October 2016 PTI Blog Hop
It's been awhile since I made a "messy" project since most of my recent creations have been CAS (clean and simple.) For the Papertrey Ink October 2016 Blog Hop I decided to get my grunge on and I love the result! I thought the sequins made a nice contrast to the more rustic design. It's my first time using sequins, so I was a bit hesitant but decided to be brave! It was also my fist time using my PTI pumpkin shape die and the segment die that allows you to create a gorgeous layered look.
This month's inspiration photo was rich with fall imagery: gourd pumpkins, music on parchment, twigs with berries and fall leaves in front of a weathered wood background.
I love to do a little stamping around my sentiments so I threw a few of the leaves from the Turning a New Leaf set on the inside of the card for effect. I'm rather pleased at how well this card matches my vision and I believe I'll be making some more of these beauties!
Here's the video I made showing you how to achieve the shading and blending on the pumpkin:
Much love & happy crafting,
Gorgeous fall colors! Love the textures and details on this pretty card!
Posted by: Denise Bryant | 10/24/2016 at 08:10 PM
Love this with all the rich color and that pumpkin is fantastic!
Posted by: Vicki Finger | 10/25/2016 at 06:04 AM
Ooooh, gorgeous pumpkin! And I love the inside too! Fall fabulous!
Posted by: Nancy Penir | 10/25/2016 at 06:12 AM
The colors of your pumpkin and the textures, it is fabulous!!!
Posted by: Nancy Guse | 10/25/2016 at 06:17 AM
Posted by: DIANA L. | 10/25/2016 at 06:18 AM
Beautiful, beautiful card!! Love just the hint of music coming through your beautifully blended pumpkin!! :0)
Posted by: Marcia Hill | 10/25/2016 at 06:27 AM
Wow!!!! Sunny this is a joy to see its absolutely beautiful! I think it would be beautiful in a frame!
Posted by: Marybeth Lopez | 10/25/2016 at 06:28 AM
WOWZA, this is stunning!! that pumpkin is colored beautifully, love the size and all the gorgeous branches and stems you added!!
Posted by: Colleen F | 10/25/2016 at 06:45 AM
Posted by: Cindy H. | 10/25/2016 at 07:16 AM
what a gorgeous pumpkin!! beautiful design!
Posted by: Rosemary D | 10/25/2016 at 07:19 AM
I love your pumpkin and the sprigs. the sequins work
Posted by: Deb Hudson | 10/25/2016 at 07:46 AM
Wow your pumpkin is so gorgeous. Such a beautiful card.
Posted by: Linda S. | 10/25/2016 at 08:04 AM
I am so glad you decided to "get your grungeon"! This is a beautiful card. Love the layering.
Posted by: Talitha | 10/25/2016 at 08:45 AM
Oh my, this is stunning! I am so loving that rustic pumpkin and the sequins are such a great touch. This is right up my alley... I love your style!!
Posted by: Birgit | 10/25/2016 at 08:51 AM
This is my favorite from the blog hop entries.
Posted by: Katherine | 10/25/2016 at 09:24 AM
This is beautiful! I love your take on the inspiration photo!
Posted by: Leigh Penner | 10/25/2016 at 10:16 AM
Posted by: Rema DeLeeuw | 10/25/2016 at 10:55 AM
Love it - it's beautiful - and you are so creative!
Posted by: Sandy Dayhoff | 10/25/2016 at 04:31 PM
Absolutely beautifully crafted and designed! Great job!
Posted by: VikkiCH | 10/25/2016 at 05:38 PM
Beautiful card - love the subtle sheet music on the pumpkins!
Posted by: Jacquie | 10/25/2016 at 06:05 PM
I'm so humbled by the praise from all of you - all I can say is thank you for your encouragement and positive feedback! I'm so glad some of you noticed the sheet music, I was afraid it was too subtle. :)
Marybeth, I am so flattered you would frame it if you got this card! I think I'd send it to you just because of that. I'm always worried people will throw away my handmade creations.
Katherine, I'm honored to be your "favorite" from so many beautiful entries. *blushing and smiling with pride*
Posted by: Sunny | 10/25/2016 at 06:15 PM
Gorgeous pumpkin. Love how you embellished it. Great inside too.
Posted by: Krillsister | 10/25/2016 at 07:58 PM
Your embellished pumpkin is gorgeous!
Posted by: Greta H | 10/25/2016 at 08:38 PM
WOW, this is such an amazing pumpkin card and I'm totally loving the subtle music that is stamped on the pumpkin! By the way, thank you for your kind comments on my card. I edited my post to include more details on how I did the gel plate printing for the banner flag. A YouTube link was also added for a beginner's guide to Gelli Arts' technique.
Posted by: Wanda Cullen | 10/25/2016 at 09:29 PM
Amazing card!! I love all the elements on your blog hop entry.
Posted by: Angela Person | 10/26/2016 at 02:39 PM