Wednesday 16 October 2019

Fallen Leaf- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome.
Time for another card for the 

Great theme this month 

It is also a very special month for all of us at the challenge as we celebrate 3 years!
For our birthday celebration, we are offering some great prizes to be won.
$25 GC for SSS for Challenge Winner
$25 GC for SSS for one random draw of eligible entries
We are also so happy to welcome our guest this month:
Guest Designer:  Ros (Mikey's Mom)

Here are my card details.
 I went for a walk and picked up a maple leaf, one on the smaller side so it would fit my card front.
I painted the backside of the leaf (the side with all the raised veins) with some diluted green and brown Brushos with a paintbrush and then pressed the leaf onto my heavy white cardstock.  I love how natural it looked on my paper.  I let it dry for a little bit, then I went back in with a wet paintbrush and pulled some of the colour out around the leaf to make it look like it was laying in a wet puddle.
When that was all nice and dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment, then splattered all over using some black acrylic paint.
I simply mounted it onto a white card base, keeping it clean and simple.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Scripted Bold Sentiments (Pinkfresh Studios)
Inks- Versafine Clair Nocturne; Brushos
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); black acrylic paint; real maple leaf; paintbrush


  1. Using Brushos with a real leaf looks fantastic Karen and I love the colours and the black sentiment over the top, and the spattering and bit of colour around the leaf is very effective. x

  2. This is beautiful, Karen and I love how you've used a real maple leaf to stamp with. Beautiful colors and I love the soft wash around it.

  3. Using a real maple leaf for your card looks amazing Karen. Love the combination of colours. This design would be perfect for so many occasions, but especially as a sympathy card. Great work, my friend! xx

  4. I love the imprint from the maple leaf and the effect of the brusho colours pooling. Wonderful card :)

  5. Wonderful leaf print Karen, the colours are stunning, and I love that you kept it so stunningly simple.

  6. I am in awe of your gorgeous card... The leaf is so amazing!!

  7. WOW Karen! This leaf (card) looks so amazing! I tried following your process in my head, but this in one I’d need a video on . I really love this! And it is a perfect soothing design for a sympathy card.

  8. Stunning leaf card design, hugs, Lori m

  9. Beautiful creation Karen, lovely leaf image and design, Kate x

  10. STUNNING card Karen...absolutely LOVE it!! :0)

  11. Such a unique and creative card. Wonderful idea to use a real leaf and what a stunning effect....loving it x. The font on the sentiment looks striking too x.

  12. This is a lovely card and using nature is awesome.


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