Our Lady of Gourdes

One of my yahoogroups is having a swap - an arch card featuring a pumpkin.  The swap did not appeal to me at first.  I'd never done an arch - they always seemed baroque or even gothic to me, and I didn't see a pumpkin in that setting.  Then I was looking at an arch stamp I own and had never inked, of an angel holding a lamb, and I thought it would be hysterically funny if I replaced the lamb she was holding with a pumpkin.  How to do it?  I decided that it was not possible to do well with a rubber stamp, so I looked for digital images I could manipulate.  I found a free coloring book page of a stained glass window in Chartes and a clipart of a pumpkin, and it all just came together.
I colored it with the Penciled Twinks technique, so it really sparkles.  I have a few people who might find this as funny as I do, so I saved the basic image as a free digistamp, which you may download by clicking the thumbnail below.


Challenges:

Juliet Arrighi


12 comments:

Mynnette said...

This is beautiful, Juliet! LOVE the gorgeous colors! Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven! A gentle reminder that in order to be chosen for any honors or prizes that you must link to and use a digi that is free for everyone to use. HUGS!

carol said...

fabulous creation, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Patricia said...

I love the stained glass look of your card, and the punny title made me literally LOL! Thanks for sharing your work in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge!

Denise said...

You've done a beautiful job on this card and the coloring is just perfect ... just like stained glass. Thank you for joining us at Digi Haven for our Anything Goes Free Digi Image Challenge. Do you have links to the free images so we may enter you into the winners and top 3 lottery? Thanks! ♥ Denise @ Digi Haven ♥

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your title and your adaption of the image- love the stained glass coloring. What a creative way to include a pumpkin!

Sandy Trefger said...
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Beach Cat ! said...

OH my goodness, Juliet, this is incredible. The colors, the design, the whole inspired thing! Betcha yours is the best of the bunch in the swap by a mile!

Cynthia said...

Great coloring of the stained glass image, Juliet. Thanks for playing along with Sweet 'n Sassy's Digi Challenge this week!

Sandy Trefger said...

What a wonderful idea to find free digi images to make the card fit what you wanted. It turned out fabulous! I love the colors in this creation and the images! Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven!
~sandy
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Shar said...

Completely awesome!

Stephanie said...

What a pretty arch card! I really like your coloring and creativity. Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge.

Sweet Fairy said...

What a lovely creation. Stunning design. I like the colors and love the CAS style design like Plastic cards which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.