Saturday, October 15, 2016

Inspired By...All the Little Things

The weekend is here and it's a good day to get inky! Why not join us at Inspired By...All the Little Things challenge? Each Saturday there is a new inspiration photo to get your mojo going!  We are thrilled to have Marisa Ritzen join us as guest designer, so be sure and stop by her blog - Rosemary Reflections - and check out her creation!  

I just loved these fabric pumpkins which inspired me to add texture on my card.  I also wanted to use the bokeh technique which incorporates overlapping circles (aka overlapping pumpkins) sponged through varying sizes of circles die cut out of an acetate sheet.  I call it my ghetto stencil - lol!  I first smooshed some distress inks - Carved Pumpkin, Peacock Feathers, Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint, and Barn Door - on watercolor cardstock, dried with a heat gun, then sponged the circles with white pigment ink.  After that dried, I embossed it using Cuttlebug's Pumpkin Harvest embossing folder. To echo the stitched pumpkins and leaves, I embossed a stitched line to border the panel.  Papers were all from my massive leftover pile, so I'm not 100% sure what I used.  The edges of the pumpkins were sponged with Carved Pumpkin distress ink.  The sentiment is from Verve's recently released Autumn Blessings stamp set and I used Simon Says Stamp's Stitched Maple Trio and Stitched Pumpkins dies.

Since my card is all about pumpkins...I wanted to share you this pumpkin advice board I came across on Pinterest.  Thought it was fitting and fun!

 The challenge linky will close on Friday, October 21, at 12:00 pm (PST), so be sure to check out all the inspiration over on the Inspired By blog, and link up your creation!  Hope to see you in the gallery


Marisa said...

Your background is stunning Wanda! Love it!!

Karen Day said...

Wanda, your gorgeous bokeh panel is quite something! I love the mix of colours & textures :o) Feeling a little stressed here in Toronto!! Home field advantage coming up... we hope.

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous take on the inspiration photo, Wanda!

KimCreate said...

Love your die cur pumpkins and leaves on this pretty background. Super!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love that smooshed background.