Friday, October 29, 2010

pumpkin project (part two)

inspired by this ~ here's the second half of my pumpkin project tale. :)

once all the pumpkins were at home i started with my "before" photo shoot. 

(p.s. forgive me for the lighting of my photos... i am having issues these days :( hopefully i will get into the swing of things soon!)

the little white one was my favorite since it was the most "perfect" (the first purchased) 

the big mini one looks like a giant orange to me (second purchased)

and finally our big guy from shawn's pumpkin patch! :)

oh izzy stopped by to say hi ♥ anytime i take pictures and they aren't of her... she manages to walk into the middle of at least one shot before i finish. do your fur balls do that?

next step ~ white wash! in order for me to get all the pumpkins the same white, i spray painted them with outdoor spray paint. sadly i forgot to take a picture before i started the artwork so just imagine... they are now all bright white! *insert image here* ohhh don't they look nice? :)

since i can't wow you with an image of the white "before" ~ here is the fancy "after" with the artwork

it was pretty easy to do...

once the spray paint dried, using a mix of black sharpies and a fine point pen, i did the spider & his web. i should have ONLY used the fine point pen on this one, but i didn't know i had one until after i basically finished. in the end, the spider web is my least favorite mainly because it has my black finger prints everywhere!

the bat was my second project, and i totally screwed him up too. haha i drew him in pencil first, and then started tracing over that. one side came out great, but then when i got to the other side somehow i couldn't tell the difference from my erased lines and my real lines... and it was way uneven. i ended up spray painting over one half of him and starting over. ridiculous and funny... actually now that i think about it, this one was way more messy than the spider web.

for the big guy, i asked the mister to do a pumpkin face because i wanted to make sure he was a part of the project too. (we are a family after all). not surprisingly, he did amazing! in the end, it's actually my favorite one of the three. thanks babe :)

which one is your favorite?

personally i like surprise pumpkin that showed up ♥

isn't she the cutest pumpkin of them all :)

well what do you think of my black & white creations?
image one source, all other images by jenna @ a little blue


Chrissy said...

Aww - she is the cutest little pumpkin!!

Kellie Collis said...

Oh, why go all through all that trouble when the cutest one is in orange? Happy Halloween! Kellie xx

la petite coquine said...

Oh my goodness, she's too sweet! Hope you guys enjoy all the pumpkins-they look terrific!

golfduck said...

Very nice Jen ~ great job!

The Farleys said...

Jenna! What a great job!! I would have loved to have done our house up in the Halloween style but someone has decided that they don't need to sleep anymore. We'll at least I'm dressed the part. I'm a walking zombie!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Way cute! all four pumpkins! I love the first one with the pup, she's totally posing. What a little ham :D

Great white pumpkins. I bought a white one this year but mine does look nearly as awesome as yours do!

pam@ iLoveShelling said...

Little Izzy is the cutest! She just loves the camera, doesnt she. Your pumpkins look amazing.

Cindy Whitehead said...

these are gorgeous! You might like my post today on the local pumpkin races where I live - people go wild decorating their pumpkins - very inspiring - yours woudl have been beautiful in this event! happy Halloween!

Kimbirdy said...

ooo i like the look of painted pumpkins! what a great idea... and a little easier than getting all goopy. :)

plus, izzy, is it? she's the cutest little dog ever!

Signe said...

wow, these look great, I am impressed :)

DiamondsandTulle said...

Oh my gosh! These pictures and pumpkins are great! I LOVE the one with Izzy and the pumpkins in her costume! Will have to try these next year.

xx Vivian @