Shabby pumpkin

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Well here I am, at last, back from Hull safe and sound and having survived the scary motel. One final trauma on my arrival back in Sheffield – I got off the train without my suitcase! I think that was a measure of just how tired I was. Fortunately the train had terminated at Sheffield so I was able to dash back and retrieve it. It was the final straw!!! But I’m home – recovering, and tonight I have an evening at the theatre with Mr Beez to look forward to.

This is the inspiration photo’ for the current challenge at The Shabby Tearoom. Use the colours in the photo’, a pumpkin and make it shabby.

I’ve been wanting to make a wreath like this for ages and thought this would be a good opportunity. I used two of my Martha Stewart punches and a selection of autumnal toned papers and cut branches and fronds. I layered these up onto a circle of card pretty much in the same way you would when making the real thing.

I stamped out a pumpkin three times, using a Bo Bunny stamp and Bundled Twigs distress ink. To keep it shabby and in keeping with the photo’ colours I blotted it lightly first and then used the second impression. I pulled out the colour with a waterbrush and then dabbed some Picket Fence distress stain over the top. I cut out the pumpkin and layered the pieces to give the pumpkin dimension.

Next I stamped the word “Thankful”  using another stamp from Bo Bunny and Bundled Twigs distress ink. I inked the edges of the card with Vintage Photo.

To finish off the wreath I added some faux red berries and buttons The berries just lift the whole thing and (I think) the buttons keep it shabby! I also popped a ribbon and lace bow at the top.

The final touches were a piece of lace along the bottom of the card and a large cream button threaded with twine.

So lovely to get back to my crafting! We’re going to see The Woman In Black tonight – it’s meant to be quite scary so one way or another I should feel chilled!


Shabby pumpkin — 7 Comments

  1. Your shabby real is just wonderful…lots of gorgeous colours! Thanks for sharing your pretty Autumn card with us at the Tea room!

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