Monday, October 11, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Fun

Wow, what a beautiful day it is here in St. Louis. Summer is trying to hang on, but Autumn is so evident all around us. Today I am posting a card I made because I have been so inspired by Mother Nature. The colors of autumn just make me happy and I have had this stamp sitting in my drawer waiting for the right time. So, I guess it is time !!! The stamp is Pumpkin Patch Fun from Close To My Heart. It is an older stamp, but still fun to use. My checked paper is made from embossing a Cuttlebug folder that has been inked up. I started with Tulip on the indented squares. The I took my Sunflower ink and brushed it over the raised squares. I did have to darken my Tulip colored squares with my marker. Then I distressed the entire paper with Oak Brown. My image was colored with CTMH markers using Outdoor Demin, Indian Corn Blue, Goldenrod, Buttercup, Tulip, Sunflower and Oak Brown. The hanging tree leaves are from a dollar stamp I picked up at JoAnn's. I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities. My tag is from Cricut Storybook and I used a small leaf punch for the little leaves. Hope you like my version of Autumn.I hope to enter this into a few challenges sometime this week and it will also be posted on Splitcoast Stampers general gallery.  Have a great day.


  1. Joan this is wonderful! I love the way you matched the image with the paper. So cute!
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my By Lori card. Her images are so much fun.
    I see you just started you blog in August. Congratulations! It is so much fun.

  2. Hi Joan,

    I love your scarecrow card. Perfect for fall!