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Friday, September 19, 2008

BC#65 -- Watercoloring

For this week's challenge....and in honor of the Fall season, which seams to finally be upon us, I pulled out an old favorite, Autumn Leaf Prints. This is probably my all-time favorite leaf set by SU, but sadly, it retired a few years ago. (The newer leaf set -- With Gratitude, presently available is lovely, and somewhat similar in style....I just like this one better!)
So....watercoloring. This set is just so fabulous with watercolors...another reason to use it! Watercolor paper is key....simply stamping the leaves randomly onto watercolor paper in Timber Brown StazOn, then scribbled in with various earth-toned markers inside the leaves, and used Creamy Carmel around them. The Aqua Brush does the rest! The most difficult part of this card is waiting for the paper to dry!!
Stamps: Autum Leaf Prints, Canvas, Sanded, Best Yet (Hostess Level 1)
Inks: Timber Brown StazOn, Chocolate Chip
CS: Watercolor Paper, Old Olive, More Mustard, Creamy Carmel
Markers: Ruby Red, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Creamy Carmel
Misc: Wide Oval Punch (don't you just LOVE that new punch?!!), Old Olive Mini Brads, Dimensionals, Photo Corner Punch, Sponge Dauber
Thanks for stopping by...hope to see you as I visit the other bloggers. They are all amazingly talented...it's always worth the visit!!

23 comments:

PaperAddictJenn said...

Wow--the sanded background stamp really looks great with those beautiful leaves. Keep up the good work!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very nice. I agree this leaf set is truly lovely. I like how you used the sanded background on this too.

Lisa said...

Very pretty Barb! Everything about this card looks like fall!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Awesome Fall card. Fabulous colors and I really like the background...looks fabulous with these stamps! Have a great weekend.

Connie said...

Gorgeous! Great card and watercoloring technique!

Nikki Bond said...

This is gorgeous! I love the shabby chic look and the colors are so vibrant yet perfect for fall! {SMILEs}

Chrissy D said...

This is Jaw dropping gorgeous! Very pretty Barb! TFS!

Kerry D-C said...

GORGEOUS! I love autumn colors.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is really pretty Barbara! Wonderful layout! :D

thestampspot said...

Wow, this is beautiful.

:) Marcia

MJ said...

I agree this is my favorite leaf set. This card is gorgeous! Love the colors

Kristen said...

This card is Gorgeous. The colors are amazing. Nicely done.

Beckie said...

This is great! Love your fall colors and the corners look neat!

Christina said...

This is beautiful. I love the coloring to colors used. Awesome job!

Shirley said...

A really wonderful Fall card! Love the punch and the leaves!

Lisa Bohler said...

Wowza! Another wonderful card, Barb! I just love the deep and rich color that each leaf has...and layered on that background it's just stunning!

Lori said...

Beautiful! The Sanded background works so well with those leaf images, too.

Barb Hardeman said...

I love this leaf set too. You did a beautiful job on this card. The colors are so rich and earthy, really makes me feel impatient for Autumn to arrive here - though we never get those rich reds and oranges.

StampingSelene said...

This is gorgeous! i love your watercolor technique and think i'm gonna have to try it! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

That is gorgeous! Such beautiful fall colors...and i'm going to have to try that watercoloring technique. I'm newer, so I haven't tried that one yet! But I sure do love that watercolor paper...

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful water coloring Barb - the leaves look realistic.

Amber said...

i love your colors on this it is sooo pretty

Chrissy D said...

Catching up on past posts! This is beautiful!!!

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