Friday, October 26, 2018

Watercolored Fall Vignette

Well, here we are again at another Friday.  These fall weeks speed by like they're in a hurry for winter, but flowers are still blooming wildly in many areas this time of year.  We can't let autumn leaves have all the fun, can we?

The stamp is one of the more recently released Power Poppy digitals called Season's Seatings.  I have this stamp in the So Grateful clear set and have loved it well, but was happy to see it now available in digital format 'cause you know I love to make them bigger.




Watercoloring was done with Tombow markers on Arches 140 lb hot pressed watercolor paper.  I covered the card base with wood grain paper and bordered with a leftover scrap of lattice which, in turn, was bordered with a scrap of plaid.  Carried the plaid up to the hearts to add some love to the sentiment.  The sentiment is from the Pure Prairie Spirit clear set.




I hope you're on your way to a nice weekend filled with good things, and if you love stamping as I do, may your weekend include plenty of it.  Take care!




22 comments:

Glenda Brooks said...

Where to begin! I love the die cut at the bottom; I love lattice. Then we move on to the wood grain background paper, the offset main piece with the stitching all around and of course your coloring is amazing. Love the shade of blue on the chair and that sweet sentiment too.

Pauline said...

Wow! I ditto everything that Glenda said above. This is amazing. You have such a great eye for all the detail you put into your cards. It's all the little things that make your cards so special - ie: the little twine bow, the angle of your image, the little double hearts, stitching, and I could go on and on, oh and then there is your watercolouring which is stunning as always, you know exactly where to emphasize the light and dark spots. A delightful card to see today Leslie! Have a wonderful weekend. hugs,

Sherri said...

Double wow!! You continue to amaze me with your awesome water coloring ! I have never been able to get the hang of it and usually end up throwing away anything I try because it looks so bad . This is simply gorgeous !! I am in awe of this !

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful watercolouring and your woodgrain background is the perfect frame for your fall scene.

crafty-stamper said...

WOW beautiful image and fabulous watercolouring,great B.paper and love the little twine bow and plaid hearts
Carol x

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is a beautiful image and I love the way you colored it. A gorgeous Fall card design indeed!

Traci M said...

Leslie, what a cheerful Fall scene ensemble you’ve shown today...so many pretty details!! I love your blue country chair scene...you work magic with any coloring medium!! The background shading is so pretty as well...just a sigh when I see this!! So happy you’re on the Power Poppy team again. You enjoy your weekend as well!

Yogi said...

pretty. have a great day

nancy littrell said...

Wow..you have been a busy little coloring stamper, Leslie. Love your sweet Fall scene and card creation, my friend. Hugs...Nancy

pam said...

Stunning creation Leslie, beautiful colouring on this wonderful image, really more like winter here in the UK today, it has been like spring! so what a difference.
Hugs Pam x

laurie said...

That blue with the orange just pops...I just love this homey fall image! Love all the fun elements you added too...like the stitching..cute!

Darlene said...

You are right ... why should the Fall colors take all the prizes! LOL After all, look at these BEAUTIFUL flowers! Fabulous coloring (no surprise) and love the wood plank background. AWESOME!

Margaret said...

This turned out picture perfect. I love the lattice die cut along the edge with the woodgrain paper. They just really go so well together. Of course your coloring is smashing as usual. I love the blue rocking chair. It really makes it all come alive.

Conniecrafter said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, love your choice of colors and beautiful job on the water coloring. Great use of your lattice left over and I like how the plaid uses the colors from your image, like the jute bow to top it all off!

Donna Ellis said...

Leslie what a cozy , friendly sentiment to pair with your gorgeously colored, cozy scene! I want to hang out on that porch! Beautiful card with all your pretty embellishments that make your scene even more cozy! Sigh. It’s beautifully welcoming. XXOO

Susie said...

Your Tombow watercoloring is fantastic! And I'll bet you didn't know this, but you are the reason I decided to give Tombows a try - and now I love using them! Why in the world did I wait so long?!

I love this card with it's lattice border, and that perfect stitching - it's perfect! Using pumpkins (real or fake) to dress up with flowers or dried leaves is such a pretty way to say Hello Fall! Because our weather is still mild my Four O Clocks along the back garden fence are still putting on a show!

XO

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a beautiful fall card! I love it with the pumpkin sitting on the rocking chair so inviting! We are preparing for a NorEastern so our pumpkins and flowers are hiding in the garage for now! Have a great weekend!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh Leslie, this card is just gorgeous, your coloring is, as always, amazing, love how you decorated this panel with all of the beautiful details, the leftover lattice border is awesome and I'm loving those sweet little hearts, great way to use your scraps.
Beautiful card my friend.
XO
Maria.

Cindy Beach said...

OH, this card captures the essence of fall to me. The scene is so warm and inviting! I can just imagine the beautifully colored chair on a well loved front porch. Your colors and details are amazing, Leslie! Do I see a few dots of splatters? Love those! The depth of your coloring on the red flowers is my favorite.

Lynette said...

So pretty and so wonderfully colored, Leslie! And, your stitching is back. :) I've missed it!

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful Leslie! I like the fresh fall colors that are light and airy feeling. Love the idea of this enlarged, beautifully done!

CherylQuilts said...

What a stunning card, Leslie! I love your coloring, and the bottom border reminds me of a country porch. Your stitching always adds so much too! Hugs and love! xoxo

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