PPA224 Sketch with Fall Foliage

I try not to go back into my stash of favorite retired stamps (or inks, or retired anything really) for posting up here…  but, I must say my favorite leaf set has still got to be French Foliage <edited to be the correct name, oops>. So, when this challenge came up and an idea of fall colors and leaves popped into my head, I had no choice! You get those moments too, right??  You just can’t make something go away? So, I made a card with retired items! The horror!!!! 🙂  ok, enough with the drama….
Here is the challenge that inspired me, Pals Paper Arts PPA224 Sketch Challenge:

And, here is the card I came up with:

I am completely confident this could be made with substituted stamps, or inks… but ya know what?  I like this one for today!
Aside from the stamp set, I dug up my old Stampin’ Up! Spectrum pad (Late November). Yep, remember those?? And guess what, it was still inked! Holy cow these things rock.
The only reason I did this is out of sheer laziness. I could have just used all the individual ink pads, one by one, and layered the colors… but, well. I didn’t want to. I will save that for another day when there isn’t an idea stuck in my head. 🙂

I think the idea is simple, and used the rainbow effect as my background, instead of cutting out separate layers of paper. That was my interpretation anyway.

I matched up some of the older colors with the new ones – like the Crushed Curry instead of More Mustard and Night of Navy instead of Not Quite Navy, so I could use the paper and candy dots, and it was perfect.  I hope everyone likes it!

Behind the scenes:  I stamped the main leaf using the ink pad, then decided it needed more shine! So, I stamped it again, just in Versamark this time! Then, I embossed it with clear EP right over it, and poof!  shiny leaf!


Some items used:


8 responses to “PPA224 Sketch with Fall Foliage

  1. beautiful.


  2. This is gorgeous! French Foliage will always be one of my most favorites also!! Thanks for including the PPA in your stamping fun this week!


  3. So pretty and regal! Perfect for fall. Thanks for having fun with the Pals the week!


  4. This is simple beautiful!!


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