Saturday, September 3, 2011

I Know Fall is Just Around the Corner!

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It’s “harvest” time here, I’ve been canning beans and tomatoes and freezing corn and peas! I did 20qts of tomatoes the other day, could probably do another 20 today!! YIKES!!


And I’m going to make a BIG batch of salsa!!

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But, right now I’m sharing a water color with you!

I used Our Daily Bread designs Pumpkin and Pumpkin Die, just released and Scrolly Borders (from last month’s release). They’re both stamped on water color paper (Marco’s) in Stazon Jet Black. I used Adirondack re-inkers.

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I start by wetting the areas I’m going to WC, here it was the pumpkin itself. This helps the colors blend together (keeps you from getting dark spots from your color “attaching” itself to dry paper!) and helps keep it contained to the area.

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Caramel, Butterscotch and Rust to start.

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Continue to add color, allow to dry (heat tool works great!) and move to the next area (here, it was the leaves). On the Pumpkin I added Ginger. The leaves are Lettuce, Oregano and a little Pesto. The ground is Latte and Espresso.

Note the curly tendrilsthis is what happens when you apply color to an area that is wet and you might not want that color to extend beyond the stamped lines! I had light washed the background and hadn’t let it dry! BUT, because of the next step, it didn’t matter!

Using the Pumpkin Die…. easy peasy and really changes the look of your project!

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Here, I’ve used the die to make a template to mark where the actual die will be placed. All I have to do is line up the die with the marked circles!

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Hold your die with some tape or sticky notes and run through your cutting machine. Here, the Cuttlebug… plates B&C.

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I wc’d the Scrolly Borders to match.

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This card was done for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast. My inspiration was this Terra Cotta Pineapple set.

Well, I’m burning daylight and the garden is calling! Enjoy your day!

Thanks for stopping!!



Jheffner said...

Saw your card on scs, wow! Amazing job, and I am off tiger the stamp and die. Thank you for sharing your amazing creation.

Gloria C said...

I think you just sold me a stamp set and a die. This is just beautiful. thanks for sharing.

Marilyn said...

Love this gorgeous pumpkin! You colored this lovely to perfection!!

Betty Benton said...

This is absolutely wonderful -- gorgeous watercoloring.

Lenoria said...

Beautiful coloring and the whole card is gorgeous, the pumpkin looks like it is glowing - and your tomatoes look delicious also! Our garden has come and gone and I didn't get to can very much because of the heat, but I'm thankful for what I did get! Good luck with your canning and freezing and I will be looking forward to your next post.

renee said...

thanks so much for sharing your beautiful art and your life...I always enjoy reading and seeing what your doing..thank you! love this card!

Sherry said...

gorgeous card as always!!! got any extra tomatoes you want to get rid of, lol? ours are dying already and we just started to can them!

Joanne (jojot) said...

absolutely AMAZING....and even more so after the tutorial and close are the coloring master for sure, my friend

thanks for your kind words about Pepper.....I am trying to keep busy, but he is in my heart and on my mind....he will be missed

Pat said...

Oh Dawn...this is absolutely stunning! Makes me want to break out my DIs!! Hugs. Pat Frank said...

Do you share your salsa recipe?
I have one I'll share with you, but it is eaten fresh, not canned. I'd like a good canned one, if you don't mind sharing your recipe.

Turtle In The Sand said...

Work of Art. You have turned something as a simple pumpkin into a gorgeous creation. You are one talented lady.

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

You are a genius! Have I told you that lately? I got some watercolour paints a while back & haven't had time to use them. Now I need to asap. I love love LOVE how you made a die cut template & then used the die but also cut some by hand. Cleverness!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Ps. in the watercolour excitement I forgot to say that your canning looks lovely. Homemade salsa, yum!

- dlm. said...

Oh.My.Goodness! Your watercolouring is absolutely fabulous. I love, love, love this card!