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Watercoloring Autumn Leaves

Watercoloring Autumn Leaves

Hey, friends! Its Marie here from MARIE NICOLE DESIGNS with one last blog post for Brutus Monroe! I have been so blessed to be a part of the team for so long, and Im excited to see the new heights that I'm sure Brutus Monroe will continue to grow to! 

Now, let's get on to today's card! I chose the INKED FLOWERS stamp set to create a simple Autumn card for today. 

I started by using my Mini Misti to stamp out the leaves from the set all around the sides of my Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used Bristol because it gives the best results with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, which is what I used to color the images. 

After the leaves were stamped and embossed with PENNY EMBOSSING POWDER, I grabbed my Zigs to do some simple watercoloring. I used rich, Autumn colors including greens, browns, yellows, and even purple. 

With Zigs, since they are so vibrant, you only need a little bit of color. I added some color to the areas that would be darkest, and then blended out that color using my BRUTUS MONROE AQUA PIGMENT BRUSHES. I added several layers of color to each leaf. 

After all the coloring was finished, I took a little bit of reddish brown, scribbled on a piece of plastic, and mixed the color with some water to add splatters around the edge of my cardstock. Love the simple addition of these splatters! 

I mounted my watercolored panel onto a LUNCH BAG Kraft card base using FOAM ADHESIVE. Then, to finish off the card, I added some sparkly gold sequins around the edges. 

I don't care what anyone says, its never to early for Autumn! I am ready for the sweaters, cooler weather, and pumpkin season! 

Who's with me? 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Until next time, 
Marie Nicole



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