Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Gourds, Squash, Pumpkins


The Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge this week is GORGEOUS GOURDS. I thought I had seen a blue pumpkin once or twice but decided to check it out. I found out that it is really a Jarrahdale squash or an Australian Blue Pumpkin.

Look at this gorgeous photo Curtain Call gave for inspiration:

I noticed the pillow in the background with the gold, brown, and blue and decided I would paper piece my largest pumpkin. The others are colored with Copics.

I stamped my large pumpkin, then masked it and stamped the leaves going up my card. The other two pumpkins were stamped and cut out so I just stamped part of the leaves there from the same stamp, then popped up my pumpkins.

I'm also entering the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Use a rubber or clear stamp

This is also another card for the Paper Snippet's Playground #94--I used snippets to paper piece my large pumpkin and snippets also on the small pumpkins.

The cue word this week at CAS-ology is PUMPKIN so I'm entering my card there.

Recipe:
Stamps-Inkadinkado/Foliage Trails (leaves) and Autumn Foliage (small pumpkins)-used partial stamps,  Paper Inspirations/Pumpkin (lg pumpkin) Creative Imaginations/Thankful
Paper-Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, PTI vintage cream, MME paper pad/The Sweetest Thing Bluebell
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa and Toffee Crunch
Accessories-Copics

46 comments:

Cathy said...

You are definetly on a roll. Geeesh make me look bad. I finally posted something after a month. I can't believe how that time flew by. Benzi, this card is awesome. I love the shades of blue.

Stacey Schafer said...

This is incredible, Benzi! LOVE your paper pieced pumpin...absolutely clever...genius, really! Thanks so much for playing along with the Gorgeous Gourds challenge at the Curtain Call!

Donna Hanley said...

I love it. Blue pumpkins(squash)- beautiful. I saw in a magazine that someone had glitter painted pumpkins with all different colors and I adored the look. I have a blue sofa and love seat in my living room, so I think I will get some blue paint and get going on them tomorrow. Your card is beautiful especially the paper piecing on the larges pumpkin. the leaves are a great addition. This is a topnotch card,Brenda and I didn't even have to pay for any of the supplies you used. LOL Enjoy your day.

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card - you did a great job as always!!!

sara said...

Just love your pumpkins so pretty.

Carol L said...

I love all these colorful pumpkins, especially the larger paper-pieced one! You're such a clever cardmaker to come up with this impressive creation! Well done!

Angie said...

Oh my!!!! This is stunning! I was scrolling down my blog reader and this card jumped out at me, then I saw it was from my friend Benzi, so I just had to stop by! This is a first time for me seeing a blue Pumpkin!!! I love it!!!!!!!! It's just amazing!!!! I am sure you are going to get tons of comments!!!

MaryH said...

Definitely learn something new every day. I never heard of blue pumpkins. But these are just plumb gorgeous. Loved the paper piecing, and you really nailed that inspiration photo with your beautiful fall imagery. Love it! TFS & Hugs

Pam~ said...

I want some pretty blue pumpkins like that on my porch! Gorgeous card!

jimlynn said...

I can't think of any other color for a pumpkin that would look this pretty!! Love those blue ones - and the paper pieced one is fabulous too.
Wonderful card!
Lynn

Tracey McNeely said...

What a stunning take on the challenge! I LOVE your paper pieced pumpkin! Thank you so much for joining us at the Curtain Call!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Super FABULOUS! Love the added BLUE, super touch and just the flourish of this, FANTASTIC!

Thanks for joining us in the FUN this week at CASology!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the folksy feel of your multi-coloured pumpkins - great combination of these two challenges! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Gayatri Murali said...

Love the paper pieced pumpkin and gorgeous blue hues on the other two. Gorgeous card.

Charlene said...

Gorgeous pumpkins Benzi!!! Great card!!

Marisa said...

Your blue pumpkins are wonderful, Benzi! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call again :)

The Crafty Laydee said...

What a gorgeous card Benzi! I LOVE those Pumpkins-how fabulous are they!
Lovely layout too :)
Nessa xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Benzi :-) I LOVE the pumpkins !! FAB :-)

thanks for joining us on the simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous, love the arrangement of your elements and the paper piecing is spectacular!

Julia Aston said...

What lovely colorful pumpkins!

~Tammy~ said...

This is totally awesome! They are my favorite! The blue pumpkins. I have a card coming next week where I went with a blue pumpkin! :-)

Leni said...

Beautiful card! Love the design. And it has an artsy look! Greaat!

Maria said...

Oh, my! I just LOVE those colorful pumpkins, Benzi! What a wonderful fall card!

Melissa said...

Blue pumpkins? Love it! Thanks for the interesting tidbit about the name of them!
Love this trio of pumpkins and the paper pieced one creates great interest! :)
Thanks so much for joining us at CASology!

Davi said...

Wow Brenda I LOVE this card, really beautiful!! I have never seen blue pumpkins, they sure are pretty!!

Angel 007 said...

Blaue Kürbisse? ich wusste nicht, das es sie gibt liebe Benzi. Ich finde diese Farbe sehr schön, genau wie Deine bunten Kürbisse auf der Karte. Das ist mal eine etwas andere Karte und gefällt mir sehr sehr gut.

Ganz liebe Grüße und einen schönen Tag wünscht Dir, Carmen

scrappymo! said...

This is lovely albeit a wee bit quirky take on Fall. But I love quirky so I love this card!

kay said...

Brilliant card x

Di said...

Wow Benzi - this is absolutely stunning! Great paper piecing and a fab take on the photo too.

Hugs, Di xx

Emily Keaton said...

Hi Benzi--remember me???? I have been so behind and out of breath just from the crazy pace of life these days. I miss seeing what some of my favorite bloggers are up to! I'm so glad a had a few seconds to swing by your place this morning--your blue pumpkin creation is GORGEOUS! What a cool inspiration photo. You've captured it perfectly!! Have a wonderful day, my friend!

Christina said...

What a beautiful fall scene! I especially love the pieced pumpkin with it's mix-and-match patterns. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Curtain Call!

Debs Willis said...

Great colour scheme!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - this is lovely! The paper piecing and colors are really great! Outstanding design! Hugz!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

GORGEOUS. Perfect colour matching for the inspiration picture.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Benzi. Love the paper-pieced pumpkin and the pretty colors.

Ajascha said...

Wow, blaue Kürbisse, so etwas habe ich noch nicht gesehen. Sie sehen wirklich schön aus und deine Karte Brenda, die du nach dem Inspirationsfoto gearbeitet hast, ist fantastisch gemacht.
♥ Grüße, Anja

Lynne in NI said...

ohhh these are so pretty, lovin your paper pieced pumpkin! I looked at that challenge and was a bit stumped, but you've definitely nailed it :)

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous, Benzi! Love that big paper pieced pumpkin and the sweet little blue ones. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Cornelia W said...

Also Deine Kuerbis Karte ist einfach ganz grosse Klasse! Na, wenn die nicht gewinnt....

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! You aced this challenge!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Your lovely card inspired me to play curtain call too, I credited you on my blog for my inspiration, thanks so much for your creations!

Gillian R said...

Your pumpkins are gorgeous Benzi, love the mix of colours and patterns. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Colleen Dietrich said...

So, so cool! Especially loving the paper pieced pumpkin.

I first found out about pumpkins that are colors other than orange through my Martha Stewart magazines long ago. Now, I find myself gravitating toward the grays and creamy whites. So soft and pretty!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty and great job with the inspiration piece!

Shirley said...

A really great look with the paper piecing. I have saved this so I can do something similar. :-) Having a party here!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I am loving these funky pumpkins....such a striking fall card