Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Harvest Card

My card today was inspired by The Paper Players Challenge 

I think I may have strayed just a wee bit from the clean and simple aspect, so if it does not qualify, I understand.  I would have been ok if I hadn't created the background, but I couldn't resist.  I do have a problem keeping to CAS!   But, I wanted to share anyways, and I'll take the chance.

I love fall, and all things autumn and fall.  I have been seeing those white pumpkins everywhere in the stores, and think they are so adorable, and something different.  So, I decided to use this inspiration for my card.
Stamps:  Penny Black 'pumpkins' cling stamp 40-145, Penny Black Letter Background 1999L, and Penny Black Curly Foliage 1993J.
I white embossed the pumpkins, then watercolored them using Derwent Inktense water pencils.  For the background, I stamped the swirl background stamp in Memories dye white ink pad, and the script background with Tim Holtz distress ink.  I used a Copic marker around the outside of the pumpkins to make them stand out and give them some shadow.  I used my Clarity stamp brush with some distress ink to distress along the edges of the card.

I did not have a stamp I really wanted for the verse, and I liked the word 'harvest' on the inspiration picture.  I decided to go for it and hand letter.  Unfortunately, that is when my white Uniball Signo pen decided to not play nice, and would simply not work.  So, after playing around with it trying to make it write, I decided to go to plan B.  I hand lettered the word with my Prismacolor white pencil.  I sharpened it as sharp as I could get it, and went for it.  I outlined it with a light tan Copic marker on the left side to help it stand out.

Some spatters of white and brown, and some Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen finish off the card.


The Paper Players Challenge  - Inspiration picture above

Allsorts Challenge - Feels like autumn

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - One layer card

The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge - Color something every day for 30 days.

I hope you are having a great day.  Thanks so much for visiting.  





  1. Wow, this is gorgeous, Lynda! I love your white pumpkins on the kraft paper, they are so beautifully done. I'm super impressed with your hand lettering, too. So glad you played along with us this week at The Paper Players!

  2. I bet you win at least one of those challenges. This card is gorgeous, and an especially nice save when your Signo white pen would not cooperate. I was having trouble with mine today, also.

  3. A perfect Autumn card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. Xx

  4. Oh my word! This is fabulous! I can't quite believe it's a one layer card as you've achieved such a lot of depth with the clever shadowing and layering you've done. Your colouring of the pumpkins is great. So brave and clever to do your own lettering! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

  5. Absolutely wonderful! Thank you for joining our challenge at Allsorts this week, hope to see you again.

  6. Despite a failing white pen you made a beauty

  7. This card is just BEAUTIFUL! Your coloring is amazing, wonderful background, and hand lettered too! WOW! Thanks for playing along over at The Paper Players this week!

  8. Beautiful take!! Love those pumpkins!!

  9. This is probably one of the most charming cards I've ever seen! LOVE the white pumpkins...and the background is just delightful! My gel pen often gives me fits too, so I am glad you were able to go to plan B...it's just as pretty! Thanks for playing with my Harvest challenge this week at the Paper Players!

  10. This is gorgeous Lynda... love it...
    Thanks for joining us at PBSC
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  11. Your card is a work of art. Thank you.

  12. Absolutely Beautiful! I agree with Judy at Judy's Card Corner, I would also frame it.


  13. Simply Beautiful! Congrats on your challenge win.

  14. Great card! Such an interesting and beautiful choice of colors.

  15. Absolutely stunning--so artistic with gorgeous coloring of those pumpkins! Your word looks wonderful! So glad you joined us at PBSC! PS--I finally gave up on my white Signo pen & got the Sharpie water based extra fine point pen--so far no problems!


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