The Sisterhood of Crafters – Leaves

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I’m back again today with another card challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters and I’m really excited, as this will be the first time that I am hosting a challenge! I chose the theme of “Leaves” as Spring is finally here, and all those little shoots are appearing on trees and bushes. So I look forward to seeing your projects with leaves on them.

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Over here in the south of Germany , we went straight into summer with temperatures ranging between 25 to 30 deg C! I’ve been busy planting flowers in my new garden as ever since I started making cards and painting, I’ve fallen in love with flowers. So I bought hydrangeas, peonies, roses and tons of lavender and I’ve been busy planting them in our new garden!

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I made this card with a stencil from Stamplorations called Botanical Lush. I first taped Clairefontaine mixed media 280gm paper down on my work space, with painters tape, and then taped the stencil on top of it. I used a light wash of Opera rose watercolour paint over all the flowers and a light wash of Winsor green on the leaves and removed the stencil.

I then went over the flowers and leaves again with darker colour paints for the highlights and left it to dry. Once dry,  i cut the sentiment using Stamplorations cutplorations die and gave it a light pink wash before adhering back onto the card but layering it so it would stand out. I then matted it on a red card base.

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Well I hope you liked my card and that you’ll go over to The Sisterhood of Crafters and see all the other leafy cards my team mates have made just to inspire you to join this challenge!

You have until the 6th of May to link up your creations and I’ll be picking a winner on the 8th of May. Looking forward to seeing your cards in the link up!

Have a great day!

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