Pumpkins aplenty

 Pumpkins 2 Heather Telford

Have you seen all the pumpkins lined up in the fields waiting for…well I’m not sure what they’re waiting for, to be bought I guess, or to be collected. It is a sign of autumn to see them all there in their orange glory. I have never been a fan of orange but the distress stain, spiced marmalade, has softened my opinions a bit, it is such a rich colour.

I have two very similar cards today because I watercoloured one as a practice and then broadcast on periscope the watercolouring of the other. I scoped it yesterday so it is still available to watch on the web here.

Pumpkins 1 Heather Telford

I used the same technique for both panels, inking the stamp directly with distress stains, spritzing it then stamping on watercolour paper. While the stain was still wet I used a waterbrush to pull colour from the outline into the pumpkins and leaves. Anywhere that I didn’t have enough stain to spread I picked up some extra from an acrylic block and painted it on.

Thanks for dropping by.


Stamps: Pumpkins, Snippets, Enjoy (PB)
Inks:  Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Ground Espresso, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss distress stains (Ranger) Versafine Olympia Green & Spanish Moss (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah natural white cardstock, Kazazz textured cardstock
Also: gold embroidery thread

14 Comments on “Pumpkins aplenty”

  1. Micheline Jourdain says:

    I LOVE PUMPKINS! And I love this 2 cards!!! Beautiful as always!

  2. Joan B says:

    oh my goodness. I LOVE these. You rock.

  3. ardythpr1 says:

    Beautiful! I think the first one looks more like Halloween due to the black layer and the other is more ‘harvest-y’. It was fun to watch you do this this morning. And now it’s hard to resist the stains! lol!

  4. cherylquilts says:

    Oh, Heather, these are both extraordinary! I absolutely love pumpkins too and love the coloring in each of these! You always delight, my friend, and it’s a joy to visit! Hugs!

  5. Jan Castle says:

    Your Have a Great Day is top of the line…so realistic!!! The watercolor is lovely too, but my favorite is the first one! Happy first day of Fall Heather!
    Paper Hugs,

  6. stonevab says:

    Great tutorial . Thanks so much.

  7. Liz in NH says:

    Caught this on Katch, and so happy to do so. You’re way fun to watch and hear, Heather, and very relaxing, too.
    Great to have some inspiration to use my stains and just the thing for a card fix tomorrow morning.
    Thanks, Heather, once again for all of your inspiration!

  8. Cath says:

    Really lovely coloring on both. I think the second one is my slight favorite.

  9. Rufus says:

    Oh thank heaven for katch, since I don’t scope! Loved watching you do this. All of your cards are always sooo pretty!

  10. Pat says:

    I love the way you have painted these pumpkins Heather and both cards look good with the different colours you have used in the backgrounds. x

  11. Bonnie says:

    I love the soft coloring of these pumpkins, Heather! Off to look for that stamp! You have inspired my shopping list again!

  12. Lindsey says:

    I am not a big fan of orange, either… but I definitely make an exception for pumpkins. Two great cards.

  13. Stunning! Heather, you really have such an artistic touch with watercolor techniques.

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