Monday 10 October 2022

Autumn leaves

Time for a new challenge at Let's Squash It  and I’m delighted to be joining Jo and Gail as Guest Designer again this month. 

The theme this time is trees and/or leaves. I did a bit of both with trees on the embossing folder and die cut leaves for good measure. This little chap had a wintery adventure at this woodland spot last year, padding through snow between the trees — I thought it might be fun to give him some crunchy autumn foliage to kick up this year! I inked a piece of card with a few Distress inks then die cut the leaves to put under his feet.

Pointy Hat Gnome (Lost Coast Designs)
Sentiment from Essential Messages (Hero Arts, retired)

Bristol board 

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black, Pearlescent Chocolate)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade)

Woodland embossing folder (Stampin’ Up!)
Leaves dies (Impression Obsession)
Stitched rectangle dies, A6 size (Paper Rose)
Fineline marker
Copic markers
Gel glue

Why not break out an embossing folder and something with trees or leaves and come join the fun, there’s always a little prize on offer for a randomly chosen winner at Let’s Squash It and it’s always a lovely bunch of crafters taking part!

Oh, and with his drift of autumn leaves and backdrop of tree trunks, Gnomie thought he should enter the Four Seasons October challenge, too!


Darlene said...

OMG! This is such an AWESOME card my friend! Love this adorable gnome standing in your beautifully colored Fall leaves. The wooded embossed background is PERFECT! This will no doubt bring a huge smile to the recipient! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.


PS ... did you notice that we also have an EMBOSSING challenge? Would love to have you share this cutie pie with us ... here's the link: Can You Handle the Pressure. Stay well my friend and have a great week ahead.

Wavejumper said...

That is a great card! The white embossed is a terrific BG for your gnome and the pretty leaves! I like your coloring a lot too.
hugs Margot

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats on being a guest designer at LSI, Joanne - just love your little gnome on the leaf pile!! So darling and perfect with the embossed trees behind! You inspired me to use a similar die cut tree on my design - thanks!

papierelle said...

You placed the cute gnome in its natural environment. Awesome!!!