Monday, October 26, 2009

Day 1 with Sharon Harnist – Pumpkin Blessings

This week we are so excited that Sharon Harnist will be our guest blogger. You can find Sharon everyday on her blog PaperFections.
Sharon has been a member of our design team for over a year and we are just thrilled that she will be sharing her projects here this week. For those of you who have anxiously been waiting to hear when our November Release will be revealed, the answer is that we will begin revealing the new collection on November 2nd (next week). Be sure to check in everyday to see Sharon's beautiful creations and then next week as we start the sneak peeks for our November Release which will be available for ordering mid-November.

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Hello and welcome to a week full of Fall & Holiday JustRite inspiration! One of my favorite symbols of Fall are pumpkins, so I was delighted when JustRite’s Autumn Blessings set contained a beautiful pumpkin image! I used it as a tag to decorate these paper mache pumpkins that can be used as a Fall centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table and all through the Fall season.

10-PumpkinCenterOneSHI began by painting the paper mache pumpkins with acrylic paints and then glittered them with some lovely new Fire Opal tinsel glitter from Martha Stewart! (I’ve had these pumpkins for three years, so I’m sorry I don’t have a current source for them but most craft stores should have some sort pumpkins that you could replicate this project with).

Then I stamped the pumpkin center image and border separately onto Neenah Natural White cardstock and colored it with these Copic markers and Gold Spica glitter pen:


The image was die cut as follows: The center was cut with the middle die in the large set of Spellbinders Classic Oval Nestabilities and the border was cut with the largest of the small set of Classic Oval Nestabilities. The green scalloped base was cut with the largest die in the small set of Scalloped Classic Oval Nestabilities. The center image was popped up on foam tape and a hole punched so the tag could be tied to the small pumpkin.


Pumpkin & Tag Supplies --
Stamps: JustRite Autumn Blessings
Paper: Neenah Natural White, WorldWin Dark Outdoor Olive
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI Tea Dye Duo, Copic markers & Gold Spica Glitter Pen
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Oval & Scalloped Classic Oval Nestabilities dies, paper mache pumpkins, acrylic paints, Judi-Kins Diamond Glaze dimensional liquid adhesive, Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter-Fire Opal, ribbon


I also created a Fall/ Thanksgiving card with this image, using the same steps as above. I layered the pumpkin image onto a Spellbinders Labels Four die cut and then added the image with foam tape to my card base made from some pretty Autumn papers by Making Memories. Hopefully you can see what a pretty accent the sparkle of the Copic Spica glitter pen adds to the pumpkin & leaf image here:


I think this Autumn Blessings set is very versatile -- making some wonderful three dimensional home accent projects, as well as cards and even scrapbook pages!

Card Supplies --
Stamps: JustRite Autumn Blessings
Paper: Neenah Natural White, WorldWin Dark Outdoor Olive, Making Memories Autumn Splendor
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI Tea Dye Duo, Copic markers, Gold Spica Glitter Pen
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Oval, Scalloped Classic Oval & Labels Four Nestabilities dies, Fiskars All-A-Fleur embossing border punch, foam tape, sewing machine

To see another gorgeous card made using this Autmn Blessings visit Debbie's post - Autumn Blessings Apple Basket.

Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".


Die Cut Lady said...

wonderful coloring and shading.

Sandra said...

beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing.

stephanie said...

What beautiful colors. What an amazing job.

Heidi Blankenship said...

I love this pumpkin image too! Wonderful job on your coloring. I love the added sparkle from the glitter. Beautiful projects, Sharon!! Looking forward to seeing more of your work this week. ;)

Juliana T. said...

These are so gorgeous! What wonderful colors. I like the way you put all the papers together and how you punched the border, too.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous coloring!! I also appreciate you sharing the numbers of the Copics you used. It really helps to decide which ones to buy.

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sharon. Love the coloring and the entire project. WOW!

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Debbie Olson said...

Beautiful job, Sharon!

Suzi said...

Love those pumpkins! Your projects are beautiful! TFS!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW Sharon - gorgeous projects! Your colouring is perfection!! Can't wait to see what else you create this week!! :)