Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Create A Smile: September Release

  Hello Crafters!
This week is super exciting because it's release week for Create A Smile!
Christine is releasing 3 sets and all of them are fabulous.
Today I'm using the new Time for Thanks set which has bunches of beautiful leaves!
Even though I'm in denial Fall is on the way I just couldn't help but watercolor these gorgeous guys in autumn colors.
I stamped and masked three of the leaves using WPlus9 Pure Color Black ink because it is waterproof. After the stamping was done I used my Peerless Watercolors for this one. I love how bold they are!!
I worked on each individual leaf being careful not to work on two that touched. If you touch wet to wet it makes everything run together. . . then disaster.
After the leaves were dry I flicked on some spatters of each color just to add a bit of interested. I used warm gray Copic markers to add some shadows to the leaves. I wanted them to look like they were all in a pile :)
I heat set the Thanks sentiment from the same set in white on some warm gray cardstock. I think maybe it's Co'ordinations . . maybe? Anyway, a few sequins in orange, clear and gold finished it off.
You can see even more inspiration and all the sets being released at the Create A Smile Blog (all week long!!)
Thanks for visiting!!


  1. Wow what a beauty! Love to colors.

  2. Well, if you wanted to make them look as though they were in a pile, you achieved your desire. Eye-catching and so reminiscent of fall and all it's gorgeous color. Beautifully done.

  3. Wow! I love this cluster of richly coloured leaves! Beautiful shapes and sizes too!

  4. Really lovely, Kelly! Nearly tropical in color - are you in Bermuda?

  5. Oh how gorgeous - love your rich colours, and the sequins are the perfect finish.

  6. The colors look so perfect on the white background...great card! :)
    Suchi xx

  7. The watercolouring on this card is stunning, Kelly! Definitely a "Fall" feel to this card. I love how detailed those leaf images are!

  8. Love the beautiful fall colors Kelly! Great card.

  9. This is beautiful, Kelly!...sigh...

  10. wow, such a funky stamp and your coloring makes it so mesmerizing. Love this look.