Thursday, 14 July 2016

Shaded Leaves


 Meet today's card.
A simple one although it looks more involved because of all the layers but it really isn't.

I began with a stencil from STAMPlorations and my Distress inks.  I wanted to give the leaves a shaded look so I masked one side of the leaves and inked with Mowed Lawn then moved the mask to the other side and inked with Cracked Pistachio.   
I stamped the sentiment from Impression Obsession, then using a black fine-line marker, drew in a border to pull it all together.
I die-cut the white mats using a die from MFT and mounted it all on those adding a plain green one to help continue the green.  The main panel was pop dotted to add more interest.



 Adding my card to these challenges:

CASology- ART


Crafty Gals Corner- MONOCHROMATIC

City Crafter- ON THE BORDER

CAS Mix Up- STAMPING, MARKERS, YOUR CHOICE


Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you have a great day!

Supplies:  stamp- IO/ stencil-STAMPlorations/ fine tip marker/ cuttlebug/ die-MFT/ ink- Memento bl, Distress/ inking tool/ pop dots

20 comments:

Loll said...

Beautiful design Karen. Love the two-toned leaves. Great way to use a marker to draw the border. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Marie-Louise said...

What a super card. Love the dual toned leaves.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is gorgeous and I love the colors.

Stella said...

I kept looking at this card; a brilliant design and fab use of ink and that beautiful stencil. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! so VERY lovely and peaceful too, great sentiment completes this lovely card.
Faith
x

Jennifer Earley said...

Fantastic card! Love the colors and shading!

Bonnie said...

I love these 2 tone stenciled leaves, Karen! And you use of a marker is superb! The drawn frame makes everything look so polished! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Nancy Stislow said...

You have some of the most novel ideas, Karen! Love the shaded leaves and absolutely love those mats! The green showing through on the mats looks wonderful and is perfect for your image. Also love your hand drawn framing.

JanR said...

Fantastic card, Karen! I love the design!

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card! I love the two tone stencilling - so effective! xxx

Andie Miller said...

A different take on borders, but very cool. So glad to have found you through the City Crafter Challenge Blog.

Cheryl W. said...

I think your card is wonderful, Karen! I especially like the way you drew the border to anchor your sentiment. It really adds a fabulous design element. Also, thank you for visiting paperpanacea.blogspot.com and leaving such a kind comment.

Ros Crawford said...

What a fabulous card this is!! Love the fresh look with those gorgeous greens and your lovely border! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

nancy littrell said...

Stunning and so Creative Karen. I LOVE your color combination, clever masking, Die Cut Borders and....especially your black drawn border that pulls your sentiment and images together. All So Cool! TFS my friend. Hugs, nancy

Shona Chambers said...

Love this so much Karen!! Its so clean, fresh and modern, and your border with the pen is perfection (mine would be wobbling all over the place....). Have 'pinned' it to CASE later on and so glad you shared it with us at ATSM too!!!!

Kreative Kymona said...

Hey Karen!! Refreshing!! I love the stenciled green leaves. Nicely done. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

More fabulous stenciling! I love the shading you did on this. So big and bold and beautiful!

Hannelie said...

Absolutely beautiful Karen! Love the vibrant green!
So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Bobby said...

I give this one two thumbs up, Karen.

Amy Cohen said...

Perfect card for our Monochromatic challenge! Beautiful work...thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
Amy-DT