Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I've been wanting to share this...

I have been away from my computer for a long time! We were away for 10 days and now that we're back I have not been feeling real great. Hope it goes away quickly-I leave again next Tuesday for New Jersey to visit my sister and my daughter!
I had very limited computer access while I was away so I'm far, far behind with visiting my favorite blogs! I have lots to show you but first I want to tell you about something I was busy with before we went away. Two months ago I got an email from my blog buddy Deb Damboise of Say it With Letters! asking if I would be a guest designer for a Fall project featuring one of their wood shapes. I have worked with Deb & Steven's products for several years and I love them. The variety of shapes is phenominal and the ease of working with them makes it super fun. I was honored and excited to be asked to create something for their company.
The shape Deb sent me was a pumpkin. Oooo, nice and fat and round!

 I decided to alter it in a vintage style which I love. K&CO scrapbook paper that looked like vintage wallpaper, some stamped text, distressed paper doily and some silk flowers and ribbons.

After I completed the pumpkin, I turned it over to photograph the back. SIWL always puts these great notches in the wood to make them easy to hang and to hang in a balanced way. When I looked at the blank pumpkin back, I decided I wasn't quite finished!

What could this mean?

I covered the back with some Fall striped scrapbook paper, traced a nose and eyes using an eraser and finished him off with some Fall leaves and some flourishes! But he still needed something else. Of course! Braces!

So there you have my pumpkin with two sides! If you go to Deb's blog, you can see the tutorial.
Because the notches on the back are covered with paper, I am displaying this on a plate stand. He looks real cute in my family room! After Halloween, I'll just flip him over.
Thank you Deb, for having confidence in me and asking me to participate in this project! I had a blast!
My next post will feature some amazing things that have come in the mail!!!!!


Unknown said...

Absolutely & totally cute. Who wouldn't want to display that pumpkin. It's so cute on both sides you might have to hang it somewhere where you can see it coming & going! I hope your enjoying your trip.


marie said...

Love the pumpkin ~ great idea to do both sides. That's perfect for a window!

Hope you feel 100% soon ~ have a fun trip!

marie said...

Oh yes, I did notice that cute little squirrel!
And I love the treat or treater and crow too! Nice photos Joyce!

mimi said...

WELCOME BACK!!!!!! I absolutely love this project. I think it just might be my favorite creation of yours. First of all so very clever of you decorate both sides :) and your attention to the little details is perfect. (vine flourishes and of course the braces)I am so proud of you!! Deb could not have picked a better guest designer. Feel better!!

Bev said...

Congrats! You so deserved this! I know how you love their stuff and I just love how you decorated this pumpkin. I think having it on a dish rack is a cool way to display it too. Can't wait to see you do more of their products.
Way to go!! HOpe you feel better soon.

Unknown said...

Joyce, This is such a fun project. I am so happy you are on this design team. Your directions are easy to follow, and the results are so beautiful! So happy you have returned from vacation. Elizabeth

Mimi Sue said...

Love that. A reversible pumpkin, very clever. Mimi

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

You did a fantastic job here, Joyce! Beautiful on one side, adorable on the other. The braces thing cracks me up! : )
Hope you're feeling better soon.

LaurieStar said...

Joyce - I love your project! I love that you did both sides - what a great way to get extra use out of the shape! Very cute.

I sure hope you feel better soon!

deb said...

Joyce, I've been trying to post on this all week but had problems. I absolutely *love* your project! Those braces are really the finishing touch. :) So glad you're back - we've missed you!

Lori said...

This is wonderful! What a great display item for Halloween. I love it!


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