Sunday, 9 July 2017

International Art and Soul - Elements of Nature

The theme this time at International Art and Soul is 'Elements of Nature' so please use your imagination and join us.

I used a card blank by Craft UK and then matted on to it a tan coloured sheet of handmade Indus paper by Paper State. The background paper of leaves is from a painting by my late husband, Eric. His painting hangs in my bedroom. When I printed it my printer was playing up and it didn't print properly, making blueish lines, but I actually liked it so decided to go with it in that form. I used my many Spellbinder dies to cut the leaves in many colours.  The sentiment is one of my favourites and after printing it I cut it out and edged with Distress Ink. I added the leaves around the sentiment and then added some gold stones to some of the gaps. I bought the stones in John Lewis about twelve or thirteen years ago because I thought they'd be good in my card making but I haven't used them that much. Large jars of gold, silver and red will keep me going for many years, lol

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes


  1. Absolutely stunning, Hazel! Love how you've combined all those leaves.

    Apologies for not visiting and commenting as I should especially as you're so generous with your visits. I'm really hoping to do better once I stop work!

  2. Hi Hazel....great card.....but don't want to think about autumn just yet LOL !! weather too nice. Janice x

  3. I love this card, Hazel. I grew up in Northern Minnesota, and Autumn has always been my favorite season. I so love seeing the gorgeous changing and falling leaves. This card captures that beauty of Autumn. Thanks so much for sharing with us!
    karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Beautiful Hazel, love how you have used the leaf paper and so cleverly overlaid your die cut leaves to add the dimension to the leaf pile :) awesome :) hugs Jane xxxxxxxxxx

  5. Stunning card! Makes me long for the autumns in Indiana. Here in Italy, the trees don't change color too much.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Ciao, Lisa

  6. Hello Hazel and thank you for your lovely and sweet comment on my Zinnia card.
    Your card is gorgeous, the collection of leaves on it looks like the ones on the trees and on ground around my house. Autumn is my favorite Season of the year, I'm always amazed and enchanted by the glorious colors Mother Nature provide for us before the grip of Winter arrives here in NW Indiana.
    Beautiful creation, thank you for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  7. This is really beautiful, I'm sorry for being so late to thank you for linking up with us at QKR!
    Marji DT