Sunday, September 28, 2014

One More Watercolor for September

One more water color card for the month of September.  I think this card is a great Fall card and puts me in the mood to welcome a change in weather.

This technique was a Wet into Dry over Wet into Wet Background.  Remember that I am using water color paper.  I'm afraid I didn't get as much Wet into Wet background as I wanted to, but I really like how it turned out.  

Direct from our teacher, Susan, at The Stamp Art Shoppe, "Wet paper with brush and then paint directly onto stamp in various fall leaf colors.  Stamp several times in wet paper.  Dry thoroughly.  Paint onto the stamp agian making the colors a bit darker.  Stamp over the background image once or twice to add definition".   I was supposed to stamp an Asian poem in block over the leaves, but I forgot to.  It would have added more depth, but I'm good with this too.  I stamped a Kaiser Craft sentiment from a dear friend on the bottom right.  I really love the colors and sheer joy of Autumn in this card.  A fun technique and a very easy one.

I am entering this card into Open Minded Crafting Fun challenges.  I haven't entered a challenge in quite some time.  Great time to do so - the leaves are changing, time for a change!

6 comments:

Monika Reeck said...

ooh wooow Arlene it looks like a fantasy like in a dream..its leavs stamp right...adorable effect..lovely colors too....beautifully done...hugs, Monika

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful!!

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Arlene. Love this pretty colours. The sentiment is perfect with your leaves.

Susan Kennedy said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous technique!! I Love it!! The colors are just beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow that's a really gorgeous background you have created. Love that stamped sentiment as well!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Hanne M. said...

I love this card! Stunning effect with that technique and that twine (or is it twine?) fits this perfectly. Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again.

Hanne, DT