Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater - Outlawz Greetings Challenge

Hello, Crafty Peeples!  It has been a minute since I posted a challenge.  It feels good to be able to create again.  Okay, so this week at The Outlawz Challenges, The Greetings Team is challenging you to create a project that includes a pumpkin!
Since I do not celebrate Halloween or Christmas, this time of year is always interesting for me.  I usually end up doing a lot of fall themed projects or a lot of Thanksgiving cards.

This challenge gave me the opportunity to use a favorite image from my ever increasing supply of digis.  One of the few images I have colored and actually liked the outcome.  Hope you like it as well!

Thanks for dropping by!
Hugz, Chana
 Correction:  This lovely image is by Squigglefly,  I have used it several times, because I enjoy coloring it,  I think it is the wonderful balance that really draws me! 
I was so pleased to find the little brad with the pumpkin in the center!  And I just loved using this paper that I have had for over a year.  My current focus is mixing papers which has lead to me making some wonderful discoveries in my (Extremely Large and Exceedingly Fast Growing) 6"x 6" Pads collection.
These wonderful leaves were made using vellum and TH Distress Inks.  There is a link at the bottom of this post to the Tammy Tutterow Tutorial.  I had the leaves straightened, but they began to curl again as we were setting up the photo shoot.  I love this technique and plan to use it for other embellishments.

I just received this little Acorn Stamp last week, so timely!

Front Image: Squigglefly
Colored with: Copics
Back Image: Unity Stamp Co. Itty Bitty Stamp
Stamped with: Momento Rich Cocoa Dye Ink
Card Stock: Neenah Red Hot Pepper - Linen; Neenah Classic Crest
 Neenah Natural White - Smooth
Designer Papers: My Mind's Eye: Kraft FUNDAY 6x6 Designer Pad
Brad:  Bo Bunny
Leaves: Handmade (the tutorial is HERE)
*Note:  I used the TH Alterations - Tattered Leaves Die 
**I also only used the Rock Candy Crackle.  I did not add the distress stickles.
**I do not own the stamp or the stickles**

So Blessed:  This project was recognized by these blogs:


  1. this is absolutely beautiful! xo

  2. Oh wow this has been beautifully coloured. Love the warm autumn hues.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. This is gorgeous, love the layers & distressing.

  4. Stunning Chana! Wow, your coloring is gorgeous.

  5. Love the autumunal colours you have chosen thankyou for joining us at our challenge this week at Artistic Inspirations good luck Fiona dt. x

  6. Do you really mean that you colored it yourself ? I believed that it was a patterned paper ! Gorgeous card.

  7. The addition of your textural elements has really made your image pop. Isn't it good to keep trying new ideas? Thank you for joining us at Use Your Stuff!

  8. Oh, Chana, what a beautiful image and so exquisitely colored! Definitely a fall theme with such vibrant colors! So glad you've joined us this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs, Cheryl

  9. This is a lovely image Chana & your coloring is fabulous! I saw it on MIM.
    Hugs, Renee (#77)

  10. This is beautiful Chana! I love your stunning colouring! The leaf is a fantastic addition too :)
    Lizy xx

  11. Your image looks like art work! Thanks for sharing the leaf technique and for playing along this week at Twist of Faith card challenges. Hope to see you join us weekly! Princess - DT

  12. This is just PERFECT for our Color Challenge this week, and I'm so grateful to have you join us. Thanks for sharing, and have a blessed week.
    The Kraft Journal

  13. Beautiful card Chana..love the layers and textures and such a great image with superb colouring.Love the curly leaf..looks more real.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  14. What a beautiful card!! I love the layers, the coloring, and the design!! Gorgeous inside and out!! Your added texture and leaf are a beautiful touch!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

  15. Gorgeous card Chana! I love it! Your coloring is fabulous! All of the fruit look so real! Amazing!

    Saw this on MIM and had to take a look. So love your creativity Chana.

    Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs, Gloria


  16. Chana - WOW! I love how you colored the image - I can see why you love using it and coloring it. And the whole design of your card - every element is perfection! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Twist of Faith this week for our Harvest Challenge.
    Twist of Faith DT

  17. Fabulous card and image. Visiting from MIM..Loz

  18. Your Thanksgiving card is beautiful. I love how you colored it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes October Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  19. Very cute, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  20. l love the colouring you talented lady, thanks for playing along with us over on artistic inspirations xx

  21. Very pretty! That is a great image!Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff!

  22. Gorgeous Fall card. Thanks for playing along in our Blogaversay Anything Goes challenge at Creative Craft Challenges and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  23. Fabulous cards. I especially like the Squigglefly image. Lynne Stansbery is a wonderful artist and I love how she shades her images for the ease of coloring. She is my favorite. Great job on a beautiful card.

  24. Hey girl I'm loving the papers, layers, the coloring and shading is fabulous and that leaf is just awesome!! Have to check that out! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week!


  25. Woo-who! Congrats on your top three at the Kraft Journal! I am not surprised...your project is amazing!!

  26. Thanks for all the lovely comments! I am thrilled at making the top three at the Kraft Journal.

  27. Stunning card and colours. Thank you for joining us at Lady Anne's with our Autumn /Fall colours challenge, Tania xx (DT)

  28. This card is georgeous! Just wanted to say thank you for becoming a followers of All Things Beautiful and to let you know i sent you a shout out and linked your blog in that post. http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com/2013/11/feature-friday-post-1112013.html

  29. Oh this is gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at Without Words and good luck! Delphine xx

  30. I don't know how I missed this Chana, but I'm so glad you mentioned it to me. It's just beautiful. The leaf embellishment you made is stunning - thanks for including a link to the tutorial!

  31. Gorgeous project !
    Tks for joining the House of Gilli Challenge and hope you participate on our next challenge !


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