Thursday, October 20, 2016

PCC215 Fall into Fall...

I love fall!! The changing of the leaves and the cooler weather... I just adore it! I knew when I saw the latest challenge at Paper Craft Crew that I just HAD to play along!

I stamped and heat embossed the leaves on watercolor paper. Then I decided I wanted a brown watercolored background. I wanted the leaves to pop a bit so I used Daffodil Delight and Really Rust to watercolor them. Then I decided I wanted to do something a little different...

I decided to Reverse Mask the leaves... not sure if that's a technique, but that's what I called it! I stamped all the leaves a couple of times on post it notes and then fussy cut them out. Then I had to make all the pieces fit without overlapping on the leaves so I had more cutting to do. It was a bit of work!

Once I had my background protected, I splattered away!! This part was fun and definitely made up for all the fussy cutting!! I splattered using Fun Stampers Journey silks in Cranberry Bliss, Gold, and Dark Roast. 

As you can see in this close-up, the splatter leaked a bit under the masks. I still love the way it turned out! I added some glossy dots that I had also colored with silks. A neat trick I learned from a crafty friend! I watercolor washed a scrap of watercolor paper using the Really Rust and Daffodil Delight inks again. Stamped and embossed the sentiment from Paisleys & Posies. Cut it out with a die and then cut out a larger piece in Early Espresso card stock. I had to trim the Early Espresso die cut to fit. I just needed to assemble the pieces. I adhered the watercolor panel to a piece of Really Rust card stock and adhered those to a card base of Early Espresso card stock. I added a bit of gold thread behind the sentiment using fast fuse and popped up the sentiment using stampin' dimensionals.

I had a blast with this challenge!! I hope you will play along too!

Here are the products I used for this card:
Stamps: Artsy Leaves (FSJ), Paisleys & Posies (SU!)
Card Stock: Watercolor paper, Early Espresso (SU!), Really Rust (retired SU!)
Inks: Black craft (retired SU!), Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight (SU!), Really Rust (retired SU!)
Adhesives: Stampin' DimensionalsFast Fuse (SU!)
Miscellaneous: Cranberry Bliss, Gold, Dark Roast silks, Journey Glaze (FSJ), Gold thread (SU!), 
Black embossing powder (retired SU!)

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.


  1. Wow Crystal.. this is soooo beautiful! I love your reverse masking technique and those splatters are awesome! I have those silks on my wish list! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Craft Crew this week! Blessings, Tina

  2. This turned out great! I love your watercoloring technique. Very nice! Thank you for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew this week!