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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

The Splendour of Autumn Colours with Graciellie Design

Although the days are still warm ... even hot! ... there are the tell tale signs that summer is drawing to a close and we will soon experience the beauty of autumn. Graciellie Designs, Healing Prayers, is a beautiful spray of flowers and greenery .... perfect for an autumnal arrangement!

The image was printed on Neenah Environment Desert Storm card stock. I coloured the image with Faber Castell Polychromas Coloured Pencils. These pencils are oil-based and blend beautifully. My autumn palette includes:

Leaves Dark Cadium Yellow, Dark Naples Ochre, Dark Chrome Yellow, Dark

Cadium Orange, Deep Cobalt Green, Colbalt Turquoise

Main Flower Medium Flesh, Deep Scarlet Red, White

Flowers Pale Geranium Lake, Dark Cadium Yellow, Madder

Berries Medium Flesh, White

The panel was die cut with the largest die from My Favorite Things' Stitched Rectangles Stax 2 and mounted on matte gold card stock measuring 4 1/8" by 5 3/8". The panel was adhered to an A2 sized card base.

Small dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops, Mustard Gold, were applied to the centre of the flower with a pin. Nuvo Glitter Drops, White Blizzard, is clear drying and was painted on the teal leaves and branch. The elongated berries were painted with Cosmic Shimmer, Gilded Avocado Opal Blaze Polish. The card was finished off with more Mustard Gold embellishments.

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