Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Altered Pumpkin and Pumpkin Easel Card

 Thanksgiving is tomorrow so I thought it would be appropriate to show my last fall creation for this season.  Can I be flamboyant and say it's a doozey   My creative endeavors are taking me to want to "alter" things and make them either different or better than they were.   
 So I started out with this wire pumpkin it measure about 10" x 10"..  It is orange and copper with a fine glitter glow to it.  It has a wire tendril and a couple of metal leaves.    I made the sunflowers with the Spellbinders Sunflower die.  They were distress inked with Rangers Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, and Tea Dyed inks.  The centers of the flowers are micro beads from Martha Stewart and the flowers are glittered with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Twinkle Toes.
 The white puffy berries are from a sprig I picked up at the dollar store.  This puffy berry really intrigued me as I was thinking I would use them for "snowballs", but I find they are so pretty I wanted to use them on this.  I stickled them for my glittered glam!
 The orange butterflies are a die from CottageCutz.  I cut them and painted them with glitter glue and sprinkled with orange Recollection glitter then attached to the pumpkin.  The "Fall" banner is from a spellbinder die with Cuttlebug alphabet die.  I distressed and stickled the edges.  I got out my jewelry making supplies and hooked the sign together with jump rings and then attached it to the pumpkin with more jump rings.
 This little pumpkin easel card was made to compliment the pumpkin.  I found this embossing folder that made the design that kinda looks like the wire mesh in the wired pumpkin.  I made more sunflowers and tried to make it look as close as possible to the big pumpkin.

 This is right now winging it's way across country and going to someone special who did me a wonderful favor.  I know she is going to be surprised!  I really love it and can't wait for it to arrive.  Let me take this opportunity to wish you all in the USA a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I count you all as my many blessings and am thankful for your friendship.  See you again real soon!


Nancy said...

OMG Carol...this is awesome...wish you lived closer so we could craft together!

Benzi said...

Oh, I love how you alter things. The wire pumpkin is great and the embossing on your other pumpkin is perfecto. Love that awesome sunflower and the puffy berries. Awesome work, as usual.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my Beary friend.

Marisa said...

You did a FABULOUS job, Carol!! Love the altered wire pumpkin and your pumpkin card is wonderful!! Love the EF you used and the vine on it is perfect. Great job on both!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous Carol, beautiful made.

greetings karin

Sherri said...

Oh, my, these are just gorgeous!! I LOVE, LOVE your wire pumpkin! I thought you had purchased the sunflowers they look so professional! Now I may have to have that die too. Your creativity was in high gear on these! Happy Thanksgiving!!


I love how you altered the pumpkin! Your card is always awesome!!!
Happy Thanksgiving.

Cheryl Walker said...

Omgosh Carol I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pumpkin card you made, its absolutely beautiful hun~!!!!! Also love the altered pumpkin, you did a BEAUTIFUL job on both of these!!! Now you make me want to make a pumpkin easel card too!!!!!!

I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving, and I too am very very Thankful for our friendship, you are a beautiful person, and maybe one day we will meet up in person. That is if I ever get to go to a CHA or other crafting event somewhere other than here.....heheheheheheheheehe
Enjoy your day hun!!!

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful projects!! Love the pumpkin card!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Love this still (loved it on SCS too - LOL). This is so creative and sooo YOU! I am thankful for our friendship today and always. You are so inspiring and so encouraging and so great! I hope your family and you are having an awesome Thanksgiving! Hugz!

craftieodmae said...

this is incredible!!!!! I love your creations!

Caroline D. said...

Fabulous!! I'm sure your friend loved receiving this!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We did... spent it at my hubby's sister's with family and then left the next day for a week's cruise. Truth be told... I missed having turkey sandwiches the next day...LOL... I'll have to cook a small turkey this weekend.