Monday, October 21, 2019

Maple Leaf Thanks

Happy Monday, peeps!  I have two stamp camps today so this will be short and sweet!  The CAS Watercolour challenge this month is "Maple Leaf".  There are many gorgeous creations in the gallery and try as I may, I just cannot replicate those amazing free-flowing watercolor techniques!  So I found an outline maple leaf image (sort-of) from a retired set called Harvest Home, stamped it with Stazon ink, and colored it in with my new Arteza watercolor pens.  Originally this was just a practice piece, but it turned out fairly well, so I added a sentiment, a little embossed stitching, a Real Red border, and mounted it on a Crumb Cake embossed card base:

To add a little interest, I stamped another leaf, colored and cut it out and popped it up on the panel:

A friend did a very nice thing for me, so I stamped this on the inside, and this card will go out in the mail ASAP!  Thanks for popping in today!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Itty Bitty Greetings, Harvest Home (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Thick White, Real Red
 Ink Stazon, Real Red
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitching Lines Dies (Ellen Hutson), Arteza Watercolor Pens, Fall Leaf Background EF (Darice)


Linda Callahan said...

Love the branch of leaves and the background is perfect! And let’s talk about those glittery them! Your daughter is so cute!

Bonnie said...

This row of maple leaves is gorgeous, LeAnne! I love how it looks on the kraft background and that one falling leaf! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

I Card Everyone said...

Short, sweet, and totally GORGEOUS!! Your Arteza coloring looks fantastic, LeAnne!

Kampin' Karen said...

I love this card. The maple leafs are so dainty and perfectly colored. That EF is to die for! Dana looks fantastic in her Rose Gold ears. It looks like they had beautiful weather and a fun time.

Lisa Elton said...

I like those pretty little leaves dancing across your delightful card!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I wish my "practice" pieces were as nice as these! Gorgeous colors and the texture on the background is fantastic!

Loll said...

Love the bright, vibrant colours of your pretty maple leaves, LeAnne! The panel looks amazing over top of the kraft card base with the beautiful dry embossing! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love the neutral embossing with the brightly coloured trail of leaves LeAnne - so perfect for fall. Two great pairs of ears too!