Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Visit To The Pumpkin Patch

Hi My Blogger Friends,

Today I decided to have a little fun and take you on a trip to the pumpkin patch.


Over at the Sizzix Blog they are having a challenge inspired by the photo below.  You can read all about it here and enter the challenge. 

I saw today that Linda from Studio L3 has her new Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #11 going which is to use Effect Powders from Tim's current book - so no reason not to enter there as my pumpkins have powder on them.  The Inspiration Emporium is offering a fabulous prize and so is Tim and Mario.  Wish me luck!!


If you've ever been to my home you know how much I love glass - so - got right to work.


I started out with one of those plastic Christmas ornaments (looks like glass).  I took the top off and then painted one side with Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge Distress Paint.
Set it aside to dry-



Next up I cut out my large Pumpkins using the Pumpkin Jack Die and then embossed it with the Wood grain Texture fade.  Here I used the Stampin Up paper, Pumpkin Pie and the darker one is Cajun Craze. On the first one I added the embossing powder, Spiced Marmalade, after dry embossing.  The darker one was dry embossed after adding the same embossing powder.  They don't look too much different but they feel very different with the darker one having more texture.  I then cut out three smaller pumpkins using the Mini Acorn and Pumpkin set.


I wanted to contain my pumpkin patch so went stash diving and came up with this container.  I only used the lid.  I painted it black and decorated the outside with Washi Tape and a beaded border.  I then glued the lid to a small glass candle votive.

 
Next I put the large pumpkins together, cutting off the bottom of one so they were at different heights.  I cut out a few cuts from the Branch Tree Die for added decoration.
After adding a cut from the Small Easel Die, it stood up.
 
 
Now that my bulb was dry I cut out a face using the Mini Jack-o-Lantern set from black.  I set the decorated bulb on a battery operated candle and decorated the base.

 
 

I'm now ready for assembly.  I had some leaves left over from my last project so used those as well.  You can see how I made them here.  It is hard to photograph glass and acrylic without glare but Mac does a great job taking photos of my finished projects.


Have a great weekend and make something just for the fun of it!

S@ndy

23 comments:

  1. Way to rock those pumpkins, Sandy! I love the wood grain embossing on them! Thanks for entering them for CC3C!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Cheryl and thanks so much for the nice commens

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  2. You are a fast one too! Great pumpkins!!! Love the Effect Powders on the large ones, and your ornament pumpkin is delightful!!! So fun and cool! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CC3Challenge!!!

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    1. Thanks Anita, so nice to have you stop by!!

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  3. Love your pumpkin patch Sandy and the techniques you used. A great 3D piece.
    Happy Sunday.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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    1. Thanks Brenda - glad you could stop by and thanks for the nice comments. I love all crafting but 3D is my favorite

      hugsxx

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  4. Wow, how fabulous is this? Love your little pumpkin patch, so cleverly put together and great recycling! Best of luck with the challenge indeed!!

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    1. Thanks Astrid - you are so kind, thanks for stopping by with your lovely comments.

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  5. What a genius way to use your bulb Sandy! Such a clever idea beautifully executed and then set perfectly in a wonderful pumpkin patch. Love it! Jenny x

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    1. Thanks Jenny - such a compliment coming from you. Your comments are appreciated.

      hugs xx

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  6. This is such a fun and clever make S@ndy, I love how you transformed that bulb and the pumpkins look fantastic. I do love a 3D piece and this one is wonderful!

    Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Inspiration Journal too! Anne xx

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    1. Thanks Anne, I had so much fun with this, glad you like it.

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  7. You're pumpkin patch is adorable! So cute....loving those pumpkins!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at CC3Challenge.

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    1. Thank You Yvonne, I love 3D and this was a fun make. So enjoying the CC3Chanlenges.

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  8. How fun is this Pumpkin Patch? I love all the festive details and what a great home decoration! Enjoy!

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    1. Terry, thank you so much - I appreciate your comments.

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  9. Hi Sandy. Your pumpkin piece is darling. Great imagination on this one! :) Your little bulb turned into a pumpkin is quite a fun little creation! Love how you did that! Your other pumpkins with the EP technique used on them are also very cool. Your little container that you've altered and then placed all of your little pumpkins also turned out really cute. Fun project! Thanks for joining us at sharing the step by step at CC3C. <3 Candy

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    1. Hi Candy - you are always so sweet to comment and your comments are so detailed. I like that!! This was a fun project, glad you like it.

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  10. how cute is your pumpkin patch! love that it incorporate a light too... fab creation... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

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    1. Thank you so much Hels - I appreciate your nice comments - glad you stopped by.

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  11. What a super fun Pumpkin Patch! love how you used that clear ornament and the jack o lantern face die! a great decoration for the fall!!

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  12. What a fab idea Sabdy....I love your pumpkin patch and the amazing alteration of the glass bauble. Best wishes in the challenges

    Hugs Annie x

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