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Friday, 21 October 2016

Best of Luck.............

Good morning!

Let me introduce you to another of my favourite stamps again from Pollyanna Pickering - everyone in blogland, this is Ralph the squirrel, Ralph, this is everyone in blogland!  I made this card for my daughter Hayley when she left for University early October and thought I'd share it with you all. It sits proudly in Hayleys room at Uni now.....

Shall we take our journey?

I started with my usual piece of blank white Sheena stamping card.  
My first task was to stamp out all of my leaves (Inkylicious) in a nice Autumn wreath shape and mask them off one by one so that they over lapped each other in lovely Autumn distress colours.

Then came Ralph in the middle.  I didn't need to mask him off as I shaded him in with distress inks straight away.

I then shaded in around Ralph with more diluted distress ink using plenty of water to flood the area but not quite going up to Ralph.

The background, outside the wreath has been done using brusho's.  I have sprinkled them directly on to the card stock (not being too careful as the leaves were masked off at this stage) and spritzed with water until I got the effect that I wanted. I stamped some acorns in the corners and shaded those in as well.

Then I allowed this all to dry naturally.

When everything was dry, I rubbed away all the masking fluid and shaded in my leaves. I stamped "Best of Luck" and then chose random leaves to have Glossy Accents applied to them so that they seemed even more raised off of the page.

Matted and Layered.

I thought this was a lovely Autumnal card for Hayley as she set sail to pastures new and a new chapter in her life.....Where did all the years go?  

I think the hardest part of being a mother, is having to let them go......

We love you so much Hayley and we always will..........

Hope you like this one, a bit of a personal peak really but nice to share with my bloggy family.

I would like to enter this in to the Stamping Sensations challenge - "Autumn":-

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xx


  1. This is just gorgeous, Leanne! Ralph is such a cutie, (and looks just like his cousins here where I live!) and those Inkylicious leaves (my favourite leaves too!) are the perfect frame for him. Your shading and colouring are stunning. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Stamping Sensations.


  2. Another Autumnal beauty Leanne, coloured to perfection, I love it! Wishing you a happy weekend. Crafty Hugs, Sandra x

    1. Thank you so much Sandra, you too,
      Leanne xx

  3. Love Ralph the squirrel, beautifully coloured and surrounded by the lovely autumn leaves

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

  4. Wow, this is a beautiful autumnal card. Great leaves.
    Greetings Carola

    1. Thank you Carola, and really pleased your husband is home,
      Leanne xx

  5. A really super creation for our Autumnal theme at Stamping Sensations, many thank for joining in. And I am sure your daughter loved it, I can totally identify with your emotions when your daughter went off to Uni, it's hard for us as Mum's but a great adventure for them.

    Have a good Sunday.

    B x

    1. Thank you for your kind words Brenda,
      Leanne xx