Friday, September 26, 2014

Pumpkin Jack Goes Steampunk

Today I am sharing a wall hanging depicting Pumpkin Jack dressed in his Halloween costume. It seems that Jack is a great fan of steampunkery and chose his costume accordingly. I'll bet that he and his friends will have fun at all of the parties coming up.
I decided that I wanted to make a dimensional project. To create this piece, I started with one of the burlap panels. I then sprayed Dylusions over the panel in Halloween colors. The face was cut from Graphic 45 design paper, edged in spiced marmalade distress ink, and adhered to a matching piece of grungeboard for strength. The hat was a wooden embellishment that I had picked up at a craft store. I painted it with black soot distress paint. To make the eyes and monacle, nose and moustache, and goggles, I die cut the gears and moustache and followed the effect powders technique (p. 52 of Tim Holtz's book) from the current Compendium of Curiosities Challenge. I love how it adds texture to the items. The raven and owl and die cut using some of Tim's dies and colored using distress paints. The mouth is part of a Cheery Lynn Designs die cut.
I really enjoyed working on this project for the Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge. This month the challenge is being sponsored by the generous Inspiration Emporium. There is also a great prize package from Tim and Mario. (See, even Jack has a big smile.)
This wall hanging works well with several other challenges: Take a word -- steampunkery; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -- anything goes; Frilly & Funkie -- haunting Halloween; Great Impressions -- get your spook on; SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenges -- steampunk stories.

13 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Cool Pumpkin hun, love that crow muchly... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

indybev said...

Pumpkin Jack is charming and debonair, Barbara. Thanks for sharing him with us!

Candy C said...

Pumpkin Jack is so cute! I love your very original "take" on creating a Halloween pumpkin. The gear eyes and nose and the moustache all done with the EP technique are wonderful! I also love your link mouth, the top hat and the feathered friends accompanying your pumpkin. Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

die amelie said...

:)

LOVE your pumpkin Jack, Barbara!

The gear monocle is my personal favourite.
I love how you managed to bring steampunk and halloween together in this gorgeous make!

Thank you so much for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Hugs,
Claudia x

Brigitte said...

Your pumpkin Jack is so funny ! A perfect mix with Halloween and steampunk.
Thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges.
Coutureuse

Ellen said...

This is a very cute idea! I love the steampunk "costume"! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions!

Sue C said...

Fabulous pumpkin Jack ! Love the hat and the cog background. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Mynn xx said...

What a super fun card! LOVE all the great gear die cuts and texture! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Meresanth said...

Aaah! It's Jack and he's so steampunky cool! Fab idea!
Thank you for joining our challenge at SASPC!
Agnieszka

cheiron said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this steampunk pumpkin!!! So creative. Thank you so much for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog :)

Marjie Kemper said...

I'm loving your steampunk pumpkin, Barbara! The gears are fabulous and I love that CL die mouth. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C.

Buttons said...

This takes me to such a happy place! I love the steampunk twist on Jack with that delicious rust. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Inkypinkycraft said...

a really quirky make x Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie x trace x