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10/02/2014

Pumpkin and Mouse Fall

Welcome and thanks for stopping in for a visit. Will cut right to the chase & show the card.


- Image is a from a clear Hampton Art Halloween set, and the greeting is from an Inky Antics clear fall set. Image stamped on a square snippet left over from cutting the center from another project die - just the right size to stamp this cute little image. Colored with copics and some WoS.

- die trim pieces were from an experiment working with mixed media paper, some water colors & Dale Rowney pearlescent inks. Looked good,but then used a PB Halloween tree stamp inked with Versafine black (image is quite detailed). Did NOT stamp sharply on the mixed media paper (or the previous ink layers could have added to the problem) - even using the Bonnie's Best Stamp press. Liked the inky colors so decided to use it as the scalloped mat, the trim dies, rather than toss it.

- Die trims were from a S/Binder die (think it was Resplendant Rectangle). Hunted through the die stash to find something that would work with the remains after cutting the scallop mat.

- Flower was a freebie in a recent order and sponged Fluid Chalk Pumpkin Spice over to work better with the colors of the pumpkin. Card base is a textured orange Bazzill that has been hanging around the desk for a while.

That's it! Wishing all a Happy Friday, and sending big Hugs your way.

Edit: Thanks to some very sweet bloggers giving me a heads up on the Scrapy Land Challenge#3 this card will be submitted there. This is an Anything Goes Challenge using any brand of die sold by Scrapy Land. So thanks to those bloggers who gave me a shout about this challenge.

33 comments:

jimlynn said...

Great coloring on that pumpkin and I love the colors on this too. Perfect card for the fall weather (that hopefully we'll have soon)!
Lynn

Benzi said...

I agree with Lynn that your coloring of the pumpkin is great. You've made a very pretty Autumn creation.

The Bonnie's Stamp Press is something I don't have. I had to go take a look at it...very interesting. I'll have to go back over and read all about it.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Yeah, fall is here. My favorite time of the year. Love the colors and the coloring! That cute little flower is so pretty and just finishes everything off perfectly.

Sarah Mabery said...

That image is so cute. And tree stamp may not have come out how you wanted but the effect is really cool. And those rectangle shapes are really neat. Great fall card.

Maxine D said...

What a cute image, and beautifully coloured, to make a lovely card Mary.
Blessings
Maxine

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love your cute little mouse chewing happily on his big pumpkin, Mary!!! Beautifully coloured!! Love your dies and the blue goes so nicely with the orange!! Great fall card!!!

Hugz.

Redanne said...

I too, love the colouring on the pumpkin Mary and the colours on the die cut shape too. The orange Bazzill is a great background too, so perfect for the season! Hugs, Anne xx

Sue said...

Lovely card.

Hope you have a fab Friday and a lovely weekend. Sue

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! Love the colors

Donna Ellis said...

aw, how cute, Mary! Since you used a SB die, you could easily enter this card in the Scrapy Land challenge! http://www.scrapyland-blog.com/ There is a nice prize! Wonderful card design! hugs, de

Sheila H said...

Love your coloring, Mary - the pumpkin and mouse look terrific. This is a fun and whimsical Fall card. That flower adds nice dimension and texture to your card. Have a wonderful weekend! It's raining cats and dogs right now where I am.

Sandy said...

I do love autumn colors and mice - put them both together and you have a winner!
Sandy xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
another really lovely and bright autumnal card.
Beautiful colouring and die cutting.
Not been to well this week, my DH and I have had a tummy bug, and that is something we rarely suffer with.
Made me miss my hospital appointment too.
Good job it came on after my baking session, and they were safely delivered, otherwise I would have had to throw them all away.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jacee said...

What a lovely card, such beautiful colours, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the double panel style on your card Mary and so cute the little mouse looks beside his pumpkin
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Brenda said...

What a pretty fall card Momma Mary! I love that pumpkin with the cute mouse. You have it colored up and shaded so nicely! Love the SB shapes too and the way you did the paper with mixed media-you just amaze me with doing mixed media! Hugs, Brenda

Pat said...

I love this pumpkin and cute mouse image Mary, and beautifully coloured. The pretty colours you have chosen tone so well with that lovely orange base card. A pretty autumnal card. x

Lisa said...

This is beautiful, Mary!! The image is so sweet!! I love how you colored it!! The design and details are fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pippa said...

A lovely autumn card Mary. That mouse looks cheeky!

Bonnie said...

I love how you've colored the pumpkin and the matching flower! Hope you have a great weekend too!

pam said...

love this Mary, gorgeous coloured image, love the colours, layout and embellishments.
pam x

Kathleen said...

Super Autumnal colours and fabulous colouring too. Great card.

Kath x

Tina Campbell said...

Happy Friday to you ! Super cute card, the coloring is excellent and nice touches here and there on the catrd

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for linking up at Scrapy Land, Mary!! Have a great evening my friend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lori Kobular said...

Oh that pumpkin and little mouse are so cute and you colored them perfectly! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge #3! Good Luck and I hope you join us in our next challenge!

Tammy said...

Absolutely delightful card and wonderful fall colors! Love the cute image and the way you backed the sentiment is very clever! Happy World Card Making Day to you!

Mau xx said...

Hi Mary, hope you are well, So glad I am back and catching up a little with blogland.
Your card is superb! what great colours and love the pumpkin.
take care
Mau xx

JD/ Jill said...

Great Halloween card...You have been on a card making roll. Way to go.

Mrs A. said...

The orange with the blue goes perfectly. Love that little image. Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

The orange with the blue goes perfectly. Love that little image. Hugs Mrs A.

Pumpy said...

This is great, you are really up there with the big girls now. I have a little freebie on my blog if you would like to go and get it, happy Sunday. xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mary! I'm back with my SL hat! Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge for a chance to win great prizes and badges! We hope to see you come back in the next challenge, too! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

crafty-stamper said...

Great card and love the beautifully coloure dimage love the glorious Autumn colours
Carol x