French Foliage NAC12

Howdy all! Made some time to stamp last night, and this is what I came up with for the color challenge over at the Nacho Average Challenge blog. Here is the challenge:

And, here is what I came up with.

I really struggle getting past the leaf stamps this time of year, especially this one-French Foliage! It just calls my name!! Even though leaves are not blue, I knew I could make something work. Card base is Lucky Limeade, accent layer is Island Indigo. Background of Crumb Cake. On the background, I stamped the large leaf in Lucky Limeade, added some of the script in Island Indigo, and some splatter dots in Crumb Cake (some full strength, some stamped off once). I sponged the edge with Crumb Cake before texturing it with the Square Lattice folder in the Big Shot. The saying is from Sassy Salutations. I stamped it onto one of the shapes from the Apothecary Arts Framelits set. I doesn't have a coordinating layer, but I made one. Cut two more of the same shape from Island Indigo and do like we do with the Designer Label punch: cut one in half vertically, the other in half horizontally and layer them behind the Crumb Cake layer. I trimmed a couple edges that I didn't like the look of, but it went together really well! The saying was stamped in Island Indigo, with a Lucky Limeade leaf and Crumb Cake splatter dots in the background. I knotted a Lucky Limeade ribbon around the background, layered the saying over with dimensionals and attached to the base.

Glad to be back in stamping mode!! See you tomorrow for Sketch Frenzy Friday!!


Tammy said...

Great job with the colors! What a pretty card! So glad you joined the Nachos this week!!!

Leilani McGranahan said...

I like this technique and the leaf set just adds to it. Nice job and thanks for playing.

Leilani McGranahan said...

Nice card. Thank you for playing this week.

Anne Hayward said...

Great technique using one of my favorite stamp sets. I too love leaf sets! Thanks for playing along with the Nachos.