Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Leaf Pile Shaker

I just felt like watercoloring for fun today, and found this neglected fall image (Impression Obsession's Boy in Leaf Pile). It seemed like a fun image for a shaker card, so I went in that direction. I started by stamping a few extra images at different angles to fill out the pile of leaves so it would cover the bottom of my large circle shaker pouch - I didn't worry about masking, and just let the leaves overlap, since I knew the watercoloring would cover up those less-defined areas.

When I started watercoloring, I wet the entire area and just touched in different colored inks until I filled the space. I watercolored an extra portion of the paper too, so that I could diecut some matching leaves to fill my shaker.

I used the Leaf Cluster die to cut the watercolored leaves, and the leaves from the Layered Floral set to cut some from solid cardstock... I ended up cutting the leaves off the clusters so they'd shake a little better. Here's my completed card:

...and some closeups of the details. I love the look of those tiny watercolored leaves - I miss fall!

Enjoy today!  xo

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Dina, this is absolutely charming! I just love how he is looking up in joy to play in all the autumn leaves. Splendid colors :)

  2. This is so darling Dina!

  3. What a super cute card!! Just love doing the Shaker's always so FUN to shake no matter how many times you do it!!!!!