09 October 2019

Maple leaf

HI there!

I love leaves...sometimes they are just as beautiful as flowers. Giant Monstera tropical leaves fascinate me, juicy succulent leaves are amazing too... but this time of the year ... I especially love Maple leaves. The shape of course, but those colors!

Today's maple leaf is in a geometric style, gold and black, using those gorgeous colors in the watercolored background.

Geometric maple leaf - water colored background

Geometric maple leaf - water colored background

I used :

  • Geometric autumn leaf from the Silhouette store - Design ID #158041
  • Silhouette cameo
  • Distress oxide inks : Peeled paint, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo
  • Sentiment from Altenew : Label love set
  • Foam tape for dimension
  • Versafine black ink

Another 'swiped' background using a credit card , distress oxide inks and spritzed water . Leaf cut twice, colored the top one with a gold paint marker and layered it between the top and bottom layers of the sentiment.  Love how it gives a dimensional look to the leaf !

Sharing my card at :

AAA birthday ~ Color palette

CAS watercolour Challenge ~ Maple leaf

The male room challenge ~ Stay CAS


Thanks for visiting me today!



Zw@@n said...

Beautiful CAS card, Hannelie. Gorgeous leaf.

Nora Noll said...

This is amazing!! I am loving that fun background!!

Monika Skinner said...

Great CAS card, love the earthy colours. Thanks so much for playing along at The Male Room craft challenge. Good Luck!

Shelly said...

Super awesome card, Hannelie! Loving how you made your background and that maple leaf...amazing!

Allison Clark said...

What a gorgeous CAS card Hannelie! I love how you made the background and the hint of gold on the Maple leaf is perfect! Thank you for joining us at AAA Birthday, hope you will join us again soon! hugs XoX Alli C - DT

TK said...

Beautiful! Two things -- I need to try this technique again because I sure enjoy yours and I need metallics inks! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cheryl W said...

We have a maple tree in our backyard that will soon be covered with red leaves. About 1/2 of the tree has changed already. I'm lucky to live in an area with lots of Sugar Maples that look spectacular in the fall. Your card is awesome, and very reminiscent of a Minnesota Autumn.

Loll said...

Beautiful design, Hannelie. Gorgeous watercoloured background to show off that amazing maple leaf. LOVE the layered black and gold ... very striking! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful Hannelie !!

Bises ♥

Jane said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday & TMR, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

Bonnie said...

Wow! This geometric leaf is wonderful and so is the watercolor background, Hannelie! Love all the dimension! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

Wei said...

Another CAS perfection, Hannelie! Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

Tina said...

Such a prtty cas card! Lov the background and the golden maple leaf. Thank you for joining us at AAA Birthday challenge, hope to see you join us again! Tina - DT

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your beautiful background Hannelie and it's the perfect showcase for that geometric die-cut leaf. Vicky x

Karen Dunbrook said...

so pretty, love the bkg you created to back it up against.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
:) Karen