Saturday, August 29, 2009

Guest Designer for Theresa Momber!!!!!

If exclamation marks are any indication of excitement you'll all guess that I am just TOTALLY beside myself excited to be a guest designer for Theresa Momber this month. Not only am I honored to be selected for this but I'm darn near shakin' in my boots to "measure up!" (I know not everyone admits their stampin' fears but I do!)

I am getting a chance to share some projects with Theresa's newest set, Autumn Beauty for Gina K Designs and it IS a beauty. This is my first card with this fabulous new set - when I first saw it my question was "can I put those pumpkins in the wheelbarrow?" I have a wheelbarrow like this on my front porch and I fill it with pumpkins each fall. I've not totally mastered the art of masking and I did try it with this but each time the pumpkins looked more on top of the wheelbarrow than in it. So, instead I cut a slit in the wheelbarrow with my utility knife, cut out the pumpkins and slid them IN. It took a couple of tries but once I got the angle right it worked out great and I was happy with the effect. (Isn't that Theresa one smart cookie! *grin grin* I bet she figured that out when she designed the set!!)

I set about decorating the inside, too. I stamped and masked the pumpkins across the whole bottom and added a corn stalk. When we visited a pumpkin patch one year I was amazed at all the variety of colors of pumpkins. I tried to get the white pumpkin effect in my set but I don't know if there's a copic to achieve that with or not so I used E51 and made them pale but not really white. I showed the card to my DH, and after appropriate oohing and ahhhing, he said - wow your inside could be a whole 'nother card! Hmmmm maybe I just got an idea... (thanks honey for being so supportive.)

So - there you have my first work with Autumn Beauty - you don't even want to know how long it took. *grin* Fortunately I was chatting with my daughter in Germany while I stamped so the time passed quickly. I can't wait to do more with this set - it is chock full of fantastic fall images that are SO beautifully illustrated.

THANKS, Theresa for this opportunity - you've got another winner on your hands with this new set.

Other deets: Mesh Texture cuttlebug folder, Gina K new paper colors Pumpkin Spice and Green Apple. Nesties 4 dies (sponged the image while it was still in the die), Rustic wood buttons, some ribbons, even one of the copper nail heads for "bling" without being bling.

14 comments:

Hanne said...

Hi sweet Pam!
I love your card! It is truly amazing! I can imagine it takes like forever to color all those pumpkins... I admire your patience, even while being on Skype!

Jennie said...

This is beautiful Pam!!! So excited for you...honestly, you will do just fine! Your stamping skills are awesome and this card is amazing....love the inside just as much. Great design Pam and enjoy designing with this fabulous new set by Theresa....I need to get my hands on this one soon :o)

Kristin Bueter said...

OMG, Pam! Congratulations on being selected as the guest designer for Theresa Momber this month!!! Exclamations are totally warranted :O) I'm so happy for you, I know you won't disappoint. As evidenced by this beautiful creation. I can see the time you put into it and it paid off! It's a GORGEOUS autumn card. Love the white pumpkins you added to the inside also...very clever :O) Your masking is amazing, my friend.

Have a great weekend.

Selma said...

How fantastic Pam. Congratulations on being selected to be Theresa's guest designer this month. You are so talented and always design such beautiful things. I love this set and hope it arrives Monday so I can play. I love all the masking you did. Your card is gorgeous inside and out. Love the stacked pumpkins in the wheelbarrow -- clever way to do it. Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with.

Brenda said...

THUD!!! what an amazing card Pam! Congrats on being Theresa's Guest Designer. I love your card inside and out and your husband is right the inside could be another card! Back in July when I was visiting Theresa she was drawing this set and I fell in love with it. I look forward to seeing your fabulous creations this month! ROCK ON Girlfriend!!!!

Softangelkisses said...

Oh so pretty! I love fall and pumpkins are my favorite fall addition!!

Patti said...

Congratulations Pam! You are so deserving! You do amazing work! Your card is gorgeous! I can only imagine how long it took you!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Congrats Pam! I am sooo happy for you that you have the opportunity to be Theresa's Guest Designer! I find your creations very inspirational! :) TFS

Sharri Seffens said...

congrats Pam! Your work is beautiful and I can not wait to see more of it using Theresa's new set!

Silvia said...

How sweet of you Pam visiting me and leaving me a comment. Yes, indeed it has been fun to play along in this challenges. By the way, beautiful coloring and cards.

Regan said...

well how awesome is that...your card is riddiculously gorgeous!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Congrats, Pam! Theresa is a doll baby and she is so encouraging. You will just love doing posts for her! The work you always do is perfection! Enjoy the ride!

Theresa Momber said...

OMGosh, Pam, this is one seriously amazing card! I love everything about it. Gorgeous coloring and shading. I am so lucky to have you this month! You ROCK!

CraftieConnie said...

Hi Pam! I was so happy for you for being part of Theresa's design team! Your cards and work show beautifully so I am not surprised at all. I love Theresa's work too, so I think you pair wonderfully with her!

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