noooooo! LOL! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!
Smiles,
Lesley

jaydee said...

Jen, gotta tell ya girl. I don't like this card... no sirreee..... :-) Who am I kidding? I am just so jealous cos I didn't create it :-) I LOVE IT. Your background paper is perfect, the swirl on the base is fabulous - and the leaves are amazing. Gorgeous card! So glad you enjoyed the colors and joined the Paper Players this week
Hugs
Jaydee

Julie Marshall said...

Wow Jen, this is gorgeous! I tried the Rock N Roll on my leaves and they didn't nearly look as pretty as yours. Love the border and print you chose to use with them. Thanks so much for joining the Paper Players this week!

Ann Schach said...

Stunning, Jen! I love the placement of the leaves against the script in the circle! Awesome card! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Tara Bilbao said...

Ah, you have mentioned two fabulous sets. I love your coloring of Autumn Splendor and your card is spectacular The background is absolutely fabulous and sets the leaves off beautifully. I am sure you will love Gently Falling and can't wait to see what you do with it. Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh my word, look at these leaves!! They look so real, I wish I could touch them! Perfecto!

Kim O'Connell said...

LOVE this! Love the inked up edges of the leaves! They look so realistic!