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Saturday, October 3, 2015

CAS Autumn Leaves.....

Hello everyone: Today I'm sharing a card with you I made for the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and the LiveLoveCards "White Space" challenge, here is my card.
These little leaves are made with THIS Impression Obsession die. I placed the dies onto a panel of Canson water color paper and die cut them, I die cut a couple more to fill the space. Then, I dipped each leaf in a  bowl of water and pat them just a little with a paper towel, but I left them quite wet. I applied ink from my SU markers to each leaf letting the ink run and I just added a bit more ink with the aqua painter as I needed to get the color I wanted.  I used More Mustard, Olive Green, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie. 
I stamped the dots with my SU Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and, once the leaves dried, I placed them back onto each of their places, like pieces of a puzzle, here is a close up.
The sentiment is from an old Flourishes set, it's stamped with SU Baked Brown Sugar ink.
One of the things I love about Autumn is that, even if each leaf on the tree is exactly the same when they are green, once they start changing colors, there is not one alike, like snow flakes, each has it's own, unique color pattern, incredibly beautiful.
Here is the sketch that inspired my card.I want to thank you for stopping by, I love reading your comments, they always make my day.
Till next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

28 comments:

  1. So so pretty ! I love your leaves ! I collect Autumn leaves as they fall and keep them in a wicker basket so I can see them on my bookcase .
    I agree there are no two alike ! The Grunge speckles added just the right touch. This is a beauty ! You did a super job of coloring !

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    1. Thank you Sonny, this was a fun card to make, celebrating with my most favorite Season of the year.

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  2. Love this card! The leaves look like they are falling and your colors are great!

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    1. Thank you Nana Jo, I have some beautiful trees around here that helped me with the colors.

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  3. Love the color variation on your leaves, this is a beautiful fall card!!

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  4. Thank you Diane, I just let the ink go where it wanted.

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  5. Oh my goodness what beautiful product here! Where is that pretty sentiment from? Love this type of layout great sketch!

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  6. Patti, the sentiment is from an old Flourishes set called "Lots of Thought", by the marvelous Marcy Howley, so sad they are not in business anymore.

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  7. Pretty, Maria! I love that you used SU markers for this card! I've never done anything cool with my SU markers! I think we both had Autumn in mind for the White Space challenge!

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    1. Thank you Caly, I love using SU markers for water coloring, since they are water based, they blend beautifully. This set is so old, I kid you not, it's probably 6 or 7 years old and all the markers are still fine.

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  8. I love your coloring of the leaves and appreciate you sharing with us how you did them. This card is beautiful and I love the font of the sentiment too. I'll have to try using my SU markers.

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    1. Thank you for visiting HJ, the SU markers are fabulous to water color with, I love how they blend so easily on the paper.

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  9. Beautiful card ! I have a question : When you use your marker directly on the wet paper , is that good for the marker ? I always am afraid of ruin it then ?

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    1. Anita, the paper is not dripping wet, it has to be damp or the ink wont show, I always wet the paper and then pat it a little with a paper towel, that way the color is ready to blend with the aqua painter. Sometimes, if I want a bit more shadow, I apply the marker on dry paper and right away, go with the aqua painter to blend. Hope this helps.

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  10. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my leave white space for Live,Love Cards - I love to work with autumn colors and images and wht a beautiful card you created too. Love the Gorgeous Grunge set and use it quite often myself. Thanks for commenting,.

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    1. Thank you Shirley, I love Autumn for the amazing colors all around, this card was so much fun to make. Gorgeous Grunge was overlooked by me when it came out but I'm so happy I finally decided to buy it.

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  11. I just LOOOOOOOOVE these leaves! All always gets me into leaves cards and this one is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Catherine, this beautiful die is just the perfect size for making Fall cards.

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  12. I love how you've used this sketch! Such pretty leaves!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie, I was going to use the sketch with balloons but decided to make a Fall card, so glad I did.

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous, Maria, The colours are so warm and cosy. Thanks for stopping by my blog... and sorry for being late! :)
    hugs, Asha

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    1. Thank you Asha, love the colors of the Fall, you are right, they are truly warm and cozy.

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  14. Oh, what gorgeous leaves! Fabulous take on the sketch!

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  15. Thank you Leigh, this sketch was just perfect for this little leaves.

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  16. The prettiest autumn leaves Maria! This is a beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining Case this sketch!

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  17. Great use of white space Maria! The colors look fantastic!

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  18. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

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  19. Another gorgeous fall card, Maria!

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