Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thankful Fall Leaves

Happy First Day of Autumn! It's definitely my favorite time of year. There hasn't been a whole lot of leaves changing colors here in Western Washington yet. But I've seen a few pops of color here  and there. I decided to try my hand at painting some die cut leaves. I think they turned out pretty good. I love these stitched leaf die cuts from Lawn Fawn.

Die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Stamp - Paper Smooches
Watercolor paints - Kuretake
Watercolor paper - Canson
Ink - Versafine
Pearl pen - Viva Decor

This card is perfect for the latest Cards in Envy Challenge - Colors of Fall. They always have fun challenges over there. But remember to keep the cards fairly flat.

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  1. So pretty! I love the subtle color changes in the leaves.

  2. Gorgeous card - I love this time of year seeing the leaves change colour.

  3. Ha ha ha - sorry about that - I guess that was Lyric the cat's way of saying he loved your card!

    I think your card is fabulous! The vibrantly colored leaves are terrific against the pale blue sky background. Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous card at Cards in Envy!

  4. Great card and I too live in Western Washington. We are on the coast in Westport and there are no changing leaves as yet. It keeps getting cooler they will be changing soon. I love all your cards, but am having trouble following your 6x6 pads when it comes to what is left after you cut the backgrounds (the scraps) but have made several of the QWH #123 and love how the cards turned out.

    1. Thank you! My suggestion for when you are done with papers large enough for backgrounds is to use solid colored cardstock for the backgrounds instead. Then just look for sketches that have smaller elements that will work with your leftover scraps. OWH sketch #123 is awesome and I use it all the time.

  5. Dear Kristie, I love those leaves too and I think you totally rocked the colouring! I coloured mine using Distress Inks but yours are so vibrant and bright - beautiful ;o))) Happy crafting, Maike

  6. Love your card, Kristie! The leaves are amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  7. Kristie, Beautiful card! Nice job painting those leaves. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy. :)