Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Good Morning ladies... Tuesday Throwdown Challenge
for this week is a Shaped card. Our Sponsor is
Stampin Up Demonstrator Catherine Pooler.
The talented ladies on our team have some great
examples for you today so be sure to
stop by each of their blogs and give them some love.
I'm trying to make things that meet challenge
requirements and will fill my needs for this
busy time of year. I decided a leaf shape
would make a perfect thank you for ladies in my
Women's Ministry group. I drew a leaf then
folded all my 8 1/2 by 11 papers in half length wise. I placed the leaf on the fold as you can see the
left side of the leaf is a bit squared off so it will open.
I used my Stampin Up inks for this project. I dropped
yellows, browns greens and rusts on a piece of
foil then whiffed with water. After it all ran together
I pounced the leaves in it. I'm really happy how
they turned out, they are all a bit different. I then
made lighter colored papers and punched out
the small leaves to put on the sentiment. After
all the big leaves were colored I also randomly stamped with my SU canvas bg stamp using
brown to give a bit extra to them. I then used
a black marker to give some veining to the leaves.
In this pic you are able to see how it opens
from the side. On the inside I cut a piece of lighter colored paper so I would be able
to write a personal message to each of the ladies. A little faux stitching to finish it off.

Entering Challenges:
Crafty Boots: Autumn or Halloween
Get Hippity with Ippity: Fall Colours
Stamps R Us: Natures Gift
UnstampaBelles: Fall/Autumn
Victorine Stamps: Fall creations
One Stitch At A Time: Shape Up


Benzi said...

Davi, what a fabulous idea and you drew your leaf so well. Love how you ran all those Fall colors together. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Wow Davi!! You are so clever hun!!! I love what you've done for the shape!!! The sparkle leaves are gorgeous!!

I thought the challenge was "pretty papers" and just saw on the blog that it was a shaped card...did I miss a change? Good thing mine was shaped anyway!! LOL!

Stephanie (Arty Carty) Lee said...

wow - cool leaf!! very creative shaped card and so appropriate for the season!! hope you're well this week. xxx Steph

Stephanie (Arty Carty) Lee said...

cool leaf!!! what a creative and unique shaped card and so appropriate for the season. Love the colors too.. Hugz, Steph

Martha said...


Your Thank You Leaves are just gorgeous! A lot of hard work went into each one with all the cutting, coloring, and then the inside cutting too. Your heart shows in this project but I know it was a labor-of-love for HIM.I did wonder how the inside of the leaves got colored. Did you dip them into the SU ink on all sides of the card? Did you have to flatten them out since the CS tends to curl when wet. Just curious. Beautiful job.

Love and blessings, Martha

NanaConnie said...

Davi, This is so spectacular! I'm glad you showed how you did it. What a fabulous idea! The colors are really incredible.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Davi. The leaves look so realistic.
Great job cutting and inking.

I have an award for you on my blog.


coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Davi this is outstanding work, it is both creative and inspirational, this is exceptional work and I love it so much.
Lorraine x

Cheryl said...

So beautiful and creative!

Unknown said...

This is so gorgeous! The big leaf looks so real!

Unknown said...

What a perfect shape you have come up with.. They turned out beautiful..

Hugs, Linda

Merry said...

Oh wow...this is so fantastic...wonderful colours....and such a terrific shape. With the faux stitching you score a bonus entry into our prize draw. Thanks so much for joining us at Unstampabelles.

Shannon White said...

Goodness Miss Davi!! this is just Gorgeous! Love your Beautiful fall leaf card! You colored it up just perfectly! So Pretty! 8-)


Dee's Craft Room said...

Amazing card, such a great idea.

Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


Josephine said...

Beautiful, and a really unique idea too!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck.

CathyC said...

what lovely autumn colours ;-) thanks for joining in UnstampaBelles Challenge this month.

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is amazing, what a great idea, just so pretty and fall like. Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

Unknown said...

O wow what a fantastic shaped card, love it, so colourful and such a lovely idea. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

So beautiful and creative. Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at OSAAT with our shape up challenge and good luck. Julie DT

Rhonda Miller said...

I just love your card. The leaf shape is great.
Thanks for playing at GHWI.

Kos med papir og saks said...

fantastic card and idea. love it

thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope you join us next time too.

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DT One Stitch At A Time

Gabrielle said...

Wonderful card! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Boots x