Trailing leaves

The PB ‘trailing’ stamp featured in this card is definitely a versatile one; it works both hanging down as is here and growing up from the ground.

This card was very simple to make but I love the pretty blends and ‘weeping’ nature of the leaves. I inked the stamp with mowed lawn, chipped sapphire and iced spruce distress inks and stamped it on hot pressed watercolour paper. Soon after stamping I used a wide watercolour brush to paint water downwards over the stamping. The brush pulled ink from the stamping, blending and diluting it in the process.

Once the panel was completely dry I inked the hills from the PB ‘mountain magic’ set in both mowed lawn along the base and then chipped sapphire along the top. I painted over the top with water and pulled the mowed lawn ink below the stamped image to look like the edge of a lake. As I am writing this I’m thinking about trying exactly the same design but in warm autumn tones…


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9 Comments on “Trailing leaves”

  1. Donata says:

    So beautiful and yet so simple. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Paula S says:

    Lovely Heather!

  3. Lorraine Melin says:

    This card is beautiful. Such relaxing simplicity!

  4. nancystiz says:

    Just WOW! This one is spectacular. Those colors are amazing! I’ll be headed shortly to order those stamps. Your creativity never fails to amaze me!

  5. Renee Walker says:


    So enjoy you posts and videos. Love your style! Ver inspirational.

    Renee Walker

    Sent from my iPhone


  6. Karen Jackson says:

    This is lovely Heather. You do simple perfection so well. I think it would work well in Autumn colours too.

  7. Patricia Rowe says:

    Love this. Serene and calming.
    Thank you.

  8. Pat says:

    Another wonderful mix of the trailing leaves with the hills and your added water completes the scene Heather. What a great idea to using the three inks to stamp and then wet and let them drip down to give that super effect. x

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