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Sunday, October 15, 2017

AUTUMN LEAVES

The challenge at CAS Watercolour this month is fall leaves.  Awhile back I had seen this video and wanted to give it a try.  It's called "watercolor dip" and involves soaking your die cut in water and then dropping colors onto the wet piece.  So I die cut a bunch of leaves from watercolor paper, soaked them and started adding colors.  It was fun and fast to do.  After they were dry, I added the gold embossed veins.


For the card on the left, I used a distress oxide background and the one on the right is just some watercolours.  I can't decide which one I like better so am entering both.

I am also entering my cards at Dies R Us where the challenge is "leaves" and Happy Little Stampers challenge which is watercolour with a twist of gold.


Thanks for stopping by and your comments make my day. 

19 comments:

  1. Both cards are just beautiful Betty! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Leaves’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  2. Such a neat effect with that technique, Betty--still need to try it! Both cards are scrumptious!

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  3. Two fall beauties, Betty! I love the splotches of yellow on card 1 and the white frame on card 2!!

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  4. Fabulous Betty! Love the colours! Have a great week! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  5. Thank you Betty for sharing your "Water Dip" technique and your 2 gorgeous Fall coloured leaves and watercoloured backgrounds. I am glad you shared both on our CAS Watercolour challenge. Hugs...

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  6. so pretty Betty. love the soft watercoloured background. It looks wonderful

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  7. so pretty, I love the distress oxide watercolour background ant those leaves are awesome. thanks for Joining us at CAS Watercolour :)

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  8. Great technique Betty your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the heads up on this challenge blog.

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  9. Beautiful cards both of them....great colours. And a pretty little leaf

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  10. Both cards are gorgeous! Like the leaf technique idea! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  11. Both are so beautiful! I can see why you couldn't decide which one you liked best. Love that watercolour dip technique and adding the veins with gold embossing. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

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  12. Both cards are gorgeous, Betty. I LOVE the mix of colours you've used for your background and for your leaves ... so beautiful! The gold veins add even more shiny goodness. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

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  13. Beautifully created, love your pretty soft backgrounds! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

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  14. Gorgeous background and leaves. Thanks for sharing your design with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us again in future challenges.
    Kathy
    DRU DT

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  15. Both of these are equally beautiful, Betty! I'd forgotten about this technique. I need to give it a try! It makes for some gorgeous fall leaves! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  16. Both of your cards are beautiful, Betty. Thank you for sharing the technique! x

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  17. Fantastic cards and what a fun technique Betty. I might have to give it a try.

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  18. Oh Betty, I'm so embarrassed that I fell so far behind on my visits...your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS! Both of your backgrounds work so well with your leaves and your autumn color palette is beautiful...so worthy of a shout out at the CAS Watercoloring Challenge :)

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  19. Lovely cards! Beautiful colours and leaves. Thank you for sharing your cards at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.

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