Peter, Peter pumpkin eater?

How about a Pumpkin Box? Happy KSS Monday!!!

I will admit, I am happy how this pumpkin box turned out,  but it didn’t start out to be a box.

It all started with one pumpkin… and grew and grew! LOL! This box took on a life of its own. When I had finished stamping my grove of pumpkins… well, it seemed that the finished image was a bit too big for a card… hmmm?

Pumpkins Altered Harvest Box

As I scanned my craft room, searching (for what?… I had no clue!), I spotted an old box that was screaming out, “Alter ME!”  … so I did.

The box would need to be covered, but paper would be too thick to allow the box to still shut properly. How about painting it? Yup, this would be a good time to crack open a bottle of Ranger’s Distress Crackle Paint in Antique Linen color. I have been itching to try this paint but wasn’t sure on what project I would give it a try.

Stamps used: Multi-Step Pumpkins Clear Stamps

Pumpkins Color Recipe can be found HERE

Close-Up of Pumpkins Altered Harvest BoxBefore I applied the crackle paint, I painted the box with a dark, contrasting color of paint. I used Mushroom Acrylic Paint from Folk Art. After the paint was completely dry (the heat gun sped up the process), I covered the painted box completely with the crackle paint. I just love the finished results form this paint with all the different size cracks. The thicker the paint, the bigger the cracks. I let this coat of paint dry overnight. Then it was just a matter of matting my stamped image, and the box was done. (Well, except for the bottom of the box! LOL!)

So, this is my story of a box that started out as one little pumpkin!  Happy Monday!

Please take a peek at what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up for you today!

Angel •  Connie •  Dee •  Julie •  Lisa

Lori •  Lynn •  Makiko

Materials – Stamps: Multi-Step Pumpkins Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Double-sided mulberry paper Tan/Chocolate from the Paper Company. River Rock and Marigold Morning from SU! Vintage Cream from Papertrey.

Ink: for the Pumpkins, vines, and flowers – see Color recipes. Shadows on the ground under the pumpkins were sponged with Sahara Sand and Jumbo Java – both VersaMagic. 

Embellishments: Bronze photo corners from We R Memory Keepers. Emboss zig-zag border punch from Martha Stewart.

For the BOX: Mushroom acrylic paint from Folk Art under Antique Linen Distress Crackle Paint from Ranger. Aged the edges and corners by sponging with Sahara Sand and Jumbo Java – VersaMagic.

14 thoughts on “Peter, Peter pumpkin eater?

  1. This is just fabulous with all those gorgeous, beautifully colored pumpkins!! I too love using crackle paint and it’s perfect for this altered box!! Your ideas are always so wonderful and inspiring, TFS!!


  2. Beautiful altered project Maria! What a FAB release, I want them all!


  3. What a great set to use to alter you box – perfect for a fall home decor item!


  4. I had the pleasure of seeing this one up close and what a stunning box this is!! These pumpkins are just so cute I love this set:)


  5. I held this in my hands and studied it for a long time!! Such exquisite masking and layering!! A breath-taking beauty, Maria!!


  6. So beautiful, Maria!! I know what you mean…very often I start with one of your fab images, and then it just grows and grows! One of the things I love about your stamps…the versatility!!

    Your altered box is just so fun! Anyone would love to receive a box like this…who cares what would be inside of it!! LOL!!


  7. It turned out beautiful! I love all the color variations you gave the pumpkins – very nice!


  8. Ahhhh the box, LOL It truly is a work of art. I don’t think you have ever done anything I didn’t like. You have such a great color wheel in your mind. I have already printed out the color recipes and now I can’t wait to get the pumpkins so i can start using them. Hugs, T


  9. What a fabulous box! LOVE the crackle finish and all your pretty pumpkins!! 🙂


  10. Holy macaroni!! Maria, this is stunning!! Great job on the alternation and beautiful pumpkings!!


  11. I mean “pumpkins” 😛


  12. This is so beautiful!!!! I can’t wait to play with my new stamps!!! Your color combos are great, those pumpkins look so real!


  13. Fabulous project, Maria! The crackle paint’s finish goes perfectly with the look and feel of the pumpkins.


  14. Such a fabulous project! I absolutely LOVE the pumpkins, (no wonder you couldn’t stop at just one!) Thanks for another FABULOUS release!


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