Friday, November 9

CSS Alumni Blog Hop

Happy Friday!
It's time for the monthly CSS Alumni Blog Hop!!
If you came by the way of the fabulous Miejse's blog, you are right on track. If you are just stopping by, Thank You for visiting and I invite you to head over to Stamp TV and check out the hop from the beginning. All of the CSS Alumni Gals hopping tonight have some fabulous eye candy to share!

This month we have an inspiration hop for you. Our projects are all inspired by this wonderful photo that Kay Simmons provided for us!

I was inspired by the the colors and the brown pumpkin in the lower left corner with the chevron texture. The Fall banner also caught my eye ;^)


I used the pumpkins from the Fanciful Fall stamp set and colored them with copics. The sentiment is from Punchy Words.
I really used brown paper but it turn out looking more black in the photos. I have to remember to not take pictures at night :^)
I made the larger pumpkin with spellbinders Ovals. I cut out six ovals and layered them to form the pumpkin. After the glue had dried a bit I embossed it with Sizzix Chevron Embossing Folder. I had a bit of trouble drawing a stem for the pumpkin so I decided to use the sentiment as the stem.
I used a strip of canvas to mimic the table runner and added a bit of twine on top for some color. I attached to canvas and twine with my tiny attacher.

As you hop along, be sure to leave a comment on each of the designer's blog because on Tuesday morning (November 13), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!

Your next stop on the hop is to the blog of the very talented Sue Morris!
Happy Hopping!!




Card Supplies:
Stamps: Gina K Designs Punchy Words, Fanciful Fall/
Ink: Memento, SU
Paper: Xpress It Blending, Bazzill, Gina K Designs, MME
Other: Sizzix EF, Pumpkin Brads, MFT Mini Banner Die, Canvas, Twine, Ranger Tiny Attacher, Spellbinders - Ovals & Circles, Copics - E40, 41, 50, 51, 81, 84, 87/YG91, 93/YR12, 14, 27/Blender Pen

63 comments:

Miesje said...

Great card - love the colors. I really like those pumpkins.

Kay S said...

What a fabulous take on the inspiration photo! I didn't even notice that the brown pumpkin had the chevron pattern -- what an awesome detail to pick up on, and I love how you recreated it on your card.

Theresa Momber said...

What a cool idea with the pumpkin made of ovals! Love your card. It's gorgeous and love the way you colored the pumpkins!

Rosy Newlun said...

Love your pumpkin idea!!! And those pennants! It's so happy and pretty!

joy said...

Love your pennants and the gorgeous deep colors you have used.

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome card Sharri! I really like your pumpkins! The layout is great and I am adding it to my inspiration file.

sue morris said...

WOW!! fantastic card Sharri!! I love this!

redwasher1 said...

WOW! Sharri, love this stunning card.

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Sharri!!! The embossing on the background pumpkin is cool and I love the pennant.

mermaid fenicia said...

That's a lovely autumn card ~_^

Melanie said...

very fun, Sharri!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

very neat way to create that large background pumpkin! love it!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a nice job you did on the inspiration photo. I love your card.

Sharon said...

Cute card!

Gayle said...

Great card and different take on the inspiration images.

naneruth said...

cute idea!

HappyCrafter said...

What a fabulous image, I love those pumpkins with the foliage growing out of them! Very fun card.

stampqueen said...

Awesome!!! Love the big brown pumpkin!!!

Parker said...

A whimsical feel to your card. I like it.

Donna Phelan said...

Love your pumpkins and the banner is a nice accent!

BeverlyBL said...

I really like the chevron pumpkin. The little pumpkins look good on the black/brown.

Kathryn A said...

What a clever way to make a pumpkin! Great card!

jandbspiegel said...

That little bit of Baker's twine adds a nice extra bit of texture.

scrappinmommom said...

Great card, love your pumpkins.

Audrey said...

Very unusual interpretation, and I love it, a black pumpkin is something I am going to try for sure.

Anne K Biesterfeld said...

Love your card. So whimsical. Those colors go so well together.

Carol said...

Why can't I think up these ides? Great card

Char said...

What a clever idea for making the large pumpkin. Embossing it added the perfect touch. Great card!

Anonymous said...

Very impressive card here. The colors are whimsical and I enjoy seeing such a different take on this. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Joan
MN

Debi said...

Very lovely card. Love the choice of colors. Thanks for sharing

Rita Allen said...

Your card really stands out -just love it and all the work you must have done to create the beautiful finished card thank you so much

meemee48 said...

Your card is so different and I love it!

Barbara said...

What a great touch of imagination.

Margy said...

Very nice.

Patti J said...

Beautiful autumn card, Sharri! Thanks for sharing...

bettybaker said...

nice technique on the pumkins

Carolyn Hassall said...

Such a cute card - love the chevron embossing folder.

Sylvia said...

Nice card, I like the colors and the composition.

Unknown said...

the pop of orange is wonderful on the graphic black! and good save on covering the pumpkin stem!
thanks
Holly

NormaJ said...

Great job, love how yoou used the chevron embossing folder on the big pumpkin and the smaller pumpkins in the front, nice job

Debbie G said...

Great card.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Very clever of you to make a pumpkin using ovals (Thanks for the tip), gorgeous card! TFS

Kris in Alaska said...

Love the chevron on the pumpkin! It really showcases the colored pumpkins!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Marsha said...

Such a different card. TFS

Susan Wright said...

You captured that brown pumpkin with the chevron pattern perfectly. I love this card.

Kitty said...

Beautiful card

Blessings
Kat

Olga said...

Pretty card!

weechi2 said...

wonderful card. Love the way you used fabric for texture. I like the different colored pumpkins too

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful card. Great texture.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Great card, fun and inspiring

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Great card for this hop, Sharri! It is perfect!

Shari M said...

what a neat card, Love what you did with the large pumpkin.

Carol said...

Fabulous project, thanks for sharing your talent and ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Pat Jandacek said...

Everything on this card works so beautifully together. And lots of texture that adds so much interest. Love the banner! TFS

Di said...

The pumpkin looks almost quilted...very striking card!

Stephanie Earls said...

I thought the pumpkin was one piece. I love the chevron embossing folder. I love the black pumpkin too. A real out of the box creation.

Sharon said...

Very Very impressive! This is a big impact card!

NJMullins said...

Very cool card! The chevron pumpkin is great!

gobluektb said...

I like the black chevron pumpkin. There are many tips for painting pumpkins white or black these days and this card reflects that style. Very nice.

Judy Woodland said...

Love your pumpkins. Great black and white background too. Wonderful card.

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous card, Sharri! Wonderful design - so creative how you placed the smaller pumpkins against the chevron pumpkin!

usharon said...

Oh, wow! Cool pumpkin!

Lori said...

I really like your take on the photo!! Great card!!