Monday, 10 September 2012

Oh My Gourd!!

Haunted Design House time because it's Macabre Monday.

"Oh My Gourd!!!"

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that utilizes, mimics, infers, or is otherwise obviously 
gourd or pumpkin inspired.

We have a wonderfully creative and timely sponsor this week!!
Funworld's Floating Pumpkin Hangers
Unfortunately, in this area we have nothing I could use to demonstrate this fabulous piece of engineering, not even a melon, but I have got one and as soon as a suitable pumpkin substitute is available, I will be using for sure.
 So instead of upcycling a pumpkin, I upcycled a paper bag.
Useful for "trick or treating" or just to keep as part of the décor.

The centre piece is an image from Rick St Dennis, Pumpkin Head

I know he's from last year's collection drawn by Rick St Dennis, but he fitted so well into my theme. I think my promarkers loved him.

For the rest of the bag, my cricut came in handy. Both the DP base (My Mind's Eye, Halloween Sparkles) and the letters were cut using the Happy Hauntings cart. Mounted onto a pearlised black paper base. A little wooden skull and crossed bones from stash.

Your turn peeps, show us your gourd!!  While you're pondering, have a look at all the other wondrous pieces my fellow minions produced. You'll find them all at Haunted Design House.

Check back in a couple of days time for more of my pumpkin related makes.

A challenge or two I'd like to enter this into
Anything But A Card - Anything Goes
Inspired by - photo inspiration - I went for colour
Smudger - Recycle
Pin and Tack : Spark your activity now - Anything Goes


  1. Great idea hun - must get into this 'upcycling' thing, lol xxx

  2. Awesome love yhe coloring it is very beautiful

  3. Fabulous - gorgeous colouring on that image. A fantastic make-over of the baggy and look at all those yummy sweeties :-) I'll be right over :-D LoL xxxxxxxxxx

  4. What a cooool design!!! Thanks for joining us at ABAC :) :) :)

  5. Such a fab bag and gourdgeous coloring on the image. Lovin' the Cricut cuts, too! Hey, you can enter this in Smudgetastic recycling challenge as well. xxD

  6. Well done with your upcycling. I am sure your bag will be greatly admired. Thank you for joining Anything But A Card's First Challenge.

  7. Great job, thanks for playing at Inspired By!

  8. Great to upcycle and reuse in this way! I think your Promarkers absolutely do love Mr Pumpkin head - you did a wonderful job with them! A great fun project and thank you for sharing it with us at ABAC's first challenge and I do hope we'll see you here again soon.

  9. Yeah, this is definitely a dark creation. Fantastic! Thank you for sharing this at ABAC :)

    I invite you to join me at the Anything Goes challenge here:

    Lots of joy,

  10. Thanks Croms for entering the smudger challenge too you are a wee gem xx

  11. Loving your Halloween Bag, fab design. Thank you for playing along with us at Smudger, Annette x

  12. Very cool! Thanks so much for joining us at Spark Your Creativity. Have a wonderful day.

  13. You are so talented Helen, you have done an amazing job with Rick's pumpkinhead! and congrats on your new DT spot :)

  14. Wow...your bag is fantastic...great way to recycle! Love how you put it all together and the way you colored your pumpin head image is outstanding!

    Thanks for entering the Smudger Challenge!
    ~wendy, DT for Smudger Challenge Blog

  15. It looks stunning. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC

  16. Me again :-) Thank you for entering your FABBO creation over at The Smudger 'Recycle' Challenge xxxxxxxxxxx

  17. oh that is so cool and adpt thank you for sharing at Smudger challenge.EE

  18. Quite the Masterpiece! Love it!

  19. OMG I love this image, absolutely brilliant. Thank you for joining us at Smudger chsllenges. Abbie DT xx

  20. Love your paper bag thanks for playing at Smudger
    Hugs xxx