Monday, September 21, 2020

Fall leaves-2ways

Prompted by Splitcoast challenges, I have put together 2 leaf themed cards. 

For todays Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC), we were challenged to create with  leaves- real leaves- and stamp and emboss them.  I inked them up with DOX ink and clear embossed them.  The sentiment is by Unity Stamps. 

 This challenge was a lesson in Negative painting.  I did not have too many overlapping images, so plan to create one myself to try this again.  This leaves stamp is by Technique Junkies. The sentiment is by Sunny Studios. I was inspired by the Alpha challenge (over at Splitcoast) and it was the wek of Y- I used Yellow cardstock, Yellow watercolor paint and Yellow enamel dots.  Yellow is not usually a color I reach for- but love it for fall color combo's. For watercoloring, I used Distress ink, SU markers spritzed with water and a couple of Arteza waterbrushes. 

I hope you are staying well and sane with the ongoing stay at home orders.  I have a couple of family members affected by the virus, one is back at work and the other is still on quarentine, and doing OK.  

Thanks for stopping by!


MiamiKel said...

Fall perfection, Shelly! THese are so creative and cleverly designed - love the leaves on both of your sweet cards!

Chris said...

These are gorgeous Shelly, great techniqu0es- my favourite is the first one using the real leaves- it's a wonderful result.

Donna said...

Beautiful fall colors, Shelly! And capture the spirit of the season. I love autumn but this year we are so dry I doubt the leaves will turn their beautiful colors. Thanks for your comments about the twins. We are very blessed to spend so much time with them. They are such cuties

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, these are so pretty! WOW!

Lynn McAuley said...

Two awesome beauties, Shelly! Gorgeous autumn leaves falling, falling everywhere!!

NanaConnie said...

WOW, Shelly, both of these are incredible! Gorgeous ink color choices and really magnificent designs. They make me wish I had trees growing near me that have leaves that fall so I could gather some up. Of course, on the other hand, I'm very glad that I don't have to rake any fallen leaves. :-D

Lola said...

Real leaves? Well how cool is that?! It looks amazing. So much fall goodness in both your cards.