Just A Girl and Her Pumpkin

Hello friends!  Wow, I think Fall has begun over my way as the air has changed with cooler temperatures and I absolutely LOVE it! 🙂  Although I’ve been busy crafting away in my room, I like to get outdoors for a few breaks to walk around and see signs of the leave starting to change over.

Today, I am over at the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration blog to share my card with you using one of the really adorable images from this month’s release called “A Girl and Her Pumpkin” digital stamp by Crissy Armstrong:

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Isn’t she adorable?!  I really enjoyed coloring her up with my Copic markers.  As I was coloring, it actually reminded me of going to a near-by apple orchid with my children as they were growing up.  I would take photos of them with all of the pumpkins surrounding them as they would pick out which one they wanted to carve for Halloween.  (my oldest was not a fan of “pumpkin guts” and so we always ended up doing that part for him! LOL!)  But it must have made an impression with them because they still enjoy going as adults now!   Besides, what’s better than apple cider donuts and freshly picked apples?!  YUM!

So after the reminencing of memories, I cut her out with the WS Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles along with the card front base and attached to a white A2 sized top folding card base.  For the sentiment, I took a piece of vellum and heat embossed a greeting from the WS Painted Sayings stamp set and I also took some of the splatter images from the same set and stamped them randomly in the background with white ink.

Before attching the image panels onto the card, I’ve added some gold ink around the edges, attached some leaves behind it and popped it up with foam tape.  The piece of vellum was hand cut into a banner and folded around card base and attached with glue behind the letters to hide it.  I then put some burlap ribbon around the card front base as well as the image panel, vellum banner and gold sequins filled with gold Stickles.

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Here’s a closer view of the image and how she’s colored.  You can also better see the gold inked edges.  And of course the photo didn’t pick it up, but I took some Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen to go over the pumpkin with.

I’ve also used a cloud stencil to lightly sponge in a nice Fall sky behind her.

I think she would look so cute surrounded by a field of pumpkins…so there’s an idea!  Maybe I’ll work on that for next time!

If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to take a look over at the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration blog and subscribe so you can get all the updates for new posts!  There is always inspiration from the rest of the design team as well as special guests, new releases every month and fun give aways too!  So check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  I appreciate you taking the time!  See you soon!

Here are the Whimsy Stamps products used on my card today.  (You can click the photo to go shopping in the store.  There is no additional cost for clicking on anything.)

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Author: *Vicki*

I'm so happy you found me! I love to share smiles with my handmade cards! I also enjoy papercrafts through art journaling, scrapooking and mixed media projects too! I would love for you to join my blog for updates with my creative art journey! Thanks for stopping by!

26 thoughts on “Just A Girl and Her Pumpkin”

  1. What a wonderful autumn card, complete with beautiful leaves, an earthy mesh ribbon and some amazing coloring on this super cute image! A beautiful card, well done!!

  2. WOW, Vicki! Your coloring on this image is incredible! Love your story about pumpkin hunting and apple cider donuts. Takes me back. 😀 While I’m here, let me put on a DT hat and thank you for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  3. Fabulous card and your colouring is brilliant its a great design as well I love the stitching and that gold edge it looks stunning Love and hugs Carole x

  4. Wonderful image and the most amazing colouring. Love how you’ve used the die cuts and twine on the background and the gold around the edge really pops…love it …and your fabulous fall card x. What great memories for you and your family and had a little chuckle about the ‘guts’. The donuts and fresh apples sound fabulous x.

  5. A wonderful autumn card. I love golden leaves, beautiful tape (I thought you were twisting the card with a string) and this sweet girl. Your card is stunning.
    Hugs,
    BozenA

  6. She is beautifully colored, Vicki! I love the twinkle in her eyes and the beautifully highlighted hair! I especially like the way she is hugging her pumpkin “friend” – Sweet and gorgeously done! xx

  7. She is adorbs (yes it is a “new” word) just added this year. She is so life like and love the fall feel you have created. We needed a sweater/jacket this am when it was time to take the dogs out. This is my favorite time of the year. Great job.

  8. She is so pretty, wonderful coloring and so much texture and elements. Just a beautiful card all around. And it’s definitely getting colder here as well – and I welcome it!

  9. Simply stunning Vicki. You colour so beautifully. Gorgeous background. Another stunning creation.
    And with my DT hat on Thanks for sharing with us at Just Us Girls. Love seeing you in our Gallery.

  10. I’ve always loved that image… and you brought the little cutie to life with beautiful coloring. I also like the textures, layering and bling you added to your work of art. That is one of the cutes images EVER. And your excellent coloring brings the little beauty to life. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. DT Kathy [https://myasperations.blogspot.com]

  11. What a beautiful girl hugging her pumpkin – yes I think she would look cute in a field of pumpkins. All of the pumpkin patch farms are open here with the corn maze etc. Great job.

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