Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Postcard Art

"Autumn Glory" is the theme today at Sunday Postcard Art. I wanted to play with this stamping technique which works beautifully for fall leaves. Where I live in central Maine, this is how our leaves are starting to look - slight changes around the tips. I used watercolor paper as the base for my postcard and applied a succession of Distress Inks to my stamp starting with Mustard Seed, then Peeled Paint in places, and Aged Mahogany on the tips. After spritzing the stamp with 3-4 sprays of water then you stamp the image. You can re-spritz again and achieve a lighter version, but I chose to do first generation stamps for each of the leaves. You can get some really fun variations to your leaves with this watercolor-like effect. Stamp: Inkadinkado

8 comments:

Lori said...

Gorgeous postcard! Love that technique, especially with leaf stamps. Wonderful!

Judy said...

Fabulous card, Penny, you've certainly captured Autumn here!

Lori Saul said...

This is a gorgeous design - what beautiful color and imagery to capture the season Penny! Applause!

Hermine said...

Looks great, love the leaves

Martina2801 said...

Fab colours and great designs, there.!

stampdiva said...

You managed to capture everything autumnal in this postcard. Lynne x

Petra Tillmann said...

Beautiful leaves!

Debbie K. said...

So pretty, Penny. Thanks for the inspiration:) Have a great rest of the week!