Autumn Bouquet

Are the leaves changing where you are? I noticed this morning a few patches of colour on the predominately green trees. The mornings are quite fresh too and the sunsets are amazing. Today’s card features a new Penny Black stamp ‘autumn bouquet’ teamed up with a couple of favourite filler stamps, ‘fresh fern’ and ‘fragile beauty’.

I kept the autumn bouquet stamp in the positioner so I could stamp each element one at a time. There are three types of leaves plus the wheat and the berries. All were done with a combination of inks. Often I ink the image using markers then smoosh the corresponding ink pad on my glass mat to give me ink for painting inside the stamped image.

I used partial stamping to add the fern fronds and twigs. I usually ink the bit furtherest from the existing stamping then fill more in each time I stamp so as to avoid stamping over the top of other elements. This is because I am often too lazy to mask the stamping I’ve already done.

After painting and blending inside all the stamped images I used blending brushes to add iced spruce to two edges and splattered some over the panel. I trimmed and popped up the panel on a white luxe card base.

Have a wonderful weekend, thanks for dropping by.

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12 Comments on “Autumn Bouquet”

  1. PaperMorePaper says:

    Heather, this autumn bouquet is quietly gorgeous. Your colors are perfection and the added images are “just enough”! A favorite, for sure.

  2. marilyn418 says:

    I love how this simple stamp is so enhanced by adding other stamps…something I’d had problems doing! The bouquet is just the beautiful essence of fall…which is coming too way too quickly! Not done with summer!

  3. Bonnie says:

    This is beautiful, Heather! I love the fall colors and how you’ve blended the three stamps so perfectly! I welcome any advice about getting around masking.

  4. so gorgeous, love the colors and yes we are seeing bits of change in a couple of trees šŸ™‚

  5. Pat says:

    A fabulous autumn bouquet Heather and wonderful colour choices and love the addition of the twigs and ferns to fill it out a bit more, and the Iced Spruce on two sides with a bit more splattered over the background finishes it beautifully. x

  6. Karen Jackson says:

    Love, love these colours Heather. I’m happy to see them. Yes, here in North Wales the trees are yellowing and dropping their leaves.Not seeing the warm rusty colours yet though. Autumn is nigh.

  7. nancystiz says:

    Your composition intrigues me. Only you could combine those stamps so skillfully. I have the other two stamps but not sure this is something I could do. The painting – GORGEOUS as always. I studied this several times. You are truly gifted!

  8. Loll says:

    Beautiful composition, Heather. Gorgeous mix of stamps and colours. I love the iced spruce to give the impression of it being a cloudy day. xx

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  10. Ellie Knol says:

    SO, so beautiful… it is perfect.


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