Thursday, August 22, 2019


Another humid scorching day means no outdoor work for me! Bring on more card making instead! I created this card for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I didn't have the exact dies to mimic the four squares, so went with the closest option and that was to use my Blueprints #27 set.

I cut out multiple sets of leaves late last night and watercolored with distress oxide inks. After they dried, they were much paler than I wanted so I dabbed on some paints from my
Mijello Mission palette and then I was happy! I splattered some Vintage Photo ink after I completed the main colors.
I found this photo on Pinterest that helped me mimic the colors in my leaves. I had a messy and grand old time adding colors and splattering!  TIP: Wear old clothes for this project! I got a "nice" red spot of paint on my pants which then turned into a larger pink spot after trying to remove it.  :-(

I wanted to try a subtle script background, so broke out a new 3D embossing folder by SU called Scripty. After embossing on Vintage Cream CS, I lightly sponged Sahara Sand (SU) ink over it.  The sentiment was gold embossed on dark brown CS.

STAMPS: Anything But Basic Encouragement (MFT).
PAPER: Vintage Cream (PTI); Early Espresso (SU); Watercolor (Ranger).
INK: Many shades of distress oxide inks!
DIES: Blueprint 27 (MFT); Falling Leaves (MFT).

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!          ~Wanda


Nancy R. said...

What a pretty fall card, Wanda, and a great take on the MFT sketch!

Claire Broadwater said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! XX

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Wanda. The leaves are so like the real thing. Shame about your pants!

Karen W said...

Very pretty, a very nice intrepitation of the sketch.