Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pretty Pumpkins

I don't do paper piecing scenes often, but I was inspired by a challenge for Fences and thought all the Fall and Pumpkin challenges would be a GREAT match :) I punched the layers of the sun out of Flirtatious DSP with the 1 1/4" and 7/8" scallop punches. The pumpkins were done with the apple Framelit from the Cannery Set and of course the leaf stamp from the coordinating Perfectly Preserved, and I used the top of the Full Heart piercing template to get the lines just right. For the fence, I used the Woodgrain embossing folder, then the Stripes embossing folder to give the illusion of fenceposts. I cut the fancy fence top with the Finishing Touches Edgelit. The Argyle embossing folder on the Basic Black card made me think of Fall, and the new DSP stack with the Fancy Fan pattern looked kind of like a lightly cloudy sky... just right! I did have to stray from the sketch just a bit, as I realized my second tag/strip really needed to become a sun in the sky instead, so I moved the washi I was using to tie the black into the scene from the right side, ripped it in half and used it to frame the sentiment tag and help it pop!

Challenges I used:

Colour Q - (see below)
Sketch Saturday - (see below)
Little Red Wagon - Use a Fence
Fresh Brewed Blog - Pumpkins
Ribbon Carousel - Fall or Halloween


  1. Such a pretty scene! Lovely paper piecing choices and I particularly like your sun. Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday this week. Do join in with our followers candy too for a chance to win some fab prizes! Hugs, Lesley

  2. Such a cute trio of pumpkins and a clever fence! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

  3. Pretty pumpkins indeed!!! I love all of the embossing and patterns. Such a lovely scene!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges month long prize challenge!
    Heather D.

  4. What a fun birthday card, Anjii, love all the embossing and the pumpkins! so glad you joined us at the colourQ this week.