Friday, 21 August 2020

Be the Change

Good Morning
Wow, this month just flew by.  
The nights are getting so much cooler and crisp as September approaches.  I had my acrylic paints out the other day, so decided to paint some leaves.  I love working with leaves as they are so simple to create with and can be found pretty much everywhere.
So here's what I did to create my card.

  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock, my acrylic paints, leaves from my tree in the backyard, a brayer and a great new to me sentiment stamp.
  • I laid the leaves with the back, vein side up towards me, onto a piece of newsprint.  
  • I put some yellow, orange and red acrylic paint onto my non-stick mat, being sure to keep the colours side by side but not touching.
  • Using my brayer, I rolled into the paint and then onto the leaves, covering them with the paint.  I took the leaf and pressed it onto my cardstock.  
  • After I printed all the leaves, I set it aside to dry completely.
  • I placed the dry piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment with some Versafine Clair and clear heat embossed it.
  • I added some lines using my Festive Berries Distress Oxide inks and an old gift card.
  • Lastly, I splattered the panel using my black Posca paint pen.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crafty Creations- ANYTHING GOES
A Bit More Time To Craft- ANYTHING GOES
Try it on Tuesday- SPLASH AND SPLATTER

Stamps- Words and Ideas (Impression Obsession)
Inks- Versafine Clair; acrylic paint; DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); old gift card; Speedball Brayer; 
leaves; Posca pen


Unknown said...

This is a beautiful card. I love Fall and of course, the Fall colors. Thank you for letting us know how you created this! You have inspired me to give this a try. Have a beautiful day.

Christine Alexander said...

Stunning Karen, love the fall colours :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful and rich in colors and design. I love the quote too!

I Card Everyone said...

Even though my Hydrangea haven't EVER bloomed, I leave them just because I love their leaves so much.
Karen, this is just absolutely gorgeous for Autumn greetings!! Well done, you!! Thanks for sharing the process... though I STILL don't have a brayer!!

Evelyn S. said...

This is a striking piece of art!

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeously designed and coloured card Karen, and the sentiment is just lovely, Kate x

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Love the colours
Mrs H's Crafty Corner

JoeyTipping said...

That is so, so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing how you did this. I will go look for some suitable leaves in my garden. I just love this card!

Bonnie said...

What a lovely reminder that Fall will be here soon, Karen! I love that meaningful sentiment!

Kia's Place said...

So beautiful as is the wonderful sentiment from the wonderful Robin Williams.

aussie aNNie said...

Impressed and one I will try myself...hugs.x

Greta said...

Wow--this is amazing, Karen! Love it!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Another incredible result with unusual ways (to me) of crafting Karen. Love the sentiment too.
Faith x

sallysbitz2 said...

Your card is stunning. Love your technique in designing it x

hugs sally x

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous colours and design!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Fabulous card - love those vibrant colours. Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

Bobby said...

It's been a looooong time since I did any leaf printing, Karen. Yours are fabulous!

Marjut said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

Loll said...

Your leaf prints are gorgeous in these bright and fun colours Karen. Your sentiment is fabulous! xx

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - what a gorgeous pop of color and I love the fact that you used nature itself to help make this special card. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the autumnal leaves and colours with the black splatters and embossed quote - perfect 😀. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

Mac Mable said...

How unique and love the vibrancy of the colours Karen x.

Let's Art Journal said...

Many congratulations on being chosen for Top 5 at Try it on Tuesday with your amazing autumnal card with all those splashes and splatters! Hugs, Jo x