Monday, 2 September 2013

Trees and leaves

Hi everyone it's Hazel's turn to choose our theme for the latest challenge over at Craft-Room and she's picked Trees and/or Leaves. Our sponsors for the challenge are Crafty Individuals.
We have a special guest designer for September - Annie, pop over to her blog: Curious'n Crafty Treasures and say hello! My sample was one of those pieces that just 'happened'.  I had the background already from a previous crafty play session, I can't really remember exactly how I did it, but I know it involved a Gelli plate printed background on black paper, followed by some dye inks sprayed over a stencil. 
So I started with that and decided I didn't want to cover it up because I liked it too much (even if I do say so myself :-) ) so I went with a UTEE Twinchie, behind which I added some skeleton leaves. I used clear UTEE and added pearl violet and gold embossing powders to the top layer before stamping into it while still warm and liquid with a leaf stamp (from ebay, no idea of manufacturer). I added some touches of rub n buff,  a little leaf charm and some twine. 
Can't wait to see what you all create - I also must apologise for not getting round all the entries this week, it's great to see so many of you joining us but the week ran out on me and I didn't have time to visit !! Sorry....will try harder !! 

I'm sharing my card here- 
Vintage Stamping - From Your Garden (I don't have a garden so hopefully it can be from someone else's too!!)

Happy Crafting...Esther xx


  1. What a fabulous make Esther. Love the background and that twinchie is stunning


    crafty Hugs

    Annie x

  2. Very creative Esther to my eye the background looks like winter trees so the Twinchee matches perfectly with those leaves.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  3. Wow! how gorgeous is this Esther!! Debi x

  4. My! This is such an enchanting make, Esther! Love everything on it - colours, textures... brilliant!

    die amelie x

  5. Hi Esther!
    Stunning creation, great inspiration, beautiful twinchie;-))m

  6. ps.
    thanks for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

  7. What a lovely lush looking piece Esther, super backing piece with the stencilled trees and the UTEE panel really draws the eye.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges and Penny Black and More.

    B x

  8. Owwww this is gorgeous !!!
    Von ☺

  9. This is fantastic, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this month.
    C xx

  10. Fabulous card Esther can see why you wanted to show case the background, the twinchie topper is gorgeous. XOXO Zoe

  11. Hi. I saw your piece on A Colorful Journey. I like the Gelli on black paper. Gotta do more of that. Nice piece.

  12. An absolutely fabulous card Esther, the background and twinchie are gorgeous - I love it lots.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. Love this! So can relate to having a Gelli print and not wanting to cover it up! Your twinchie is perfect there!! Thanks for sharing with the party!

  14. This is completely stunning, Esther. I can so understand why you didn't want to cover up that glorious background, but the twinchie is exquisite too - a perfect solution. Just fantastic.
    Alison x

  15. Fabulous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  16. Hi Esther, wow you've done a fab job with the gelli plate. that background is a real stunner! That lovely twinchie sets it off a treat. Thanks for joining us at VSC this month too
    Claire xx

  17. Great work with the gelli plate and a fab creation.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  18. Just catching up and boy, did this knock me sideways Esther. Love the colours and that background, love the simplicity of the design, love that embossed centre piece. Truly a work of art. Hugs, Jenny x

  19. An Autumn card indeed! and thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month :)

  20. a great take on the challenge 1 thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges xx


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