Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Leafy Hello!

This project is in the September/October edition of PaperCrafts magazine (I haven't seen it yet but Darlene tells me it's on p65 if you happen to have the mag to hand!). I loved the way this card turned out and was so pleased they picked it up!

The call was for projects with "fall texture" so I've included felt for something warm and snuggly as well as skeleton leaves and seedpods from an honesty plant (that's probably a silver dollar plant to my US friends).

The technique is "faux batik" - it works like a regular resist technique but then you use an iron and plain paper to remove the embossing powder after inking/spritzing so the embossed area is no longer shiny.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Fiery Floral Scrapblock
Sentiment from Silhouette Blooms I


Paper:
Suede brown medium and Simply Smooth cardstock (Prism Papers)

Ink:
Versamark by Tsukineko
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Tea Dye and Vintage Photo)
Stazon by Tsukineko -(Timber Brown)

Other:
Clear embossing powder
Glimmer Mists by Tattered Angels (Red Maple and Coffee Shop)
Felt
Seed cases and skeleton leaves
Classic Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinder)
Sewing machine and thread
Linen thread

Thanks for stopping by - hope you enjoyed the card!

16 comments:

Traceyr said...

Joanne this is great. I must try this faux batik technique I do like the effect it gives.

:)

Janice said...

Yes, very effective technique Joanne. Funny to see autumn things on your blog just now!

Strobel Studios said...

Wow Joanne, I'm so glad to see that your submission made it. Your card is beautiful and I love all the textures. I especially love the idea of the felt sentiment and blanket stitching. Congratulations!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is just SO COOL!!! Love how you brought the outdoors to this creation! LOVE the use of the silver dollar pods ... looks fantastic!! Congrats on the publication my friend!!
P.S. Thanks for the linkup!

Gez said...

Congratulations Joanne. Fabulous project. Love the colours & feel.xx

iriseyes said...

Congratulations, Joanne! This card definitely says "Autumn".

Lottie said...

Absolutely superb, and brilliant that it is featured in a magazine. How I would loved to have touched it, and felt the felt and the honestly flower head. I really like how you have arranged the petals in a fan shape.

Linda Elbourne said...

Congratulations ... you did a fab job ... I love the colour!

Karen said...

ooo is it out...must go & get it!!! I love this 'batik' look Joanne and the leaves & felt look perfect together X

Sid said...

Lovely textural finish and the colour is so rich. The Faux Batik has worked a treat !!

Marcy said...

Your card makes a lovely showing in the magazine. I received my issue the other day, and just "leafing" through it, your card definitely caught my eye! Congratulations!

Chris said...

Congratulations Joanne. I'm not surprised though, your card is gorgeous. Reminds me of why I like autumn - it's the warm, rich colours.

Lorraine said...

lots of great texture on here..I dont want to think of autumn yet though as I want sun...thanks for visiting my blog today

Kaz said...

Stunning Joanne, how did I miss this card?? This technique is on my 'to try' list and you've inspired me to do it soon!

Caroline said...

Beautiful card Joanne and a fab technique - its on my 'to do' list too, haha...x

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