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:

Hannelie said...

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

Cindy O said...

Lovely pumpkin! I like the card too.

~amy~ said...

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

Betty said...

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

Susan said...

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

judkajudi said...

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

LauraJane:) said...

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:)

Heather T said...

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

Glorie said...

Fantastic pumpkin, Joan! Love the layers of color.

Harriet Skelly said...

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

LaurieJ said...

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.

Theresa6453 said...

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

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!

sue t. said...

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!

Debbie Olson said...

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

OH Babs said...

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!

TK said...

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

Jeanne H said...

I think your card is wonderful!!

Diane McVey said...

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

Leslie Miller said...

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!

Rachel Jolley said...

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

Cindy H. said...

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

carole (TruCarMa) said...

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

Julia L. said...

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

Jackie said...

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.

Karen W said...

wonderful card!!! I just love it!!!

Yoonsun Hur said...

Absolutely A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!!

obee said...

This is jaw-dropping gorgeous!! Love this!

Pam Sparks said...

love this Joan! Fabulous!

JanetB said...

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