Wednesday, 4 October 2017

It's CAS Watercolour 'Fall' Leaves

I have been in somewhat of a get those Christmas Cards
made earlier this year mode 
but thought I needed a change and the
new challenge over at CAS Water Colour did just that.
As soon as I saw this
I knew exactly what I wanted to make.
Because it is a cas challenge I used just one leaf.
It was cut from an old Cuttlebug Leaf Die
then added Autumn Gilding Flakes
#Hint Cut your die out using jac paper
then peal off one layer and add
your flakes. No glue to get your fingers
covered in those flakes.
I am so glad I tried this. Guess I will use those flakes
a bit more often now. They make that leaf look fabulous.
The background is simply swiped with a wet paint brush 
using TH Distress Inks on canvas paper.
Added a touch of Inka Gold using Karen Dunbrook's
credit card swipe technique. Thanks Karen.
Distressed and inked the edges.
Sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers
 Thinking of You heat embossed with
 Wow Metallic Platinum.
Finished with a few pearls.
I have another leaf cut out and flaked 
(no sense just cutting one) so
that's for another day.

Congratulations on celebrating your 1st Birthday
Loll Bonnie and the Talented Designers.

Going to pop this over to the
where the Optional Twist is Gold.

#Update I see my card qualifies for the
Colour Me Fall Challenge over at
The Mod Squad so I am now dropping it over there.

Thanks so much for popping in today.
Love reading your thoughts!
Till next time - Cherrio


Christine Alexander said...

so pretty, the gilding flake colours are perfect for autumn. Great CAS design. thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous make Ina! Love the gilding flakes on the leaf - stunning!

Judy Woodland said...

I absolutely adore this!!!! Not only that gorgeous leaf, but also the color and the clean simple design. And then those pearls are the perfect final touch. GORGEOUS!!!

Helen said...

That leaf is just so beautiful Ina, and is highlighted perfectly by simple background. I haven't tried the gold flakes yet but maybe I'll have to try sooner rather than later. :)

Cheri said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!!! Stunning, SS!!!!! (great tip too, btw).

Kathy Krug said...

I am so glad you gave us a closer look at the leaf. It is spectacular in gilding flakes. Fabulous CAS card Ina.

Mac Mable said...

Such a good idea to use sticky paper to attach the flakes and what a fabulous effect x Love the swiped background too x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous card design and I love that lovely gilded leaf.

Bonnie said...

This is a gorgeous leaf, Ina! I love the technique you used behind it! A perfect Fall card! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

Loll said...

WOW ... love your gilded leaf, Ina. It's so beautiful and shiny. The mix of colours of the flakes is amazing. And I love the swipe down the side of your canvas paper. Such a beautiful and artsy design. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

lostinpaper said...

Oh Wow! Look at that leaf!!

Linda said...

Well isn't that gilded gold leaf just glorious Ina! Anything gold is tops in my book. Great CAS design too.

Susan said...

Love the beautiful gilding flakes leaf!! And your background is perfectly CAS with the swipe of watery ink and a bit of Inka Gold! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

Bobby said...

I love the contrast between the gilded leaf and the rustic background, Ina. This is my kind of card.

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Shona Chambers said...

Wow that leaf is incredible and definitely the star of your card. The colours are so warm and definitely indicative of Fall and love that ragged edge against the orange too. So glad you joined us at Happy Little Stampers!