Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #21: Pumpkins/Jack O’ Lanterns!

Happy Saturday Friends.  It’s time for another Open-Minded Crafting Challenge and this challenge continues in a fall theme, but specifically asks that a pumpkin or jack o’ lantern be used in your design.  The difference you say….. a pumpkin is without a face and a jack o’ lantern is with a face.  As is usual for Open-Minded Crafting, we have some FANTASTIC sponsors offering really generous prizes!  There will be a random choice of winners for the sponsor prizes and the design team will select their favorite card among the entries and those cards will be highlighted on the blog.  How fun is that?

So now that you know what the challenge is, let’s get to some details about the sponsor prizes.  We have:


Sentimental SusanPrize: 5 images of winners choice


Prize: 3 images of winners choice



Prize: 7 images of winners choice


Robyn Fetish

Prize: 3 images of winners choice

Now, how would you like some inspiration?  For my card I chose an image from Oakpond Creations.  I Love, Love, Love coloring pumpkins with my copic markers.  I tend to use Yr04, Yr07, Yr09, R08 and have recently been using Y38 for some highlighting. I have lots of coloring choices for pumpkins and lots of other combinations using Copic Markers on my Pinterst page – check it out!   My card example is using one of my go to fall paper pads from My Minds Eye called “All Spice”.  I cut the Simon Says Stamp Thanks die twice and then layered it to give a cast shadow.  The leaves are from Impression Obsession and they are so popular they are always out of stock.  It was well past fall last year when I finally got them.  The ovals are cut from the My Favorite Things oval stack.  I finished the card with a wooden button distressed with gathered twigs distress ink from my new mini pads – don’t you just love those?

OakPond - Digital Stamp Pumpkins

OakPond – Digital Stamp Pumpkins


About urrn4u

Hi! I'm Kathy, a Southern Californian native who has lived in the west coast, midwest, northeast and now the southeast. I'm a Registered Nurse who lives for the creation of Art. I am currently on the Design Teams of Cards in Envy, From The Heart Stamps, and Technique Junkies with previous design credits for A Blog Named Hero, A Day For Daisies, Creative Vision, From the Heart Stamps, Open-Minded Crafting, Repeat Impressions Stamps, Sketch Saturday, Send a Smile 4 Kids and Try Stampin' On Tuesday. I've also guest designed for Crafting By Design, Kenny K, The Alley Way, and Simon Says Stamp. I am married 25+ years to a wonderful man and have two very special grown sons, Dan and Matt.

Posted on October 11, 2014, in Open-Minded Crafting Challenge and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This is really wonderful inspiration card Kathy! Your colouring is great and those leaves are just gorgeous!!!

    Hanne, DT sis.


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