Archive | Leah Cornelius

Art Neko designer and artist

The Muse of Fall

Hello! Leah here with you today and I have an autumn card to share with you. When I saw this image I just fell in love with it and was so excited to watercolor it. The Muse of Fall is the perfect name for it!

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I stamped the image onto watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink and then watercolored it using Gansai Tambi watercolors. I wanted her to look like the autumn leaves and that they were flowing out of her. Hopefully I achieved that feel!

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I stamped the sentiment using one of the 4 seasons Kanji and English. I kept the rest pretty simple with just some paper layering as I really wanted the image to shine. I hope you enjoyed my card! Thanks for stopping by!

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Autumn Cherry Blossoms

Hi! Leah with you today. I have a pretty card to share with you that uses a cherry blossom stamp that is typically associated with spring, but by changing up the colors you can use it for an autumn card as well. I used the lovely image called Stylized Cherry Blossoms Hanging Over a Pond.

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I stamped the image onto watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink and watercolored it. I thought an autumn sunset would be pretty with the yellow gold flowers.

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I matted the image onto some black paper and added some machine stitched borders. A few tips with watercoloring is to start very light, which means more water, and let it dry before adding more concentrated color to areas. For instance, in the sky the darker blue was added on my second and third wash with drying in between. Also, I highly recommend letting the paper air dry as opposed to using a heat gun to speed it up. The heat gun will warp the paper a lot more and can disrupt the color as it settles. I hope you enjoyed today’s card! Thanks for stopping by today 🙂

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Autumn Bird

Hello! Leah from Paper Blossoms here with you today. I have a card to share with you today that is perfect for sending to someone this autumn just because. With autumn in the air I went with fall colors.

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I used the lovely image called Framed Bird on Gourd Vine. I stamped it onto watercolor paper in Versafine Onyx Black in and used watercolors to color it. I backed the image with some gorgeous foiled paper called Gold Bamboo Leaves on a Field of White Paper. It’s so light and beautiful. I sewed it onto my main card layer mat.

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I wrapped some natural twine around the bottom of the card to finish it. I hope you enjoyed my autumn bird card today and are enjoying the weather wherever you are! Thanks for joining me today 🙂

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Lotus Bowl

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a card to share with you that uses a very pretty image called Lotus Bowl and Lid .

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When I saw this image I wanted it in blue. I did color the large leaves with a very pale green Copic marker and added just a hint of light lavender to the lotus flower. I stamped the image using Memento Luxe ink, which when completely dry is good with Copic markers. I wanted to use some of this beautiful swirly metallic paper. It’s so lovely! This one is called Cracked Silver Swirls on a Field of Ebony. I die cut a couple of mats to layer the card and simply embellished it with three pearls.

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The way the light catches that gorgeous paper is so pretty! And this simple but elegant image is a favorite. I hope you enjoyed today’s card! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

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Cranes with Bamboo and Pine

Hello! Leah from Paper Blossoms here today and I have a card to share with you using some pretty bird images.

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Crane with Bamboo, Crane with Pine card by Leah Cornelius

This image is called (A269) Crane with Bamboo Crane with Pine. I wanted to use the image individually so I cut them apart. I then die cut scallop circles out of white cardstock and stamped each image in Memento Tuxedo Black.  I colored the images with Copic markers. I layered black cardstock behind the crane images and layered patterned paper for my card base. A row of sequins gives just a bit of sparkle. I chose muted, earth colors for my cranes.

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I like how they cranes are each facing a different direction. Even with smaller stamps you can create a pretty and balanced card. I hope you enjoyed today’s creation and thanks for stopping by!

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Framed Flowers With Kanji

Hi crafting friends! Leah from Paper Blossoms with you today. I love flowers so much and Art Neko has many gorgeous images of them. Today’s card features some of them!

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Framed Flowers With Kanji card by Leah Cornelius

This gorgeous image is called (A404) Framed Flowers with Kanji. I stamped the image onto white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then used Copic markers to color it. I really like images that have a frame and are large enough to steal the show 🙂 After I colored the image I trimmed around the frame and mounted it onto a die cut background that has some embossed stitching. I then chose some patterned paper for my card base.

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I really enjoy coloring these gorgeous images and letting them shine! Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you’ll create something today.

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Egrets Wading

Hello! Leah from Paper Blossoms joining you today for my first post on the Art Neko blog! I just love the images Art Neko offers and am excited to share my cards with you. Today’s card features some beautiful egrets.

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Framed Egrets Wading Among the Flowers card by Leah Cornelius

This lovely image is called (A255) Framed Egrets Wading Among the Flowers. I stamped the image onto white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I decided that I could take artistic liberty and make my egrets a beautiful soft yellow and purple. The frame around the egrets I also colored with a Copic marker. Using your markers that way stretches what your supplies can do for you!

I then cut several mats of cardstock to build up a layered look. A few sequins finish it off.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card and go create something beautiful!

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