Louder than words

Saturday, 13 June 2020


I was checking our the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers earlier today and when I saw these leaves I was reminded of a line drawing I had.


I am not sure where I got the drawing from, but I liked the leaf. I had a reference photo with a similar leaf attached to the line drawing, which I probably printed off when I got the line drawing. The coloured leaf I have has a lot of orange and reds, but I wanted something that I could use now, so I kept to blues, greens, turquoise, a bit of orange and purple. Yes, the two later are used a lot in the fall, but that is okay.

I traced my leaf lightly to Arches 140lb cold press watercolour paper using Graphite paper. Using my watercolour palette I picked out my colours.


I kept the watercolouring lose, and tried to get some blooms happening. Funny, when I don't want them, they appear, when I do, they won't appear.


I worked dry to went for the leaf and kept in mind with some of the colours to not let them get too close as they would turn to mud. I leave a space between the colours and with a damp brush I paint in between, which allows the colours to creep quietly together, not meet up with a loud bang.


When I was finished with the watercolour I matted the piece with blue cardstock, and attached that to my white card base.

To finish in my mini Misti I stamped the sentiment which is from Altenew using VersaFine Clair Ink in Warm Breeze.

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5 comments

  1. Marisela Delgado13 June 2020 at 17:46

    You always make beautiful cards, Kia!

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  2. Waht a gorgeous leaf you painted, Kia! I love the colors you used and how you transitioned into the next colors. So artistic and impactful!

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  3. Many thanks Hideko, it was really fun to do.

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  4. So kind Marisela ... thanks so much.

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  5. THIS IS GORGEOUS, Kia!!! I wanted to come over & see your other photos of this! JUST GORGEOUS!!! It reminds me of some dies I've been eye-ballling for awhile! LOL LOVE the colors!!! There is just SOMETHING about water coloring that soothes the soul!!! A WONDERFUL JOB on your card, Kia!!! ;)<3

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