Sunday 15 November 2020

Fall Wishes

Good Morning.
Another Fall themed card before all the leaves in my backyard are gone.  
This is a fun technique using real leaves and some acrylic paint.  I love the results.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I went out into my backyard and picked out some leaves that would not be too big for my card front panel.  I have a shrub that still had these lovely leaves intact, so I picked a few to use for my card.  
  • I die-cut the panel with the Wonky Stitched die so I knew what size I was working with.
  • Using the raised veined backside of the leaf, I brayered on some acrylic paints in reds and oranges being sure to cover the whole surface.  I carefully picked up the leaf and pressed it onto my panel.
  • I repeated that process with another leaf that was a bit bigger and placed it along the side for interest.
  • I set that aside to dry which didn't take long as there was a thin coat of paint used....that's important so you don't lose the detail of the leaf.
  • While that dried, I pulled out some Distress Oxide inks that I thought would match the orange and reds.  I ended up with some Barn Door, Candied Apple and Carved Pumpkin inks.
  • I randomly stamped and filled in all the areas around the leaves using a variety of stamps from AALL and Create.  They have such wonderful stamps for creating a collage style background on cards.
  • When I was happy with all the stamping, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment and clear heat embossed it.  
  • I splattered with my black Posca pen, then I mounted the piece onto some red, then orange cardstock and then onto a heavy white card base.

 Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Inkspirational- FRAME IT
Crafty Calendar- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Everyday Sentiments (YNS); Splattered Numbers #350 (AALL and Create); 
Overlapping Texture #307 (AALL and Create)
Inks- Distress Oxides (colours above); acrylic paint (Dollar Tree)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- brayer (Speedball); leaves from the garden; 
Wonky Stitched Die (Avery Elle); Cuttlebug; Posca pen


SmilynStef said...

This is so lovely

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful fall colours, our leaves are pretty much gone now and seeing a little snow on the mountains :)

Pat said...

Wow Karen, so clever using real leaves and this gorgeous red acrylic paint and love the three DOx inks in red and orange and the Aall and Create stamps which work beautifully to make a fabulous background to the pretty leaf design. A gorgeous card! x

Susan said...

Love the way you used real leaves - I must try that. Great choice of stamps to fill around the leaves.

cuilliesocks said...

What wonderful colours Karen, love the leaves, they make fabulous images, and great stamping giving the look of texture gorgeous card, Kate x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Another stunning card Karen, love the stamps and colours.
Faith x

Lori m said...

Gorgeous....gorgeous...pretty images, stamped and blended so nicely and stunning background, hugs, Lori m

Bonnie said...

Your painted leaves are so pretty, Karen! A beautiful card for this time of year!

Mac Mable said...

So unique, eye catching and amazing Karen x. The 'real' leaves brayered look fabulous and I love how you have stamped a collage of stamps x. Such a happy card x.

Beverley said...

Gorgeous fall card, fabulous design. Thanks for joining in our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Bev x