Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fall is Here!

Hay bales. Scare crows. Indian corn. Halloween Decorations. Pumpkins. Have you seen them start to pop up in your neighborhood? I have! They have inspired this, our tenth challenge! Alter a pumpkin! That's right, make your pumpkin the best on the block! Of course, it doesn't have to be a real pumpkin. Wooden, metal or plastic will do. Link us up with a photo of your pumpkin creation in the comments section of this post before midnight on Halloween night, October 31st. You can email us a photo if you would like. One lucky person will win this prizepack full of Fall & Halloween goodies!



Here is what the DT did with their pumpkins:


Patti altered a real pumpkin with stickers, vinyl appliques, chipboard and stickers! Additional photos in the gallery.

Jan altered a metal pumpkin with chalk board spray paint and some silk flowers. See the before photo in the gallery.


Jolene altered 2 wooden pumpkins with paint, a crackle medium and then took a heat tool to it to bubble up the paint.

Remember to check the Pumpkin Gallery throughout the month to see what others have done with their pumpkins. Happy Fall and happy altering!!

34 comments:

TxScrapAddict said...

Great idea! Something I needed to do anyhooooo! Great projects too!!

pattiwest said...

Wow! What a fabulous October prize! Happy Halloween!

Kimmarie said...

Oh I am all over this. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love all the ideas from the DT!

mustangkayla said...

How fun! I came up with something I really want to try it and it all started with your wonderful challenge! Thanks!

Tina said...

got my pumpkin... got my paint.... Now all I need is TIME! lol. What a fun challenge! I can't wait to see what everyone does!

mustangkayla said...

I had so much fun with this challenge! Thanks for the inspiration. My pumpkin can be viewed on my blog at http://dream-bielieve-imagine-mustangkayla.blogspot.com/2008/10/its-pumpkin-turkey.html.

jo-ann said...

wonderful creations! I'm slowly getting my mojo back after losing my furry little buddy last week! it was a devastating and emotional time for me! i'm off to look for somethhing pumpkinny!

SAR girls said...

Have uploaded Mustanglayla's adorable pumpkin to the galler-go take a peak!

Cant wait to see what you all come up with!

SAR girls said...

Jo-Ann, so sorry to hear about Chubb. Big [SAR] hugs to you!

pattiwest said...

kayla...your turkey pumpkin is adorable!!

Beth said...

The DT creations are magnificant! I need to get my thinking cap on for this!

Maryfrances said...

YAY...I love this challenge. What a super idea ladies. I am so glad that you are seeing some great work come from your efforts!

Barb (bjc) said...

Ack -- I just altered a pumpkin in September!! Can I use that one or would you like me to do another one for October????

Barb (bjc) said...

Here is the pumpkin I did in Sept.

http://www.scrapbookeronline.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=18901&cat=500&page=1

and the one I did today (don't like this one as well):

http://www.scrapbookeronline.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=19053&cat=500&page=1

SAR girls said...

Thanks Barb! I will put them both in the gallery! I think they are both terrific!

Adora Concepcion said...

great challenge! i might be able to do this one! love the dt example!

{ erin } said...

This was fun! I "borrowed" my daughters pumpkins and went a little nutty with my stickles and paper clips. You can see my altered pumpkin here: http://scrappyerin.blogspot.com/2008/10/glittery-pumpkin.html

mustangkayla said...

Barb your pumpkins are realy cute! What a great idea to wrap a real pumpkin in paper like that.

Erin, the stickles and bats on your pumpkin rock!

SAR girls said...

Erin! Thanks for playing with us this month! That glittery web on your pumpkin ROCKS!

SAR girls said...

Check out Recie's painted gourd in the gallery-it is adorable!

Thanks for playing with us Recie!

Keely Yowler said...

WOW! Such a fun challenge!

KSmith said...

Beautiful pumpkins so far.

pattiwest said...

Such fun pumpkins!! I love 'em all! *smiles!*

Kimmarie said...

WOW! So many great pumpkins in the gallery!!! I always have trouble with emailing from the blog so here is my link:

http://s68.photobucket.com/albums/i29/kimmarie_photos/?action=view&current=pumpkin.jpg

Let me know if there is a problem. This is a wooden pumpkin I painted to hang from our mailbox. I am hoping to decorate a real pumpkin this weekend. Thanks :)

SAR girls said...

You have some terrific painting skills, Kimmarie! What a great sign! Thanks for playing with us!

Maryfrances said...

Here is mine! Enjoy!
http://www.scrapbookeronline.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=19128

SAR girls said...

Check out the mini album Maryfrnaces made! OMGosh is it ever cute! Thanks for sharing your talent with [SAR]!!

jo-ann said...

those projects are all too cute! what great ideas!

mustangkayla said...

Maryfrnaces, your mini album is to die for! How cute and creative! Just love it!

twinklescrapbooks said...

Thank you so much for this challenge! Super prize pack,too! The pumpkin gallery is amazing.I made my altered pumpkin from a papier mache one. It is on my blog
and I'll email it,too.
http://mommycomplex.blogspot.com/
Happy Halloween!!!
tina w.

Sandi said...

Here is my pumpkin! It was SOOOOOO much fun to do... well, even more fun when it was done! LOL

http://scrappinsandi.wordpress.com/2008/10/31/another-look-at-my-pumpkin/

Karen Reichel said...
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Karen Reichel said...

Here is my pumpkin on my blog: http://memoriesinthemaking-karen.blogspot.com/2008/10/altered-pumpkin.html

mustangkayla said...

Cool pumpkin Tina!

Wow Sandi! What a neat idea! It's beautiful!

Awesome job Karen! Love all the flowers and details on your pumpkin!