24 September 2012

Is it a flower, is it a leaf ? No, it's a leafy flower!

Hi there!

This time of the year, I can see all my favorite colors in abundance... no not outside... in blogland!
Where we live, the whole year looks kind of the same all year round. This is one thing I really miss, the change of the seasons!

To bring some color to the day, I made 2 cards in the shades of Autumn, I will share the other one a bit later.

I'm not taking credit for the creative use of the leaf stamp to create the flower... I saw a card on the Hero arts website, and came up with my own version of the idea.

Today I couldn't decide which photo shows off my card the best... the first or last one... help me out, which one?

Challenges I'm entering:
simply less is more ~pick 3 :
I picked the following
week 12 - off centre
week 13 - thank you/congratulation
week 25 - ribbon/buttons
cas-ualfridays ~ inspired by Autumn
sweet stop sketches   ~ sketch
sentimental sundays ~ Autumn

Thanks for visiting me today


Pumpy said...

The Card is lovely, the flower very clever, even if it was not your idea.

Nancy Guse said...

This is gorgeous and I prefer the first photo.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Hannelie. Love the fall colors and the pretty flower out of leaves. The ribbons look great! I think the last one is a better angle. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week. :o)

Chrissie said...

What a terrific idea Hannelie, your card looks amazing and I think I shall be trying this I technique in the not too distant future.. I bought some new leaf stamps only yesterday!
Thanks so much
Less is More

Desire Fourie said...

Mal oor die aardse kleure van hierdie een.
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Mandi said...

Superb car Hannalie, the leaves look terrific
Great card

Thank you

Kimberley said...

What a beautiful autumn inspired card Hannelie.

Beverley said...

This is stunning & so creative. Thank you for stopping by my blog & commenting. Hugs Bev x

maria f. said...

Hi, nice to meet you! As to your question of which photo, I'd love to know the same! I did notice the flower immediately in the first photo. I think it looks better in that photo. Is that what you want to emphasize? But from what I hear, straight-on shots are better so that would speak for #2. I'm still struggling with this myself.
Your other autumn card- just have to say I immediately noticed the "many thanks" sentiment. Lovely. Then I saw that you created it. And many others. May have to take you up on your offer to use one. So nice of you.

Bethany Stellpflug said...

Wow! I LOVE this! Such gorgeous fall colors and what a beautiful design/layout! And that flower is super lovely :)

Susan said...

I love the first photo you posted. Very clear and really shows the dimension. I LOVE the technique of using the leaves to build a bloom. We don't really get seasonal changes where I live either, so I have to depend on photos of "other" places!

Suzanne Russell said...

Beautiful card! Not only is the leafy flower very eye-catching, but the ribbon "banners" add a wonderful touch of texture as well as fall color.

Lynn said...

Absolutely stunning Hannalie...love all the gorgeous patterns. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

GinaA said...

Very eye catching, great colour and I love your flower.

Sue said...

Beautiful! I love the flower and colours. Sue x

Jenny said...

I love how you've used that leaf stamp Hannelie... an amazing flower :0)
Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
Jenny x

Cathymac said...

Beautiful fall card, Hannelie...love the flower you created with the leaf image...very creative even if you saw the idea somewhere else! I like the first photo the best! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Michele Gross said...

Stunning!! Thanks for having some fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kimberly said...

Hannelie - LOVE your leafy flower! That IS a great idea, and it looks awesome with the ribbons. Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Christina said...

Your flower and banners are gorgeous! I love these warm tones paired with kraft. Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!