Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #316 - Festive Pumpkins

Aack, halfway through October! Where is the year going? Luckily there's no time to worry about that right now because it's time for a Tuesday Throwdown challenge. Our sponsor is Doodle Pantry and the theme is Festive Pumpkins.

I choose the Pumpkin Peeps set. This set comes with sentiments, background papers and both pre-colored and line drawn images. I fell in love with the pig in the pumpkin, though that panda was pretty darn tempting. For the first time in my stamping experience I opted to use a pre-colored image.

I printed off the little pumpkin piglet, cut with a slight border and mounted to a 5" x 7" black card blank. Since Halloween is coming up, I stamped, then embossed the monster manners stamp (bought eons ago from Inky Antics) in white. Trimmed some word paper to add a bit of border on the left for balance.

 I hope you enjoy the result.

Can't wait to see how everyone gets their pumpkin on so don't forget to enter the challenge!

Parting thought:
  • What's the ratio of a pumpkin's circumference to its diameter? 
  • Pumpkin Pi  (3.1428571428571428571428571428571)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #314 - Leaves

Hello again! Time for a Tuesday Throwdown - #314 Leaves. This week our sponsor is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More which is owned by Robyn Weinrib and offer a great variety of digital stamps and papers.  I am using the image "Fall Fun" for my card today.

I colored with Copics and admit to have a lot of fun trying different yellow, red and greens for those leaves. I had so many markers out at the end that there is no way I can tell you which colors went where. I can say the skin colors were E50, E51 and E00 with R11 for blush. Pants were W3, W5, W7. Shirt was R35, R37, R56. A little BG10 (Cool Shadow) was added for dimension to the wind swirls and around the girl.

I mounted to a deep orange brown card blank after layering on a piece of mustard cardstock. Stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts F1843) in black ink and stamped 3 more leaves, colored with Copics and punched out. I layered after adding some dimension to the leaves with glue dots. 

Here is my finished product.

As much as raking and jumping into huge piles of leaves was a highlight of fall growing up, I am secretly happy that the majority of leaves are still on my trees for now. Then again, with a certain little man around, I might have to relive my youth again in the next few weeks.

Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to see everyone's entry! Remember to check out Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps - she has a sale going on for autumn, 30% of all inventory and is good until November 7th.

Parting thought: 
    Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him.
                                            Hal Borland