Leaves and canvas

Leaves and canvas Heather Telford


I am not anxious for summer to end but I am enjoying playing with autumn stamps and colours. The Foliage Fancy set I used for this card has solid leaf stamps and outline/vein leaf stamps. I started by applying two colours of distress stain directly to the solid leaf, spritzing it and stamping on watercolour paper. I changed the colour mix slightly for each leaf. While the stain was still a bit damp I inked the outline stamp with rich cocoa memento ink and stamped over the solid leaves. I painted tumbled glass distress stain around the leaves and when that was dry splattered a little of each leaf colour over the top.

Before cutting out the watercolour panel I ruled lines down either side of the panel letting the leaves cross the lines for added interest. I stamped the canvas background directly on the cardbase in rich cocoa ink then added a sentiment.

I must admit I am looking forward to autumn a little because I went thrift shopping this week and came home with a 100% cashmere sweater in great condition for $7.99! It will be cosy when the weather turns cold.


Stamps: Foliage Fancy, …smiling, Textures (PB)
Inks: Mustard Seed, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass distress stains (Ranger) Rich Cocoa Memento ink (Imagine Craft/Tsukineko)
Pencils: Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils
Cardstock: Neenah Avon Brilliant White 110lb, Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

7 Comments on “Leaves and canvas”

  1. OMG! So beautiful! xo, Marian

  2. Hello From Kemptville: Just a note about the Leaves and Canvas Card. I think it is beautiful and I had to make a Sympathy Card for a friend and this is the one I choose!

  3. jmhave44 says:

    It’s beautiful. Your leaf overhang adds so much interest, and I’m loving the glorious fall colors. A wonderful background for the leaves too, with lots of texture. TFS & Hugs

  4. Beverly says:

    Very pretty. We have Autumn Glory festivals in this part of the US, and I love this time of year. Perfect card. I also love thrift shop shopping for cashmere sweaters. My 89 yr old mother has perfected washing these sweaters. 🙂

  5. Tirpuunen says:

    This is adorable! I just love your cards, you are a true wizard of stamping!

  6. Lindsey says:

    A very pretty card, and such a lovely sentiment.

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