Simon Says Stamp held their Stamptember 2017 event. In their collaboration with Neat & Tangled, they introduced a limited edition stamp set called Hello Pumpkin. I decided to use the skills I have been building from Kit & Clowder’s pencil classes along with stamping and created this card. I stamped the bear. I stamped the tree trunk and added the mouse on top of it. I added the fall leaves and mushroom. This is a single layer card. Now that I have the basic idea planned out, I was ready to get started. Using my Prismacolor pencils, I colored in the images then proceeded to try and make a background. I sketched in the tree behind the bear and colored it in. I wasn’t sure about adding the sun and the rays, but gave it a shot. This is where the paper and how you lay your color down really makes a difference. I had a hard time blending out the blue so you see the streaks, but in the end it I think it looks ok. I practiced picking my colors and blending them smoothly. I love how the bear and mouse turned out. I added lots of detail to the tree stump, following the details the artist included. Then, I let my imagination create the rest of the scene. I hope you like the final card I’ve made.