Several months ago Cat Craig and I decided to do a challenge together using the same materials - so earlier in September I sent her a kit of fall papers, stamped leaves, gems, die cuts, etc. all with a fall theme with the challenge to make two cards with fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving theme using what I sent her plus any other little bits and bobs of her own. Among the items I sent her were real leaves from my Japanese maple tree which I had coated with glossy accents and added gold spatters. Today we are both posting our cards, so be sure to check out her creations here. When I made up her kit, I had just received the September Hero Arts Monthly Kit and other good stuff from them, so the dies and stamps were all from that order.
My first card is on some copper metallic cs, with the leaves embossed in copper and watercoloured with Zigs. The sentiment is coated with glossy accents to give it nice shine and dimension. The second card uses my real leaf and more HA sentiments. The pp are all from PTI from several years ago.
The other day I received my package from Cat with all sorts of good stuff, so on 7 November we'll both be posting our challenge to each other cards. Can't wait to start creating with it.
Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to hop over to Cat's post also.