Tuesday, October 28, 2008

PUMPKIN FLOWER ARRANGEMENT

This is a birthday card that I made for my great aunt. She is my mother's aunt, my grandmother's sister, and one of the few living relatives left from that generation on my mother's side. I really can't remember the last time I saw her...not since I was a kid. Aunt Betty has never, ever, ever forgotten my birthday. I don't recall my mother ever making me send her a birthday card, but as soon as I was old enough I made sure I sent her one every year. She makes sure she sends my boys birthday cards too. Without fail this woman never forgets...wish I could say the same about some other family...oh well. In any case, her birthday is the day before Halloween so I thought a fall themed card was appropriate.


I waded (almost literally) through a kiddie pool of unmounted rubber at the DRS booth at the last stamp show I attended in September. I struck gold when I found this beauty! I attempted to emulate Paula Williams, colored pencils on kraft paper, and although it falls short of her gorgeous creations such as this one, I think it came out good none the less. I painted over most of the flowers and the pumpkin with Shimmerz in coordinating colors. You can see the sparkle in the picture above. it's a little washed out from the reflection. Below is a little close up of the flowers and you can see the colors better.


Stamps: DRS, pumpkin; Rubber Cottage, sentiment


Paper: Rusty Pickle dp, PTI kraft and dark chocolate cardstock


Accessories: Prisma pencils/oms, Shimmerz, PTI dark chocolate dot ribbon, button, hemp, Nestabilities, paper piercer.


Have a great day!!!


16 comments:

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Gorgeous!! She will absolutely LUV it, as did I!! Thank you for the birthday card - you silly thing - never forgetting!

Lorraine said...

This is so beautiful! Love the image and all the shimmer on the flowers. Gorgeous! She is going to love receiving this!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Absolutely stunning arrangement! Gorgeous for fall!

Cindy Haffner said...

So pretty, I love your fall card, TFS.

shel9999 said...

Wow! Your coloring is FANTASTIC!

Lauri said...

Beautiful card! I love the way you painted over with shimmerz!

Ashly said...

Love this pumpkin flowers decorated birthday card!!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful card for your great aunt Danielle! and how nice that you exhange b'day cards with her - you really need to go see her once again !

Poppy said...

Your card is stunning the colours are fantastic,love it.
poppy.
x

Catherine said...

Just gorgeous, Danielle. I would want that on my center table :)

Ila said...

Wow!! this is Gorgeous! I love this image and your warm colors and coloring!! Your Lovely aunt will love it!!

Joan said...

What an awesome card for your aunt. I love your colouring! Joan

Candy said...

Gorgeous!!

Rose Ann said...

Gorgeous coloring on that wonderful image!! I love your ribbon/button treatment as well!!

Leslie Miller said...

I love this pretty image and your coloring is wonderful! Great fall colors and a very cheerful card!

Shirley said...

A really gorgeous Fall card! I loev the ribbon and how you did your greeting too!