Saturday, September 22, 2018

Pumpkin Flowers

Hello Y'all,

The twenty-third of this month marks the first day of fall! And I must say, Blogland in Cardland is blowing up with fall-inspired challenges. Well, I am here to say, sign me up! For today I will be playing along with Time Out Challenges, Creative with Stamps, and Freshly Made Sketches. That is a lot of challenges to pack into one card. Here we go, enjoy!

The bowl bouquet was partially stamped using Memento Espresso Ink.
I say partially because I masked off the bowl part of the bouquet (see below) and then free-handed the remaining pedals. I also added two leaves to the sides of the bouquet for balance.

Stampendous Bowl Bouquet cling mount

The pumpkin was drawn freehand and the entire image was colored using Prismacolor colored pencils. After all the coloring was finished I sponged Tattered Rose Distress Ink around the perimeter of the card. I also bumped up some of the line weights around the bouquet to coordinate with the pumpkin. The pumpkin needed some grounding so I scribbled in a shadow.
I am in love with fall colors!
I worked to make the shadows realistic. Not too bad considering I'm a novice.
They make me smile and I am sure the recipient will feel the same way. 
Out of all the design choices finding a sentiment and its correct placement was the most challenging. After tearing through practically all my word dies I settled on 'Hello Friend'. I die cut dark brown CS three times and stacked them together for a bit of lift.
Challenges Entered:
Freshly Made Sketches: FM559
Creative with Stamps: Challenge #30- Pumpkins
Time Out Challenges: Challenge #118

Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. 


sandie said...

This is so creative. I am so impressed how you altered the image so much and amazing hand drawing. You placed the sentiment really well in the end, even though you found it hard to decide where to put it. Thanks for joining Time Out

Karren said...

Beautiful card! Your combined image is fabulous and looks as if it were one image all along! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Hannelie said...

Shawna this is so beautiful! Love your wonderful coloring !
Thanks for playing at FMS!

Anita in France said...

What fabulous depth and dimension in your colouring, Shawna ... and brilliant altering of that lovely image to create a fuller bouquet and splendid pumpkin vase! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

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