Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Let's Get Real

 I'm calling today's card 'Let's Get Real' because I have used some real maple leaves from my tree to create this card.  
So you ask...how did I do that?  Super easy!

I began by rubbing Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink onto my non-stick craft sheet.  I sprayed with a good amount of water, then using the back side of the leaf, I dragged it through the wet ink being sure that the whole surface was covered.  I took that and pressed it onto my watercolor paper using a piece of scrap over the top.  I repeated that process using Fired Brick and then Rusty Hinge Distress ink.
I just love the impression it left behind!
 I took a wet paintbrush and used some Antique Linen and then some Peeled Paint Distress Stains to watercolor the background leaving some puddles of ink.
I stamped the sentiment from Inkadinkadoo using my MISTI with Memento black ink then clear embossed it with my heat gun.
I pop-dot mounted that over a brown piece of cardstock.


Do you love challenges?  Do you love watercoloring techniques?  You will love this new challenge!!!

http://caswatercolour.blogspot.ca/2016/10/cas-watercolour-october-challenge-and.html
click above



Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says:  ANYTHING GOES

 Addicted to CAS- WATERCOLOR

 The Male Room- LEAVES AND OR TREES



This will make a good card for our Thanksgiving next weekend here in Canada.
Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamp- Inkadinkadoo/ real Maple Leaf/ Distress ink/ Distress Stain/ Memento bl ink/ eb powder/ heat tool/ non-stick craft sheet/ MISTI



34 comments:

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Karen. LOVE that you've used real maple leaves to create your beautiful watercoloured card. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Bonnie said...

Using the real maple leaves makes wonderful "stamped" leaves, Karen! How clever to figure out how to use them! Love that watercolor background! Great pooling of the paint! I love that look! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous painted and stamped "real" maple leaves Karen. I love your watercolor wash background and wonderful Fall sentiment. TFS and Happy Thanksgiving to you. Hugs, Nancy

Ellibelle said...

You are so creative Karen, what a fabulous idea!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Karren said...

Wow! This card is amazing, Karen! You've done a fabulous job!

Christine Enckhusen said...

Wunderschön!!! Blätter-Stempel, eine großartige Idee :))). Der Text gefällt mir ebenfalls sehr gut!
Liebe Grüße
Christine

Anke said...

WOW fantastic card and gread idea, I love your real maples and the background, so wonderful.

Hugs
Ankes

Ina G said...

OMGoodness Karen that card is AWESOME. A totally stunning result. Love it.

Aileen Ryan said...

I dont know what it is about your blog Karen but it doesnt like my ipad. Not that it matters I still manage to come visit. Stunning card, love how you have done the leaves.

Gabi MeWi said...

Great sentence. And I love autumn.

Kia said...

Fabulous - another reason to love fall ....

Diane Jaquay said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!

Anonymous said...

So very pretty, great idea on leaves and fall looking. Thanks for sharing. Donna S

HolyLise said...

Your water coloring is gorgeous! And it fits perfect to the fall theme :)
Thanks for joining us at Kat's card making challenge - Josefine

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful card and I so agree with that sentiment. I love Fall and all it's glorious colors.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my heck! This is so cool. Before reading I thought that the let's get real meant how realistic your leaves were. Well, yeah they are because they were made with real leaves. That technique and the outcome are very stunning. Leaves from here need not apply.

Susan said...

What a great idea to use real leaves as stamps - I must try that! Love the colours and the watercoloured background. And great sentiment too!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your real leaves came out beautifully and look realistic, too! With the fabulous watercolor background this is a piece of art to be framed!

AJ Bodine said...

Thanks for the tutorial Karen, I love this! We have no leaves on the ground in South Carolina right now, I'll have to go pluck one from a tree and give it a try!

AJ Bodine said...

Oh! I was so caught up in your card I forgot to say this... Thank you for joining us for the Kat Scrappiness World Card Making Day Challenge! AJ, DT

Teresa Kline said...

hello karen! this is stunning, I totally luv the leaves and that sentiment...perfect! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Barb Ghig said...

Hi Karen ~ How clever you are to use real leaves to create this card! Your watercoloring turned out beautifully, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS...we love seeing your creations in the gallery!

Davi said...

WOW Karen this is stunning!! The watery effect from the leaves combines with your beautiful background really is amazing!!

Susan said...

Such a pretty fall card, your colors are so pretty. Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

LaVon Hall said...

Wow.... I wondered where you got such a beautiful and realistic stamp. You can never beat the creator of all things when it comes to beauty. Thank you, for sharing this.

LaVon Hall said...

Wow.... I wondered where you got such a beautiful and realistic stamp. You can never beat the creator of all things when it comes to beauty. Thank you, for sharing this.

Deborah Frings said...

What a super way to use all the leaves that are falling into the garden! Your watercolouring is fabulous. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week! Deborah, DT.

Ruby said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Cazro said...

Wonderful watercoloured effect with the leaves. Love it. Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Bobby said...

Amazing, Karen. Those leaves turned out perfect and I love how the background is the same sort of feel.

Donna said...

Yet another card I just absolutely love, Karen... so beautifully made. Love those colours. X

Shawna Standish said...

Oh wow Karen you are a watercolor genius!! And here we again with another wonderful card.. This is fab with all the colors and sort of dreamy too by the way the colors flow.. Awesome job.. Thanks for joining us at The Male Room.
Cyber Hugs,
Shawna DT