Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Carving Pumpkins

Hello! Today I have a scrapbook page I made using some old photos of my daughter carving pumpkins. I used my new set, Autumn Beauty. This is also my sample for the scrapbook challenge I am hosting on StampTV this week.

Here is the sketch for the challenge. I hope you'll play along. I will be drawing a random winner that will receive the free stamp set of their choice from Gina K Designs. You can find all the details here.

To start my page, I stamped the scarcrow from Autumn Beauty on a piece of Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, then used Copics to color. I used B26 in the darkest areas.

Then I added B24.

I filled in the rest of the overalls with B21, then used C3 so they wouldn't be quite so bright. I used my blender pen to lighten up the highlights just a bit.

For the shirt, I started with E35.

Then I went over the E35 with Y14, to warm it up a little, then blended out from there with E33.

Filled in the rest of the shirt with E31, then used my blender pen to lift a little color from the lightest areas.

For the hat, I used Y23, E33, E37 and my blender pen.

For the straw and pole, I used Y23 and E35. Then I added a bit of E37 shading to the pole.

After coloring, I heat embossed the scarecrow, with clear embossing powder. Then I stamped the large cornstalk once and the small cornstalk twice. I used Y21 to color the entire cornstalks, then added E31 to the shadows. After coloring I heat embossed the cornstalks.

In the upper right corner of my page, I stamped the swirly branch. As much as I love my Copics, sometimes in images with very small details, they can be difficult to stay in the lines. In that case, I like to pull out my Memento Markers and take advantage of the super fine point they have on one end. I used my Desert Sand Memento marker on the branch.

Then I added some shading with Rich Cocoa, followed by Desert Sand again to soften the transition.

For the leaves, I used Potter's Clay and Cantaloupe Memento markers. After coloring I also heat embossed this image with clear embossing powder.

For the pumpkins, I started with YR07.

Then added YR04.

Followed by YR02 and my blender pen. After coloring two sets of pumpkins, I cut them out to place on my page later.

Before assembling my page, I sponged aournd the edges with So Saffron and then Apricot Appeal ink.

I layered with Chocolate Kiss cardstock (Gina K) and Pumpkin Spice (Gina K), then added some piercing and the pumpkins.

Thanks for the visit. Have a happy stamping day!


craftieodamae said...

This is just so gorgeous! god blessed you good girl with all that talent! I so enjoy looking at your creations.........

Gvendalen said...

It's amazing project! Very beautiful.

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Theresa!! Love your layout!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Gorgeous page! I can't wait to get this set in the mail!! I look forward to using your sketch, too.
I have an award for you here:

"Tillymint" said...

Great page Theresa!

melissac said...

Love the sketch and your LO is incredible!! Great job as always!! Blessings and hugs!!

Sharri Seffens said...

Theresa, I love this! The pics of your daughter go perfect with your new set!

Elena said...

I love this page, so cute and what a wonderful memories! I really like your ideas, Theresa!

Randi said...

Teresa this tutorial is wonderful. You are such a great artist!!

Gidget-Trish said...

Wow! This page is gorgeous! You did an excellent job as always. Love it.

Melanie said...

awesoeme page! this gets me so excited for halloween!

Deebi27 said...

Great page, the tutorials keep coming and I love that. You can feel the warm the of the page! Thanks!

Tina Gilliland said...

What a GREAT page!!! Adorable pictures too.. *smile*

Tina Gilliland said...

P.S. She looks like her Aunt Brenda!! (cute cute)

Martina said...

Thanks for sharing the way you colour with copics. For me as an absolute beginner this is of great benefit!