Hi everyone. Time for the next ATS&M challenge (#114 - CAS). Yay!! :)
Today's card was inspired by this beautiful card by my teammate Julie ... isn't it gorgeous??!! I used leftover leaves from my video tutorial from yesterday. As I mentioned, I filmed the tutorial three times before posting it ... which means I have LOTS of watercolored autumn leaves left to use. :)
I know these leaves don't look CAS, but if you watched my video, you'll see that I watercolored them in under 5 minutes --- so not a lot of time to make this card. To change them up, I coated these two with Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint from Tim Holtz. I just bought this ... and was excited to give it a try. One thing I learned, I was chintzy with my first coat and didn't add enough ... so with the second coat, I slathered it on ... way too much :) I've learned what not to do for next time :) lol!
Here's a close-up ...
Because the leaves are aged looking with the brown edges and the crackle finish, they looked too stark on white woodgrain, so I just sponged over top of the embossing with Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy distress inks. Then I took my Vintage Photo DI and lightly stroked the ink pad across the top to catch the high spots of the embossing. Love how it turned out.
I'm going to enter this into the latest challenge at Paper Players which is being run by my friend, Jaydee (Paper Players #214 - Masculine Birthday Card). And into the challenge at Clearly Besotted (#13 - Autumn / Halloween).
I hope you'll check out the ATS&M challenge HERE and see the amazing creations from the rest of the Design Team. And hope you'll join in this fun challenge with us! :)
Stamps: Gently Falling (SU!); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper: White (Neenah); Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink: Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick
Accessories & Tools: Waterbrush, Rock candy crackle paint (Tim Holtz); Woodgrain embossing folder (Sizzix)
Paper Players #214
Clearly Besotted #13