Saturday, September 07, 2013

Autumn Leaves

Hi everyone.  Time for a new challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog!  Today it's "Anything Goes" - yay!

It's gotten a bit cooler here recently (although the humidity is still really high).  It's starting to feel more like fall ... my favorite time of year!  I love all the beautiful colors of the turning leaves and have tried to capture them with my card today.  I used the Leaf Blocks digital stamp set from Bugaboo (the set comes with seven different leaf block designs).

Today I used the marker layering technique to color my images on watercolor paper.  It's so fun and easy to do ... just takes a little practise.

Here's a close-up:

Stamps:  Leaf Blocks (Bugaboo), Summer Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  Watercolor
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, More Mustard, Crumb Cake (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  blender pen (SU!), Stamp-a-ma-jig, hemp twine

I hope you'll join us for the fun challenge at Catch the Bug - Anything Goes.  Please drop by and check out the fabulous cards by the rest of the Design Team.


  1. Love you Autumn colours Loll and like how you've got depth with your watercolouring...its a lovely day here in the UK so far but mornings are getting a little cooler...
    Have a great weekend


  2. Fabulous card Loll. Love the effect you get with the marker layering on watercolour card. Definitely feels more autumnal over here as Anne (above) says............BTW Anne and I run our own craft club - small world eh? Hope you're having a fantastic weekend.

    Karen x

  3. Gorgeous rich colours Loll x

  4. Love the digi leaf images, and really like how you lined them horizontally. Effective presentation of a lovely card. TFS

  5. A beautiful card for Autumn Loll, I love this season too, especially if it stays fine and a little warm so you can enjoy walking.
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend xx
    Mau xx

  6. Love these rich autumn colours Loll, gorgeous card, Cathy x

  7. I love the colors of Fall and the cooler weather so this card is a favorite! Aren't these pretty leaves!

  8. Enjoying the rich Fall colours on your card. I live in Surrey and it is sure beginning to feel like Fall. Just an overall feeling in the air in the evenings!

  9. Lovely cards! I really like the fall colors!

  10. Hi Loll-Those leaf block stamps are fabby! I love the way the leaves peep over the edge of the squares-and your colouring of them is perfect :)
    Have a lovely relaxing Sunday,
    Nessa xx

  11. Beautiful card - I love all the autumn leaves - hugs xx

  12. Wonderful card! Those are fab digis and your coloring is beautiful. Super job, Loll!

  13. Gorgeous colors, I like the lighter shade of color on the edges of the leaves :)

  14. Beautiful! The color gradation is perfect...I love the offset knot in the twine.


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