Saturday, October 21, 2023

Autumn Leaves for JUGS

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

I'm here with Just Us Girls again.
I am really enjoying guesting with this team!

This week we have a photo to be inspired by.

The leaves are beginning to show some color here.  I haven't seen anything as bright
as the leaves on this card yet.  Hopefully we will see some bright colors soon.

I used my favorite background trick and watercolored my die cut leaves on a 
piece of Neenah letting the color run off, 

When the leaves were dry, I used watercolor pencils to add some details, then
glued on the background leaving some of the leaves loose for dimension.

Adding the die cut sentiment in dark red accented the leaves beautifully, IMO.

I hope you'll hop on over to Just Us Girls and see what they've come up with.
Then come join in at the challenge.

Just Us Girls - Photo above


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Leaf Clusters (Alt), Bitty Birthday Wishes (MFT)
Ink:   Citrus, Mandarin (SSS), Vintage Photo (DM), Cherry Cobbler
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series), Neenah Solar White, Cherry Cobbler
Other:  Leaf Clusters Die (Alt), Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencils (Bordeaux, Khaki Green), Happy Birthday Poe Script Die (PS)


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Susan said...

What a perfect take on the inspiration photo! Love the technique of letting the watercolour run off the die cut to make the background. I must try that.

nancy littrell said...

WOW...Stunning die cut Fall leaves with your cool ink background from your how you use that technique..I need to do that too:-) TFS and always inspiring me, my dear friend. Love and enjoy the Fall color...we are too:-) Nancy

Loll said...

WOW! Those leaves are AMAZING, my friend. They look real with the texture and detail. Great work. And I love the soft leafy background from your watercolouring. A beautiful and stunning fall card Bonnie! xx

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Those leaves are absolutely gorgeous! Your background is so soft and beautiful, love the idea of this process and will definitely be giving it a try. Beautiful card.

I Card Everyone said...

I may have to share a photo of our Flowering Crab next to our porch, Bonnie - you've nailed it on your card today!
Nobody does that technique as beautifully as you do, my friend! What a gorgeous card!
Hope you have some wonderful Autumn color soon!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So very Beautiful, love the leaves and background. x

ElizStewart said...

Bonnie... great technique, am going to give that a try! Love the card and I hope you get to see some beautiful color soon. Now that I live in Florida, I miss the leaves changing but not the cold weather. So thrilled to have you as a guestie!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your leaves are just stunning! I love this beautiful card 🤩

jimlynn said...

We're still a little too warm here for the changing of colors on the leaves but I do love looking at your card and seeing them. Beautiful card Bonnie.

Carol said...

Clever background idea! Your leaves are gorgeous and you are right about the red sentiment adding so much to the card!!! Amazing card Bonnie!

Bobby said...

Why do I never try that trick? It always looks so fabulous when you do it, Bonnie, and it gives dimension to the card just like leaving leaves unglued does. And the color is beautiful.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning leafy branch, Bonnie - perfect in those fall colors!!

TK said...

Stunning! This card is perfect in so many ways, the colors, the dimension, the simple twine and bold sentiment -- wow

Pat said...

Such fabulous bright and very realistic looking leaves Bonnie, and the background is beautiful with colour from your leaves, and finished beautifully with the twine and the large die cut sentiment. x

Vicky Hayes said...

Oooh - love these colours! Such a great trick too - thank you for always inspiring me Bonnie! Vicky x

HilaryJane said...

This is fabulous, what a great take on the photo xx

Lisa Elton said...

So glad you're having fun, Bonnie! I'm enjoying all of your guest cards. I mean, just look at this beauty! What a great technique, I need to try that!

Nancy said...

This is gorgeous, Bonnie! Your leaves are just beautiful. I was really hoping to get away to see some fall foliage but things got in the way. Maybe next year. We had some cooler temps this week, but I think it will be short lived and back to 86 next week.

kiwimeskreations said...

A stunning card Bonnie - love your use of the inspiration photo, and the deep coloured stems and sentiment are the perfect foil for the airy leaves.

Diane said...

A gorgeous fall card!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at The Four Seasons!
Diane FS Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Four Seasons}

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely beautiful leaf cluster Bonnie (the colors have finally turned bright like this here in just the last couple days!) and I just LOVE that background too! Loving your birthday die cut also!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Marlena M. said...

Bonnie this is BREATHTAKING, WOW!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, the colors are stunning. I love the background from the watercoloring. Just a wonderful autumn card, Bonnie.

Darlene said...

WOW! This is just GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.

Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B

Karen said...

I love everything about this card--the CAS design, the beautiful white background, and the stunning die cut! I love the way you've inked the leaves, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Hues!

Christine Alexander said...

Absolutely gorgeous fall colours on your leaves. Amazing card ♥

Julia Aston said...

Congrats on the guest DT Bonnie! and what a lovely die cut leafy stem! so dimensional with your background and leaving some leaves unglued - beautiful fall colors! Julia xx

Leslie Miller said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Catching up a little at a time. You blow me away with all your beautiful and fun cards. 11 posts this visit, sigh... I'm continually inspired.

Trina P. said...

Ooh, this is gorgeous! You nailed the photo inspiration challenge. Always love your backgrounds using that technique.

TK said...

I knew it was pretty -- congrats on Top 3 at Four Seasons!!

Ina G said...

Simpleeeee beautiful Bonnie. Love your take on my mood board. Your colours have blended perfectly.

BożenA said...

I love the subtle twig drawings in the background. This looks truly stunning. Congratulations on joining JUG as a GD.