I'm not sure what it is about coloring pumpkins is so soothing, but it was very grounding just to focus on all the little nooks and crannies of the pumpkins, shading them various hues of orange.
I think the process of coloring slowed me down to help me figure out how to get the cutout of the pickup truck tucked behind the pumpkins.
I used a lightboard to help trace the outline of the pumpkins, then cut the tires and lower part of the truck. I glued the truck onto the page and added some pumpkin stickers to help fill out the pumpkin piles at the bottom of the page.
To balance out the large element, I added a banner at the top of the page.
Next I wrote out my selected scripture from Philippians, using bold autumnal colors.
Once I colored in the ground, I added a "blessed" sticker as a nameplate on the truck and drew in stitch lines around it and the perimeter of the page. A few more fall stickers and some glittery washi tape provided the finishing touches.
And, guess what?? I finally realized why that simple paper plate had its initial impact on me!
It reminded me of this vintage pickup truck that my Dad played with as a child and gave to me as a token of my grandma's home when she passed away. I have it on my crafting table and use it as a sentimental container to stash seasonal items in.
Since I had so much fun creating this page, I thought you all would, too! I did my best to transfer the same elements of the original and I'm excited to see how you harvest your own creativity with this one!