Monday, September 22, 2014

Watercoloured Fall Leaves with Distress Inks


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing another autumn card ... and a video tutorial on how I watercolored these fall leaves.

Honestly, I didn't think I'd be doing another video so soon after my first, but when I was making these, I thought it might be fun to share with you the easy way I found to watercolour these beautiful leaves from Stampin' Up!

There are so many watercoloring techniques available on-line through videos and crafter's blogs ... the hard part is finding which techniques worked for me.  I have had many failures when watercoloring, but have recently discovered a few different ways that make me happy. :)  Today I'm sharing a very simple way in which to watercolor these leaves, adding the ink colors on top of each other while the paper is wet, so they blend.  I hope you'll give it a try ... and I hope it works for you. :)

My video is on my You Tube Channel HERE ... and I've also embedded it below.

Thanks to all that take the time to watch --- so appreciated!! :)  Warning --- after filming three times, I decided that this version was the best of the lot :)  Still lots of flubs ... you can probably tell by my voice that I was getting tired.  The weird part is the number of times I say "fussy-cut" ...  lol!







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Just a quick reminder that the current challenge at Mixed Media Card Challenge (#3 - Autumn Colors with optional element of metal or leaves) is closing in a few days (Sept. 25).  Still time to enter ... hope to see you there! :)




Edited to Add:  Just visited my friend Vicki's blog and see that AAA Card Challenge this week (#21 - inspirational cuts) is to include fussy-cutting on your card, so I'm entering.









Stamps:  Gently Falling (SU!); Hello sentiment from "Where your heart is" (Simon Says)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press); Sweater Weather DSP (SU!)
Ink:  Distress inks:  Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain; Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Waterbrush (Aqua Painter from SU!), twine


Challenges:
AAA Cards #21

25 comments:

Deepti said...

Awesome card and tutorial ! I love that u added one leaf on the inside of the card too :)

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Beautiful card, Loll! I've seen your video on my tv here, looks great! You have a lovely voice :) xx

Susan said...

Fabulous video, Loll - nice clear instructions! And a beautiful card too!

Cathymac said...

Beautiful fall card, Loll! Thanks for the tutorial!

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful autumn leaves Loll..thank you for sharing your tutorial.....

Anne

Viv's Visuals said...

fab as always Loll!

Inky and Quirky said...

Gorgeous card Loll,thank you for the tutorial,really helpful :)

Hugs
Donna xxx

Anita in France said...

Such lovely leaves, Loll ... the colours really glow! Fabulous video ... so enjoy your relaxed style! Anita :)

Becky said...

What a lovely CAS card! Beautiful colors.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Another fabulous autumn card Loll! Your brain must be just overflowing with ideas! Great video, thanks for taking the time to show us how you coloured your leaves! big hugs :)

Karen B said...

Fabulous tutorial Loll.....so much more professional than the first (but just as enjoyable!). You've even got your blog address the right way up! Really enjoyable and didn't notice you getting tired. Hope you don't mind but my next tutorial with the girls in our club is your fantastic first video.......such a cool effect!

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Bonnie said...

I just watched your video and it's fully as good as any I've seen and better than some. Love these leaves! They're so pretty against the snippet of decorative paper! A perfect way to welcome Autumn!

Cathy said...

Love these leaves Loll, the colours are gorgeous. Another fabulous video too TFS, Cathy x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Rock & roll with your video! Love the coloring of your leaves and the fussy cutting! Wow - Thanks for joining up at AAA!

Angela said...

Loll, your card is so rich and fabulous! Thank you so much for fussy cutting with us this week at AAA Cards!

Julia Aston said...

I love your beautiful designs on all your cards Loll - this is no exception - what beautiful leaves!

MaryH said...

Of course I love these lovely oak leaves and they are so beautiful against that patterned paper, then added to the crisp white of the card base. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, which I'm off to enjoy, as I'm very much water color challenged! Hugs

Karren said...

I thought your tutorial was extremely professional, Loll! Wonderful card and thanks for the video - I'm going to give it a try!

Sue said...

Gorgeous leaves, Loll!

cm said...

Your video is top-notch, Loll (given I've watched it four times already!), and the technique is so user-friendly (you've got me *nearly* reaching for my leaves and distress inks!!). Of course, the card...oh, your card...absolutely beautiful. Such a realistic capturing of the fall leaves! Thank you for sharing the 'how' behind your creativity!
Hugs~c

Maura R said...

Thanks for the video, Loll. It's so good to learn about "simple" ways to watercolor. Love the card!!

Linda Beeson said...

I love your leaves!!! So glad you were able to play along at AAA Cards

Jeanne said...

Wonderful video. Thanks ever so much!

Kylie said...

Those leaves are amazing and your background compliments them perfectly! xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on the Top Three at AAA, Lolly! This is sensational! Thank you for another fantastic video tutorial!! Hugs, Dolly