Autumn is Calling

Tuesday's seem to come along very quickly these days! And Tuesday means it is time for me to do my sample for Watercolour Wednesday at Splitcoaststampers, where this week we are continuing with our Autumn theme. The video for this week's challenge can be found here

I do not have the stamp the Debby Hughes used, which is from Colorado Craft. It is beautiful for sure. (I will link to it below) I instead drew some leaves. Yes there was a lot of erasing happening as I drew things out, but my teacher would be proud. I only wish I had made my leaves a little wider.

I used a mix of Daniel Smith and a couple of Roman Szmal watercolours. I first started with a layer of Quinacridone Gold on all of the leaves as Debby did. I tend to always start with a base of yellow when doing leaves and flowers, unless of course I am doing white flowers. 

I did all three of the leaves with the yellow, then worked on one leaf at a time adding colour. I did some wet into wet, and others I let dry before continuing as I did not want any mud. I used the yellow, reds, oranges, sap green, lunar black, sienna's, some browns and titanium white. For the background I used a beautiful colour called duochrome Oceanic.

I did the splatters with and Dr. Ph Martins Bleedproof White along with the Pompeii Red, Terra Pozzuoli, and Hansa Yellow.

Once I finished the watercolour and splatters and when my piece was dry I placed it in my mini Misti and stamped the sentiment in Nocturne. I then trimmed my piece and added it to black matting then attached to a Ivory cardbase.

I am happy with how it turned out except that I would have liked the wider leaves. Next time! I have linked the stamp set used by Debby Hughes below.

Thank you for visiting today.

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xoxo, Kia