October 9, 2012

CCC#14 - Leaf

Autumn is here and so is this week's new CASology Cue Card.  


Perfect for Autumn this week's cue card is:


After a wonderful Canadian Thanksgiving weekend at the cottage I am here to share my LEAF card.


I wanted to show the changing of the leaves on my tree so I used a combination of five inks to create a gradient colour scheme for my leaf stamp.  By using gradient colour I was able to add depth to my CAS design.   I began by inking the entire leaf image in PTI Harvest Gold, my lightest colour, then working clockwise around the perimeter of the leaf image I dabbed Canyon Clay. Terracotta Tile, Scarlet Jewel and Simply Chartreuse.  The tree trunk and the sentiment were stamped with Dark Chocolate all on a Vintage Cream panel attached to a Canyon Clay card base.

Head on over to CASology today to learn what the `cue card`means to you, how you can play along and see the all the cards created by the Design Team to inspire you.

Don`t forget to visit the blogs of the other members of the Design Team:
Tracey McNeely (that`s me)

and this week's Guest Designer Bridget (winner of CCC #12 - SHOE)

I can't wait to see what LEAF means to you!

All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Canyon Clay, Vintage Cream
Stamps: Trendy Trees, Lovely Layers
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile, Scarlet Jewel, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse

23 comments :

Kim S said...

Lovely fall leaves!

Karen Nutkins said...

This is lovely. The colours are wonderful, very autumnal.

Joyce said...

Very pretty. I love the way you inked your leaves.

Benzi said...

Beautiful creation! And, what a wonderful sentiment to go
with those colorful leaves...sure makes one think of Thanksgiving
and all we have to be thankful for each day.

Karen said...

the way you inked the leaves stunning

Lisa said...

Your leaves are pretty Tracey and this is just the sweetest card! This sentiment is really special too...love it all!!!

Marybeth said...

Love the way the leaves turned out! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving !

Renee said...

Love it!!
The way you did the leaves...
kind'a looks like the view outside my window right now! :)

Jen W. said...

Love your gradient leaves, Tracey! They really add depth and movement. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving!

The Paper Parade said...

I love how the tree trunk is so big and the leaves are so small and colorful! Your Thanksgiving at the cottage sounds wonderful :)

Kara said...

love those leaves!!

Rosemary said...

what a sweet card, tracey... the gradient leaves are so beautiful!

Christina said...

So beautifully CAS, Tracey! The multi-color leaves are so pretty!

~amy~ said...

perfect CAS design and I adore the sentiment.

Virginia L. said...

Delightful tree! Love love the colors and white space! Perfect CAS card, Tracey!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful tree, Tracey! I love the gradient leaves. I especially love the sentiment. What a wonderful world it would be if we all did just that!

Darnell J Knauss said...

That's so lovely, Tracey, and what a wonderful sentiment!!

laughadaisy said...

I love it. ;-) So simple, so beautiful. Totally satisfies my Autumn bone! ;-)

Kelly Griglione said...

Ack, brilliant! Love how you got five colors on the small amount of leaves in the tree. What a cool effect! I think this is one of my favorites of yours.

Aileen said...

Love the changing colours on your leaves. Super CAS card. x

Melissa said...

Tracey, this is beautifully CAS!!! :) Love all the autumn color you fit onto the pretty tree and I LOVE that sentiment!

Jean said...

Happy to hear you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Your card is super sweet with the multicolor leaves and touching sentiment.

Ardyth said...

Love the depth on those leaves and the modern design of your tree!