Aug 26, 2015

Hello Pumpkin/A House Divided



Love fall, particularly pumpkins.  And I have one, very small, pumpkin stamp.  Hopefully, I'll remedy that soon.

So, while I ponder this stamp season's pumpkin offerings, I drew and water colored one.  I was very much inspired by this print, which I saw on Wren's Roost Etsy Shop. 

Supplies:
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor paints
  • Watercolor paper
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Water
  • Paint brushes
  • Paper towels
  • HELLO die by Memory Box
  • A2 white card 
  • Paper trimmer
  • Patience (those layers of paint have to dry)
MOOD WHEN DONE = Hmm....I like this card; husband does not.  We are a house divided!!  However, am enjoying the outstanding weather.  August with the windows open rarely happens around here!

30 comments:

  1. Oh boy Joan... you make the drawing and water coloring part sound so easy!
    I am in your corner... love this!

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  2. Lovely pumpkin! I like the card too.

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  3. I.love.it.
    even more since you drew it...amazing work.

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  4. i think it's fantastic - i'm on your side in this debate!!

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  5. Love your pumpkin Joan! Your hand drawn watercolored cards lately have really inspired me.

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  6. Stunning! Love the design ... We in Alabama have our windows open, too .. unheard of in August!

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  7. I'm beginning to KNOW your work before I see the watermark. Not that you have a watermark on this one, but you know what I mean, LOVE the multi-colored splatters:)

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  8. What a superb painted pumpkin! Your watercolouring is impressive and I too love the splatters.

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  9. Fantastic pumpkin, Joan! Love the layers of color.

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  10. This is fabulous - especially since you drew and painted this freehand! LOVE!

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  11. Wow! Love it! Your artwork is lovely for a card, but I'd be tempted to use it for Fall decoration in the house, too. You know, a framed piece sitting on a table, so you can admire it throughout the day.

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  12. Beautiful! You can watercolor right out of the park! You don't need a rubber stamp. Crazy beautiful card. Love, love, love it.

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  13. Hubby didn't like it huh? Is he like mine and when he doesn't like something he says- " mmmmmm it's not your best work." I love your card and think it is amazing you sat down and watercolored your own pumpkin. BRAVO!

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  14. Love it, Joan--sorry, but hubby is wrong this time! ;-/ I've been mire in a drawing mood than stamping mood lately too. . .

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  15. What do husbands know? BUT sometimes they are the only ones around to ask. Frankly I love it, really. To think you drew it free hand makes it more gorgeous. Bravo!

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  16. Awesome card _ can't win everyone's heart but you got ours...

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  17. I think your card is wonderful!!

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  18. Holy cow! You are a watercolor artist!!! This is beautiful, I love that you drew it yourself, and then made it look absolutely real. You are awesome!!! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to see the next one! :D

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  19. I LOVE this card, with the biggest L-O-V-E you can imagine! Maybe if you colored the pumpkin electric blue on a school bus yellow background then hubby would like it? And you drew it yourself? Fantastically amazing!

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  20. I think your husband is out voted on this, your card is AMAZING!

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  21. OMGosh, Joan, your DH doesn't like this card??? I think it is fabulous! If I made this card it would be framed, yes!

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  22. I LOVE this card! AMAZED at your painted pumpkin! Mr. DP is out of his gourd (pun intended).

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  23. I agree that this is an amazing card Joan! Great job!

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  24. Another drawing? I love it! Mr. DP doesn't know a perfect pumpkin when he sees one, I'm afraid. I think it's perfect.

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  25. wonderful card!!! I just love it!!!

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  26. This is jaw-dropping gorgeous!! Love this!

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  27. I am now inspired by YOUR watercolor card. I think it is beautiful.

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