Wednesday 2 October 2019

Maple Leaves- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome.
It's a new month which means a new theme at the 

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)

So onto my card details.
Being a Canadian, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving in less then 2 weeks so I decided to use my maple leaf stamp and turn it into a wreath.
I used the Gina K wreath builder template which made it super simple and easy to do. 
I place the template into my Misti then placed my stamp into position.  Using my Tombow markers in shades of red, I coloured the leaf, sprayed with water and stamped.  I turned my cardstock in the template and repeated again with the reds, stamping out 4 red leaves in the corners.
When that was dry, I placed the piece into another position on the template and stamped 4 orange leaves between the red ones.
I stamped the Thanksgiving sentiment and pop dotted it over the center of the wreath.  I added a few red half pearls to jazz it up a bit.
I simple mounted that onto some heavy white cardstock and card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Lush and Lavish (Penny Black); Thanksgiving Blessings (Stampabilities)
Inks- Tombow markers; Versafine Clair Nocturne
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Wreath Builder (Gina K); Mister (TH);
pop dots; red half pearls


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Fantastic leaf wreath. I do like the variation of color in them by using markers to ink them up.

Pat said...

What a great idea to use the wreath builder to make a beautiful bright leafy circle and a wonderful sentiment...perfect for Thanksgiving Karen. x

Lin said...

A stunner, Karen, love this!

Susan said...

What a brilliant idea to create a wreath of maple leaves! Love the blend of colours!

Marcia Hill said...

WOW!! This is one GEORGEOUS leaf wreath Karen...LOVE it!! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

So clever turning the maple leaf into a wreath. Awesome card :)

nancy littrell said...

Wow!!! Stunning Fall Maple Leaf wreath, Karen. I need to check into the wreath builder template. TFS your gorgeous wreath with beautiful Fall colors and your description of your steps. So appreciate you always adding your descriptions. Happy Thanksgiving, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Lori m said...

Fabulous maple wreath wreath, beautiful card, congrats on the 3 year anniversary and to the special Guest Designer, hugs, Lori m

kiwimeskreations said...

An amazing card Karen - love your use of colour on this vibrant wreath.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Karen, lovely colours and design, Kate x x

Bonnie said...

What an awesome fall leaf, Karen! Love how you've used these maple leaves!

Loll said...

Beautiful maple leaf wreath, Karen. Love the gorgeous mix of colours! xx

Mac Mable said...

What a fun and very creative idea to use the maple leaf as a wreath. One very clever it x. Happy 3rd Birthday x

Kia's Place said...

Well, what can I say - a beautiful card Karen and a fabulous idea for your wreath. A short few days till the big event, Happy Thanksgiving.