Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Autumn Gourds

      What is it about fancy gourds for decoration that just screams autumn and Thanksgiving?  Today, my DT card for Paper Funday has merged images from The Artsy Stamper featuring gourds.  The set is called "Autumn Gifts" and there are a total of 54 different pieces in the set.

     I colored with ProMarkers and watercolors and stamped the sentiment with an old, old, really old (!) rubber stamp from SU.  The secret to combining alcohol markers with water colors is to do the water coloring first, let it dry completely, and then use the alcohol markers.  

     I cut the image and the frame with QuicKutz octagon dies.  The card front is embossed and I wrapped it with mesh ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The bow was hand-tied using a scrap of sparkly brown ribbon from my stash.


     Did I forget to say that our theme is Always Anything Goes but we also have an optional twist each time and this month the twist is "Give Thanks or Grateful."   Hope to see you playing along with us.  We really do appreciate your support of our little challenge.  :-D  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Donna Walls said...

I never thought of using watercolors under alcohol markers, that's an awesome technique! Great card Connie and thanks for another wonderful team project for The Paper Funday Challenges! Donna

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Wonderful card thanks for the tip about water colours and alcohol inks. Love Alison x

Melanie Hungerford said...

Wow, I love how you colored the images! Such a classic looking fall card! Glad to have you join us at Four Seasons.

Diane said...

Beautifully colored gourds! Thank you for joining our challenge at Four Seasons!
Diane FS DT {Nellies Nest}

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful card! I love the octagon layered forms and lovely coloring!
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

Darlene said...

Oh Connie this is just awesome! You've done a beautiful job of coloring and thanks for the tip! Smart lady!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.

Please stop in for a visit!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Connie:
These gourds are beautiful and I love the colors you've chosen here. Thanks so much for sharing your sweet card in our November challenge at The Four Seasons Challenge Blog. We greatly appreciate your participation and hope that you'll join us again soon.
Karen L, DT Member
The Four Seasons Challenge Blog

Shandy Davis said...

What a beautiful Fall card! And the technique used is so creative!

Kate said...

Awesome colouring on these lovely gourds!

Ginny said...

Thanks for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Blog. We think your cleverly concocted creation is awesome. All the best!
--- DT - Gina Ang ---
Clever Dexter Challenge #23 - Give Thanks/Thank You

Helen said...

Another great card - love the extra details you've added to this one.

Thanks for sharing it with us at the Clever Dexter Challenge.

Helen x