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!