The Pumpkins

It is the first of August today and time for a new challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore. Our sponsor this month is Fred She Said and I got to work with the Pumpkin & Sunflower digi.

I designed my card in Silhouette Studio as I mostly seem to do nowadays. I created a square 5.5×5.5 inches and filled it with one of the beautiful papers from the Pumpkin Delight collection by We Are 3. I then sized the digi so that it fitted into the middle of the doily, but moved it onto another mat in the software as I wanted to cut it out seperately so that I could layer it. I printed the paper square onto white cardstock and the pumpkin digis onto Daler-Rowney Drawing paper.

I colored the digi with my Prismacolor colored pencils, using the Kit and Clowder Fall Harvest bonus class to help me with the pumpkins. Once completed, I returned to the Silhouette to cut my colored image out and then ran a black marker around the cut edge. I cut the shape a second time from black cardstock. I have newly found that mounting an image onto black cardstock rather than white gives a much cleaner looking edge.

I completed my card by cutting a circle of vellum just slightly smaller than the doily printed on the digital paper. This provides a little backing for the pumpkin arrangement. I adhered the image to the card and then created the sentiment by cutting the letters with a Quickutz font die set and stamping the “for you” in Versamark ink and applying white embossing powder. The whole panel was then added to a 5.5×5.5 inch cardbase.
We look forward to seeing your entries over at Crafts Galore Encore this month. Theme is always Anything Goes and you have a month to enter.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Fred She Said Pumpkins & Sunflowers digi
We Are 3 Pumpkin Delight digital paper

Daler-Rowney Drawing paper
Recollections Black cardstock
Recollections 110lb heavyweight cardstock
Scraps of Vellum and brown cardstock from my stash

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils
Tombow Dual Brush Pen

Versamark Ink

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
1/8 inch Scor-Tape

Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer

Wagner Heat Gun

Recollections Snow detail embossing powder

Stampabilities Everyday Expressions

Quickutz Marissa font alphabet dies
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Entered into the Love to Craft August Anything Goes Challenge #37
Entered into the A bit more time to Craft Anything Goes Challenge #97
Entered into the Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge #398-#399
Entered into the Morgan’s ArtWorld Open Challenge #08
Entered into the Papercraft Business Anything Goes with option Use a Circle Challenge #21

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16 thoughts on “The Pumpkins”

  1. Outstanding coloring with the Prismacolors! They are a medium I need to tackle. Thanks for playing along with Papercraft Business Papercraft Challenge. We hope to see you again! Jill~ Design Team Member Papercraft Business Papercraft Challenge.

  2. Beautifully done, Monica! We don't enjoy this season in Florida, do we? But it's always so nice receiving the bounty from our northern friends! Beautiful use of the die cut and sentiment, and that background paper is lovely! hugs, de

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