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Thanksgiving Pumpkin


More pumpkin love!  *chinkle*  Stamped this up the other day, taking a chance the solid image would look well over the Flowers & Vines Background and absolutely loved the effect!  Solid images are just so fun to shade like this–so much fun that I just keep playing with the technique and trying different hues to see what I'm gonna get!  I LIKEY!!!

I don't think it would have worked as well if the background had been stamped in a darker color or the paper I stamped on had been much darker, tho.  This seemed to provide just enough definition and contrast to pull it all off.

I've used that pretty background stamp for *so* many different designs and it can look so different each time, depending on the approach you take with it–I swear, it's one of the most versatile stamps in my collection!

Hope your Monday has been more maaaahvelous than manic! *wink*


Supplies & Materials
Stamp Credits:  Solid Pumpkin (yes, I did it!), Flowers & Vines Background, "Happy Thanksgiving" by A Muse Artstamps
Paprika 4 bar Note card by A Muse
Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inks-Tangerine, Olive Pastel, Burnt Sienna, Dark Brown; Versamagic Tea Leaves
Antique Copper Mini Brad by Making Memories

5MQ: Thank you for everything

Haven't done an OLC (One Layer Card) in a loooooooong time, and was really jazzed over how this one turned out!

The base is oatmeal (a slightly lighter kraft) card stock and I stamped the Modern Wood Block with white pigment ink–when I need a high contrast white, I usually use Colorbox Pigment "Frost White".  Yes, you have to heat set it, but, it's totally worth it, IMHO!

Inked up the Leaf Frond with Fluid Chalk Inks, first using Olive Pastel, then highlighted the edges with Dark Brown.  The sentiment was also stamped with Dark Brown.

The boldness of the images and high contrast of colors used worked so wonderfully together on this design–I'm madly in love with its simplicity–that it didn't really need anything else to feel "finished"!  And, the trial run, was the final run–gotta love that!  Long live the 5MQ! 


Supplies & Materials:
Stamp Credits:  Leaf Frond, Modern Wood Block (I drew those! *grin*), Thank you for everything by A Muse Artstamps
Oatmeal/kraft card stock
Inks:  Colorbox Pigment Frost White; Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Olive Pastel and Dark Brown

I SPY A MUSE! *grin*

Magazine Monday – September Gallery Challenge Winners! « Paper Crafts Connection.

I'm buried right now, but, check out Miss Tami Mayberry's fab design at the above link!

It's the epitomé of the clean and simple, one-layer look that always stops me in my tracks!  WOO HOOOOOO!!!  Darling!!!

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