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Saturday, October 15, 2016

COPPER LEAF


The other day as I was out walking, I found this leaf and couldn't believe how beautiful it was. Then I remembered a favorite  poem "Trees" by Joyce Kilmer. 




So here's one more card for CAS Watercolour Challenge.  The background piece was loosely watercolored with Kuretake Gamsai watercolors.  Die cut the leaf from some of my Target copper paper and then embossed.  Added a little sentiment embossed in copper metallic and some vellum leaves.  To paraphrase Kilmer -
Cards are made by fools like me
But only God can make a leaf. 



I am also entering this in Virginia's October challenge where she asks us to use a focal point and Paper Players CAS leaf challenge.

Thanks for visiting today - your comments make me happy.
 

14 comments:

  1. Your soft and delicate colours for your watercolour background are just perfect with copper. The embossing on the leaf add lots of texture and dimension. Beautiful card Betty. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour. xx

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  2. I'm pretty sure that God is smiling at your leaf, Betty! I love the embossing and that pretty watercolor background! Thanks so much for sharing with us again at CAS Watercolour!

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  3. Absolutely Stunning and such a beautiful creative Freestyle design. TFS Bette. Hugs, nancy

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  4. Gorgeous embossed leaf, Betty! Can't go wrong with that copper Target paper!!

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  5. I haven't read that poem or heard the song in a long time & it's one of my favorites, too. Beautiful Fall card, Betty!

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  6. Wonderfully combined glow of copper with a beautiful watercolor background. This card looks very beautiful
    Regards,
    BozenA

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  7. Such a lovely inspiration, Betty! I love your embossed copper foil leaf with your watercolored background...so pretty! Great idea to include the vellum leaves, too!

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  8. So lovely, Betty! Both your gorgeous card and the poem reminder. I love how you washed your bg, and placed the eb copper leaf as focal pt. Lovely, lovely soft autumn colors!

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  9. It' looks so beautiful.... So pretty with the copper leaf
    great to be inspired on a walk in the nature

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  10. Such a beautiful leaf Betty! Fabulous card my friend! Thank you for your kind words on my blog for myself and Mum, it was greatly appreciated! I'm afraid I must dash, got to sort out some more things that my poor mother had got into a muddle because of the Sepsis! Have a wonderful week! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  11. Betty, this is beautiful. I love the textures of the gold and vellum, as well as your watercolored background. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

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  12. fabulous combination of techniques Betty.

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  13. Such a pretty gold embossed leaf and water colored background, Betty. Great fall colors used in the water colors. Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week.

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