Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pumpkin Carving 2009

Okay, here is another thing I did during my internetless fun....

At work, we are trying to do different fundraisers to try to build up our scholarship fund. The CEO thought it would be really fun if all of us decorated a pumpkin and then have the members vote on their favorite by placing money in the dish next to it. This week is credit union week, so there are lots of other fun things going on too. But, this pumpkin thing wasn't high on my list of fun! lol

First, I will tell you that I HATE carving pumpkins. John does them with the girls while I watch. The thought of touching pumpkin guts turns my stomach. So, my sweet dh did the gutting for me and got it all prepped. lol I drew the house and just carved the doors, windows and moon. I sprayed it with glossy sealer, so it was really hard to get a good picture of it. I added a foam ghost to the door, bats flying on wires and a witch flying past the moon in the distance. I glued the pumpkin to a piece of cardboard and then glued spanish moss down. Added some homemade and premade gravestones and a stone walkway. I thought it came out really cute!

Here it is lit up. It is a TERRIBLE picture, but you can see the witch better and see that it does look nice all lit up.


There are 12 really amazing pumpkins at work for members to vote on. I was amazed at the creativity and I think we will raise tons of money this week!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

8 comments:

LORi said...

Oh my Goodness....This is amazing!!! Great Job...You too John!! LOL!!!

PaperCrafty said...

Looks amazing Robin & John!!

Jeanne said...

Oh wow this is FABULOUS! Have to show my DD she will flip!

Shar said...

Wonderful pumpkin! Love the combo of carving, drawing and 3D effects.

Debby said...

This is insane! Incredible! You two make a great team!

Angela said...

This is fantastic, so much detail wow!! Her in the uk we only seem to cut faces on the pumpkins. Yhis is a real work of art,
hugs Angela x

Sheree said...

Love your pumpkin! The added detail is great! I'm stealing the idea for my carvable fake pumpkin (it won't rot, I can reuse it and NO GUTS!) And thank you for sharing your digistamps. I'm new to those and anxious to try them. Sheree

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the digi's. Hope to use them for next Halloween. Luella