2 Oct 2021

Playing in the Autumn leaves

As Autumn arrives I feel very fortunate to live with a forest just at the bottom of our avenue. The leaves are starting to turn a multitude of browns, reds, and yellows. Due to the pandemic we have spent more time than ever visiting the forest, and I have started to keep a nature journal. I’ve gone back to childhood activities such as bark rubbing! So hoping things will improve next year…

With Autumn in mind, I have created this card for a swap. I used watercolours for the background, and also to add colour to the characters one of whom has jumped head first into the leaves! 

I added some autumnal texture by using  sprinklets in both gold and copper.

 I die cut a lot of leaves and gave them a wash of watercolour. I have some left over for my nature journal too. Tracy Easson’s girl stamp has her arm by her side so I stamped it again and snipped it off (sorry hope it didn’t hurt) to place it as if she was raising it up in the air holding the leaf. 

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  1. Fun card, makes me happy!

  2. This is really lovely Jannet, Tracey's lady looks fabulous there playing in the leaves. Thanks so much for joining in with us at Country View Crafts,take care and have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

  3. Beautiful work Jannet, I love the colours and your little girl, Kate x

  4. Awww what a sweet and gorgeous autumn card! I love that little girl playing in the leaves, so cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday!
    Tammy x

  5. Fun card and I love the colours. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Cardz 4 Galz Dawn S DT

  6. What a wonderful card! I can almost smell the autumn!! I love the charming leaves and the gorgeous colors of autumn you've used here. I guess being in nature has had a big influence in making this! Thank you so much for joining us at the Happy Little Stampers Watercolor challenge!

  7. Oh so cute. she's having fun in the leaves. The leaves look real. Awesome colors and dies. So glad you shared over at Cardz 4 Galz, Happy Little Stamper water color.

  8. Beautiful page, Jannet! Lovely colours and the little Lady really has fun!
    Thank you for joining in with our October challenge at Country View Crafts.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Evelyn xx

  9. Beautiful! The girl looks wonderful amongst the autumnal leaves, blue background with the slashes of copper and gold - amazing 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs Jo x

  10. Fabulous background with those beautiful leaves. Tracy's girls always look beautiful, but especially when they are waving autumn leaves. Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

  11. What a fun card ! Thank you so much for your contribution to my challenge “autumnal colours/Halloween” over at Country View Challenges! Corrie x


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