Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Great Pumpkins!

 Well, what do you think?  I'm really pleased with how these pumpkins turned out.
I finished the leaves with a running stitch and a buttonhole stitch around the edge. The orange pumpkin I spray painted with Cinnamon, American Accents Paint.
It has a completely different texture than the one I painted with gesso first.

This color is called toasted vanilla, and I gave the pumpkin a spray of walnut ink for the old style country look.  The sunflower stalk stems shrank in the microwave as they dried, so I used some moss around the stems to fill the space.
 If nothing else, I am resourceful!
 It's so dark here today.  I lit the first candle of many I will burn in these days of less light and shorter days. 
 Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
 ~Chinese Proverb

I found this print at a local school's rummage sale.  Something to hang on the wall in January, when the walls look really bare after Christmas...which is  just 3 months away today!!! 

Happy Birthday to Mindy my dear SIL and to my niece Michele, the girl who made me an Auntie 42 years ago.  You were my "first" baby, and I love you so "crazy asparagus"!

Have a great Sunday!


Lynne said...

Your pumpkins are looking great. I like the paint look too. I keep fiddling with mine in different shapes and textures. If nothing elseca really fun ."something" to share with a friend.

The print is really nice. I would haved loved if it had been me to find that little water color!

Keep creating, better yet, keep enjoying doing so!!!

tikascm said...

Your pumpkins are beautiful, and they will not rot! Keep on crafting my dear pal. Hope to see you or at least talk to you soon!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Your pumpkins turned out terrific Penny! Love them and how clever to use a sunflower stem!
Your stitching is perfection.
Love these cuties!
See you on the 7th???
Hope so!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Penny!! Your pumpkins are WONDERFUL!!!!! I so love that you sprinkled them with walnut ink afterwards too :) they turned out wonderful dear friend, hugs and love, Dawn