Sep 19 2008

Blogger’s Challenge 65 Watercoloring


I’ve admired Autumn Harvest stamp set for a long time and finally broke down and purchased it with my free hostess dollars last order.  My favorite stamp is the little gourd!  lol!  My neighbor has this beautiful display of pumpkins and gourds on her front porch, so I used that as an inspiration for my card.  Her gourds are the size of pumpkins, though!  Amazing!

This week’s Blogger’s Challenge was watercoloring, so I used a couple different techniques.  The background is Watercolor Wash (12/02) from the Technique Junkies Newsletter.  I wanted it to resemble the dusk sky around here.  For the second technique, the pumpkins, gourds and leaf were colored using Watercolor Crayons.  I remember how intimidated I was when they first came out, now I love them!  They are the easiest way to color in my opinion.  Each of the pumpkins and gourds were cut out, some popped on dimensionals.  Of course, I used my Big Shot Bigz Top Note Die to cut the background.  I tried to add some ribbon, but it just wasn’t coming our right, so I left it off.

Simple, but I like how it turned out!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  It has been gorgeous around here…making up for the horrible winds we had on Sunday, I think.  At least the cleanup is going well.  Less than 100,000 still do not have power.  A lot of the grocery stores still do not have refrigerated foods.  It really has made me appreciate what the people go thru that live along the coasts when hurricanes go through. 


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17 People have left comments on this post

Sep 19, 2008 - 09:09:11
Lisa Martz said:

Very nice, Connie! Looks like Halloween!

Sep 19, 2008 - 09:09:26

Wonderful card Connie. I love the way that you used your Top Note Die…I’ll be so happy when mine FINALLY arrives….tap, tap, tap….waiting, waiting, waiting…ho hum. This card really turned out fabulously!

Sep 19, 2008 - 10:09:42
Kerry D-C said:

Great card, Connie!!! fab job coloring!

Sep 19, 2008 - 10:09:02
Kristen said:

Great card. Your coloring is very nice. I am also a big fan of the watercolor crayons.

Sep 19, 2008 - 11:09:45

Cool idea, Connie…love it with the Top Note!

Sep 19, 2008 - 11:09:13
Ida said:

Perfect for Fall…You created a lovely scene here.

Sep 19, 2008 - 02:09:43

Lovely fall scene! I love how you watercolored it Connie! Very pretty! Great use of the Top Note too! Tfs!

Sep 19, 2008 - 06:09:22
BarbaraD said:

Pretty!…and so fallish! Gotta love that!! (It’s my favorite season.) The background is beautiful and the pumpkins and gourds are so life-like….and, of course, I love the Top Note die background!! Great card!!

Sep 19, 2008 - 08:09:05
Nikki said:

Very pretty! I love the background most of all….stunning! {SMILEs}

Sep 19, 2008 - 09:09:34
Marcia said:

Great card Connie, love that wash. Very appropriate for the season.

🙂 Marcia

Sep 19, 2008 - 09:09:04

How pretty is this! Your coloring is fantastic Connie! I just love the moon! 😀

Sep 19, 2008 - 10:09:23
Marian Balsamo said:

VERY pretty card, Connie. I can’t believe the pumpkins are done with water color crayons. I had such a hard time with them when I first tried them but you are an inspiration for me to gave the crayons another try– very lovely scene.

Sep 20, 2008 - 05:09:22
Lisa B. said:

How can you make my brain to work like yours? This is just fabulous…Superb job on the watercoloring but then to use the Top note die like this is so awesome! Excellent!

Sep 21, 2008 - 12:09:45
Lori said:

This is beautiful! I love how you used the Top Note die–great idea.

Sep 21, 2008 - 01:09:32

I really like how you blended the different techniques into this card. Superb job on your watercolor shading. I love watercoloring and the WC Crayons are my favorites. Awesome!

Sep 21, 2008 - 10:09:58

Ohh, very pretty. Obviously we both love this set. My favorite stamp is the little acorn though. You did a fabulous job with this.

Sep 21, 2008 - 10:09:51

I love the coloring here! Terrific Job!