I decided to make a painting to be displayed over my fireplace. I started with a flat canvas and covered it with spackle, then sprinkled it with clean crushed eggshells, which gave it the bumpy texture.(You'll definitely want to click on the pics to see the textures up close!) Then it pretty much came down to painting my scene(I used various paints and techniques), and then adding in my pumpkins from Smeared Ink's digi set The Patch, which were colored using prisma pencils and distressed slightly.
Here are a couple of closeups of my autumn tree and my pumpkins.
I LOVE the way it turned out, and it reminds me of taking an evening to go to the pumpkin patch and pick out a perfect jack-o-lantern pumpkin. Sipping hot cider, walking through a corn maze, and imagining a superb spooky face that you will carve into your prize later in the month. Listening to the kids talk excitedly about the upcoming festivities, and remembering what it was like to go trick-or-treating as a child. Ahhhh, I want to be in my painting!!
I hope you get the same feeling that I do when I look at this, and that it inspires you to use some fall colors for some of your upcoming creative projects. I also hope that you will continue on to the other Wicked Blog participants and see what they have in store for you today.