Sunday, November 10, 2013

Punch Art Pumpkins for {PP171}

Hiya, friends and welcome to another week with us at ThePaper Players!  I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend wherever you are.  It’s homecoming weekend here and in a crazy college town that means….a long weekend!  The schools are out the Friday before homecoming so that kids can go to the homecoming parade.  I think it’s kinda nutty that the kids get a day off of school—and by kids I mean college-age too—for homecoming but I’m not going to argue with a day off!  Anywhooo….the always-amazing-Ann has a beautiful fall color challenge for us this week:

Just perfect for the season!  I took the easy way out and grabbed some Sweather Weather DSP which features all these colors and put it to work with Linda’s fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches:
I really love this sketch and thought it would look equally as fabulous flipped...and I think it does!  Now, I’m generally not a huge fan of punch art but I’ve always liked these punch art pumpkins.  They're so easy to make with some oval punches and sponges for sanding.  The background papers are all from Sweather Weather DSP which I trimmed out in Champagne Glimmer paper because a girl always needs sparkle with her plaid!
I used the large oval punch three times on Very Vanilla for the large pumpkin and the small oval punch for the little one.  I did add another neutral with some shading in Sahara Sand.  The stem is hand-cut and of course, the leaves where punched from Chocolate Chip and glimmer paper with the XL Bird punch.  For the curlicue, I cut a sliver of DSP, loosened it up by running the bone folder over it a few times, then wrapped it around my paper piercer.  When I pulled it off the piercer and stretched it out a bit, I got this fun curlicue! 
I really liked the banner element of Linda’s sketch and to create this look, I notched the end of some Burlap Ribbon and used the side I cut off to create the other portion of the banner.  I thought I was being pretty clever, LOL!

The Paper Players Design Team

I know the rest of the design team has been clever with these colors so be sure to head over to The Paper Players and check them out!  Then come back and link up your lovely creation before our challenge ends on Friday, November 15th at Noon PST.  Until next time…have a great week, friends!


Stamps: Truly Grateful
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla CS; Champagne Glimmer paper;  Sweather Weather DSP
Extras: Large Oval punch; Oval punch; XL Bird punch; paper piercer; Burlap Ribbon


Ann Schach said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous, Nance! I love the pumpkins. The notching of the burlap ribbon...and using both ends...was indeed very clever!

Diane - said...

Nance these pumpkins are FABULOUS!!! Love how you did them nontraditional! WOW is all I can say! Love the touch of burlap and sparkle to complete your design ... and the curlicues are the finishing touch! Hugs

Lynn said...

I LOVE your white pumpkins. Very striking with the glittery leaves!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow girl! This one is a stunner! It's all about those white pumpkins.......who knew they would be so gorgeous? You did for sure!

Marge said...

Beyond just creative, it's a masterpiece. Easy and simple it's just great, Nanci. Keep the ideas flowing.

LeAnne said...

I love your punched pumpkins, especially in the non-traditional color....AND with the glittery leaves! So sweet...the tendrils are a fabulous touch, as is the burlap! A card full of awesomeness!

stampwithsandy said...

Nance, this is gorgeous! Love the mix of burlap and glitter, just stunning!

Cindy Hall said...

LOVE this card, Nance! Great details (love the leaves and curly pieces). Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Amy O said...

Gorgeous card, Nance! I love what you did with the burlap, and the little touches of glitter and curly leaves on the white pumpkins (I love white pumpkins) are such a nice touch. Love it all!