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Fall Swap Card

Hi guys! I've been forever in updating this thing, but life is crazy!

Anyway here's one of the latest cards I've made. It's for a Fall Swap I'm in, and no I don't usually go this all out on swap cards, but I really like this group of gals and wanted to do something special!

The stamps are Autumn Harvest and A Muse. I just love them and I think they work really well together!



There are a ton of steps here, but none are really that hard. First I stamped the small gourd and then masked it, then the round pumpkin, masked it, then the tall pumpkin and then lastly the acorns. I did this on watercolor paper. I knew I was going to be getting the paper quite wet with the watercoloring, so I wanted it to be able to stand up under that torture ;)

I am forcing myself to use my WCC I bought them and I hardly use them! I do like the results, I just am more comfortable with the watercolor pencils I have. So anyway, I put down some Summer Sun on the small gourd, and both pumpkins, then I went around the pumpkins with Pumpkin Pie and then some Really Rust on the tall pumpkin only. THEN I used my aquapainter to color those areas in. I found that I got a nicer look by mixing the colors then rather than layering. After that I worked on the greens and browns. It's all a matter of working with your colors and moving then into the areas you want. You want to put down the darkest colors last.

At first I didn't have the pokey holes or the copper brads on the card, but it looked boring. So I played with an image of the card in Photoshop and add "brads" and "holes" in various places until I came up with the final result. I like playing on Photoshop rather than playing around with my actual card, in case I do something that I hate LOL. At least in Photoshop, it's just a click away to remove the ickiness :)

10 comments:

Melissa said...

Fabulous!

bettybetty said...

That is beautiful! I love it. I especially like how you made that squash two different colours. Nice job!

Danita said...

Love, love, love it!!!

DeStampin'Corner said...

Very pretty. I love the water colouring and you did a good job on the masking. I love this technique

Memmott Family said...

Is your site dowon for coloro combos?
Thanks
Liz

Memmott Family said...

oops my email is lizstampin@yahoo.com

PATTY said...

Love your the Pumpkin card, love the colors you used. You do beautiful stamp work. I also love your lily card.

patty
www.paperpiecingpatty.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

Laura.... fabulous card! love the watercolor you did.... sorry that I'm not in this swap!

Debbie
Farmwife

Kelly S said...

This is so beautiful! I love your coloring!!! Great job! I would love to get a card like this in a swap!!

Melissa said...

Super cute!

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