Day 16 - Puckins for sale!

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I can't believe it's the half-way mark in our Halloween journey, I thank each and every person that visits and leaves the most beautiful comments for me.  I read them in the morning, and it really starts my day off in the most positive way.

Today I have 2 projects, the first is an altered book that I turned into a Jack-o-Lantern.  I've never done one of these before, but have seen them and wanted to give it a go.  I bought the instructions from Crafty Hana on Etsy and then set about folding 400+ pages.  I used an old book and love that it has an orange hue to it, which is perfect for the pumpkin!

The second project was a bookmark, cause all good books need a bookmark!  I used an image from Mo's Digital Pencil and coloured it brightly in Copics. 
 I doodled a border around the edge and then distressed it.  I added it to a tag shaped piece of Bazzill that I made, then layered some patterned papers, a feather, bling, a black cat and some skull brads.

I titled the image Puckins 4 Sale after a story my dad told me once - when he was little, his parents went to town for the morning and he gathered up all the pumpkins and set up a stall out the front of his house to sell them!  When his parents arrived home, they saw the stall and the sign that my dad had written and it said "Puckins 4 Sale".  I also love this image cause it reminds me of my youngest daughter's first Halloween - she was dressed as a pumpkin
Isn't she cute?!  My little Punkin :)

15 comments

TangledBlueRose said...

Your lil punkin is the cutest hands down!

Close runner up is the awesome folded pages book! LOVE it! Have seen them too and been a bit too intimidated to try one.

Love the tag and the skull charms there and great colors! Love all your projects!~kim

NanB said...

So many loves....! Love the story..ahhh sweet! And of course your little pukin...precious! And the bookmark is such eye candy with the delicious colors and layers! And if you have followed any of my projects you will know that I love, love books..old, new, nearly destroyed books, etc.! I have folded books in altering them but never taken the plunge to sculpt one as you did and the orange hue is spectacular as well as the 400 + folded amazing pages!! Awesomer than Awesome...either bad spelling or poor grammar:) !!

Matney said...

Book folding turned out wonderful! Can so see the shapes. TY for the link to the tute. Ahhh, what a cute card and goes perfect w/ that cute little punkin. Gorgeous coloring on image and love that kitty.

DogsMom said...

Your bookmark is so bright and cute! I have to search out some fun skull brads.
LOVE your folded pumpkin book - and that you used the natural orange of the pages.
I remember many (many many) years ago folding trees out of Reader's Digests.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Great altered book. I don't think I would have the patience to make such a project. Love the tag and all the little details you added. You're little pumpkin is adorable. *U*

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Cute lil pumpkin, cute story about your Dad and LOVE your tag and altered book! How brilliant!

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous book folding and that bookmark is soo adorable! Not nearly as cute as your daughter, though. love the story about your Dad, too. xxD

ldfdesign said...

Oh wow! That book is wonderful! Love the colors of your tag, you did such a wonderful job! My oldest first costume was a pumpkin too!

Susan Renshaw said...

Your little pumpkin is gorgeous!! Love the altered book and the tag. Must have a go at book altering!!

Julia said...

Fab tag and gorgeous baby, so sweet, love the book.

Sarah Bales Strom said...

What a fabulous altered book--you did a great job! Love the bookmark, too. :)

Steph said...

Your altered book is amazing! Your tag is so sweet, love the image and the colors and your daughter is adorable.

Rebecca pettit said...

Oh my now that is what I call carving pumpkins. Awesome pieces

maureenjscott said...

oh those cute puckins!!! The wee costumed girlie is gorgeous! Love the folded book and your tag is awesome! mo x

Christine Kiehl said...

Awww she was a darling little pumpkin! What a cool thing to do with an aged book! You have a great imagination! Keep up the good work!