Friday, October 26, 2018

Autumn Leaves

Happy Friday Cottage Cutz fans!  It's Jeanne posting today.  I love these new leaf dies!  I decided to use a card sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches because it allowed me to concentrate on the technique instead of the layout.
 Here is the challenge:
I used my Distress Oxide inks and what I call a "splat" technique.  I swipe the ink pad on a plastic mat and spray with water, then I dip my paper into the mess.  I do this with several colors, most of the time using my heat gun to dry between layers.  I used Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Gathered Twigs ink colors.
When the paper was nice and dry, I die cut the leaves.  This technique gives a randomness to the leaf colors - just like in nature!
I tipped the edges of the leaves in the brown and brick inks.  This gives a bit more realism to the leaves.

I cut a rectangle 2 1/2 x 3/1/4 inches from Early Espresso card stock and three strips of Copper Foil card stock 1/4  x 4 1/4 inches.  I also cut an A2 panel from white card stock and tipped the edges in the brick and brown since white edges seemed too stark for this card.
The brown panel is 7/8 inches from both the top and sides and I placed the top copper strip 1 3/4 inches from the bottom.  Each strip is 1/4 inch from the one above it.

Finally, I added some epoxy dots as "dew" drops.

This card is actually quite easy to make although it looks intricate and time consuming.  Because of the technique there will never be two cards alike, but that is the beauty of nature!


Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

beautiful fall leaves and I love how you achieved the look with the distress oxide inks and the layout is so perfect to showcase them

Janja said...

Very nice card in beautiful autumn colors.

Pam MacKay said...

Beautiful leaves love the colors!

Anja Ž. said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love the leaves

Tam said...

pretty leaves!