Monday, September 30, 2019

October Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge

How did it get to be October?  I am going to enjoy the fall weather and raking leaves. 

The watercolor challenge this month at Happy Little Stampers is always Anything Goes with a twist of botanical.

I decided that botanical means plants, trees so I went with leaves.  I love to make leaf cards in the fall.  I think this stamp and die set  is from Concord and 9th.

I first made a background with a leaf background stamp from Fun Stampers Journey.  I painted on Twinkling H20's onto the stamp and stamped it on watercolor paper.  I did it several times.  If you looked very closely you could see the leaf design.

I heat embossed the leaves on a piece of paper I had colored with Twinkling H20"s.  I then die cut the leaves.  The background and leaves have a beautiful shine from the Twinkling H20's.  Die cut the word Grateful from some gold card stock.

The background was adhered to a rust colored card base.  The leaves were added to the card front.  The die cut word was glued on top of the leaves.  A small twine bow was added to the stem of the middle leaf.  The glue I used to adhere the leaves and word is Gina K's Connect Glue.  I love this glue.  I had never really used glue on my cards until this glue came along.

After the card was assembled, I added gold splatters.

Please come join us at Happy Little Stampers for our October Watercolor Challenge


Ina G said...

Simply stunning Barb. Beautiful leaves and background.

Lindsey said...

What a beautiful card! I love the cluster of leaves and the background you created for them.

Gwendolyn said...

This is really amazing Barb, love those autumn colours! Hugs Gwendolyn

Sue - said...

Absolutely beautiful!

BożenA said...

Beautiful autumn colors and watercolor splashes. A great card

Helen said...

Gorgeous colours on your leaves and background, Barb! Stunning design!