Warm toned leaves

Red leaves Heather Telford

Here are the warm toned leaves I promised in contrast to the cool toned ones I posted a few days ago. Ottawa is enjoying fabulous colours this year; the yellows appeared first but now the orange and reds have joined in and they really are amazing.

Today’s loose and somewhat messy card reminds me of a leaf pile; we have had some pretty impressive ones over the years. Once again I created my panel in a couple of layers, starting with some orange toned leaves stamped onto wet watercolour paper. The leaf images bled in all directions creating the blurry shapes you see in the background. When they were dry I stamped with reds and browns and used a brush to fill in the leaves. I also sprinkled brown bister which ended up separating into black and brown with a few red and blue spots as well. When it was all dry I splattered some gold dots over the panel with a wink of luna pen. To complete the card I cut the ‘thank you’ sentiment out of both the panel and a piece of red cardstock so I could do an inlay to match the mat.

Are you raking leaves or have you yet to start like us?


Stamps: Lush & Lavish  (Penny Black)
Dies: Stylish Gratitude (Penny Black)
Inks:  Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door distress stains (Ranger)
Cardstock:Fabriano hot pressed 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

Also: Gold wink of luna pen, brown bister powder

4 Comments on “Warm toned leaves”

  1. thepaperbaker says:

    Stunning Card! Love it 🙂

  2. Carolyn L says:

    Glad to see your hand felt well enough to create this beautiful leaf composition…..better on paper than under your rake, yes?

    Listen to your hands and be wise, arthritis pain will tell you how much you can (and cannot) do. Attached is the address of a wonderful YouTube article and exercises by Collette Smith, a professional knitter, that served me well. Hope it does the same for you.

  3. Pat says:

    Some more gorgeous leaves Heather and love the effect the bister has created. x

  4. Lindsey says:

    There has been some raking, or at least leaf blowing, here — although after windy days yesterday and today, you’d never know it. I’d much rather look at leaves on your beautiful card!

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