Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Watercolor Spritz'd Gently Falling Leaves


Today I made two cards using the same technique as yesterday - watercolor spritz.  And both cards are also made with the leaf stamps from the same set as yesterday - Gently Falling.  I love this new set and know that I'll be using it again and again!!  I haven't participated in the SUO Challenges yet, but this week it's "Fall Colors" - SUO Challenge #28 so I'm going to try to enter both of the cards below for their challenge (and yesterday's card too!).

The first card for today is also for SCS Color Challenge #341 (Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive).  All three are beautiful, strong colors which were muted when used with the watercolor spritz technique (leaves) and the sponged background.  The Pumpkin Pie mini brads really give the card a punch of color.  Hope you like.

"Gently Falling Oak Leaves"


Stamps:  Gently Falling (SU!)
Paper:  Old Olive, Whisper White, watercolor, Old Olive DP (SU!)
Ink:  Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, water mister, sponges, three Pumpkin Pie mini brads, adhesives and dimensionals

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Using Stampin' Write markers, I randomly inked the inside oak leaf stamp with Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive - trying not to overlap the colors.  I misted the stamp with water three times and stamped onto watercolor paper.  I repeated the process until I had three oak leaves.  After they were dry, I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the outline stamp, inked it in Early Espresso and stamped over the watercoloring.  I cut the leaves out.

Using a wide strip of Whisper White cardstock, I randomly sponged the same three colors (Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive) until the inks blended and I was happy with the look of it.

On a card front of Old Olive cardstock, I added three mini brads in the bottom right-hand side of the card.  I mounted the background sponged paper, Old Olive DP and watercolored oak leaves as shown in the picture above, popping up the oak leaves with dimensionals to add depth.  I adhered the card front to a card base of Old Olive (I put the extra layer of Old Olive in place to hide the back of the brads).

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Second card for today ... using same technique, same stamp set and same colors (minus Pumpkin Pie) as above.  Hope you like.

"Gently Falling Leaves"


Stamps:  Gently Falling, Just Believe (SU!)
Paper:  Old Olive, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, watercolor (SU!)
Ink:  Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Always Artichoke (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, water mister, 1 1/4" square punch, Tombow glue, adhesives and dimensionals

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Using Stampin' Write markers, I randomly inked the inside leaf stamp with Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive - trying not to overlap the colors.  I misted the stamp with water three times and stamped onto watercolor paper.  I repeated the process until I had four leaves.  After they were dry, I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the outline stamp, inked it in Always Artichoke and stamped over the watercoloring.  I cut the leaves out.

Using a square piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock, I punched out four squares to create a frame for the leaves.  I used Tombow glue to adhere the frame to the Whisper White background paper.
I stamped the sentiment in Old Olive ink just below the frame and to the right.  I mounted the whole panel onto a card base of Old Olive.

I mounted the four leaves in the middle of the squares, popping them up with dimensionals to add depth.


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