Thursday, 17 September 2015

Autumn Leaves

Autumn seems to have come upon us so quickly this year, so I felt an Autumn card was very appropriate.

This card has been made using Trimcraft's new First Edition Falling Leaves paper pads. The papers in these pads are not just beautiful colours but the textures are fabulous too. 

The stamp I've used is The Guide from the Santoro Willow collection. I stamped the image using Staz On ink on watercolour paper. I've used Spectrum Aqua markers to colour her in Autumn colours.

To make the leaves, I started by colouring some thin copier paper with Spectrum Aqua markers, applying the colours with a wet brush to get a wash effect. My using thin paper I not only achieved a crinkly texture like real leaves but also found the colour became mottled in places, an effect I really liked. I then die cut the leaves using X Cut leaf dies.

Spectrum Aqua colours used:
Leaves: Gold, Moss, Chestnut, Marigold
Image: Topaz, Crimson, Gold, Moss, Leaf Green 

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  1. Must admit I do love the papers in this pad - love the leaves on your card. Shabneez x

  2. Lovely image Cathy and I love the detail.

  3. Great card Cathy, I love her funky hair!
    Dawn xx

  4. Hi this is a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers Challenge 45 “Autumn Leaves” Hugs Jackie (DT)

  5. Hi Cathy this is a gorgeous card. Hugs Jackie

  6. Beautifully designed and a lovely card.

    Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.

    Helen x