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Saturday, October 8, 2016

GOLDEN PUMPKIN

It's a glorious fall day here in Nebraska - the sun is shining, there's not a cloud in the sky, my windows are open - love, love it!!  After sweeping out the garage, having a guy paint all the eaves on the house, and other various little chores around here, I headed down to the studio to make a couple of fall cards.  Have been wanting to make pumpkins and leaves by coating them with gold metallic paint, so here's my first attempt.

I first created the watercolour background with my Kuratake Gamsai watercolours using my own mixture of the oranges with some gold metallic.  Spattered the background and the pumpkin with more of the gold.  The die I used for the pumpkin is a very old Sizzix die that came with it's own little embossing folder.  The sentiment was also painted with the gold.  I used my new HA Infinity rectangles for the main piece and the mat - I can't say enough good things about these dies - no more measuring to have perfect mats.  To give some definition to the pumpkin and the sentiment I added black offset.





Thanks for visiting today and your lovely comments always make me happy.

 

25 comments:

  1. Just love your golden pumpkin, Betty! So great on the watercolor background you created!!

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  2. So gorgeous & perfectly Fall, Betty!

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  3. Lovely water colored background for that stunning pumpkin! Thanks, Betty for playing along with us at HLS!

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  4. Terrific Halloween card. Love those pumpkins. Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

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  5. What a lovely pumpkin Betty. Looks stunning.

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  6. Stunning card Betty! Sounds like you have had a wonderful day :-)

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  7. Beautiful watercoloring, and I love this pumpkin, Betty! Loving your autumn color palette, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS...we always enjoy seeing your creations in the gallery!

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  8. I love the gold pumpkin. Your gold pumpkin and sentiment really take this card to the next level.

    So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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  10. This is a very elegant pumpkin, Betty! Love the embossed detail on it! Thanks for sharing with us again at CAS Watercolour!

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  11. Beautiful watercoloured background for your metallic gold pumpkin Betty! I love gold and it looks amazing on the pumpkin --- and on the sentiment. The offset black really adds a lot of depth and dimension. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

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  12. Ooooo that's awesome; love the gold pumpkin! Great background too!

    Thank you for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking!

    ~Michele, DT

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  13. Betty, what a great Fall card! Love bold rich colours you used, this is so appropriate for Fall. Thank you so much for sharing your card at Addicted to CAS - Sweet Kobylkin

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  14. wonderful fall cards, thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Dies challenge
    Barb Housner (DT)

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  15. Love your gold pumpkin and how you offset the black! Thanks for joining us at a2z!

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  16. Betty, your golden pumpkin is gorgeous! Beautiful bg too! Love the way you backed your words with a black shadow. Very striking!

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  17. Love the painted gold pumpkin and the wonderful watercolored background. Thanks for playing with us at HLS anything goes with dies.

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  18. Wow the golden pumpkin is gorgeous, but I like the watercolor background even more!! So glad you've linked up to our challenge at a2z.

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  19. fabulous betty! Love that bit of watercolor behind your golden pumpkin.

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  20. Betty, this is beautiful! Love the gold pumpkin.

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  21. The watercolour background is just a perfect backdrop for your lovely gold pumpkin; great job with all the little details. Thank you for joining us at a2z

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  22. PS Betty... pleased you have joined us at A2Z this month.

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  23. Love your card! The water coloring in your background is awesome and the pumpkin really stands out! Thanks for playing along with a2z.

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  24. Betty, LOVE that golden pumpkin. Fabulous background too! Thanks for playing along with a2z Challenge!

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