Yesterday we went on a drive, during a perfect autumn afternoon. We stopped at the orchard for apples, but I really wanted a pumpkin from a farmyard. I’d like to think that some kid’s 4H project was raising pumpkins and I’m helping send her to college with my $2 donation! Following signs promising pumpkins and gourds, we drove for miles (and doesn’t four left turns make a circle?) before we found an excellent display of all things fall: pumpkins (including those huge, kobbly ones!), gourds, Indian corn, hay bales — the works. DH held me back, however, and he chose a teeny pumpkin for the back stoop. Shoulda gone by myself!
I needed a card for a friend of my mother who is under the weather, so I tried my hand at a “Great Pumpkin” card, with clouds racing over the dark sky and the harvest moon coming up over the hills. It’s the first time I ever made a pumpkin from oval punches. Lots of sponging on all pieces gives depth and definition.
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White (Craft), More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke
Paper: Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (Regals, Always Artichoke)
Other: 1¾” x 7/8″ Oval punch, Circles #2 die, Sweetest Stem Embosslit die, Sponge Daubers