Friday, October 30, 2015

Autumn Woods

I am really enjoying the Fall colors.

I love looking out the window and seeing the yellow, oranges, reds and even browns
of the falling leaves.

Sweeping them up is another story.

I've been enjoying translating some of these colors onto paper.

The trees were embossed with the Woodland Textured Embossing folder and 
lightly sponged with ink.

I have stamped the leaves from the Vintage Leaves set by Stampin' Up!
by inking with a base color and "rock and rolling" a couple of other colors,
spritzing with water.

Then I used an Aqua Painter to move the colors around and
add more color from the lids of the ink pads.

I used a Sahara Sand Marker to lightly draw veins and
used the Aqua Painter to soften the lines.

I splattered some diluted Soft Suede re-inker and a paint brush
over the leaves and pretty much the whole table.

There is a die for these leaves so I die cut with my hand cranked Big Shot
and added a bit more color along the edges.

The leaves have been shaped with a stylus and my fingers and adhered with Dimensionals.

I am loving these leaves!


Used a hand cranked Big Shot.


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with my snippets of watercolor paper.

I'm so glad you stopped by.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Vintage Leaves (SU)
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand (all SU)
Paper:  Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla (SU), Watercolor Snippets (Various brands all 140 lb.)
Other:  Aqua Painter, Leaflets Framelits, Woodland Textured Embossing Folder, Stampin' Sponge,   Linen Thread (all SU)


Betty Keefe said...

your card is so pretty Bonnie - that folder makes such a fantastic background.

MaryH said...

Ab-SO-lutely gorgeous coloring on those leaves...they really pop against that woodland ef (which will be on my next order!). Love the depth of color you've gotten with the techniques. I've not mastered the rock n roll yet (looks so easy, but it isn't!)...Love the glow of the leaves against that creamy white embossing. (Mr. is mulching our maple leaves with the mower..yay!) Hugs & TFS.

Susanne Vargas said...

Love this beautiful card! The leaves are so gorgeous and pop against the light background! I might have to get that embossing folder...
I agree with you about real leaves! Enjoy looking at them but raking quickly gets old...

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh my look at the colours on those leaves..absolutely stunning!! x

jimlynn said...

Loving those wonderful colors of fall! The embossed background with the trees is absolutely perfect for this. So lovely.

Loll said...

And so you should love them Bonnie. These leaves are gorgeous!! Love the fall colours and haven't had a lot of time to make fall cards this year. Need to get on that! Thanks for the inspiration. xx

Maxine D said...

Oh what gorgeous leaves Bonnie - this is a stunning and dramatic card - love it!!

laurie said...

Those leaves are gorgeous Bonnie!They are so pretty on the embossed background.

Greta said...

Your leaves are absolutely stunning, Bonnie! I'm going to have to get that embossing folder--love it!

Donna said...

Hi Bonnie. These are gorgeous :)
I must get more inventive with my inking... I just need to tidy up my craft area before I can do that!!!

Di said...

Oh gosh Bonnie - how beautiful! Wonderful embossing and those leaves are just perfect too!


Di xx

SARN said...

WOW - what a GORGEOUS autumnal card Bonnie. Top marks xxx

Maria A. said...

WOW!! those leaves look real, just gorgeous. And the embossing folder is the perfect background for them, I love this card, thank you for sharing.

Barb said...

Oh I don't know how I missed this gorgeous card. I love those splattery leaves on the birch tree background. Barbxx

Susan said...

Love the leaves against that new embossing folder! The leaves are beautifully coloured and splattered! I agree with you - I love the coloured leaves of autumn but I'm not so keen on raking them up!

Bobby said...

You must have gotten all the color down there, Bonnie. Ours was not as pretty this year, although it's still wonderful to see the autumn colors of any shade. Your leaves look like they just fell from the tree and those dark splatters make them look even more realistic.

Jeanne said...

I really love this card, Bonnie! So pretty. It is really a nice Fall here in MN, but cool weather. Happy Halloween.

Faith A said...

Gorgeous Bonnie, I agree about the sweeping up!

Kim S said...

All of your layers of colors are absolutely stunning!

Maura Hibbitts said...

Gorgeous card! I love its simplicity and elegance. The textured trees in the background are perfect for your lovely leaves.Thanks for joining us in the throwback challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge this week!

jenn shurkus said...

this is a gorgeous card! love the subtle background and those leaves are beautiful :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You put some effort into these leaves to make them realistic and it shows. What a great card. I love fall even though we don't do all that color changing stuff here. We get the crisp air and I know leaves are changing somewhere! Great card.

Kimbo said...

I love those leaves, just perfect against the subtle background

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x