Good Morning - welcome to my world. Today's card is made with one of my very first wooden stamp purchases. I saw this stamp in cling while I was at the stamp show on Saturday. Don't have the maker's name handy as I'm doing this post, but if you should like to know the info, I'll be happy to hunt up the stamp and provide the data. I've done this image stamping in versamark, embossing with Queen's Gold, then coloring with markers (not copics). It looks great done that way.

This time, the image was just stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, then colored with copics in the usual way. Stems have some Spica glitter pen as does the green & brown gourds. Airbrushed BG0000 for the background after finishing all the other coloring.

- background was done with Dylusions sprays and some stencils. It was one of my 'play' pieces. In case you can't tell, I'm enjoying these sprays. I've always had trouble with the Tattered Angels & some of the sprays of that sort. I did with the Dylusions at first, especially trying to spray through a stencil. I'm way too heavy handed. I've found what works best for me - at least at this stage - is to give short bursts of spray in different colors, blot with the paper towel roll. I've cut a partially used roll in half, because for the size of cardstock I'm using, I don't need the long roll.(oh yes, by partially used, I mean we've used about 1/3 of the roll, so it's not so hard to cut through the thickness of the roll.) Then when the paper gets all gunky looking, I just tear it off, there's a clean piece. It does not stain the next piece of toweling too badly. Not for the purposes for which I'm using it anyway!
Spellbinders labels dies for the image & faux mat. A clear sentiment was stamped with Memento Rhubarb, sponged a smidgen of DI Antique Linen while the sentiment was still in a small rectangle die. I didn't want to cover up any of my image, so on the side went the sentiment.
Hope you enjoy this one..I did. Come again when you can. Hugs 


  1. Hi Mary. As always, your coloring is amazing. Love all the fall cards that are popping up in blogland - don't you love this time of year??!! :) Loll xx

  2. Fabulous colours and a great card for Harvest time too.

    Kath x

  3. WOW Mary this lovely! Your coloring makes me feel
    I should practice a lot more, just perfect!

    Chris B

  4. Love this card Mary, the colours are beautiful.


  5. Gorgeous card Mary, I like the image and the background.
    Kevin xx

  6. Wonderful Fall card. That is a great stamp! Your colouring is perfect as always and looks great with the sentiment that way...I would not want to cover up any of the wonderful stamp either!

  7. This is such a beautiful card Mary! I love the gold embossing, and I'm so going to have to try that instead of the usual black! Your coloring is gorgeous, and the background is absolutely stunning! Well worth all the time & effort you put into creating this!!

  8. I love this card Momma Mary! And I love the way you colored it, those vegies look so real! I also love the sentiment on the side like that, will have to remember to do that sometime. Hugs!

  9. Hello Mary - fabulous colouring of the pumpkins/squashes - they really look 3D. I have never tried the spray inks, but the background looks wonderful! Lynn x

  10. Awesome coloring on a gorgeous card!

  11. Wow, hun, what wonderful colouring! Those gorgeous veg look good enough to eat!!

    Take care!

    love Mags B x

  12. This Fall card is so gorgeous, Mary, and you've colored everything so pretty. I've been away on a trip for several days. I won't comment on everything I missed while I was away but did take a look. I see you got in some mixed media. I order a Gelli plate glad when it gets here. I also see you used that Kars snowflake embossing folder that I've wanted ever since I saw Bonnie/Stamping with Klass use it. I guess it can't be found anymore. But, I ordered something similar today. Hope it looks like snow when it comes.

  13. I love your bountiful harvest! So pretty!

  14. Looks like fall to me -- I am looking for Halloween!