Now in the midst of designing my Forest - It occurred to me that months ago I had started a Thanksgiving Table Setting...but I didn't really have a centerpiece...I have napkins and place cards and gift bags, but still no centerpiece and as many of you know once the creative juices start flowing it's very hard to turn them off so you can sleep at night...it is always better to finish designing before you try to sleep ( at least that's what I keep trying to explain to my husband when I am in the midst of the creative process at 1 a.m.). To make this mini Pumpkin I used 1/2" x 2" Strips of A2Z Essentials paper - Carefree Collection - Sunny Circles and a 3" ball. I shaved just a hair off the bottom of the ball so that it would sit flat. When I approached the top of the pumpkin I switched to strips that were only 1 1/2'" long so that it would lay correctly at the top. I made the stem by cutting a 1/2" strip of paper and I twirled it up the pencil slightly overlapping the paper each time around the pencil. Remove it slowly from the pencil and form it into a stem. To make the curly vines I cut 1/4" strips of shamrock green cardstock and curled it around my pencil and as I pulled it off the pencil I made it into a long curl. When I completed my first pumpkin ( Yes--there is a whole patch of pumpkins coming), I decided that the paper I had selected was to pale and of course my husband thought so too!! And his suggestion was perfect - of course - airbrush it!!! (why didn't I think of that). Here is what my pumpkin looked like before it was airbrushed:
Wow!! What a difference a little airbrushing can do!! I used my Copic Airbrush System and YR 09 . For my second pumpkin I decided to use my peach glitter cards from Die Cuts with a View. I airbrushed this pumpkin as well.
And if you have been reading my blog over the past few months you know I LOVE GLITTER PAPER!!
Here is a top view of the glitter pumpkin:
Aren't they cute?? Stop in tomorrow to see my Pumpkin Patch grow!! And don't miss checking in on Saturday - you just won't believe how cool Saturday's post is!! (Remember - no one has been sleeping at my house). And don't forget that you have until Saturday at Midnight to vote for your favorite tree and for a chance to win my Christmas Blog Candy!! Place your vote in the comment section of my October 31st Post. Thanks to everyone who has voted... See you tomorrow!