Thursday, October 15, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Pretty Pumpkins

It's time for a new challenge at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Pretty Pumpkins.

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I absolutely adore the patterns on these pumpkins!  As luck would have it, one of the many fall sets sitting in my not-yet-used stash is a set of pumpkins by Papertrey Ink that are patterned!!

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I'm really late to the watercoloring trend. I so like the look of a soft watercolor wash background, but had just never took the time to figure it all out.  Now I seem to use it routinely. It seems strange to say but for fairly clean cards, I think a watercolor wash is a perfect background because it makes the stamps stand out without adding too much pattern.  I'm still fighting on every card to let go of my need for control. I wanted so badly to do this one again because the wash needs to go more to the left; and I'm not in love with the way the gold and gray blend; and I'd love more of those water lines that give such depth.  Oh well.  Lack of control is the hardest part!

I hope to see you playing along with your pretty pumpkins - or with whatever else you are inspired to do with this photo!

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14 comments:

Deepti said...

Stunning :)

Betty Keefe said...

i don't see what's not to be happy about - i think it's lovely and like the soft background!

Melody said...

LOVE! The different color pumpkins are perfect and I love the watercolor background~

Marisa said...

Looky at you go with the watercolouring :) Must try it!!! Darling trio of pumpkins too :)

Lisa H. said...

your card is darling! I love the watercolored background is lovely with those great pumpkins.

Karren said...

Your watercolor wash is perfect and a fabulous background for those cute pumpkins.

Lisa said...

Well look at you jumping out of that comfort zone and getting all artsy!! This is cute Kim, you did a wonderful job!

Four11Lady said...

I would be thrilled with this card if I had made it! It is lovely!

BeverlyBL said...

I love your card. It all looks perfect to me.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet card Kim. Love those pattern pumpkins. So perfect for the challenge. The water colored background looks amazing.

Jean said...

An absolutely fantastic take on the inspiration!

Lisa Petrella said...

Gorgeous!!! And I think your watercoloring turned out beautifully!!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Love your watercolor projects of late. I love the the pumpkin on the left goes off the edge of the watercolor pool. This is a fantastic take on the inspiration. Your work just gets better and better... Hope you and yours are well. S

Leigh Penner said...

I love this! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo, Kim!