Thursday, October 24, 2019

Another Maple Leaf

My friend Trina is Guest Designing at

The background is a piece of smooshed watercolor from my stash.
I partially stamped lightly with a background stamp that has
names of trees and lightly stamped a few splats.

The die cut leaf was cut from watercolor paper, and painted with liquid
watercolor and re-inker to get a good saturated color.

There's still a few hours to join in at CAS Watercolour
with your watercolor maple leaves.
Challenge closes at midnight tonight PDT.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Tree Background (Rubber Cottage), French Foliage (SU), Wreath for All Seasons (PTI)
Ink:   Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper:   Neenah Classic Natural, Vanilla Texture, Mixed Media, Watercolor (Strathmore)
Other:  Leaf Die (Lawn Fawn), Sunshine Liquid Watercolor (Pinkfresh Studio), Tangerine Tango Re-inker (SU)


Pat said...

Another very pretty maple leaf Bonnie and love the smooshed background with the extra bits of stamping detail, and your sentiment stamped in black looks lovely and crisp against the light background. I was away earlier in the month and have consequently been extra short of time, and with my present commitments I have not been able to get an entry in for this third birthday challenge, in fact I haven't managed any of the CAS challenges this month which saddens me, but my best wishes go to you for all the hard work you, Loll and the ladies put in to the challenges, and for all the great inspiration you give us. x

jimlynn said...

Very pretty leaf for a very pretty card. Love the background too Bonnie.

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Loll said...

Beautiful maple leaf on a beautitful background. Gorgeous card Bonnie, and perfect way to use those colours from the challenge! xx

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Bonnie, your background is perfect for that stunning autumn leaf.

kiwimeskreations said...

Loving the background behind this vibrant leaf Bonnie - the perfect balance of bright behind the intense colours of the leaf

Ros Crawford said...

This is lovely with the coppery red leaf against that background... Thank you for your kind words Bonnie... I'm trying to get back into things.

TK said...

Beautiful! Such a great contrast in colors, Bonnie!

Brenda said...

This is stunning Bonnie! I love the background and the leaf together, so much beautiful contrast. Hugs, Brenda

Susan said...

Beautiful use of the colours from that challenge!! Lovely maple leaf, great bit of subtle text stamping in the green background - love it!

Jane said...

Looks awesome! The maple leaf really suits the challenge colours and I love the combo with the green strip. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you come back to join in with future challenges too.

Vicky Hayes said...

Wow Bonnie! Those colours are making my heart sing! Love the smooshed background and I've made a note of that Lawn Fawn die - that's the one for me! Vicky x

Trina P. said...

You definitely achieved the saturation on the leaf. Gorgeous autumn colours. Beautiful birthday card, Bonnie.

Brenda in IN said...

The leaf looks like it is so fresh and just now fell from the tree. Really pretty background too.

Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous Autumnal colours and love the vibrant green with the tones of the maple leaf and such a fabulous card x

BożenA said...

The green panel reminds us of summer, but the falling leaf takes us into autumn. A unique card.
BożenA xoxo