Monday, October 13, 2014

Autumn Leaves

Hi all!  This has to be a quick post.  I created this card last night, but had no time to photograph and post it until now.  And since I worked late, it's a short evening!

I'm playing along in 3 challenges with this card. All 3 fit together so perfectly.  I think so, anyway!

CAS(E) this Sketch - CTS #96

City Crafter Challenge Blog - week #232, Leaves

Simon Says Stamp Blog, Wednesday Challenge - Use Watercolors

Since I love the colors of autumn leaves and I love to use watercolors, I just HAD to find the time to create this card.  I used this technique recently on another card, and it was so much fun.  Time consuming, but fun!

I swirled my leaves (die cut from watercolor paper) through several colors of watered down distress inks, then stamped the veins and added a bit more color to the veins with a small brush.  Once dry, I coated each leaf with glossy accents.  Then w.a.i.t.e.d. for them to dry.  I was finally able to attach the leaves to my card, right before heading to bed.  Yikes! watercoloring and glossy accents!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies ~
card stock: 140# watercolor paper (Artist's Loft)
ink: worn lipstick, antique linen, frayed burlap, barn door, walnut stain, fired brick, dried marigold (distress inks by Ranger), early espresso (SU)
stamps: leaf prints, signature greetings (PTI)
other: glossy accents, mini mister (Ranger), paint brushes, water


  1. Lovely work, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  2. Beautiful! I think I need some leaf dies... ;-)

  3. Beautiful, I love your take on the sketch and your leaves

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  4. This is adorable!! I love those leaves!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  5. Oh, these glossy leaves are gorgeous! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  6. You've inspired me to make some glossy leaves--this is just stunning! Congrats on the CCCB win!

  7. Stunning leaves, and that sentiment is adorable.

  8. You deserved to win; your card is stunning. I am late leaving a comment; my apologies.
    Enjoy oyur day and I am happy you joined us at CCCB!


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