Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sponge, mask, and stencil

Hello all, it's weekend already. It is the Mid-autumn festival. So long weekend here, yesterday was a holiday.

I made this card yesterday, after looking at the TIME OUT picture, and you all know that I love Maple leaves, particularly sponging those with distress inks.

I chose my hand cut maple leaf stencil, and placed it in the center of the panel and sponged using my standard fall distress inks - fired brick, mustard seed, vintage photo, forest moss, and twisted citron. I change the colors depending on the look I am aiming for.
Once the sponging was done, I masked the leaf, and used ARTplorations bubble stencil with hickory smoke. Then I used circles and hoops from HLS - Mix mash set, to stamp in white and Lawn Fawn's grey hippo ink to create a bokeh.
I used the sentiment from Uniko's latest free digi. I had it printed already with me. I framed it with a grey glitter paper for some dimension, added a few jewels to finish it off.
Very pleased with this card, I hope you all like it too.

A Closer look at the sentiment
Linking this up with:

Simon wednesday Challenge
A CAS entry here
Clean and Simple

TIME OUT Challenge
Inspired by the maple leaves and the grey colors

STAMPlorations Anything Goes
used bubble stencil here

HLS September Mixed Media
I have used stencils, sponging, masking, glitter, jewels and stamping here ...used distress inks for the leaf.

Make my Monday Challenge
A CAS entry with fall leaf
Fall colours

City Crafter Challenge
Joining in with a leaf

613 Avenue Create
Another entry here
 Anything Goes with Autumn colors

Thank you for stopping by, and leaving your kind comments. Have a great day!


  1. Your leaf looks so real, and fabulous against the circles. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

  2. I love the use of the stencil and the circles from mix and the match set and that sponging is perfect. Great to see our photo inspired you x

  3. Oh it's gorgeous!! Lovely card! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  4. You made a beautiful card using your SMS technique, Rahmat! That leaf is so real looking!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Wonderful employment of the masking and sponging techniques! Great outcome! Thanks so much for joining us again at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  6. Splendid card. Love the way you create the fall colored leaves.

  7. wow...this is so stylish!
    thank you so much for playing along with us at mmm challenge!

    Hugs and kisses from Germany
    silvi xoxo

  8. Again-> THAT BACKGROUND! just wowwwwwwwwwwwww!! :)

  9. Amazing card, Rahmat! Those leaves from all of your cards..just amazing, really, you have a knack for making them look so pretty!!

  10. Such an elegant card, with the fabulous Maple leaf. Thank you for joining us at MMM
    Suzi B xx

  11. I love how you made this card. The leaf looks so real.
    Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  12. very beautiful, love the background. thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media distress challenge.
    Barb Housner (DT)

  13. Love the contemporary background you have created and the colour of that leaf really makes it pop!
    Glad you dropped it onto the front porch at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  14. Fantastic card with fabulous technique, Rahmat! WOW!
    Thank you for playing along with HLS - Mixed Media September Challenge!