Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pumpkin trio

This is one of Gail Green's designs from Impression Obsession's Fall/Winter release this year - Pumpkin Trio! Cute, huh? I'm not super into Halloween but I do love a cute Jack-o-lantern.

Gail's images are super detailed and shaded, so something I've found is that it helps to stamp the image in a lighter ink. In this case I used Colorbox Bisque ink - it's just dark enough to show the shading, but not so dark that the image looks 'dirty'. Your ink choice will depend on what color you will be choosing for your image.
I colored the Pumpkin image with Prismacolor pencils, and added in a few blades of grass to ground the image. These are the pencils that I used:To create the plaid background I used the Thick & Thin Cover-a-Card... Each of those white areas is about the same width as the dark area, so it's possible to create a tri-color background with the same stamp.I stamped in Olive Pastel, then inked up with Pink again and moved the stamp over just slightly, stamped, then inked up with Tangerine, moved over just slightly and stamped again. My final step was to ink up with Olive Pastel again and stamp across my stripes.
I updated my etsy shop with some Christmas items this weekend...otherwise just going to try to catch up on sleep... that's definitely something that slides when I forget to take care of myself!
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Absolutely great!
    I love the smilings with the light pink cheeks!


  2. Yes, I'm with you on not being into Halloween....and much to our disappointment we had no trick or treaters days gone by Sunday was sacred -Halloween would have been observed on Saturday night if Halloween fell on the Sunday but no show tonight - Sunday it is but we will be at church and miss all the fuss.

  3. How adorable! I love the colors you used too!!