Monday, November 19, 2012

Nighttime Pumpkin Scene

One more Fall card using Sandy's nighttime scene tutorial found HERE - this image is just called Pumpkins, and I colored it with my Touch Twin markers. This full scene was more difficult to color in this style, especially with the moonlit background... but it's always fun to try new things! I'm not sure that I really 'nailed' the light source, but it's sort of like the pumpkins are lit by a porch light, while the barn and house are lit by the moon.

Just pretend. :)

To offset the dark scene, I framed the piece in white, and embellished it with diecut leaves (Impression Obsession) and a flourish from Cheery Lynn.

These are the colors that I used... I don't have my usual color map, because there are so many layers of color here...! The warm greys were used to shade the pumpkins, and the blue greys were used in the background.

You can click HERE for a daytime version of this same image... AND check out Sandy's blog - we've been doing random, informal coloring 'throw down' challenges, and she's colored up a similar image today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Absolutely beautiful. I don't know how you keep producing such wonders, but I'm sure glad you do to inspire the rest of us.

  2. I think you nailed the double lighting - that's what "reality" would be anyway. House in one setting, closeup punkins in another. Super job!

    Now to figure out what to serve up next.... mwahaha! :) Thanks for playing pingpong, Dina!

  3. You're very talented. I could never imagine attempting this!

  4. WOWZERS! that is all... I'm now speechless

  5. WOW! Georgeous coloring! Light source(s) look amazingly good to me. Your white frame just emphasized the colors and added to the "moonlight" feel. Glenda F

  6. Francie in Montreal11/20/2012 6:19 PM

    You sure hit this one out of the park! What a winner. Seriously, I love the card and the nighttime effects. It's gorgeous.

  7. What a gorgeous card! I love the effect. The die cuts add so much to the frame. I will say it again it's gorgeous!