Wednesday, 5 October 2016

A Variation on Autumn Watercolour

The other day I made a card for the new CAS Watercolour challenge.  I mentioned in that post that my first attempt had too much water and it flowed all around the leaf images.  I was going to toss that attempt but I really liked the leaves so decided to fussy cut the leaves to get rid of the excess colour all around them.  Here's the card I made with those leaves:


For the technique of colouring the leaves, see the earlier blog post here.

The background is a sprinkling of blue bister on coated cs, spritzed with water and allowed to air dry.  The leaves are popped up on it with foam tape.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in white on a scrap of dark brown cs.

The whole panel is popped up on a piece of fun foam.

I'm entering this version in the CAS Watercolour challenge along with my earlier version.  You have until October 24th to come and join in with a clean and simple watercolour card with an autumnal theme.






Supplies:
Stamps - SU French Foliage leaves, unknown sentiment
Ink - ColorBox white
Paper - white and brown cs, coated cs, watercolour paper
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - blue Bister, white embossing powder, foam tape, fun foam



4 comments:

  1. Great save of those beautiful leaves Susan. Love the soft colour of bister for the background, which really make your leaves pop. Thanks for sharing at CAS Watercolour! xx

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  2. So glad you were able to save your gorgeous Fall leaves, Susan. I agree with Loll...your soft watercolored Bister background really makes your fussy cut leaves pop. Love your Fall sentiment too. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  3. What a great save, Susan! These leaves are too pretty to trash! They look gorgeous on that washed background! Thanks for sharing with us again at CAS Watercolour!

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  4. love the bkg...love the look of the flowers...love it all mf.
    hugs,
    Karen

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