Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Green Leaf



This is a card for fall - and yes, I already know that one little leaf should have been brown, rust, mustard, or anything other than green. However, green it is! I figure you can look at this two ways - either it's symbolic of the last leaf falling with winter coming on - OR - the cut ants got to this tree and just stripped it!

The image is from Recollections and I used some unknown patterned paper (trying to use up scraps) and Old Olive, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla. The image is "framed" with the Scallop Edge Medallion (from the Resources page at SCS). And that shiny, shimmery, multi-colored ribbon was sent to me by Mary at Southern Moments. Beautiful ribbon and thanks again so much.

This will be for several challenges:
Creative Inspirations Paint - leaves (even though there is only ONE leaf here)
Crafty Emma - Forever Autumn

Thanks for stopping by............

Lynn

27 comments:

Ronnie said...

Your card is beautiful!The DSP, and colors are perfect for fall. And right now I see plenty of green leaves mixed in with all the other colors, lol so don't worry. =0)

Lynn McAuley said...

Love this beautifully layered design, Lynn! Fabulous autumn colors!! Fun patterns!! Sensational punched medallion!

Jenn said...

Really like the LO of this card Lynn! Great Job!

Jenn

Gina said...

Gorgeous, love the colors you combined here. I also love tree images!

Vicky said...

Fabulous card perfect for autumn & the layers look totally fab.
Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges & hope you will join again next time.

Hugs Vicky xx

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is lovely, the colors are just wow!!! Ok, now for your little leaf, I know here in North Texas we have quite a few green leaves that fall, they don't all turn color. So, it is a Texan leaf ;)

Paige said...

Love the colors and layout of this terrific fall card!

deesdesigns said...

Great layout and I love your choice of DP's you used.

I'm so glad you could join us this week at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays.

Tammy said...

You're funny, cut ants yikees! Love the card and the wonderful warm colors.

Spelled With An I said...

My vote is cut ants! LOL Beautiful card.

Alissa said...

LOVE all the layers and the colors Lynn!

Linda said...

Very cute I love the image! Thanks for joining us at SSDS with your wonderful fall card.
Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

Mary said...

heehee love the story. That is one beautful card Lynn. Glad you liked the ribbon.. I have yards of it so if you would like more just holler.
hugs.

Laura said...

I really like all the DP and the layout is just lovely.

Anne Marie said...

I love the rich colors of your fall card, Lynn! That green leaf is perfect for South Texas fall, in my opinion. :) I love that scalloped medallion punch, too. Looks great!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous autumnal card hun, lol at the green leaf (I think the cut ants got it) just love the layers!
Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges this week, good luck & hope to see you back again soon!
Hugs shell xx

Christine Riley said...

Wow Lyn, this is gorgeous! I love that tree image and I love your layout. Gorgeous papers and colors. I also love how you did the punch work around the tree. Beautiful!
Hugs, Christine

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! Love the idea of the last single leaf. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Inspirtaion Paints!

Kendra

Crafty Creations said...

Don't worry about the green leaf! I still have lots of green leaves falling to the ground! I LOVE that medallion!!! And the ribbon too! Thanks for the birthday wishes to my hubby :)
Maria

Crafty Creations said...

PS: I love that you took the word verification off :)

Karen Howard said...

Gorgeous card and the leaf is lovely in green!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like how you did the partial scallop frame to showcase the nice tree image. I like the combo of patterned papers and colors with this layout.

I think it's perfectly ok to have a green leaf in autumn. They do happen. In our woods, we have one tree that is tucked within a grove of other trees. As the outer trees turn gold and red and rust, that little tree on the inside stays green for the longest time. When all the other trees have shed their leaves, this one finally starts to turn gold.

Creative Inspirations said...

What a great card! I love the layering of it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations Paint.

Nicole said...

Pretty card - love that tree! :)

Patty said...

Perfect fall card and I like that your leaf is green! Great job!

BarbaraW said...

Wonderful card. Love that image and the lone leaf. The background paper is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations.

Carrie said...

Lynn this is wonderful... love the mix of dps and I didn't even notice the leaf was green till you said. :) I really like how you framed out the image though. Will have to try that