Meet Autumn Maple Leaves.

Living in Southern Ontario we do not see the leaves turn colour as quickly as they do in Algonquin Park which is in Eastern Ontario. The colours locally are still green with hints of yellow.

My Maple Leaves are more advanced than that with my favourite colours of fall.

For this card I am using the Maple Leaf stamp from Penny Blacks Lush and Lavish set, which I water coloured using Distress Oxide Inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple.

Once the leaves were dry, I fussy cut them and styled both of them to ready for my card.

On my Neenah card base using the puddle of Spiced Marmalade I splattered lightly on the card front.

Rather than add the green in the leaves I opted for a green water colour wash for the background using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, and die cut with my mixed edge rectangle die.

On the water colour wash background in my Mini Misti I stamped the Autumn sentiment using VersaFine Clair Ink in Tulip Red then added fun foam to the back and attaching to my card base.

To finish I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ripened Pumpkin Gloss.

I am also entering this card in the CAS Watercolour Challenge for October.

  1. so beautiful mf…love the colours.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
    x Karen

  2. Your maple leaves are beautiful, Kia! I love how your colors have blended together and how the green wash makes such a wonderful contrast with the leaves! Great splatters too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  3. Beautiful maple leaves – love the colours you mixed into them! And great contrast with the green background. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

  4. LOVE the contrast with the bright green bacgkround and your gorgeous mix of autumnal colours for the maple leaves. Gorgeous design, gorgeous card, Kia! The leaves are changing quickly here on the westcoast. Temperatures have dropped quickly and I think the leaves are in shock. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at CAS Watercolour!

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