Fancy Foliage

Blended leaves Heather Telford

I can’t leave the leaves alone! I am very much a seasonal stamper when choosing my themes, colours and images. Of course I do stamp Christmas and winter images before the season arrives and spring designs are needed before the snow melts but when looking for inspiration I often choose what I see outside.

I embossed these leaves and watercoloured inside with Zig clean color real brush markers, two different reds and a brown. I coloured randomly and roughly then blended the colours with a waterbrush. I also added gold wink of stella to the mix and blended that with water. This gave the leaves a warm shimmery sheen which you can just see in the photo. (I shared the colouring and blending on a periscope here)

When it was all dry I coloured round the edges of the leaves with a grey clean color marker and blended that out with water also. To finish the card I matted with burgandy and added some gold thread and a sentiment.

Thank you for the kind words about my wrist; it turns out it is arthritis at the base of my thumb so I will be looking for ways to work smarter with both time and tools to ease the stress on the joint 😦


Stamps: Foliage Fancy, Sprinkles and Smiles (PB)
Inks: Versafine Crimson Red (Imagine Craft/Tsukineko)
Markers: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Gold Wink of Stella (Kuretake)
Cardstock: Neenah Natural White 110lb, Canson 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, textured burgandy cardstock
Also: clear embossing powder, gold embroidery thread

7 Comments on “Fancy Foliage”

  1. thepaperbaker says:

    Beautiful card! The epitome of fall 🙂

  2. Pat says:

    A beautiful autumnal card Heather and I also prefef to use the images and colours on my cards that reflect the season. I get a little arthritis in my thumb too so probably goes with the territory! We crafters have to suffer for our art ..ha ha. Seriously though hope you don’t get too much trouble with it. By the way I tried to watch the periscope video but it says it finished 18 hours ago so sadly couldn’t view it. x

  3. Vicky Schmidt says:

    I love this card. It is a good time for Leaf cards.

  4. AJ says:

    Gorgeous. Love the bold colors and overall design.

  5. Rob says:

    Beautiful card Heather.

  6. Lindsey says:

    I wish I could justify Zig markers… they are great to work with! Your maple leaves are beautiful.

  7. memalagene says:

    Gorgeous falling leaves card!

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