Big Leafy Hugs

No need to guess where my current inspiration is coming from. I went for three walks last week through the same woods and could see the colours spread over just five days. These leaves are all stamped by one stamp in the Darkroom Door ‘leaves’ set on Fabriano hot pressed watercolour paper. For each impression I inked with a combination of wild honey, old paper and barn door distress inks. After stamping I blended over the image with a pearlescent water mix.

Once I had filled the panel with coloured leaves I stamped over them with the same stamp but just old paper ink which filled the remaining white area with pale leaves. I added more texture with some script, some scratches (both DD background stamps listed below) and some gathered twigs splatter.

Once the panel was dry I sewed around the edges then made a couple of tags featuring a sentiment from the DD ‘warm wishes’ set and a small leaf from the DD ‘leaves’ set. I hope you see some delightful colours outside this week whether they are autumnal or springy!


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10 Comments on “Big Leafy Hugs”

  1. Maria B says:

    Heather, what a lovely card. I remain grateful to you for sharing your talent. Soon, I hope to take the class I purchased from you some months ago. May you continue to be healthy and happy.

    • Heather says:

      Thank you so much, Maria. I am so happy to share inspiration and techniques. Hope you enjoy the class when you get a chance; I know it is tricky to fit things in. I have some online class content I am looking forward to dipping into when I get the chance.

  2. Wow Gorgeous, love the blending of the colors

  3. Patricia Rowe says:

    This is so exciting to see your colorful woods. When I am in my yard, I hear a pitter patter. I look around thinking a deer might be close or even the bear that is roaming…but no. It was the leaves falling on high, making their way down the many branches to the ground. The colors are more yellow and brown now, but I can see some oranges and reddish ones starting to come.
    Thanks for your tutorials. Sure helps me get my focus in the right direction.

  4. Bonnie says:

    Not much color here but your card is like a walk in a beautiful Autumn woods! So beautiful!

  5. Liane Cavanagh says:

    Oh, you have taken it up a notch. This card has great visual appeal, and it has texture (sewing)!! You inspire us all to try something new – and put an old sewing machine to use.😁
    Thank you for the beauty and creativity you bring with every post.

  6. Pat says:

    More fabulous bright and beautiful leaves Heather, and the script and scratches stamped in the background add lots of interest. I love the way you have finished it with the sentiment tag held in place by the stitching all the way round. A wonderful autumn card. x

  7. nancystiz says:

    The colors and movement on this one are just fabulous! I can feel the autumn breeze when looking at this! What an exceptional mixed media card!

  8. Loll says:

    Gorgeous mix of colours for your beautiful maple leaves, Heather. Love how they fill the background. The sewing around the edges and on the tags is a wonderful finishing detail! xx

  9. Ellie Knol says:

    SO So gorgeous Heather… Thanks for sharing your talent with us.. I enjoy your creations so much!!

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