Thursday, October 06, 2016

More Autumn Colours


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

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up October Challenge - Ghosting
CAS Watercolour October Challenge - Autumn

25 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

Loll, this gorgeous design has all the deep, warm essence of fall. Love the ghosted honeycomb in that vibrant orange.

nancy littrell said...

Your Autumn card is perfect for both challenges, Loll! I love your background with your ghosting and your beautiful copper heat embossed and watercolored leaves. TFS the close up of your heat embossed leaves and sentiment. Hugs, Nancy

Linda said...

This is gorgeous ....... the colours are so warm and perfect for this time of year. I must get out my copper embossing powder, it looks so rich. Have a fabulous weekend hun xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful ghosting background!

Nancy Stislow said...

Your background is stunning with that hint of texture. It's so perfect for your watercolored leaves! These warm colors are just gorgeous! Beautifully designed!

Di said...

Totally fabulous Loll! I need to try this technique ASAP :)

Hugs

Di xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and I love the whole idea! Nice work Loll, as always!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful Loll love the ghosting and of course the colours. Just perfect

Pat said...

Beautiful copper embossed leaves and pretty ghosting in the background Loll. The colours are beautiful too. x

Bonnie said...

I love these embossed leaves and the ghosted background, Loll! The copper embossed sentiment on the black adds wonderful contrast!

Susan said...

Perfect card for both challenges! Love the copper embossed leaves! I just got home from a walk with the dogs and I saw lots of autumn leaves - might need to make another card!

Maxine D said...

Wow Loll this is stunning - love the background, and the wanderful treatment of the leaves
Blessings
Maxine

Colleen said...

Oh Loll, this card is beautiful...I think I need some of that copper embossing powder!! Love the leaves and your subtle chicken wire...I think I might try this again with a subtle stencil like you did!! gorgeous!

TK said...

This is truly gorgeous, Loll! Love the beautiful fall colors and the metallic ep!

JosieD said...

Striking card...captures the beauty of fall. The copper embossing is such a nice touch. Plus works for both challenges.

Brenda in IN said...

Just beautiful. I love the fall colors and the ghosting technique. I will try that next!

Susanne Vargas said...

This is such a spectacular card! Love the warm color scheme, the ghosted background, and the beautiful embossed leaves!

MaryH said...

Beautiful rich background with the splendid copper embossing. The ghosting looks so subtle too. Just gorgeous! TFS

lilian said...

Loving the background loll

great card

Lilian

Ger said...

Just love the effect you achieved with the ghosting technique! Ger x

Lisa Lara said...

That is amazing how you used the stencil Loll. Oh what a beautiful result.

SARN said...

SOOO gorgeous. Love the technique. Only think of doing it my art journal usually . . . thanks for thinking outside the box!
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Barb Ghig said...

Another gorgeous card using the ghosting technique, Loll! Great way to add depth without bulk! I also love that you chose copper EP for the leaves, and the autumn color palette is just beautiful!

Bobby said...

This just shows a CAS card can make a big impact, Loll. Love the copper.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

This card brings a lot of peace, although used very energetic colors. I love the colorful background for leaves. They look as if they were floating on the autumn hand :-)
Regards,
BozenA