Saturday, 11 September 2021

Colouring over the lines

Hello, crafting friends!

Welcome to a brand new challenge at Addicted to CAS where I am hosting this week! What code word have I chosen? Well since autumn has put in an appearance here in the heart of England:

Leaves are a favourite motif of mine and I use them all year round, but I particularly like the colours of autumn and it's always fun to transition to rusts and golds after enjoying the bright colours throughout the summer.

This is the simplest of cards! I stamped three of the leaves from Reverse Confetti's Fall Foliage, using Stazon ink. These were then watercoloured with autumnal colours, washing the colour over the outlines and allowing the colour to pool in interesting shapes. 

I finished with a popped up sentiment from Clearly Besotted, stamped, heat embossed and fussy cut with paper snips. The panel was cut to size with a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodle and attached to a card base.

So now it's your turn and I can't wait to see your leafy creations! The team has made some glorious cards to inspire you and you can check those out on the Addicted to CAS challenge website. You'll also find the Linky Tool there so that you can link up our own cards. Have fun - and don't forget we are a clean and simple challenge so don't forget to include plenty of that all important clear space!

I'm linking this card up with Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge where Anything Goes; I'm also joining in again at CAS Mix Up where Leslie has chosen a theme of Autumn Colours with watercolouring; Also AAA Cards where they want to see up to 1/3rd of the card front used, with an optional theme of Leaves; I also think this works well for a masculine card so I'm linking up at The Male Room where the theme is Natures Bounty.

Just as the summer arrives in the Southern hemisphere, our mini heat wave appears to be over and the leaves are turning in earnest now. My thoughts are beginning to turn to sweaters, autumn birthdays, tidying up the garden and trimming all the hedges and maybe even unearthing some warm throws and woollies to cosy up the living spaces. How about you? How do you get ready for the cooler weather?

Sending hugs,


  1. Your autumn leaves are beautiful Vicky,love that each is a different autumnal colour

  2. Gorgeous CAS autumnal card. Love it.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. I try hard not to think about the onset of colder dark days as I am very much a spring and summer girl, but I do love the warm Autumnal colours for crafting so of course your leaves tick all the right boxes.

    B x

  4. Fabulous card, love the leaves and how you've combined the challenges. Thank you for playing at AAA Cards and the Male Room Challenges

  5. Look at you getting all those challenges you go girl. Fun card like the way you color it outside the lines

  6. Beautiful card Vicky. I really like how you went outside the lines of the leaves and the watercolour effect is lovely. Thanks for playing along with The Male Room. X

  7. I like this simple watercolor look for your leaves, clever you! I also want to thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. I knew you belonged to a beautiful Golden. I fall in love with every Golden I see. Bet you can relate. Thanks so much for playing along with us again at CAS Mix Up in our watercolor challenge!

  8. I love your messy watercolor leaves, Vicky! My favorite kind of watercolor!

  9. i love this, Vicky! Great idea with the "messy" watercolouring

  10. I LOVE this design Vicky! Watercolouring over the lines of the leaves looks AMAZING and so artsy!! Great design! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!


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