Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Classy Pumpkins

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have an inspiration photo for you:
Isn't that little scarecrow adorable!?  So cute!  I was going to use that as my inspiration starting point, but after seeing the rest of the cards from the DT, I decided to go in a different direction to give you more ideas on how to be inspired by this photo.  'Cause I'm like that (and maybe 'cause I'm always the last one to finish up my cards).  Anyway, I really love the planks on the wall, and the pumpkins (I LOVE pumpkins) and the placement of the sentiment, so here is my card:
I started out by scoring my cream layer every half inch with my scor-pal.  Then to age it a bit, I swiped Antique Linen distress ink along the grooves.  I stamped my pumpkins with creamy caramel ink as I thought black would be too harsh for this card, and I LOVE how it turned into no-line coloring.  It was completely unplanned but came out fabulous!  I fussy cut them out and adhered them to the background.  Stamped the sentiment on one of the planks to mimic the sentiment in the photo and tied a bow with some seam binding.  My card base looks black, but it really is a yummy chocolate brown, so the colors are soooo fall.  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this week.  I know photo challenges tend to be hard, but remember that you can be inspired by ANYTHING in the photo!  Now, head on over to The House blog for more inspiration; I KNOW you will not be disappointed.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Tall Pumpkin", "Wide Pumpkin" and "Let us . . ."

Craft-Dee BowZ--anything goes with handmade bow
Scrapping Everyday Miracles--scripture challenge: Psalm 136:1--Give Thanks to the Lord . . .
Word Art Wednesday #256--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
DRS Designs #252--Nature's Bounty
Aud Sentiments #168--anything goes
Brown Sugar #224--anything goes
Crafty Catz #346--anything goes
Creative Fingers--anything goes
YNS #32--brown, tan, orange, green, cream
Come And Get It--ribbon or twine
Fashionable Stamping #117--'tis the season (autumn)
Simon Says Stamp Monday--thanks/thanksgiving
Craft Your Passion--anything goes


Laurie Unger said...

Perfect take on the challenge!

Patti J said...

Laurie is right...this is perfect! Beautifully done, my friend. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cards Cart said...

Wonderful card.. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge
-Riddhi Shah (DT, Brown Sugar Challenge)

tilly said...

beautiful work, thank you for joining our challenge at crafty catz and hope to see you again

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Very nice card.
Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
xx Valentina DT xx
Tinka's paper wonderlland

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Heather! I love your card! the pumpkins against the brick wall, I may have to case it!!!
Have a great day and thank you for sharing your Talents with us at Word Art Wednesday! Ginny M DT

Dana Johnson said...

Heather your card is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get it challenge! ~DT Dana

laurie said...

This is so pretty! I love that ribbon.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card thanks for sharing!!!

Sue said...

Very pretty card, love the pumpkins! Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp!

ELE said...

This is so pretty creation.
Thank you for playing along at Brown Sugar this week.
We look forward to seeing you again next time.
Brown Sugar DT

EdenLand Designs said...

This is such a pretty card!! Love the bit of texture in the background, and your bow is beautiful :) Thanks for joining us at CAGI this week for our Ribbon and/or Twine Challenge!
Susan - DT

DebR said...

Beautifully done!
Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Heather. It was a fabulous choice to not use black for stamping the pumpkins...they look awesome. And the colouring of them is fantastic too.
Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Gail said...

I love this card. I love how it's clean looking and that pumpkin if fabulous. But, it's your seam binding bow that caught my eye! That is the perfect embellishment! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our November challenge! --Gail said...

What an adorable project this was and so beautiful! Love your coloring and seam binding! Thanks for playing with us at Come and Get it!
Carolyn, DT said...

Good to see you on another of my DT's!! Love the CAS lines of this card and the coloring of the pumpkins is pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Passion!
Carolyn DT

Billie A said...

Love the CAS look. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.
Billie A
Aud Sentiments
Creative with Stamps
Catch the bug
Inspiration Destination

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a great card and an equally clever write-up! I got a kick out of your dedication to a different take on the inspiration photo and I loved how you admitted that you just might be the last person done with your card every time! I do appreciate a fellow-procrastinator! And your card is simply fabulous! I love the planks in the background and how their rustic look is paired with that classy bow and pretty pumpkins. I enjoyed this post so much and am so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time. said...

Wonderful card, simple and clean with the solid background. The pumpkins look great. Thanks for joining in challenge #52 at YNS.

Cara G said...

Another lovely card Heather. Glad our scripture inspired your creativity!! Thanks for linking up at SEM!

Helen Gullett said...

This is so beautiful and sweet. Thank You for playing along with SEM Nov Challenge!