Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Gingersnap Colour Challenge

It's the third challenge of the month during CHF's sponsorship of Gingersnap - that means it's time for a colour challenge! The colours this month were orange, green and brown.

Sticking with the month's overarching theme of harvest and using natural materials, here's my card. It had to be pumpkins really, didn't it? I stamped and masked a whole row to reduce the amount of cutting out (you only have to do the top and bottom edge this way rather than cutting round each and every pumpkin!).

I used a sentiment stamp from the set to create a little interest on the green panel and the Fine Lines backgrounder on the brown because it makes me think of corduroy fabric which I think is very cosy and autumnal!

In a bid to break free from raffia and jute, my natural material this week is skeleton leaves. They do stick out from the edges of the card but they're delicate and filmy enough that it was hard to capture that on camera.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Happy Harvest (General Motors line)
Fine Lines backgrounder


DCWV (green)
Brown from the scraps box
Simply Smooth


Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)

Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Peeled Paint)


Copic markers
Skeleton leaves
Corner Chomper


Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the card!


Kathy said...

ohhh I like your row of pumpkins Joanne - sneaky way to avoid all the cutting out

Sue said...

How clever to mask like that. I love the delicate look of the skeleton leaves aginst the deeper colours.
Sue x

Gez Butterworth said...

Beautiful Joanne. Great colours. I love the leaves against the dark too. Great idea to avoid cutting cut all the pumpkins. Your card looks good enough to eat. :-D

Scrappy~Sarah said...

love it....the leaves add a really delicate touch :)

Kaz said...

That's lovely Joanne, well done on the cutting out too. You've managed to make it look like individual pumpkins from where I'm sitting! xx

Unknown said...

Those pumpkins are amazing ... love it!

Karen said...

I loe the skeleton leaves with this & you are right...the lines do look like corderoy! Its a really lovely card XXX

itsallrosi said...

I didn't realize this was a backgrounder, I thought it was textured cardstock. Love this one, esp the pumpkin row!

Hearts Turned said...

Fabulous card, Joanne! You're so brilliant to have done the masking on the pumpkins--they look great! I love the skeleton leaves--perfect! Great background, too--your work is always so gorgeous! (But I'm missing the pink glitter today.....)

Hels Sheridan said...

Loove this...those pumpkins are...smashing...soz, couldn't resist that LOL .. love your card hun x

Janice said...

Ah back to normal, what a relief!

Great pumpkin patch.

Hazel said...

Saw this on GB - love it! x

Traceyr said...

You clever girl thinking of an easy way round cutting all those pumpkins.

Super :)

Carol Plume said...

I really love your colouring Joanne, those pumpkins are so eyecatching and realistic - fab card...xx

Caroline said...

Beautiful card, love the striped background effect and a lovely way to use skeleton leaves. I have a load of those - must dig them out!