Hi everyone. Enjoying working with the beautiful colours of Autumn. This card started with a sponged background of Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon. I placed a chicken wire stencil over top, spritzed with water and removed. Waited a few seconds and then blotted with a paper towel. The water removed the design of the stencil to create a fun and textured looked background, even though there is really no texture. :)
I stamped the two leaves onto watercolour paper and heat embossed in copper. I then watercoloured the leaves using the same colours that I used for the background with the addition of some barn door to make them slightly different in colour.
I heat embossed the sentiment in the same copper on black card stock, popping it up over top of the leaf stems.
I'm adding these to two challenges ... CAS Mix Up, where the challenge this month is ghosting (removing colour ... which I did with the chicken wire stencil).
... and CAS Watercolour, where the challenge this month is autumn. I watercoloured the leaves with distress inks.
I hope you'll come play along with both challenges. Hope to see you in the gallery!
Stamps: Gently Falling (Stampin' Up!); Sentiment - Where the Heart is (Simon Says)
Paper: White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink: Distress Inks: Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools: sponges, Chicken Wire stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), water mister, copper embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool
CAS Mix Up October Challenge - Ghosting
CAS Watercolour October Challenge - Autumn