It's time for a new Color Challenge and this week Mary is hosting. She's chosen the beautiful fall combination of Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Tranquil Tide with a dessert option of a Fall or Thanksgiving theme. I may have squeaked by with dessert with the leaves in fall colors???
The leaves were stamped on watercolor paper, clear water added separately to each then colors dropped in, letting the water mostly do the color mixing. For the leaf at the top I first added Tranquil Tide but then made sure Crushed Curry altered the color a bit so it would look different than the Tranquil Tide background. The panel was then splattered with Tranquil Tide and White Gouache.
When dry, the panel was trimmed to an A2 size, then cut in 3rds, with a bit trimmed between the panels, then all three were adhered to a white card base with Fun Foam. The sentiment was die cut with the square stitched square die and added to the middle, then a few Dew Drops scattered about. I saw this card design on the blog of Therese Calvaird (the last of 5 cards) and thought it would work perfectly for these large leaf images.
Thanks for looking and I hope you'll join us for the Color Challenge this week!
Date: Monday, October 15, 2018 GMT Views: 705
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Mon, Oct 15, 2018 @ 8:52 PM
Great looking fall card Stef! Your watercolored leaves are fabulous and like the way the 2 colors mixed in the top right leaf. The color wash in between the leaves enhances them beautifully and love the Nuvo drops. The 3 panel design is brilliant!
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Tue, Oct 16, 2018 @ 7:08 AM
Wowza, this is some gorgeous water coloring! Beautiful gradient of color on that top leaf and your background with the splatters makes everything look kind of like a dewy morning, especially with the added Dewdrops! Love the way you've cut this into three panels, slightly separated. Into my faves!
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Tue, Oct 16, 2018 @ 7:51 AM
You are a true artist, Stef! Each week I look forward to seeing what you've created and learning a new technique. I am stunned by the beauty of the card you've created. The colors in the leaves are so beautiful! I love the sentiment, too!
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