Monday, 24 September 2012

"fallen leaves"

I had fallen in love with the Tim Holtz stamp set "Falling Leaves" at first sight, so when I finally had it in hands, it came as a surprise to me that I absolutely did not know which project to do with it, that would show the whole potential of these gorgeous images...

It took me some days to find an appropiate approach. I stamped, cut out, inked ....and discarded. Then I had the idea, that instead of the leaves, that should look like they had fallen on the ground, the paper they were stamped on should take their place instead and look like a pile of fallen leaves...with pictures of fallen leaves on them. AND I thought it the perfect project to do my very first inchies.

This card is the outcome of a lot of stamping, cutting stencils, searching for exact positions, sparkling and inking:


I combined 1 and 2 inch inchies for the project, which was very helpful to fill the "gaps" that had developed after I had stamped the three big leaves onto the five big inchies (which was quite tricky I have to admit).

After I had all my inchies covered with my puzzle of leaves, I inked the edges with Distress ink "peeled paint" and gave them a spritz with water from my fingers to get some texture, that should contrast the fine details of the stamped leaves images. Then I inked the edges with "pumice stone", which I also used as the background colour for the card. The border once again was treated with "peeled paint" (stamped small leaves AND inking with blending tool) to get a frame-like look. The letters from the Hero Arts stamp set were stamped with "black soot" after I had glued some of the tiles directly onto the card, some with foam sticky pads on top to create some depth.

Hope, the pictures show some of the threedimensional pile-of-leaves-look!



With this project I enter the challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog, where they ask to use inchies. Well, I did! Inchie-leaves, to be exact. ;)

25 comments:

  1. ganz wunderbar Claudia! grandios!

    hihi.. haben wir heute beide an Blättern hantiert...lol! das ist ja lustig..andererseites..kein Wunder der "Fall der Blätter" inspiriret ja nun schon gewaltig!

    Um diese Stempelchen beneide ich Dich ...
    aber nein ich muss standhaft bleiben...
    keine neuen Stempel!

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    1. Du bist standhaft? Dafür bewundere ich dich sehr, Susi! ;)

      Danke für den lieben Besuch!

      Busserl,
      Claudia xxx

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  2. A very unique card!! I love all the leaves and how you stamped them on the inchies!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card this week at CCCB :-)

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    1. Thank you, Charlene, for your nice visit and the lovely laud!

      die amelie xx

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  3. Ganz toll sind die fallenden Blätter, auch der bestempelte Rand macht sich wunderschön.
    LG Anja

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    1. Recht lieben Dank, Anja,

      für deinen netten Besuch hier bei mir und das feine Lob! :)

      die amelie xx

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  4. Simply wonderful, Claudia! Your design idea with the scattered inchie "leaves" is brilliant, and you've carried it out with all your usual skill and amazing artistic style. The colours look so fresh, and now you've made me want this stamp set even more!!
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you so much, Alison!

      And I highly recommend this special stamp set! ;)
      I am sure, you will do some awesomely gorgeous projects with it!!!

      Wishes,
      Claudia xxx

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  5. wow, This is beautiful and really cool. I love the layered effect, totally stunning x

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    1. Thank you very much, Mark!

      So glad you stopped by for a visit!

      Hugs,
      die amelie x

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  6. Beautiful work! I love your pretty leave inchies. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

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    1. So glad, you like it, Kirsty!! :)

      Hugs,
      die amelie x

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  7. Wie schööööön!!!!!!!!!! :-)

    LG!

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    1. OH, lieb, dass du vorbeischaust, Turwen!

      Da freu ich mich!

      Busserl aus Wien,
      Claudia

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you have stamped and arranged the squares ... many thanks for playing at CCCB

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    1. So glad you like it, Ros!

      Thank you for stopping by!

      die amelie xx

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  9. WOW! I just love this. What a wonderful spin on our challenge. Very creative and pretty. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

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    1. Sooo glad you like it, Linda!

      I really enjoyed your challenge so much! Thank you and your DT!

      die amelie x

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  10. Schöne Kombination von Inchies und Twinchies. Diese Stempel hätten mich zu nichts inspiriert...im Gegensatz zu deiner Karte. Ich kram schon mal mein Paper - Clay hervor....und geb dem Ganzen mal wieder ein Gesicht dazu (:o)

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    1. Paper-Clay? Dann bin ich schon mal gespannt, Elly!

      Danke für den lieben Besuch hier! :)

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  11. Eine wunderschöne Idee, die Wirkung ist total genial!

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    1. Danke für das feine Lob, Uli!

      Freut mich riesig!

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  12. Claudia i see you totally slip into fall, all creations are amazing! Very creative!
    Hugs from Slovenia

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    1. I love fall with all its' colours and textures, Ana!

      So glad, you like it!
      Have a wonderful WE!

      Claudia xx

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