Pumpkin wishes

Having shared with you yesterday the saga of my pumpkin brain getting to grips with my “obvious to everyone else” pumpkin die I thought I’d keep going and make another little project with it:


I’m sharing this over at Sunday Stampers where the theme this week is “wish.” Having loved last week’s “faux techniques” an my piece with metal stars, I’d originally intended to make this in a similar way. However, I decided instead to attempt faux rusty metal. I don’t think it’s turned out too bad but could probably be improved if I had some better paints (big hint to Mr Beez). I had to make do with black, chocolate and guava which sounds more like the recipe for a fabulous dessert rather than a bit of rusty replication.


The little sign is a piece of heavy duty paper (something by Tim Holtz) that I mounted onto card to give it some weight and stamped before cutting out roughly. I’ve inked the edges and then threaded with wire – which is also faux rust and was created with silver wire and a Promarker. Actually, I think the little sign looks a bit like stamped leather.


First time round I stamped the fairy and coloured her with Promarkers but she didn’t look right so I tried again and then coloured her with distress inks – Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.


Everything is a mounted on a piece of chipboard that I stained with Brushed Corduroy and then covered with moss. I’ve added a few sprinkles of mica glitter and added a little vial of the same at the fairy’s feet.


So I’m thinking if I wish hard enough this pumpkin should probably turn into a metallic, raspberry pink Mercedes convertible. I’ll let you know.

Don’t forget that tomorrow sees the start of the Gecko Galz Blog Hop and I have a stack of projects to share with you.

Thanks for buzzing by.


Pumpkin wishes — 14 Comments

  1. This came out great!! Your paint job is perfect, a sort of verdigris-aged rust look, and the sign really does look like leather. Don’t feel bad about the pumpkin die; I haven’t gotten mine yet, but looking at its description, I assumed it cut in sections, too. When I see samples, many times the pumpkin appears to be pieced because the sections are different patterns. What would be cool is if the die were 2 parts and cut both a solid and sectioned pumpkin. I suppose you could just cut along the section lines, too. Anyway, I really do like this project and love the idea of a fall fairy πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Roberta – are you getting the die?? Actually, it does also have sections that it cuts separately – the centre one and then one each side plus the stalk. Have you seen the fairy corpses that have been discovered recently???? πŸ˜‰

  2. So cool, love the mossy bottom :O) Again, I am tardy visiting, I have goodly excuses, I am on my death bed so can’t get about as quickly as usual (lol) Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

    • Mossy bottom – only you (and of course me!!!). So sorry you’re still not fighting fit, have been wondering if everything was OK as you have been quite quiet πŸ™‚

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