Saturday, September 21, 2013

CAS-ual Retro Sketch


I'm celebrating the first day of fall that will officially be here tomorrow - September 22 - by creating this card for two different challenges...the Retrosketches Challenge and the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - to use fall colors and at least one leaf.  The finished size is 5 1/4" square.


I had this leftover leaf from a previous project; it was sponged with Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze and just a teeny touch of Chocolate Chip inks.  I then pressed the leaf on a Versamark pad and then added clear embossing powder.  This was repeated the second time to give a thicker, glossier look. 

Here's what I used...
STAMPS: Seasons of Change (leaf) by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Gorgeous Grunge (background) by SU, Happy Fall (sentiment) by Verve.
PAPER: Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, White.
ACCESSORIES: Leaf die by Sweet 'n Sassy; Grosgrain ribbon by SU; Sequins by Avery Elle; Clear embossing powder; Foam dots.

19 comments:

Lyndal said...

This looks SPECTACULAR Wanda!!!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Girl - this is FABULOUS!!! You used my favorite colors!!! Thank you so much for playing with us at RetroSketches!

Amy Sheffer said...

Love this so much, Wanda! A beauty!!

Broni said...

Gorgeous, Wanda! I pinned it!!

dstandard said...

Fabulous card - love the colors and the paint splashes and the washi tape!

Patti J said...

Beautiful card! The colors are so rich and vibrant. Thanks for sharing!

Vicki B. said...

gorgeous Wanda!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Such a beautiful card love it.

Petra Swart said...

WOW, Wanda, FANTASTIC!!! A winner!!

Craft-E-Place said...

Beautiful card
Elaine

JoAnn Ross said...

Wowza! Thats so amazing! I still haven't done anything with my Pinterest account, but I'm going to save this so I can pin it once I get time to figure it out. I LOVE the colors!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wanda, beautiful card. Just my style with the paint splatters and that leaf!

Claire said...

Absolutely beautiful Wanda....those colours are just stunning together and I love how you've done the leaf!

Kim S said...

I hadn't gotten the grunge set - I didn't think that I would use it -but you have shown me how perfect it is behind fall leaves!!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous....perfect use of the sketch and all that GRUNGE looks wonderful with the leaf!! Colors are fabulous!!

flubidoo said...

Amazing! From the colour combination, to that gorgeous double embossed leaf - what a cool technique! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays ;-)

Amy Kolling said...

LOVE LOVE that embossed leaf!!! It adds so much dimension! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Spectacular is definitely the correct way to describe this card! Thank you for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card!