Monday, 3 October 2016

Watercolour Leaves

I'm a lucky duck and still have one more week of annual leave to look forward to! I can't believe I've been lazy and doing nothing (except crafting, cooking and baking) for a week already and am only halfway through my leave! I am planning a whole lot more of doing nothing, reading books, and of course crafting as well. 

I'm super excited to about today's card as it's for the first ever CAS Watercolour challenge. Yes, CAS and watercolour!! Could there be a more inspirational challenge? The theme for the first challenge is Autumn. And in addition to the regular challenge, there is also a DT call, which I'm entering, although I suspect the quality of the applications will be sky high, so not holding my breath. Having said that, I have to admit I'm quite happy with my card. Very CAS, using only a few products. I love this type of cards.

I started by playing with my Brushos to create a panel with autumn colours (yellows, oranges, reds and browns). I then die cut leaves and the sentiment using Lawn Fawn dies and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in white onto the die cut. Last, I very lightly sprinkled some yellow and orange Brushos onto white card and spritzed lightly to create the background before adding the die cuts. I just love the way the Brushos blend and create that distinctively Brusho-y sprinkled look. I'm also linking up my card over at Just Us Girls where the theme is Leaves and CAS on Sunday where the theme is heat embossing (the sentiment is heat embossed in white).

Card: 300 gsm white card, 300 gsm Daler & Rowney watercolour paper
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words stamps and matching dies
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versamark, Brushos
Other: Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves dies, Papermania Seafoam White embossing powder


Chrissie said...

This is stunning, I love the effect of those leaves!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Your card is beautiful! I never would have thought to put the brushos on the leaves, but it stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Bonnie said...

These leaves are gorgeous! I love the variation of colors and the Brusho background is a perfect match of colors but does not overwhelm the leaves! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

jamie vanskiver said...

Wow absolutely gorgeous!

Loll said...

Amazing card! Love your beautiful Brushos leaves ... such gorgeous mix of colours. And a fantastic CAS design with all that gorgeous white space. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!!

Estelle TBT said...

Wonderful fall card! Love your watercolored leaves.

Jo Manna said...

Wow, you are really a Brushos champion. Beautiful piece of art, good job!

Ger said...

Beautiful!! Love how you've used the Brushos. Ger x