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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Hello Fall

I wanted to use watercolours on a card and couldn't decide on an image to colour.  I did, however, make a background of watercolours for my images which are stamped in black.  And I love the effect.

I began with a base of Basic Black, then a layer of the Crushed Curry watercolour design from the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper and a layer of Basic Black again.  Then, on a piece of Watercolor Paper, I used my Aqua Painter to brush Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Old Olive inks across it in casual wash.  After that dried, I used Memento black ink to stamp two of the feathers from the Four Feathers stamp set near the top left and the Hello Fall sentiment from the For All Things stamp set at the bottom right.

Before attaching the Watercolor Paper, I added an Antique brad at the top of the feathers and tied some linen thread around it in loops.  It's a simple card but I love the results.


For more cards using watercolours, check out The Paper Plunge.

For more cards with a fall colour scheme, check out {PIN}spirational Challenges.

And because if I go out into the woods these days, I enjoy the splendour of the autumn colours and see birds getting ready to fly to warmer climates.  And so this is my entry for the Out In the Woods challenge over at SUO Challenges.

20 comments:

  1. Hi Heidi! You successfully met all the challenge requirements! I LOVE it! The Feathers are gorgeous done in black with the watercolor behind it. Thank you for inspiring us at thepaperplunge.com Laura

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    1. Thanks so much, Laura. I love the colours together and the way watercolouring lets them merge and blend. You have such interesting challenges. Thanks for all your hard work.

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  2. another wonderful card, heidi! it is a simply beautiful use of the watercolor technique...i will definitely be CASing this card! so happy you joined us at The Paper Plunge this week!

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    1. Thank you so much, Leslie. I appreciate your comments.

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  3. Heidi, what a nice job you did on this card. I love the watercolor; it's so colorful, and the blending is perfect. Thank you for playing with us at thepaperplunge.com.

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    1. Thanks so much, Helen. I love watercolour backgrounds a lot.

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  4. Heidi, Gorgeous! I love the casualness of this beautiful card. Simple, yet stunning! Great job again, and thank you so much for joining us at The Paper Plunge - I always look forward to seeing what you come up with each week!!!

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    1. Thank you very much, Amanda. What a lovely thing to say! I've been enjoying your new challenge site and you're very welcoming.

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  5. Gorgeous colours for Out in the Woods! Lovely background effect too! Thanks for joining in the challenge at SUO

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    1. Thanks so much, Julia. We've been blessed with wonderful fall colours this year. I guess it's been the right mixture of cold and warm and little rain. Those colours have been spilling over into my creations lately.

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  6. This is a fabulous way to do watercoloring. I will have to remember this technique. Thanks for playing with us this week at The Paper Plunge. Hope you will play along again.

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    1. Thanks so much, Robbie. I really appreciate your comments.

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  7. Wow! I love the look you created in the background and with the black tone feathers on front! Such a cool look! Thanks for playing along with us this time on SUO Challenges!

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    1. Thank you very much, Connie. I enjoy your challenges.

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  8. What a fantastic Fall card and the feathers look terrific against those colors! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

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    1. Thank you very much, Julie. I appreciate your comments.

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  9. I LOVE this - that set scares me…..you nailed it!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen. What a nice thing to say!

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  10. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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