The Great Pumpkin Challenge


The sweet folks at Ranger asked me to be part of their Great Pumpkin Challenge. We all started with a plain pumpkin and used Ranger goodies to turn it into a fall decorative piece. Here’s mine…

Here’s the scoop: I tore lots of strips of Sticky Back Canvas. White heat embossed Hero Arts images all over the strips. Painted them with Distress Inks. And sprayed the living daylights out of them with Perfect Pearl Mist. And thanks to the Sticky Back Canvas, they stick right on easily. For the “M” I just printed it and traced it onto canvas. Fun…

Be sure to head over the the Ranger blog all this week. They will be showcasing several decorated pumpkins by other artists each day. You can find them HERE.

Take care!

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  1. Julie Bohler

    At first glance, the pumpkin appeared to be wrapped in ribbon! How clever! Now you have given me even more crafting fodder! TFS!

  2. Wow…that’s a great fall decoration! I’ll have to keep that one in mind for the kids and I to do next year! :)

  3. NanaBeth W

    Love it-I’m saving pics of all of these for next Halloween.Everyone did a fantastic job.

  4. How fun! Love the way it turned out, Jennifer! :)

  5. Wow, that looks great!

  6. Ha…So Fun….Love your Pumpkin Jennifer!!!

  7. janet Wilson

    What a very cool challenge. Beautiful, Jennifer :o )

  8. Jennifer S.

    Great work! I love all the colors and patterns! I may have to give this a try. Looks like loads of fun with all that sparkle.

  9. Jodi A

    What a lovely pumpkin!! Love the strips and what you did with them. I had assumed before reading your discription that they were paper. Beautiful result!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. conil

    Seriously the prettiest pumpkin I ever saw. Kudos!

  11. Terri

    This is a gorgeous project! What a great idea.

  12. How fun is this?! What a wicked fun challenge!

  13. oh my! That is amazing that all of that is hand stamped and inked! wow, it is certainly ART!!

  14. Terri

    Such a cute and fun idea! Beautiful pumpkin!

  15. Becky Johnson

    Hi Jen,
    Wonderful job with the pumpkin. I just noticed in my Papercrafts Mag you had at least 3 cards and the scrapbook page published. (I’m late catching up.) Congratulations!! Proud of you.
    Peace, Becky Jonson

  16. Kimberli Sarsfield

    How fun! Love this fun pumpkin challenge!

  17. Roz Rhorer

    It’s fun to look at. I bet it was fun to make. :-)

  18. Perfect! Sticky back canvas is so versatile. What a fabulous decoration.

  19. Mendi Yoshikawa

    I LOVE this idea!!! Would also be so great on those fake pumpkins so you could keep it and pull it out year after year. :)

  20. Ok is it scary that i knew what you did the second I realized what it was in my e-mail? I would have done the same thing!!! It’s FABULOUS!!! Totally love it.

  21. You are enabling me more and more with that sticky back canvas! I’ve seen you use it for so many WONDERFUL things… and this one really tops them all! I ADORE your pumpkin! Thanks for the info on how to make one!

  22. Your pumpkin is really fabulous.

  23. Sharon D from Canada

    What a cute pumpkin, Jennifer! Great mix of patterns and I love how the white embossing pulls it all together!

  24. I have to know how big that pumpkin is… smaller than a basketball? bigger than a softball? Such a cute idea!

  25. This is stamping at it’s best Jennifer. I’m going to have to stock up on those fake pumpkins for next year. Hugs, Kathy
    Missin’ U
    Hey Keller…miss you too!!

  26. ReNi

    That pumpkin has such a great look! Fantastic idea, thank you so much for sharing :D

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