Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Decoupaging Pumpkins

Good morning, WOYWWers -

yes, it's morning here, and I know, most of you probably already enjoy their afternoon tea. I'm still at my first cup of coffee!

So here's my desk this morning:


I'm decorating those paper mache pumpkins that glow in such a nice orange. I painted them with acrylic paint and now am going to decoupage them with all those little paper squares I'm currently cutting. I have no idea whether this will work out, I've never done this before. So it might be a disaster, it might be nice. We'll see.

If you want to peek at work desks around the world, hop on over to Julia's blog to find more!

47 comments:

Frida said...

I would love to see the result when you're done.
Have a nice day!

sasa said...

That is one orangey pumpkinny place - lovely papers and shades...
sasa 10

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Those pumpkins look good enough to eat....can't wait to see them finished!

A.xx(29)

Helen said...

I am sure they will be great - they look pretty good so far, and the papers on the table are lovely!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh...these are going to be so cute! I love to decoupage. I hope you are going to post the results...

Theresa said...

You blog header is STUNNING! Best wishes on the pumpkins! Bet they turn out super!

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Oh cool! We don't really get into halloween here, but I really want to make those pumpkins!

Jingle said...

I think it sounds like a GREAT plan! I can't wait to see them!

Craftgirl said...

I love love love the colours on your desk.
Fabbo
Carol

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous project - can't wait to see the pumpkins when they've been "altered"!
Love those phtos of the pumpkin patch - they are such a scrumptious colour.
Sylvia xx

voodoo vixen said...

Oooh love your pumpkins... hopefully they will be ready for Halloween?? ;) I learned that with pasting decopage paper on curves, the smaller the pieces the easier it is!

Juliette Crane said...

your blog is so beautiful! i am just loving all of your photos and art projects! i can't wait to see these pumpkins once you're done with them! thank you so much for the inspiration!

it's so lovely to reconnect with a fellow flyer!!!

best wishes to you!
Juliette

Sue from Oregon said...

Carola! I hope this works because it sounds like it will turn out so very cool!!! Good luck and hope to see the finished product soon! Thanks for popping by to say Hi today!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

lovely orange papers! i'm looking forward to seeing the finished project!

Scrapcollectr said...

Thx for commenting on my blog...I like your short and sweet blog post. Good luck with those pumpkins, they'll probably look great when they're finished!
=D
Linky #129

gina said...

Your workspace looks like so much fun--wish I could drop by and do a project with you! Your pumpkin photos are great too!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wow! Your pumpkins are gonna be a work of HeART!

Roban Studio - Rhonda said...

Very cool. The orange color looks like pumpkin pie. I was going to link up to WOYWW and got as far as taking a photo of my desk, then got side tracked with a different thought, then a neighbor stopped by and that was that. Maybe next week. :)

Sherry said...

What a fun project! Your pumpkins look bright and beautiful already and I think it'll work out just fine.

(Thanks for already stopping by my workdesk)

Sherry 118

Susan Allan said...

I like what you are doing because it is experimenting and I am all for that.
You never know what will transpire and that is where the fun is.
Don't forget to show us the results.

Have a great day
Sue 88

Rosie said...

Oh my I LOVE these pumpkins and your photos of them. Hardly anyone grows them here in the UK so these are a feast of colour for the eyes!

Toucan Scraps said...

lovely papers, I'm sure they will look stunning

Linda C said...

Would love to see the finished project. My imagination is going wild! Linda #78

see you there! said...

I'll bet these are going to be grand when you've applied all those paper scraps. I'll be back to see...

Darla

Morti said...

Ooh - this is interesting work! I like the pumpkins as they are at the moment, so it'll be interesting to see them finished....

Carrie said...

I got blown away by your beautiful blog heading picture....I am originally from South Africa where we get lovely coastlines like this and it made me home sick. Your pumpkins are gorgeous, such a bright and vibrant colour. Thanks so much for popping over to my blog to have a nose at my desk too, I really appreciate it.
Love
Carrie

Jules said...

What a great idea, I bet the finished pumpkins look ace!

JoZart said...

Golden in every way, lovely to see and thanks for sharing. Be sure to let us see the end result!
JoZarty x

Spyder said...

ohooo wow, I think they are going to be fabulous! You'll have to show us again!
Happy WOYWW!
(Lyn))

Kaz said...

love these gorgeous pumpkins look good enough to eat!! love the coastline picture too just stunning x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Thanks for popping by.
I think the pumpkins will look great when complete :-)
Anne x

Ciara said...

Love the pumpkin patch photos - how very American!! You got some great shots there.

Don't be fooled by my dual monitors - just means there's more dullness to see at once!!

Ciara
xx

Esther said...

Gorgeous Pumpkins...hope you show us the finished result...I think they'll look fab.. Esther xx

having a {me} day said...

This looks interesting. I can't wait to see how the finished project turns out. keeleyxx

Molly said...

This picture makes me happy! I love the pumpkins and the fabric and all the creative supplies.

I am so glad to have found your blog this morning (I just discovered Vision and Verb and followed your link). I am also a woman of later years who just now rediscovering her creative side. I look forward to following you in the future.

Neet said...

What fabulous pumpkins. Would love to know what you are going to do with them all. Question - do you keep them for next year and if so how do you store them away?
ps I know they are not real - just thinking of the space for storing. #142

WrightStuff said...

Well those pumpkins look good enough to eat, which reminds me... time to make pumpkin soup! I shall have to pop back and see the finished versions. I'm stopping by today via Shona Cole. Nice to meet you!

Aisling said...

Lovely halloween project, I can't wait to see the result! Thanks for visiting my workdesk!

Gez said...

Wow! Good luck with the pumpkins.. hope we get to see them next week. :) They look almost real at first sight. Have a great weekend.xx

Diana said...

I love your pumpkin idea. Hopefully, you'll post it when your done. The pumpkin patch photos are awesome, too. Have a nice weekend.

Paula Gale said...

Wow = I bet those pumpkins turn out fantastic - i love all the orange papers waiting to be pasted on...

Carola - I hope you don't mind me asking this, but when I just came to your blog for the first time, like i do everytime i visit a new blog, I read the blog owners profile... I noticed that you said you lived with your husband - you've put that he's geek - is that meant to say greek - or is he really a geek !!! I hope you don't mind me saying - but it made me smile - whether its meant to say it or not LOL

Thanks for coming to my blog and leaving a comment..!!!

Paula x x x

Terry & Kim said...

Have you finished your pumpkins yet? They look promising.

Terry #18

akilli melek said...

how cool, would love to see how they turn out.

thanks for popping by earlier. caroline #1

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I'm thinking they'll turn out to be just fab! How fun - they're almost as glowing as the pumpkin patch shots!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a cool project. And shiny, too. Sorry I'm really late this week. I keep getting later and later, but would never miss your desk, even though I think I've missed a few this time around. I can't wait to see those finished pumpkins. I suspect I don't have too long to wait, either (grin). Happy really, really belated WOYWW (#2).

Thistleblue said...

Great pumpkins Carola! Looking forward to seeing the finished article. :-) Drop me an email with your address so I can send you the sticky ribbon that I showed in my WOYWW post last week :-)

hugs
Michelle
x

Holly said...

Sorry I'm a bit late this week...

I love the pumpkins... They are going to look great with that matching papers on them! I'm happy to see some pumpkins not covered in Glitter..lol Everything this Fall in the stores in covered in Glitter...