The Good Life with pumpkins

Even though I am in denial about summer ending my card making would disagree. I have seen leaves changing colour and there is a nip in the air. I’m not against autumn; I know everyone loves it, I just don’t like to see summer go! This little autumn scene combines the Penny Black stamps, ‘the good life’ and ‘pumpkin patch’.

I worked in the stamp positioner for this one and there was masking involved too. I lightly stamped just the barn first, cut a mask for the roof then stamped an extra tree behind the barn. I also painted the back field in peeled paint and wild honey before returning to the trees and barn. I used the ink, stamp & blend process to build up the scene. I made sure I didn’t stamp the fence or track leading to the barn as I was planning to stamp something in the foreground. It turned out to be pumpkins which also needed to be masked before I added the fence and track.

If you know your distress inks you could probably make some pretty accurate guesses as to the line up used on this panel. I added a bit of pencil colouring to the pumpkins and some little leaves along side them.


Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkins Heather Telford

On the Penny Black blog this week you can find new fall and halloween stamps including the pumpkin patch cling stamp featured above. Before stamping the image I created a loose blue and yellow background by painting wet on wet with distress stains. When that was dry I inked the stamp with distress stains, spritzed it and stamped the image. I stamped the leaves a couple more times to fill the foreground. Once the stamping was dry I added some dimension and splatters with watercolour pencils then finished the card with mats and a die cut sentiment. I have noticed a few coloured leaves have fallen here and there but there are not yet pumpkins everywhere!


Stamps:  Pumpkin Patch (PB)
Creative Dies: Deco Frame (PB)
Inks: Tumbled Glass, Crushed Olive, Dried Marigold, Vintage Photo distress stains (Ranger)
Cardstock: Canson 100% cotton cold pressed watercolour paper, brown & green cardstocks
Also: Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils, masking fluid