Blended Autumn Bouquet

Today’s card is a second look with the Penny Black ‘autumn bouquet’ stamp. I blended distress inks over a panel of hot pressed watercolour paper before doing any stamping. The colours are listed below.

After blending I stamped the autumn bouquet stamp twice on the panel with brushed corduroy distress ink then painted inside all the leaves, berries and wheat stalks with water. As I painted I also dabbed away water leaving the insides of the images lighter than the outside. I picked up some smooshed ink and dropped it back into the round berries and the wheat berries.

I splattered some water over the panel, let it sit then dabbed it away with paper towel leaving a random pattern of watermarks here and there. The embossed sentiment is from the PB ‘million thanks’ set stamped in fallen leaves versafine clair ink.

Thank you for dropping by. I am indeed grateful for all your support and kindness.


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7 Comments on “Blended Autumn Bouquet”

  1. Elizabeth Jones says:

    Love this! Thanks for getting Autumn off to a beautiful start!

  2. Liane Cavanagh says:

    How perfectly you created a card that radiates the golden tones of autumn. Thank you for sharing the technique. I can’t wait to try it.

  3. Lynn says:

    Stunning as usual. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Pat says:

    That is stunning Heather, quite a simple idea but the finished result looks marvellous. A wonderful autumnal card. x

  5. Karen Jackson says:

    Lovely autumn colours Heather and I particularly like the water splatters.Our autumn here in the Welsh valley is continuing grey and very wet…just like summer 😦
    Hope you have some lovely sunshine.

  6. Bonnie says:

    I’m grateful that you share your amazing talent, Heather! This is such a beautiful Autumn card!

  7. Lagene says:

    Awesome card, love the watercolor background efect!

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