Friday, October 2, 2015

Eclectic Leaves....

Over at Fusion challenges this week, they have this gorgeous photo and a rather cool sketch.

I decided to have a go at another way of using the watercolour crayons that I have to play with. This time I used them to create a background, using a range of colours in the yellows to reds (taken from the leaves in the photo) and then blending them together with my aquapainter.  Once the paper is dry, then you can stamp over it, which I've done using Memento Tuxedo Black.

And then here's the card in it's entirety...

I'm a little disappointed that the card seems 'darker' than the inspiration photo, but I do love the contrast of the black and silver glimmer paper, which is then picked up with the rhinestones.
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Colours: Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, red and yellow from the crayons.
Other: Silver Glimmer Paper, Rhinestones
Happy Stamping....Manda


  1. Wow! This is so beautiful! Gorgeous work, Manda!

  2. I think the darker look gives a more dramatic feel to your card and the rich background you have created is stunning. Great to see you at Fusion x

  3. Love the silhouette stampings over your beautiful watercolored background and the fluttering butterflies layered on top! thanks for joining us in the Fusion Challenge! Julia xx

  4. Loving the intense colors of your watercolored background ... so very glad you joined us at fusion card challenge.

  5. Im loving all the inky goodness here! Beautiful background you created!