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Monday, October 5, 2015

WATERCOLORED LEAVES

Here's an entry (rather last minute) for Color Throwdown, CAS(e) This Sketch #143, Time Out Challenge (autumn) and since there is coloring also Virginia's View for this month.  



I watercolored a large piece of Canson paper with Kuretake Gamsai paints and spattered with the gold.  Then die cut the MFT Die-namics leaves.  Sponged walnut stain distress on the top and also on the leaves to tone them down bit.  Added some gold thread and the Clearly Besotted sentiment and done.

 

A little aside - nothing to do with my card - was wondering what the difference was between "spatter" and "splatter" - spatter is what we do on our cards (little drops of water on distress ink, a light spray of color from the tip of a wet brush) - and splatter is done with a sticky or more viscous substance, like mud, when a car going by splashes you.  But I suppose if you used a heavy liquid, like acrylic or oil paint, you could splatter on your card. 

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.  Betty

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous leaves!! Great use of the sketch and colors!! So glad you joined us at CTD!!

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  2. Your leaves are gorgeous!! I love this card!!! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous leaves Betty, on this wonderful card :-)

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  4. Oh, I love those pretty leaves! Wonderful take on the sketch!

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  5. Gorgeous water coloring on your leaves, Betty! I love how you added a touch of walnut stain DI to your card and leaves...it adds a real feeling of autumn! Beautiful take on the sketch, too!

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  6. I just realized that I forgot to thank you for looking up the difference between spatter and splatter! Learn something new every day...Thanks :)

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  7. Gorgeous card Betty. Thanks for sharing the difference between spatter and splatter.

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  8. Oh my...what a fabulous CAS design...your leaves are gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!!

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  9. A beautiful card Betty!
    Thanks for joining Case this sketch!

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  10. Fabulous card for the challengs Betty. Thanks for the word lesson!

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  11. Very pretty and so fitting for all those challenges.

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  12. Gosh these colours are even more stunning, love the spatter on your card also. I didn't know the difference and I have always called them both splatter, so thanks for the advice! Great to see you again at TO

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  13. Another Beautiful card. So pleased you joined the fun at Time Out Challenges

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  14. Such pretty leaves - I love the Autumn colours and the little splashes of gold! The gold thread is the perfect complementary touch to your gorgeous leaves! Thanks so much for taking the Time Out to play along with us! Jill

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