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 ­čÖé 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 ­čÖé

Have fun!


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

Colouring – PrismaColor Pencils; Sansodor

PapersCosmo Cricket Earth Love

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

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



  1. March 3, 2010 / 1:01 pm

    beautiful card! It is sunny!

  2. March 3, 2010 / 1:06 pm

    so gorgeous!! Love the glossy accents! Hugs juls

  3. March 3, 2010 / 1:08 pm

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

  4. March 3, 2010 / 1:34 pm

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

  5. March 3, 2010 / 2:06 pm

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

  6. March 3, 2010 / 2:39 pm

    this is over the top fantabulous Kim!!!

  7. March 3, 2010 / 3:48 pm

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

  8. March 3, 2010 / 4:02 pm

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

  9. March 3, 2010 / 4:16 pm

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

  10. March 3, 2010 / 4:31 pm

    What a sweet image–beautiful card!

  11. March 3, 2010 / 5:03 pm

    Such a fun and pretty card Kim!

  12. March 3, 2010 / 5:17 pm

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

  13. March 3, 2010 / 6:04 pm

    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! ­čśë

  14. March 3, 2010 / 6:23 pm

    Really sweet image and a wonderful card!

  15. March 3, 2010 / 7:33 pm

    Such a darling card!

  16. March 3, 2010 / 7:33 pm

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

  17. March 3, 2010 / 8:57 pm

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

  18. March 3, 2010 / 9:02 pm

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

  19. March 3, 2010 / 11:28 pm

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

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