Sunday, September 20, 2009

The great pumpkin

Okay, today was Super Sketchy Sunday at 365 Cards. After the marathon 7 cards yesterday I wasn't sure I'd be up to doing another today, but if I don't want to get behind then I need to, right?!? And then I found out I was selected as one of the Top Trio from last week, then I really had to do something! :) So here's the sketch...When I saw the sketch today, I almost immediately saw a pumpkin (kinda like some people saw a football in last week's). I wasn't sure how to cut one large enough but then my mom reminded me of the punch art pumpkins (made with ovals) that have been on SCS. So I went on a large scale (this is a 5.5x 8.5) and used a medium sized nestie to cut out 5 ovals. Sponged the edges and adhered to card base (I wanted to do something in the background, but everything I could think of seemed to distract from the pumpkin so left it plain and added the ribbon at the bottom). The "vines" are swirls from the Cricut Storybook cart as is the stem (it actually the bottom of the letter "F") :-0 The flowers are some fabric ones that I had. The brads in the center were originally white...I colored them with a prismamarker to match the card. Sentiment is computer generated and hand cut out. Just in case you can't read it, it says, "Produce great pumpkins, the pies will follow later". Paper colors are Pumpkin Pie (of course!), Chocolate Chip, and very vanilla. The ribbon is MS and is actually more taupe than the purple it came out in the photo (still gotta work on the photo taking skills). I think that about cover it. TFL!

P.S. Haven't posted a pic of my puppy lately so here she is. I was taking pictures of a card one morning and she started watching me (usually she ignores me when I do this). Since she was standing so attentively I snapped some pics and this one turned out the best.
Hope you have a great week! Aloha


6 comments:

STAMPING SAM said...

I'm glad I could be of help with the oval reminder. It turned out great and beautiful. What a fun fall card! Love the flowers for your embellishments and coloring the brads is a great idea, you are so creative. Have a great week. Love, SAM aka MOM

STAMPING SAM said...

ps Isn't my granpuppy just the cutest thing you ever did see? Luv to Malie!

~amy~ said...

woo hooo on your top trio win!!!

Great card...I adore that pumpkin!!

kristie sessions said...

this card is pretty darn brilliant! I really really like it. congrats on your win as well!!

Gloria Stengel said...

Oh.My.Word! This is FANTASTIC! So Creative! I am so stealing this idea! WOW! Love it! Love it.

Pam said...

Perfect use of the sketch - this is amazing!!