Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy Fall Memory

Hello! This month Gina challenged us to make a project inspired by a favorite fall memory. I always love fall and have a lot of happy memories to draw from. Some of my favorite times where when my daughter was young and we would go to the pumpkin patch to choose our pumpkins, go on hay rides and get lost in the corn maze. I used the tree/fence and wagon wheel from my new set, Farm Life and added the pumpkins and sentiment from a set I released last year, Autumn Beauty.

I hope you'll play along with the challenge for a chance to be a guest designer for Gina K Designs. For all the information about how to enter your card into this month's challenge, please visit GinaK's blog, then check out these participating designer's blogs for more inspiration using the newly released stamp sets available through GinaK Designs:


To make my card, I started by stamping the wagon wheel in the lower right of my cardstock.

I stamped the wagon wheel again on a sticky note and cut around it to use it as a mask, then I stamped the tree/fence. Because of the scale of the two image, I stamped the tree/fence higher to make it recede in the distance a bit.

I removed the mask and colored the images with Copics, starting with E31 on the wagon wheel.

Added E35.

Used W1 to blend.

Added shading with N1.

Added more shading with N5.

Then on the wood to the right, I added E59.

Added E57.

Filled in with E53.

Used my blender pen to wash out the wood a bit.

For the trees, I started by making splotches with Y21.

Added YG93.

Added YG95.

Next, I sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink. I didn't bother masking the images since they were all colored pretty dark and I didn't think my sponging would detract from them.

Sponged Memento Tangelo.

Sponged Memento Rose Bud.

Sponged Memento Desert Sand.

Sponged Memento Rich Cocoa.

I used YG93 and YG95 to color in the grass around the wheel, trees and fence posts. I added some shadows with YG91.

Added more shadows with N1 and colored the fence with E35.

I stamped the pumpkins on a separate piece of cardstock and colored, starting with YR07.

Added YR04.

Filled in with YR000. I colored the remaining pumpkins the same way.

I used YG95 to color the stems and used N3 to add some shadows to the pumpkins. After coloring, I cut out the image.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and used a Pumpkin Spice card base. The pumpkins were adhered with Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

20 comments:

Cynthia said...

Great combination of images, Theresa. Lovely fall colors. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lindsay M. said...

I'm at a loss for words!!! This is the most gorgeous card I have seen ever!! Your use of Copics is stunning!!! Thank you for the step by step instructions!! This is truely amazing!! I just love all the blending of the colors, you are so talented!!
Thank you for the inspiration!!!

~Lindsay~

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Awesome coloring Theresa! And THANKS for the step-by-step tutorial - double awesome-ness! :)

Lagene said...

WOW Theresa, this is a fabulous scene and thanks as always for your wonderful tutorial!

Anke said...

Adorable Theresa, so beautiful ...

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow!!! Seriously that looks sooo much like the place we'd take our kids to also!!! Absolutely realistic!!!

Becky said...

wow is right!! I just love how you combined these stamps into one.

NinaB said...

What a beautiful scene you created here, Theresa.

tlgirl353 said...

Theresa- another gorgeous scene. Thank you for the tutorial and the tips!

Selma said...

This is such a beautiful autumn scene Theresa. I always love reading your tutorials to see how you bring all the images to life.

joy said...

WOWIE! I LOVE the scene you have created! You are a fabulous teacher! You are a great example of a teaching artist!

catdidit said...

Awesome scene T!! Love the addition of the pumpkins like that!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Awesome fall scene, Theresa! Fantastic coloring!

Carolyn King said...

seriously girl--your cards are works of art! amazing!

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Miesje said...

I just love it! Your ability to see the dimensions of a scene is amazing! I had such fun with this stamp set!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is beautiful and reminds me so much of a pumpkin patch! Thank you for such gorgeous cards and the tutorial. Have a great weekend.

Jennie said...

This is stunning Theresa and love the masking you did. Beautiful coloring and sponging.

Cheryl O said...

You've created the perfect country autumn picture to step into, and I just love it! The stamps all go together just beautifully, and your coloring tutorial was right on.
I loved everything about it, makes me want to get all those stamps now for sure.....

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the tutorials for your cards,its so nice to see how you achieved the effects with your copics. You are very talented,your cards are just beautiful. Dee