Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Falling Leaves

Hi, guys! For today I thought I would share my first Thanksgiving card of  the season.  I decided to use my Faber-Castell Gel Sticks to get a watercolor look.  I used watercolor paper, and used the gel sticks to color directly on my leaf stamp.  I spritzed the stamp with water and applied it to the paper. I decided to use my Stampin' Up spritz tool to apply a light mist of color to the background as well.

Ink: Distress Ink
Paper: Stampin' Up, Watercolor Paper
Misc.: Faber-Castell Gel Sticks, Leaf Buttons, Twine

I love watercoloring and painting, and using the gel sticks is an easy and fast way to get the effect.  The sentiment inside is also from Stampin' Up and reads "Give thanks and in all things be grateful."

Hope you have a great day!  Hope you find a few moments to do something you love.


Kathy said...

I love the leaves. This is a really pretty card! Well done!


Margaret said...

Very pretty. Love the Fall colors and your background is great! Very creative.

Bee said...

Gorgeous! The leaves looks awesome!

Shoregirl said...

Cute card -- I really like the 3 little buttons on the side!

MiamiKel said...

Whta a fantastic technique, Winnie! Like you, I love watercoloring and coloring on watercolor paper but this looks brilliant - fabulous thanksgiving card! Your'e off to a good start! :)

Loki-Lou said...

Oooo Gel sticks! Now that is a good idea! I love this idea...I love the card.

You are such a talented person (I know I say that alot but seriously I'm in awe!)

Journey of Life said...

I really like this card. Always love fall color.

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