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Leaves with Pan Pastel

I love layering color over an all white or cream background.  My project today is brightly colored Impression Obsession Leaves against a cream background.  I added a decorative element with the Border Duo 1 but it is really all about the leaves and the bare branches.  I colored the leaves with Susan’s Pan Pastel and have a few step by step photos to show you below.

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 4 left

I cut the decorative border using Border Duo 1 , scored both sides with my Scor-Pal  and mounted it to the card base with mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 5 center

I colored the leaves with pan pastel, formed them with the molding pad and stylus and attached them with glossy accents in a free style design. I used the Bare Branch to cut a few pieces of branch, sponged them with vintage photo ink, formed them lightly with the stylus and molding pad and tucked them into the design and attached with glossy accents. Here’s a side view.

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 4 close

Some may not like the look of the bare branches showing but to me they are as significant to the design as the leaves.  Together they display the wonder of fall.

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 4 right

I layered three colors on the leaves starting with the lightest and building up.  Yellow, Orange, Red Iron Oxide

1 leaves

I covered the whole leaf with yellow.

2 leaves

I added the orange to most of the leaf but left some of the yellow showing.

3 leaves

I sponged the red on and smoothed it from the center out leaving some of the orange and yellow showing.

4 leaves

After the first pass with the red I added more to the center to add more depth of color and light sponged outward. 

5 leaves

I formed the leaf with the stylus and molding pad to create a natural appearance and to add dimension. 

6 leaves

I hope you find these coloring tutorials helpful.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Sunday.

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Accessories:  Impression Obsession Leaves Die set, Border Duo 1, Bare Branch, Susan’s Pan Pastel, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit, Scor-Pal, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Glossy Accents , Mounting Tape , Snips Metal Adapter Plate  , Glue Dots  , Paper Piercer  , ATG  , Big Shot  , Teflon Bone Folder, Guillotine Paper

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