today's card was inspired by wonderfully talented Julia from Just one more card. She recently created a fabulous wreath with tiny little autumn leaves. When I saw it, it reminded me that I also have such tiny leaves in a stampset, so I absolutely wanted to use these.
But of course I wanted a different look, so I combined that idea with some other challenges, and that's how it turned out.
I stamped an irregular strip of random leaves with vintage foto distress ink. Then I used some more distress inks to watercolor the leaves, fully aware that the stamped image would bleed and mix with the colors. I really like how that turned out.
Then I stamped the banner and sentiment with brown ink on another piece of watercolor paper and fuzzy cut it.
Used a store bought envelope (off-while, same as the card base and the watercolor panel) and stamped and colored some more of the leaves. See how the leaves at the top are darker? That just happened unintentionally, but I really like it.
Hope you have a fantastic fall week-end
Creative Friday: #113 Gestalte einen Umschlag / Create an envelope
Simon says stamp: Use watercolors
Less is more: Autumn Bounty
Virginia's View: clean & simple
CAS(E) this Sketch: #96