Wednesday, November 23

Grungy Monday #28

Take a look at Sir Tim's magnificent pumpkin!!  Created for Ranger Ink's great pumpkin challenge.  Lynda at Studio L3 has challenged us to take inspiration from this creation for this week's Grungy Monday challenge.  Now Lynda did say use the technique not make a pumpkin, but I was never one to do as I am told, so guess what?
I made a pumpkin!  I don't have most of the materials Tim used, so I improvised.  First off using one of his Alterations embossing folders to emboss 4x8 inch panels of brown DCWV card. (You have to turn it around and put the unembossed end back through to cover the whole 8 inch length.)  Then I inked the panels with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink (my favourite brown of the moment) and a little gold Versa Color.
Next I cut the panels into 8x1 inch strips, so that I had 12 in all.  I put them in a big stack and joined them at the end with a brad.  After fanning the strips out evenly into a circle,  I then joined up the other ends also with a brad.  Once I was happy with the shape I added a bit of glue under the strips to hold everything in place.
Then for the decoration.
Finding I didn't have a leaf punch or die the right size, I punched out some circles and trimmed them for leaves.  Lots of strips of paper twirled around a cocktail stick and then I raided the beading supplies for the rest.  As it's a very hollow pumpkin I decided to add a little dormouse to live inside, punched using the same  circle.
Challenges:
Grungy Monday #28 - Great pumpkin inspiration
Cooking It Up With Katie #85 - PIE (punch, ink, emboss) pumpkin pie in this case!!
Crafts And Me #62 - Shabby chic/vintage
The Altered Alice chapter #9 - Falling leaves, true colours.

** Kate **

17 comments:

Polly Polkadot said...

That is just wonderful, I called over because I saw the picture in someone sidebar and had to see more!

Crafty mop said...

Your pumpkin is great I love what you did there . The embossing is wonderful and the decoration on the top fab x

Alison said...

Wow! Love it!
Alison xx

NanaConnie said...

Incredible! Great pumpkin and lots of work, obviously. So glad you joined us at Cooking It Up with Katie this week. Happy Thanksgiving and I hope we'll see you again next week.
NanaConnie DT Chef

Lisa Jane said...

oh this issoo cute .. i love it
Lisa x

fairy thoughts said...

this is such fun, it reminds me of a terry's chocolate orange, but sadly not edible. you could always put one in the middle
thanks for sharing
janet

Beth said...

Super cute!

Tracey A. in NH said...

I love your pumpkin!!

Shelann said...

Pretty pumpkin along with all of the details.

Diamond Doll said...

Fabulous pumpkin Kate.Thanx for sharing and joining us at Crafts and Me this week.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Electra said...

My goodness, I REALLY love this!

Sid said...

Super creation !!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous, what a great take on the challenge and I love love your little mouse. Tracy x x

DonnaMundinger said...

So pretty! Love the details. The cute little dormouse is a great touch. Thanks for playing along with The Altered Alice. xxD

Jacki Randolph said...

What a fabulous table decoration, love all the details. The leaves and topping are wonderful as is the little dormouse too cute!

vixen said...

awesome pumpkin and adore the little mouse :)

Carolina said...

Very pretty pumpkin. Thank you for cooking it up with Katie this week.