I had my Ranger Melt Pot out last week, aka: The Cauldron., and made a few pretties with it but … well, one thing turned to another and a little memory crept into my mind of a card I remembered seeing about four or five years ago. Once the memory had taken shape inside my mind (in other words, I remembered enough to give it a good old bash) I thought I’d have try at making the beautiful leaf I remembered.
The leaf itself is a stamped leaf, but, after cutting it out, I turned it over and using bottles of re-inkers, I set about colouring the leaf up. The first one I made didn’t give off the feeling I was trying for. The colours were too deep and kind of flat. So I scrapped that one, (my motto: If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you ever tried!)… and began again, this time using different colours. I knew what I was after: A leaf coloured for all the seasons. And this was the result:-
I was quite pleased with how it turned out. It went from a brighter summer green, into a deep, rich, dark green, which then changed into rust and orange, which in turn changed into that fabulous autumn yellow.
I took LOADS of photographs of the leaf … and couldn’t for the life of me, get it to show the ultra thick embossing which I’d toiled over until it was perfection. I wanted to catch the shine on the leaf so that you could see that this was something really pretty. It looked like the most beautiful leaf captured inside glass. [sigh] Sadly, I failed. Nothing I did would catch the shine of what looked like glass. So you’ll have to imagine that it’s there.
The sentiment – is partly something I read a while back, but I changed it round a little, added a line and changed a few words, and so made it more what I wanted the card to say.
In case you can’t read it, it says:
Whispering winds which scatter leaves at the end of Summer; A gentle stroll on an Autumn Day; The chill in the air on a Winters morning; The chirrup of bird song which Spring brings. Somethings in life are always beautiful.
I really enjoyed putting this card together and love the leaf. In fact I loved making it so much that I think I’m going to make it again, only next time a little different. If it works, I’ll share it with you. If it doesn’t … you may never hear another word about it. But .. I might share it if it fails miserably – just so that you and I can have a laugh. LOL.
On the day I made this card, I made some other things too – only this time with my Cauldron (Ranger Melt Pot), and I’ll share those things with you next time.
Anyhoo . . . HAPPY MONDAY!
Just to get the week off to a grrrrrreat start, I give you a joke in the hope of making your heart smile….
I just watched a wildlife documentary about beavers. — Best dam programme I’ve seen in a long time! 😀
Pass the smile around. Share the joke. Let’s see if we can get the whole world smiling. We could use a little amusement now and again.
Have a truly lovely Monday. May today be a good one. Sending you squidges from my corner to yours….