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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

PTI October Blog Hop

What a great inspiration photo for this PTI Blog Hop
Blog Hop 
I was drawn to the pumpkins and their unusual colors.
Well, now that I am posting this, I can see I should have used different background inks...this was starting out as a card for the MIM, and since I used the photo inspiration, it evolved into this card for the Blog Hop.  I used harvest gold and parakeet green for the dry brushing on the background and added my pumpkins from Autumn Pumpkins, they are colored with copics.
The Fancy Foliage Details were sponged with harvest gold, summer sunrise and canyon clay. The sentiment is from Give Thanks and I stamped it with dark chocolate about three times, then again with versamark and finally clear embossing powder ~ that is because the paper is textured Tim Holtz watercolor paper and it was hard to get a nice even stamping of the words, embossing it really helped.

Heart Hugs, friends!



18 comments:

  1. My comment went away . I will try again! Your background is perfect and I love the coloring on your pumpkins , Colleen!

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  2. Beautiful, beautiful card Colleen! I love your background and how perfect is it that the MIM technique worked so well for the blog hop too?!! Your pumpkins are colored and blended just beautifully too! Lovely card my friend!! :0)

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  3. Colleen, your bg is gorgeous! Full of texture, which is just what the challenge is about. Beautifully colored pumpkins, and I love how you filled in the leaves with foliage. Like I said, Gorgeous!

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  4. Beautiful my friend and I am in agreement with the others, I like the background.

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  5. the background is wonderful and those pumpkins are just gorgeous!! lovely, lovely card!!

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  6. I think your background and everything about this is perfect! I love the colors of the vines and leaves and your fabulous pumpkins. Simply gorgeous Colleen!

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  7. Wow! Lovely soft background! The color on the pumpkins are amazing! Pretty leaves, too, for your wonderful fall card!!

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  8. Beautiful! I love that we used the same dies!

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  9. Beautiful card! I love the look of the brushed background and those rustic pumpkins. That is a great take on the inspiration picture.

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  10. Beautiful! you & Leigh are really selling the Fancy Foliage Details die!

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  11. Beautiful layers, Colleen! Love how you captured the colors of the pumpkins.

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  12. WoW, Colleen, your background is perfect! Lots of texture, just like the inspiration pic. Beautifully colored pumpkins too.

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  13. Colleen, your card is simply lovely.

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  14. Your dry brushing is beautiful--still need to try it! Lovely card, Colleen--wonderful case of the pumpkins in the photo!

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    1. Hurrah! Enjoy spending your gc, Colleen!

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  15. I think the background is perfect with your beautifully colored pumpkins and leaves!

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  16. You seem to make very lovely Fall cards Colleen! I never think to emboss my sentiments with clear EP. Thanks for the reminder! Love the dry brushed background and the colors of the pumpkins! Well done!

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  17. Colleen so excited to see that you won with this card over at Papertrey Ink ! Congratulations!!!!

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