Monday, September 7, 2015

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge and some Pumpkins :)

Can you feel it?  Not vibrantly yet, but every now and then?  Sneaking into our otherwise wonderfully warm summer?  Yes, fall is coming, gasp!  Lol, I'm not complaining, fall happens to be my most favorite season.  I love the freshness that a little bit of cool air adds to the warmed up atmosphere.  And the colors!  How can you not be in love with the wonderful colors of fall!

It's time for a new challenge over at The Paper Nest Challenge Blog and I have chosen to do one of last month's new releases for fall, Pumpkin Ellie :)

I have colored her using my Lyra Rembrandt Poly Colors.  I have had these for months but just kept going back to my good old beloved Prismas, lol.  So I thought I would finally give these a go.  And, yes, they are wonderful, although I think I prefer the massive color choices allowed by the Prismas.  Polychromos are my next indulgent art purchase lol (this month's indulgent art purchase was gelatos, stay tuned for a post!)  So here are my colors for Pumpkin Ellie :  (I also used my Copics and Prismacolor Markers, denoted by the first set of numbers)

Hair:  Y32
82, 76, 75, 02
Skin:  E00
31, 32, 90
Clothes:  PB82, YR24
87, 76, 75, 195, 97
Headband:  PB82, YR24
87, 75, 76, 01
Pumpkins:  YR02, PB82
87, 17, 13, 02, 75, 76, 87, 01, 02
Wheelbarrow:  YG63, PB108
74, 73, 96, 97, 98, 65, 01

To finish this project, I used paper from the Jillibean Soup Country Pumpkin Chowder 6 x 6 paper pad, and paper doilies, paper flowers and clothespin all from Recollections (Michael's), a memo pin from Tim Holtz/Ranger and the 'Thanks' stamp from Travelogique.  The ribbon is an unnamed ribbon from my stash (of which I have quite a few lol).

Sigh, I love the colors of fall, and try as hard as I am, I cannot find many fall/autumn patterned papers.  Very sad :(  Tons of Halloween colors, but sadly not many fall colors, in fact none.  Personally I would much rather celebrate fall than Halloween.  But maybe that's just me lol.

If you are looking for sweet images to use in your projects, please come and visit The Paper Nest Dolls online store.  You can also find some digi images over on Etsy!

Come and join in the monthly challenge for your chance to win some images!  The challenge is always the first Monday of every month and is always ANYTHING GOES!  See you there!


  1. Gorgeous, Leah! Lovely details! I have just bought some Lyra pencils! I need a bit more practice with them though I think!! :) xxx

  2. This is so pretty and Autumn is my fave season!
    Thanks so much for entering our very first challenge at the Pencil Case! Hope to see you again next time!
    Hugs xx Cara xx DT