Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Lovely Leaves

Hi!  Welcome back for a lovely fall inspired post!  The ever so talented Jenny is our host this time around for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge and she has challenged us to show off "Lovely Leaves".
Sizzix Fall Foliage Ranger Distress Stain Sprays Dylusions Lemon Zest for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

She describes the challenge:

"At this time of year leaves take over from flowers as the stars of Nature's display - the deciduous ones take on beautiful Autumnal hues before falling to the ground, whilst the evergreen ones keep our gardens from looking bare as we wait for new flowers to appear in the Spring. For this challenge make sure to add leaves (or even Pine Needles if you like) to your vintage or shabby chic projects."

Well I am always up for creating with leaves, especially fall leaves!
I had this vision of a little wreath using the smaller leaves from the Fall Foliage Dies.  I ended using a long strip of cardstock to cut out a series of leaves.  

cutting them out of that long piece of cardstock created a fun stencil:
Sizzix Fall Foliage Ranger Distress Stain Sprays for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Which I used to create this:
Sizzix Fall Foliage Ranger Distress Stain Sprays  for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

 and this:

Sizzix Fall Foliage Dies Ranger Distress Stain Sprays Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste

 I now have two more backgrounds for fall inspired cards!

To create my wreath I took a few steps:
Sizzix Fall Foliage Ranger Distress Stain Sprays for the Funkie Junkie Boutique

1. Die cut leaves.
2. Spray with a mix of colors.  I also dragged them through the inky mess after I sprayed to even out the colors.
3. Trace a circle the size of the wreath you would like.  Cut it out.
4.  Poke a hole in the middle of the circle and cut out the middle.  (I could have done this with two different sized circle dies. I was lazy and didn't want to pull out the die cutting machine. :)
5. Spray the circle with a yellow inky spray.
6. Layer in the leaves.  I used some thin foam dots to pop up some of the leaves.

I hope you enjoyed the fall leaves here on the blog.  Come join us in the challenge!  The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sizzix Fall Foliage Die
Ranger Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Woodgrain
Ranger Distress Stain Spray - Mustard Seed, Wild honey, Aged Mahogany, Ground Espresso
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink - Frayed Burlap
Idea-Ology Remnant Rub-on
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
Prima Marketing Memory Hardware Pearls 
Natural Jute Twine


  1. Suzz, it looks like you had a blast playing in the leaves! Your leaves are gorgeous; so life-like I could have sworn you raked these up out of your yard! Your resulting card and backgrounds are equally stunning, and how clever to use everything. The metallic pearls on the wreath are the perfect accent. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs!

  2. I love your wreath of leaves, it is so fall inspired and pretty!! Your inking produced leaves that a so very realistic!

  3. Gorgeous leafy garland - the leaves are so lifelike.
    Alison x

  4. LOVE your layered leaf wreath Suzz! They look amazing clustered together with the pearl accents. And what a clever idea to use the 'waste' card as a stencil for even more backgrounds - brilliant!


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