Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves is a new transparent set from Penny Black, part of the ‘Autumn Extraordinaire’ release. I made a random pattern with most of the little leaf stamps by embossing them on a piece of hot pressed watercolour paper. I taped the edges of my panel before I started and was able to keep a clean frame around the patterned area.

I arranged the leaves on the panel and embossed with versamark and potting soil powder. To add colour I started with just two brusho powders, gamboge and olive green sprinkled sparingly here and there over the leaves. After spritzing with water the colours started to move and fill the leaves and surrounding area but the gamboge diluted to pale orange and yellow so I added some brilliant red brusho to create a few more pops of colour. Most of the colour placement was random but I did move some around with a paintbrush.

Once the design was complete I dried it, removed the tape and cut the panel with a rectangle die. I stamped the lovely sentiment from ‘golden wreath on a banner die cut then looked at my cardstocks to choose a base colour. I ended up with a lovely metallic brown wood textured piece which worked exactly how I thought it would. Then I wondered, did I make a very similar autumn card with this cardstock last year? Yes, yes I did.


5 Comments on “Falling Leaves”

  1. Lagene says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love the variation of colors!

  2. Pat says:

    Such a beautiful bright background using Brushos with these pretty leaves. A great autumnal card Heather. x

  3. DIANA Barnes says:

    I like this year’s better! It looks like the wind is blowing, and that certainly represents this year!!

  4. ND says:

    Dear Heather,
    Delightful card with beautiful sentiment. Would you consider another version with the sentiment a little lower? Perhaps about one third up from lower edge would enhance the autumn experience whilst still featuring the sentiment. I would be happy to have it in my collection!..

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