Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Sept 15, 2013

TBT is a day early so I can join in on some Challenges! You can see the original post HERE.

This year I was inspired by my golden pumpkin portrait aptly named, "Patchwork Jack". I was inspired not only by this canvas, but by two challenges.

My color palette was inspired by Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge for October. You can find the details at their BLOG.
The products I used were: Hag's Wart Orange Magical (from this Halloween set);
Red Hot Poker Orange Starburst Spray; Fuzzy Navel Peach Starburst Spray; A Bit O'Bubbly Starburst Spray; and 3 embossing powders: Byzantine Bronze; Queen Sheba's Silver; Midnight Violet.  

I was inspired in composition by the October challenge at Creative Embellishments, HERE. They had this lovely inspiration:
 I used their chipboard gears in various sizes. (Here's a few of them.) I also used these jack o'lanterns.
 There was a twist to their challenge to add a touch of metal.
(If you like to create things...any things...check out these monthly challenges. You get an opportunity to win some quality products from their shops!)
So here is what I created:
Steampunkin':  This has been a vision in my head for a couple Halloweens now. This was the year to make it. It's a 12 X 12 canvas. I collaged a background of patch-worked papers in black and white. I used a large piece of watercolor paper as a "mother board" for all the orange. I used the Lindy's magical and Starburst sprays to get the color. I tore out my pumpkin and stamped the light bulbs. (Stamp image from
Next comes the fun.
All those gears along the edge were embossed with a variety of the Lindy's powders. I used them in combination with each other and added in some copper (from Ranger) for the small pumpkins. I love that the Midnight Violet powder looks black but gives a purple hue in just the right light. That gold shimmer from the Starburst sprays added some great "glow" to both the lights and the pumpkin.
All the gears were embossed chipboard so I added my metal "twist" on the face. I used 2 metal bottlecaps as the base for my eyes and various keys for the mouth. All the pieces are attached with Multi Medium (Ranger). I also threw in some buttons, rhinestones, and little orange roses to fill in some gaps and add a touch more color.

Thanks for dropping by!
"Amuck, amuck, amuck, amuck..."  --Hocus Pocus


  1. love the adorable !Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments :)

  2. Super fun :) Thank you for joining Lindy's Stamp Gang color challenge!

  3. How fun is this canvas! Thanks for playing at Lindy's stamp gang!

  4. Lovely canvas full of colors. Thanks for joining Creative Embellishement challenge.

  5. This is so fun, love your metals! Thanks for joining the Creative Embellishments challenge.

  6. wow lovely texture thanks for playing at Lindy's stamp gang Challenge this month!!!!

  7. Thank you for joining Lindy's Stamp Gang color challenge!