Thursday, September 25, 2014

Watercolored Maple Thanks

We are certainly enjoying fall weather here. The chilly air, grape harvest and wood gathering are all around us that signal that autumn has arrived. I have a mixed media, water colored card for you today. I had so much fun making this.

I first hand sketched the big maple leaf and did the wet-on-wet technique using my kids' cheap watercolors. This is the first time I've done this technique and I'm a fan now.
I then added pseudo textures using various Penny Black stamps: Textures (burlap) and The Love Chapter (script text). The paper was distressed on the edges. With the stamped textures, distressed water color paper, the panel looks like it's a piece of cloth. The sentiment is die cut using Penny Black's Wishes dies.
Challenges: Die-Cut Divas (something new: wet-on-wet technique), Muse Challenge (Inspirations from the Muse card: my maple leaf substituted the circle, and the die cut sentiment), Cardabilities (sketch).

Have a great day!
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  1. The leaf is gorgeous! Love how you added the texture with stamping, such a rich card!

  2. well you just know that this Canadian is going to swoon for the maple leaf! lol! Love the gorgeous shading and the scale of that leaf! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  3. Such lovely watercolouring and love the scale of the leaf and the juicy colours, Anita x

  4. I saw your card through Penny Black on Facebook. That is so beautiful. Many compliments to you, and warm wishes.

  5. Great card! Love the Autumn colors! Thanks a lot for playing along with us at Cardabilities!

  6. Nina this is stunning - love the colours and the texture.

  7. First of all, great leaf sketching. Love the leaf and then the colors are supper - wet on wet can be challenging, but you've got it down. Love all the little touches on your card and the distressing - just works so well.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  8. So striking and seasonal Nina.
    Fab card - just love those colours.
    Sarah x

  9. WOWZERS! What a marvelous watercolor card!

  10. Nina, what a great card! and I love your creative eye for the sketch challenge. very pretty! and thanks for letting us know what products you used. :D TFS

  11. Your card looks amazing - great watercolouring! xx

  12. Well HELLO there stranger! Long time~ Awesome use of the sketch - Thanks for joining in with Cardabilities!

  13. Beautiful card - stunning watercolor!

  14. Gorgeous card, Nina! Your leaf is absolutely beautiful, and I love the scripty background and pretty!!


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