Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Maple Leaves for CAS Watercolour

Hi there.  It's time for another challenge at
CAS Watercolour
And we're celebrating our 3rd birthday!

Our fantastic Loll is hosting the challenge this month and she chose....

I've die cut some little maple leaves and watercolored them with re-inkers.

The branch was die cut from brown cardstock and covered with gesso which
added some dimension.  I watercolored over the dry gesso with brown re-inker.

The background was in my stash.  I stamped all over a whole piece of
watercolor paper then liberally spritzed with water.  The ink ran randomly leaving
some branches and leaves and a lot of green.

I added a little yellow liquid watercolor to the leaves and on some of
the white space to give the impression of sun shining through the leaves.

I love seeing the sun shine through the leaves!

Our very talented Design Team have painted some beautiful maple leaves
and we are thrilled to have our friend Ros who won the August challenge
join us as Guest Designer.  I hope you'll be inspired by their cards and join us at
CAS Watercolour

And don't forget it's a celebration this month!
$25 SSS Gift Certificate for Challenge Winner
$25 SSS Gift Certificate for one random draw of eligible entries

Let's celebrate!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Wonderous, (PB), Fun Birthday Sentiments (HLS)
Ink:   Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper:   Watercolour (Strathmore), Chocolate Chip (SU), Neenah Classic Natural
Other:  Leaves Die (IO), Woodland Branch Die (MB), Gesso, Re-inker (Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede)


jimlynn said...

Pretty background for those gorgeous leaves! Love your fall looking card Bonnie.

Pat said...

I love the dimension with those gorgeous maple leaves hanging on the die cut branches Bonnie and with such a a pretty watery background, and the pop of yellow on the leaves is lovely too. x

Barb Ghig said...

Another really gorgeous card, Bonnie! Your dreamy watercolored background makes those lovely maple leaves pop on your design! Clever idea to create the impression that the sun is shining through the leaves...Stunning card, my friend! xx

Susan said...

What a wonderful sense of autumn in your image! Love the reds and yellows of the two different types of leaves and the hazy background behind it. And for sure you captured the sense of sunlight filtering through trees.

Marcia Hill said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card Bonnie! Absolutely LOVE your background...soooo soft and pretty! And your main leaves and branch really pop against that background too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful autumnal colours Bonnie. I love that watercolour background with your pretty maple leaves.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercolored leaves, Bonnie. I love how you attached the leaves to the die cut branch and added gesso to your branch for added texture. Beautiful watercolored background from your stash too:-) Congratulations on yours and Loll's 3rd anniversary for your wonderful challenge. I have learned so many awesome techniques from your challenge. Thank you, Hugs..Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunner Bonnie - love that watery/sunshiny background and the drama of the contrasting bright leaves in front of it

Nstiz said...

This one is just gorgeous,Bonnie. I just had to read how you did that background. The yellow you added makes it look so natural and your watercolor leaves are beautifully done. This is a fabulous fall design!

Trina P. said...

Happy 3rd birthday! You’ve captured the essence of autumn beautifully. Such a cool method to achieve that gorgeous background. Wonderful use of Gesso too. x

Brenda in IN said...

Such beautiful and colorful leaves against that stunning background. Happy third birthday. How fast those years went by!

JoAnn said...

Great background for those lovely maple leaves. I like how you did the branch with the gesso.

Bobby said...

That's one thing I love about maple leaves, Bonnie. They come in so many vivid colors like your bright red ones. And the red looks beautiful with the green leafy background.

My Paper Epiphany said...

So pretty! I love the soft watercolour background!

Loll said...

LOVE your watercoloured leafy background with the sunshine, Bonnie. Such a gorgeous backdrop for your beautiful autumn leaves. I do love this time of year and you've really captured it with your amazing design. xx

Ros Crawford said...

Oh this is beautiful!! I love the leaves and the background is perfection!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Happy third birthday! Time flies, doesn't it?
Gorgeous maple leaves and branches with dimension, Bonnie! I love the way the inks ran in the background and the yellow watercolor was added. It does look like the sun shine is coming through the leaves.
Hideko xx

I Card Everyone said...

I feel as if I'm laying under your tree right now... what a gorgeous view!!! So beautiful, Bonnie!

Mac Mable said...

Love the use of the gesso and wow to those fabulous maple leaves. Great design and a beautiful fall card x.

scrappymo! said...

So lovely to look at! The colours here are perfect.

Kia's Place said...

A beautiful background showing the look of negative painting, and the perfect backdrop for your beautiful Maple Leaves.

Robyn Oliver said...

oh gosh Bonnie, I've just come over to this post from the CAS Mix Up reminder and realized I missed this one completely....WOW!! I really love this card... that leafy/sunshine background is fabulous and perfect for your standout maple leaf branch --- I love Autumn the colours of nature are amazing and we don't really get that in the tropics so my mum will send leaves in her letters from down south. gorgeous..Robyn

Karen Dunbrook said...

really beautiful Fall card mf...well done.
x Karen

BożenA said...

Such a sweet autumn card. Beautiful watercolor background and wonderful leaves.
BożenA xoxo