Windswept

Today is officially the first day of autumn in the northern hemisphere and the leaves are flying here on the blog. I am featuring another new stamp from Penny Black, aptly named windswept. It is a simple rubber cling stamp depicting a branch and loose leaves. On my card the leaves are flying across the whole front and back of the card.

I taped the hot pressed watercolour panel to my glass mat as I planned to spray the panel with both water and ink. I sprayed quickly and lightly with spiced marmalade, scattered straw, rusty hinge, wild honey, vintage photo and stormy sky distress sprays. I sprayed some water over the top to blend some of the inks then dried with a heat tool creating some watermarks as I did so.

Once the panel was dry I stamped the branch across the panel starting on the left hand side (which ended up being the back of the card) then overlapping as I moved across to the right. I used distress inks in the same colours as the sprays to ink the branch a couple of colours at a time.

Once the panel was completely dry I decided to add some more leaves but with gilding flakes. It is a while since I used gilding flakes so I did a quick youtube search and tried two different methods. I preferred the second method which was to stamp with the Tsukineko essential glue pad then press the flakes onto the image. Gilding flakes travel far and wide if you are not careful so I had the vacuum cleaner at my side. I used the Cosmic Shimmer ‘red blaze‘ gilding flakes which are a beautiful mix of red, golds, bronze and brown metallic flakes, perfect for autumn. I finished off the card with a sentiment from the PB ‘ever thanks’ set.

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8 Comments on “Windswept”

  1. Gorgeous, great background for your branch and leaves, like your touch with the gilding flakes

  2. Lois DeRoo says:

    Love this! Beautiful.

  3. Geri S says:

    Beautiful! One of my favorite stamps from the fall release! Tanks for the great idea!

  4. Liane Cavanagh says:

    This is so beautiful.

  5. Karen Jackson says:

    First day of Autumn. Not only the leaves are flying, the year is too. A beautiful card Heather.

  6. Pat says:

    Gorgeous autumn tones using the ink sprays Heather and I love the leafy branch with falling leaves you have used to add a wonderful array of colourful leaves and pretty gilded ones too, and great that these are coordinated to match the background colours…a really beautiful card. x


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