I love it when there's a windy day in autumn and piles of leaves blow up into the air and chase the wind. And that's what I've tried to conjure up in this card - a windy day in autumn.
To mask off the card so I could sponge the "swoop" of colour onto it, I cut a curve in a piece of acetate then opened it out at one end. I didn't think I would be able to hold it still well enough to give a neat edge when sponging, and tape wouldn't have given a smooth edge. Having no low-tack adhesive to hand apart from single sided tape, I solved the problem by adding small pieces of double sided tape to the underside of the acetate and sticking low tack tape, sticky side up, to them. It worked a treat!
I sponged the space between the pieces of acetate with the individual inks from the Kaleidacolour Autumn leaves pad, then removed the acetate and stamped the small leaves from a Rubberstamp Tapestry set over the top, stamping each one two or three times before reinking to give some variation in intensity.
Finally, the sentiment, stamped with the same pad, is an old Paper Artsy stamp.
I'm playing along with
Less is More - One Layer Autumn
One Layer Simplicity - Whatever the weather