Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thanksgiving Pumpkins


I sure am a slow stamper!  This has taken me about 3 hours to complete and photograph.  In order to feel better about that, I have to remind myself of this wonderful quote:
“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”  - Greg Anderson, (American best-selling Author and founder of the American Wellness Project., b.1964)
It's been a while since I did some Copic coloring, and it was fun to bring those out this morning for my autumn elements.  The sketch was from Mojo Monday #155:

I also followed the guidelines from:
Close-up of autumn fruits.
I took several shots of this card and found it hard to capture the 'glow' of the leaves, pumpkins and gourds.  So, I threw in both pix for you to get a feel for it as it is in real life.

Boy, it's kind of nice having the kids back in school - I get more stamp time!

Have a great day,
Colleen

Stamps:  Autumn Harvest, Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Paper:  Whisper White, retired dp from SU, kraft (for little acorns)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Close to Cocoa (on little acorns) 
Other:  Big Shot, Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder, SU Square Lattice embossing folder, Copic markers, Spellbinders Nestabilities circle, twill, SU Lots of Tags Sizzlit, dimensionals, twine

22 comments:

Marisa said...

Fabulous colouring on the image, Colleen, and a great use of the Mojo sketch. Love the textured panels of white.

Emily Keaton said...

Colleen, this is absolutely FABULOUS!!! What a stunning autumn card. Your Copic coloring is amazing. That's one type of (expensive) tool that I've not allowed myself to pursue!! You've quite obviously have a keen knack for it. Love what I'm seeing! "Glow" is just the right word for those gorgeous leaves and pumpkins.

Thanks for reminding me of the journey quote. I'm also SUCH a slow stamper and sometimes get frustrated with myself for letting projects take so long--even when I had a wonderful, creative time doing it!! The dust bunnies (and other detritus of everyday living) will still be here tomorrow--but the thrill of doing something for yourself and truly enjoying it may not.

So glad you enjoyed your stamping time today!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

A lovely project with beautiful autumn leaves and SUCH dimension! Wonderfully done! So glad you played the Stamp Simply Challenge this week!

Bev J. said...

Really like your pretty fall card-great cutouts. Like the quote as it usually takes me awhile to finish a project. tfs

Lynn McAuley said...

What an amazing beauty, Colleen!! Your perfectly colored and layered pumpkins, gourds, and leaves are stunning!!

Thanks so much for sharing this exquisite card with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's challenge!!

Joanne Travis said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card for autumn!!! I love this set and will never part with it, it's such a classic and sure does make some beautiful cards. Like this one!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent coloring! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card!!! Your colouring is flawless.The new SU catalogue doesn't come out in U.K.until October but been a demo I had one come yesterday and was admiring those stamps.Now I've seen what you've done with them I'm even more tempted.

wendyp said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Gorgeous job coloring!!! I love summer, but I think I'm finally ready for fall and a break from this heat!

Bonnie said...

Beautifully colored! It was well worth the time. Glad you had a good trip and glad to see you back. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous autumn card, I love that embossed background and how you colored the leaves, I haven't try any copic yet.
Thanks for your sweet comment!
And the package is out this moring, 2 days priorty mail, you should get it pretty soon! : )

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Colleen! This card sure is gorgeous! I love all the detail & you did a wonderful job coloring that pretty image! I am with you - it takes me quite some time to make a card - Love that quote!

Michele said...

This is such a beautiful fall card! Love your coloring and the dimension you've added!

Nicole said...

Beautiful! You did a great job with the coloring, cutting and layout! Perfect fall card! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR !:)

Audrey Pettit said...

What a beautiful Thanksgiving card! I just love those stamped pumpkins and fall images. You've done a fabulous job on the coloring. Great take on the Mojo Monday sketch, too. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

Paper Boutique said...

Your colors are just stunning and the background textures give it so much, what a wonderful piece you have created here, love your use of the sketch

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This is just beautiful and your coloring is gorgeous! With your talent you should consider entering the challenges over at Papercraft Star! http://www.papercraftstar.blogspot.com, they provide the challenges in advance and give away great prizes too!

Benzi said...

Wow! Colleen, this is an awesome Fall card. Love all those gourds, pumpkins, leaves...just a beauty! Yes, sometimes I think I am slower than everyone else but it sure takes a while to make a card, take photos, find challenges to fit into, and upload. But, so worth it.

Andrea Ewen said...

Hey Col--welcome back from the land of Mickey! I bet it was hard to come home to reality...although I'm sure you missed your blog as much as we did...

I adore this card you made, fab coloring, super design and wonderful fall-ish colors. Mojo-licious!

I hear you with the kids in school...ahhh...routine! Nothing like it! (Except maybe more stamping time :)
Glad to have you back and looking forward to some greatness churning out from here!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

I have to agree - who cares how long it takes, as long as you have a good time!!! :) The finished result is gorgeous - the detailed cutting, colouring and use of the sketch is all fabulous!! Love your rustic creation!!! :)

Tammy said...

Beautiful coloring and wonderful fall card! Your cards are always stunning!

Virgo5 said...

Wow! Love the texture and that pile of gourds!

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