Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Shabby Chic Pumpkins

I have to tell you I had one of those nights where I just could not shut my mind down....
So, I gave up and got up and lo and behold my mojo is slowly returning....
I am happy about that, and spent the last 3 1/2 hours working on this card....
 
 
I saw the inspiration photo at "Curtain Call" and it "spoke" to me...lol....
I needed that...I needed that a lot!!!
Plus the fact that "Paper Sweeties" is the sponsor and giving away a $20
gift certificate, that helped motivate me, for sure!! 
 
I started out with a very vanilla 4 1/2" square card....
I stamped and paper pieced my pumpkins, that is where all the time went...
into hand cutting those pumpkins with the leaves and tendrils ....
I  added a bit of sparkle, if you can see it in the photo...
with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen "clear star"...
I LOVE this pen, so much , that I have 2 of them!!
 
I added a vintage piece to the medium pumpkin that came from an old, vintage hat!
My pretty "harvest" colored flower is one I made while at Joan's Gardens a week ago....
It is layers and layers of crepe paper, colored with TH Distress re-inker "fired brick" and water...
I love how the color varies!!
 
The 3 banners at the top have been stamped with silver ink and say
"pumpkins~pumpkins~pumpkins!!!
 
I also saw an inspiration photo for the challenge at "City Crafters" and "The Shabby Tea Room"
that helped me create this card....
So, I am entering this in these three challenges
which is unusual for me, as normally I do only one at a time!~!
 
Curtain Call "Gorgeous Gourds"
 
 
and
 
 
 
and
 
The Shabby Tea Room "Fall Florals"

 
I hope my mojo stays...but I already have a super cute card to post tomorrow...see ya!!



15 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! This is awesome Diane! LOVE that pop of orange color from your beautiful flower with the blue paper pieced pumpkins ... FANTASTIC!
So glad your mojo is returning ... now YOU'VE inspired me ... time to get busy! Thanks!
Hugs from OHIO!

Mihaela said...

Very pretty card, Diane! Love the pumpkins and flower!!!

Anonymous said...

Vraiment très joli et inspirante...

Lisa said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! I love the blue and the punch of color from the gorgeous flower!! All of the texture is fabulous!! Awesome card my friend - your mojo is definitely back!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Stacey Schafer said...

lovely card! those patterned paper pumpkins are darling! thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

Mulberry Mindy said...

Gorgeous card, Diane. The blue pumpkins with the awesome flower are so creative. My friends think I'm crazy cause I don't get up till noon some days. Of course, like you, I am up some nights making cards. You've got to act when the inspiration "hits"! If you get a chance soon, I would like to hear more about the awesome flower!
Mindy

Sherrie K. said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!! The pumpkins are so pretty and love the pop of blue!!
The doily is such a fabulous backdrop to! Love it!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your mojo came RUNNING back, Diane, and I hope it does stay now! I am sorry that you were up half the night, but you have to answer that crafting call when it comes! The result is a stunning card for all these challenges!! Hugs, Darnell

Curt in Indy said...

Great challenge picture and great take on it. Love the turquoise pumpkins. Hope you are doing well. Send me an email when you have time to let me know how Nellie is doing, would you? Hugs, Curt

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I absolutely love what you doing here, simply gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

jimlynn said...

I'm not sure how I missed this one yesterday - but WOW!!! Stunning!!! So many wonderful details and it's beautiful.
Lynn

Tina M said...

Ohh how darling! I love all the fun elements and the fun blue pumpkins :) Thanks so much for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room!

Ros Crawford said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! This is fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB! Loved your comment (wink!)

Marisa said...

Loving those fun, blue pumpkins :) Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

Dianne said...

BRILLIANT, this card is absolutely gorgeous, looooove the blue pumpkins, looooove the vintage piece and loooove the flower its so beautiful, your mojo is back with a bang, thanks for sharing..