Monday, September 26, 2011

My Vintage Halloween Piece is Finished!

This is the Vintage Halloween Card I picked for my inspiration. Aren't those pumpkin boys a hoot?! I wanted to do all 4 pumpkin boys but with all my family drama I had to scale it back to only 2.

A lot of you have seen bits and pieces as I worked along but I'll show a few WIP then the final cause it always amazes me how it looks when I first start a piece and then suddenly bam it all goes together.
Scary orange body. I have to admit
I was pretty worried at this point.
Moved on to the paper clay pumpkin heads.
Back to the bodies and spent hours on the clothes. 
But learned so much!
Did you know pants have to have waistbands or they fall off? Well now I know. I added vintage buttons on the back of their shirts. I remember my grandma telling me that baby and toddler clothes when she was young had buttons on the backs so the kids couldn't take off their clothes and run naked. So I added that detail.
I have to say the Pumpkin heads were the hardest part. I haven't really painted since college and I hate doing things I'm not good at. Those orange heads sat and stared at me for a long, long time before I got the courage to paint the faces and other details. I am happy with the results cause I know it was the best I can do and is hopefully good enough.
All done! 
That darn gate almost sent me into crazed hysterics! 
I made it 3 different times. So, so happy to be done.
First Boy
Second Boy

I really hope you enjoyed seeing my piece. I had a great time making it and I hope whoever receives it is happy.


Mary Ann Tate said...

As I said on the Hive...perfect:)

AndreaLeigh said...

oh my gosh! those are just adorable!

yoborobo said...

Jen - this is amazing! I love how you interpreted that card. Those pumpkin boys are beyond adorable. :) xox

Jingle said...

This is just fantastic! Absolutely fun and so well done! I love it!

oldblackcatboo said...

I just gotta say,
they are PERFECT!
well done! :D
XOXO - Cindi

Wendy Wright said...

These are amazing! You are hitting a whole new level with your work. :). Just awesome. :)


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