Friday, October 21, 2016

It's Fussy and Fancy Time!

Hello Everyone!
It's time once again for a new challenge over at the 
 Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge
This new challenge is hosted by Jo and the theme she has chosen is


And, our sponsor is Wild Orchid Crafts

I don't know about you, but I just LOVE this time of the year!
The air is cool and crisp, the leaves are changing
into such beautiful color, football is back on TV ... oh yea, I watch football with
my sweetie!  Plus, I intend to enjoy 
every minute I can outdoors before winter sets in!

Thinking about those beautiful Fall colored leaves was what inspired today's creation.
I recently saw a friend using the 'gilding flakes' on a project
and I knew that would be the perfect medium to use for Fall leaves.

The leaf dies I used is a very OLD Spellbinder die set and I love the
deep embossing it leaves.  For my maple leaves I used the sticker sheet for the gilding
but then die cut again from black card stock to use as a 'shadow effect'
The oak leaves were die cut from foil panels from the DCWV foils 6x6 pack.

Instead of adding an extra layer of matting card stock, 
I simply (and carefully) went around the edge of my white background
panel with a Gold Pilot Marker.  To finish off my card, I've added
some green bakers twine, sequins and a sentiment.

Challenges to share in:
Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #33 - Use at least one die
Moving Along With the Times Challenge - Trees and/or Leaves
DRS Designs Challenge - Inspired by Color

Paper Craft Crew Challenge - Fall 
The Crafty Addicts Challenge - Autumn Colors

Please be sure to pop over to the challenge blog and take a peek 
at what the DT has created to inspire you! 
 A very talented group of ladies!!  
And then come join in the fun!   

Thanks for stopping by today and as always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Black cs, DCWV Foil paper, Scor Tape Sticky Sheets
Stamp/Ink:  Endless Creations sentiment stamp/Versafine Onyx
Accessories:  Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes 'Autumn Leaves', Spellbinder leaf dies, Bakers twine, Sequins, Gold Pilot Marker


Maria Illsley said...

Stunning colours you have really captured the Autumn shades xxx

Diane said...

Beautifully created Dar and you did a great job with those gilding flakes, they are messy to use, but so worth it in the end as you can see from your is absolutely gorgeous!!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! That shadow effect is great, Darlene! Beautiful design, and GORGEOUS leaf colors and textures! It's a wonderful design! hugs, de

Donna Ellis said...

Ooops! I almost forgot: Thank-you for joining us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. We love seeing your paper crafting projects, and are so happy you have joined us! Please check back to see if you have won a badge!
crafty hugs,

Vicki robertson said...

This is breathtaking, Darlene! Love the pop of gold among the other colors. Just beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, gorgeous! Those big leaves really show off the gilding flakes. I've been so inspired by you and Connie I looked for the flakes yesterday at our local craft store, but they didn't have them. I'm sure I don't need one more thing, anyway. Love the foils for the leaves, too. They go beautifully with the gilded leaves.

pam said...

Love how you used these old spellbinder leaf dies Darlene, think I`ve used mine once and as to gilding flakes might have tried that too,got that much stuff to try and a lot of flake colours!.
Stunning card design! thank you for sharing.. and popping over to me.
Big hugs Pam x

Judy Woodland said...

EEK - this is stunning. I have some of those guilding flakes and I need to get them out. You have really inspired me. Great design, and WOW, you used a marker around the edge??? You're a better man than I am, my line would be all squiggly.

Donna Phelan said...

Your leaves are fabulous! I would even volunteer to rake them (don't tell my hubby that!) They are beyond gorgeous! Those flakes look awesome and add so much color and YOWZA!

laurie said...

This is just gorgeous Darlene! Those leaves are stunning!

Tina Riddle said...

Darlene, this is absolutely a Wow card! I adore those leaves! I'm about to search Youtube for a tutorial on using these guilding flakes now!! And how in the world you used that gold marker for an edging so perfectly?? You rocked this! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Craft Crew this week! Blessings, Tina

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that is gorgeous, I love the combo of those and the foil!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Wow - those leaves are INCREDIBLE!!!

Tanja said...

love how you used the gilding flakes on the leaves - so pretty - thanks for sharing your creation at Moving along with the Times

Jo Rice said...

Such a stunning card Darlene, I love the colour tones that you used and the gilding flakes work perfectly. Wonderful inspiration for everyone to see. Hugs xx

Shelia said...

Oh my goodness, these leaves are absolutely gorgeous!! What a beautiful fall card. Thank you for sharing with us at DRS Designs.

Kim said...

This is such a great technique. I love the shadow effect...WOW! Beautiful. Thank you for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Jaw-dropping creation, Dar! These leaves would be so incredible strewn all over the house this time of year! And you are soooo brave to undertake that gold pen around the edge ~ perfectly, I might add!! Hugs, Dar

nwilliams6 said...

Wow, these are some really pretty leaves and I love that technique. Awesome idea! THanks for sharing this creation with us in the DRS Designs Challenge! Hugz

Cazro said...

Autumn is my favourite time of the year too. I love your card, the leaves are scrumptious, so realistic. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz DT.

Christyne - Stampin UP!® Demonstrator said...

I love all the shimmer on your leaves Dar! Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Craft Crew! Christyne - DT

cazazzled said...

Wow great card, this perfectly suits the challenge thank you for taking part DT