I stamped some of each image using gold embossing on a couple of different shades of orange and those leaves are on the bottom. I then stamped a couple of images of each type of leaf on white card stock using a plain gold ink pad. I used watercolor pencils to color in the leaves but didn’t fuss – just a few long stsrokes in each part of the leaf with two or three colors – red, gold, some oranges. Then I used a small brush and a lot of water to “paint”. It actually goes very quickly. I dried them with the heat tool – hint, turn them over so the white background is facing up – you can tell very quickly when they are dry. This saved a lot of time. I cut them out after they were dried and arranged them.
I had originally planned to make a wreath with them but the leaves were too large for the size of the card backing that I had prepared. Cutting them out took the most time of anything, and I think sometimes is less is more. Looking at it now, a few less leaves would have been prettier.
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2008 GMT Views: 317
Registered: August 10, 2008 Location: In my stamp room, stamping, painting, and gluing... with the dogs playing under my feet.... Posts: 2852
Sun, Aug 24, 2008 @ 5:49 PM
Thanks so much for commenting! I wish the picture showed the greeting better. The brads kept reflecting the light, no matter how I set the camera. I usually don't have so much trouble photo'ing, but this was NOTmy day LOL.
------------------------------ Cathy at the Seaside Rose Cottage