Quixotic Paperie Challenge Blog Challenge No. 16

A new challenge from Quixotic Paperie Challenge blog for you today and this week it is:

Leaves It Out!

Well actually what we want is for you to ‘leaves’ it in – or in other words add leaves to your projects 🙂 Ok so it was a very poor pun on words chosen by me!

My project has quite a few leaves in it! Well first there is the leaves in the image which is the gorgeous CC Designs Sweet November Fruit of the Month Grape.

Second you could perhaps say that the flowers on the backing paper could be leaves? What do you think? They could be clover leaves perhaps? Well the papers are from the Cosmo Cricket Earth Love paper pack and I’ve distressed the edges a bit with distress inks.

The image is coloured with PrismaColor pencils and I’ve used Glossy Accents on her dress. I’ve carefully highlighted each of the grapes individually with the glue as I wanted to give the skirt dimension in keeping with the design.

Glossy Accents is great as it only goes where you put it. I’ve tried other dimension glues but Glossy Accents work beautifully.

The bow was made with the Bow-Easy Template and I did a double bow. What do you think? That Bow-Easy sure does work! Yeah I know I’ve said that before LOL!

The charm is the large Toadstool available at Quixotic Paperie, oh and if you have a look at the card you will see some flat-backed pearls on it too! Packed it all this week!

There is a third set to leaves in my make… I used a die-cut leaf to mask off bits of the backing card for the image then inked around the leaf to give a negative image.

Gosh that was a long post for me!

I will let you get on with what you were doing 🙂

Have fun!



Stamps – CC Designs Sweet November Fruit of the Month Grape
Inks – VersaFine Onyz black; VersaColor various greens; Distress inks straw

Colouring – PrismaColor Pencils; Sansodor

Papers – Cosmo Cricket Earth Love

Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Scissors; Silicone glue; Double-sided tape

Other – Glossy Accents; Bow-Easy Template; Toadstool Charm; Flat-backed pearls; Cuttlebug; Leaf die; Ribbon; Fiskars border punch; Slots punch

Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. Juls

    so gorgeous!! Love the glossy accents! Hugs juls

  2. Pretty-In-Ink

    So pretty! love your masked leaf background and the fabby glossy accents!

  3. Tanya Rudd

    Oh Kim, love the leaf background, I will have to try this. Your color scheme is so bright today. I just love it.

  4. Crystal

    Kim this is sooo awesome, LOVE the fun colors and the background!!!

  5. ~amy~

    this is over the top fantabulous Kim!!!

  6. Lil Daffodil

    Hi Kim,
    A great card in lovely bright colours. Love the papers and the image is fantastic.
    Fiona x

  7. Sharon

    Wow, this is beautiful Kim. I love the accents on the grapes and your inked background is fantastic.

  8. Nannieflash

    Hi Kim, what a little cutie, and such fabulous details, I love the papers to. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  9. Julie

    What a sweet image–beautiful card!

  10. Terri

    Such a fun and pretty card Kim!

  11. Emily

    Beautiful Kim, I love the details on her skirt.. off to look into bow easy now 🙂

  12. Amy

    Such a gorgeous card Kim, love the masked leaf background and your coloring of grape fairy is beautiful…she looks like she would be in charge of all the champagne grapes! 😉

  13. Hanne

    Really sweet image and a wonderful card!

  14. Sarpreet

    Gorgeous card – thank you for sharing your technique. bright summery card, the image is so adorable – colouring is super as always

  15. How cute! Your coloring and glossy accents are fab! Gorgeous colors and design! You are so uber talented girl!

  16. Jacqueline's Weblog

    Amazing! What a sweet and wonderful card. I love the colours and your wonderful colouring!
    Hugs Jacqueline

  17. Divine bright colours and beautiful image, Kim. Very clean fingers in your action photo too! Warmest wishes, Lesley

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