Hello bloggers, Mou here today with an autumn journal page!
We have been visiting local orchards and picking our own apples, berries and peaches. Many of these farms also have sunflower patches. We are allowed to cut our own stems for a fee. We have brought home several of those of gorgeous happy flowers, all of which are bigger than my littlest's head. These places also have pumpkin patches and we plan on visiting again to bring home some orange beauties. This would be the first time we will get to do this from real pumpkin patch. In the past, when we lived in Florida, we could only get pumpkins from tents where they stacked them in piles. So, I'm looking forward to that. But in the meantime, I had to draw and my own pumpkin in my Mini Journal Board!
These are the supplies I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and Tools: Mini Journal Boards, Stencils 10 count 101 collection, Whipped Spackle, Gelatos Tool Set
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Double Scoop® Colors: Mango, Red Cherry, Margarita Mix
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT artist pens: BLACK
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens: 3 ct RED, #170 May Green
To create this page, I started by coloring the background with Mango and Red Cherry Gelatos colors. Blended the colors with a very wet brush.
Once the colors dried, I sketched a pumpkin with PITT Artist pen. Added more colors to the pumpkin and blended them dry with the Blending Chisel from the Gelatos Tool Set.
Next, I laid the dots stencil from the Stencils 10 ct 101 collection and applied Whipped Spackle with palette knife, also from the Gelatos Tool set.
After the Whipped Spackle dried, I inked up a stamp with Stamper's Big Brush Pen #118 Scarlet Red from 3 ct RED set and stamped around the page.
At this point, my page looked very orange. I wanted to add a bit of color variation. I chose Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color Margarita Mix for this. Rubbed it near the top right part and blended it with a wet brush.
Finally, I inked up the same stamp with Stamper's Big Brush Pen #170 May Green and stamped over the greener area to finish.
Hope you enjoyed my pumpkin page! Please share your pumpkin creations in your comment links so we can all be inspired by YOU!
And now, the winners of October 2015 Take the Challenge with Mou...
1. I saw your challenge come up on my phone while I was at the grocery store... so this happened :-)
Love your nursery decor. SO cute!!!
Posted by: Nicole Maki | 10/06/2015 at 03:24 PM
2. I totally loved this challenge and dived right in here's my carried away take on the challenge! http://milagroscrivera.blogspot.com/2015/10/chalk-owl.html?m=1
Posted by: Milagros C Rivera | 10/13/2015 at 02:35 PM
Congrats Nicole and Milagros! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)
Winners, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [email@example.com] with October 2015 Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.
Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)