Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Pumpkin Sunset card

I had a flash of inspiration this afternoon, and I had to see how this would look. I love the autumn-y look and feel of this card. (Not that I would know it really is fall yet, as we are still in the upper 80's and lower 90's here in Texas.)

The fence is from Cornish Heritage Farms, the pumpkins are Stampin Up, the "Happy Fall" is a Michael's $1 stamp, and the wood graining on the "Happy Fall" sign is from deadbeat designs. I did a lot of sponging on this card. I started off by sponging So Saffron all over the card, then I added Mustard sponging just along the bottom edge. I sponged Pumpkin Pie in the middle and towards the top, and finished with Really Rust at the top edge.

I used the same Rust sponge to give my pumpkins some depth around the edges. I had first colored my pumpkins with Prismas and gamsol (yes, these are the ones I used in class last week), then I just did the sponging for a deeper and more defining color.

I colored the fence with all three SU brown markers (Caramel, Cocoa, and Chocolate Chip). I didn't get too precise with the coloring. You can see I left some areas lighter and some areas darker. I colored in some Mustard grass at the bottom with a marker, and made a little cornstalk from raffia. Too cute!!!!

This actually came out the way I envisioned it in my head today. I love it when an idea turns out great (instead of in the trash can). :-)


Chrissy D said...

Ohhh I love this card. Fall is my FAVORITE time of year!!! The fence is great! Is that a stamp, Holly? TFS! I need some inspiration!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, Holly, this is a fabulous fall card!! Love your pumpkins and the wonderful fence...gotta borrow that stamp!! The corn stock is super cool, too, you clever girl!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Hi Holly,
Great card. Your mom directed me to your work on SC...Chris

Stampin' Meg said...

wow- the sky is just gorgeous.