The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Stampin' B's Thanksgiving Pumpkin Challenge

Happy Thursday and welcome to another challenge from the Stampin' B's DT. This week Brenda is our hostess, and she has challenged us to make a Thanksgiving card using pumpkin images. Here's what I came up with.
The image is a free digi from Paper Garden Projects. I colored it with Prismacolor pencils, odorless mineral spirits, and paper blending stumps. I've been collecting a few digital stamp images recently, meaning to try the Gamsol Magic coloring technique with them (I've been a bit worried about the odorless mineral spirits making the inkjet printer ink run and bleed), so this was my big experiment. And I was pleasantly surprised by how well it all turned out!

These are the challenges I incorporated into the making of this card:
I hope you've been inspired to play along with the Stampin' B's!! If you do make a card, post it on your blog or SCS gallery, and link it up to the Inlinkz tool on the Stampin' B's blog. We'd love to see what you create!! :)

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Fall Still Life digital stamp from Paper Garden Projects, tree from Mark's Finest Papers A Walk in the Woods, unknown vintage postcard rubber stamp
Paper: Mark's Finest Papers late afternoon sun CS, DCWV textured rust CS, Basic Grey Mellow collection DP
Ink: Palette noir black, burnt umber, haystack
Accessories: sponge, Prismacolor pencils, OMS, paper blending stumps, paper distressing tool, emery board (for sanding), sewing machine, vintage lace trim, vintage buttons, brad, foam tape, brass leaf charm from Mark's Finest Papers
Techniques: machine stitching, sponging, Gamsol Magic

16 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful card! The vintage feel is perfection~~

Kristy Smith said...

I love this card! The stitching is the perfect touch, and I love love love the lace too! Also, great job with the colored pencils!!! I've never been able to master the art of using colored pencils correctly on projects like these! =) Great job!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Really cool elements you used! Great use of the colors too. Thanks for joining the Embellish Vintage Color Challenge!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I just love the vintage feel of your card....a fab 'old fashioned' still life and wonderfully warm and rich dp and colors....fabbo, gf

Marisa said...

Wonderfully done, Emily :) Wonderful old fashioned feel to this card.

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

Wonderful card! I love all the elements you used - the lace is perfect.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful- love your coloring and the DSP is really perfect- so pretty. Plus...I love the sewing! TFS

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty. I love the designer paper you used here. It is perfect for this image.. Great card Emily.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pretty cards Emily! Great Autumn card & I love the Vintage vibe of the second!

snailzpace said...

this is a great vintage card, emily! love the colours, stitching and your colouring.

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a great soft, vintage feel for this card. And what a great inspiration photo from etsy - WOW. That is gorgeous, too. The lace on your card helps give the card an 'old-fashioned' touch (and I mean that in a nice way!), which reminds me of grandparents and 'home'.

The digi image looks a lot like a current stamp that SU has for sale...can't recall the name. Artist Sketch, maybe?

Anita said...

Beautiful card Emily. I'm so glad you tried the prismacolors and gamsol...it looks perfect! I love the vintage feel to this card with the lace and buttons.

SmilynStef said...

Thanks for the free digi-link ... love that harvest scene and what fun buttons ... great inspired design.

Benzi said...

i just love this digi, Emily. All your embellies, paper, lace..everything came together so beautifully to make a remarkable Thanksgiving card! I really love what you've done.

Kristii said...

Such a wonderful, vintage card!!! Love it!

Maile Belles said...

Love all the unique details! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.