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.




14 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

Karen B said...

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

sandie said...

Gorgeous rich colours Loll x

MaryH said...

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

Mau xx said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

scrappymo! said...

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!

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely cards! I really like the fall colors!

Anonymous said...

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

Karen M said...

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

Nonni said...

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

Deepti said...

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

Barb said...

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