Pumpkin Pie with Love of Leaves
Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the 38th 2020/2021 Colour Creations Showcase by members of the Art with Heart Team.
I am finding that water-colouring is a brilliant way of understanding a colour; so I started by painting stripes using Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' ink with the broad bristle Water Painter on Fluid 100 Water-colour paper.
The Love of Leaves stamp set is amazing, as the photopolymer stamp set gives the effect of water-colour by varying the strength to the ink when stamped. The trick is not to have a really juicy inkpad as this will clog the stamp and you will loose this beautiful effect. Reminiscent of Autumn leaves, I wanted to have multi-colour leaves, so decided to use the sponge dauber to stamp technique. Each of the 5 leaf shapes were different colour combinations, ie
- So Saffron, Mango Melody & Pumpkin Pie;
- So Saffron, Pear Pizzaz & Pumpkin Pie;
- Pumpkin Pie & Melon Mambo (a big thank you to Emma Goddard for using this combination at her Facebook Live on Monday - I never would have thought to put the 2 colours together, but I now love the combination);
- Pear Pizazz, Mango Melody & Crumb Cake; and lastly,
- Melon Mambo, So Saffron with a touch of Mango Melody.
The Basic White card-stock card front was embossed with the stitched lines die from the die set. Such a gorgeous effect. (As you can see I do love the dies and the stamp set.) The card front had a section of the LHS cut away using the simpler curvy die from the Curvy Dies.
As the painted stripes were fairly dominant, a layer of Vellum was laid over the stripes. The white card front was popped up on Dimensionals, showing the stripes on the left. The larger stamped leaves were positioned at different angles using a mix of Multipurpose Liquid glue and Dimensionals, allowing the leaves to float down along the curvy edge of the white panel. The smaller leaves were added on the other side.
A scrap of Fluid 100 Water-colour paper was painted with Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' ink. Once dry, a sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed using White Stampin' Emboss powder. The sentiment was trimmed so it would span the width of the card. To give this strip a little more definition, the edges were lightly coloured with Crumb Cake ink and a Sponge Dauber. The sentiment strip was popped up on Dimensionals across the card. A few Gilded Gems were added as the finishing touch.