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Tuesday 25 October 2022

Treats on Tuesday with Christine - La gâterie du mardi avec Christine

Hi Everyone, I wanted to create something for the fall before all the leaves disappear from the trees. 
On one of my walks with dog this week I picked a few of maple leaves off the trees, they were so pretty with a mix of red and green. I place the leaves between two pieces of Mixed Media paper and run it through my die cutting machine using a thin die plate arrangement.
This is what came out when I peeled off the leaves, aren't the colours wonderful. The one on the left is the start of my Leafy card, the one on the right will be used another day.

I smooshed some distress oxide inks into my craft matt, spritzed it with a little water and then applied it to the card using a piece of acetate. The acetate allowed me to place the ink around the pressed leaf images without too much overlap. I then stamped some leaves around the edge using a few different colours of Distress Oxide inks. I stamped a leaf on watercolour paper using Versamark ink, heat embossed it with Platinum Embossing powder and watercoloured it with distress oxide ink.

I cut my plant pressed images into half and kept the second piece a little simpler.

Christine Alexander - DT Magenta


Produits Magenta utilisés:
Magenta products used:
Maple Leaf Medium 
Maple Leaf Large 
Delicate Leaf Branch 


Bonnie said...

What a great combination of natural leaves and stamps! Amazing transfer of color and perfect stamping and watercoloring added with the acetate!

Loll said...

What a great way to use the beauty of nature in your cards, Christine. Fantastic colours from your fall maple leaves makes for amazing backgrounds and main images for your cards.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful and creative ways to use your pressed Fall leaves, Christine. I loved all your layering and colors you achieved. So artsy and a wonderful way to celebrate the beautiful colors from the leaves you picked on your walk. I wish I could watch you create IRL my friend. TFS your detailed description too. Love and Hugs..Nancy