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Ambassador Pumpkin Challenge

Ambassador Pumpkin Challenge

Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere! Get in the mood for spooky season with hand-painted pumpkins. From painted pumpkins to paintings OF pumpkins and everything in between – we are excited to celebrate the season with a pumpkin party challenge. To kick off the challenge, we asked some of our talented ambassadors to show us some of their pumpkin-painted creations. Their creations could be a faux pumpkin with their art painted on it, their art painted or decoupaged on a pumpkin-shaped surface, or even a painting of 1 or more pumpkins on a different surface. It's totally up to interpretation and these 7 ambassadors delivered on some truly creative and fun pumpkin designs. 

Keep reading to see what our ambassadors created! Then share your creations with us, following the rules below in order to be entered into our contest. Your work could be shared on our social media channels. 

There is still time to join the challenge. Check out the details below:

Join us for the #PlaidPumpkinParty and win free Plaid products! We are giving away 55 prizes this year, including five Plaid Crafts prize packs valued at over $50. From painted pumpkins to paintings OF pumpkins, and everything in between – we want to see your creativity shine! The only rule is that you use Plaid products or tools to create your pumpkin art: think Apple Barrel & FolkArt paints, Mod Podge, and our wood burning or photo transfer tools.

🎃 Make sure you are following @PlaidCrafts on Instagram
🎃 Tag us & use #PlaidPumpkinParty on each entry.
🎃 Tell us in the caption what Plaid Crafts tools & formulas you used on your creation.
👻 The first 50 individuals with qualified entries will get “Booed by Plaid” & receive a mini prize. You can enter as many times as you like, but you can only get “Booed by Plaid” once. 🌟 Challenge ends at 11:59pm ET on October 12, 2021. The winners will be announced on Friday, October 15th, via a post here on Instagram. Challenge open to residents of the US only. Profiles must be set to public for entries to be visible.

Without further ado, we are proud to introduce our talented ambassadors. 

Valeria Prieto

I am an artist, working from St. Louis. My little studio is based next to my house. I have a degree in Graphic Design at the Institute of Architecture, Design and Art at the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. I am an independent artist painter, illustrator, and graphic designer. My works have been presented in Canada, Serbia, U.S., Argentina Mexico and London (TATE).

My passion is to experiment with many elements of nature, encompassing animals, portraits, flowers, minerals, and other components of the natural world. I enjoy blending and balancing imagery and symbolism in my paintings through an abstract realism lens - hoping to provoke emotions and expressions in love, magic, and beauty.

I like to work with watercolor, graphite, ink, color pencils, acrylics and oil on a myriad of surfaces such as cotton paper, wood, and different styles of canvases that allows me to conceive different variations in style and expression. I also enjoy exploring the world of digital art and illustrations, sometimes re-working a piece with distinct layers to capture contrasting visual dimensions.

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Dayle Bennett

Hey, there I’m Dayle! A consultant, speaker, and glitter sprinkler that provides a fresh perspective to help teams and individuals find joy in their daily lives. I’m a creative innovator that uses design thinking with my experience, expertise, and creative energy to solve problems.

My passion is helping people thrive. Make Inspire Share is not a tagline, it’s a way of life. When we use creativity, it opens up possibilities and options not yet explored. Creativity bridges the gaps which allow us to connect.

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Parker Beaudoin

Born in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1985, Parker Beaudoin is an artist that has been surrounded by art from the first time he was able to hold a crayon. Parker has spent the last 18 years of his life learning and living as a tattoo artist. As a successful tattooist, his accomplishments array from being a World Record holder for tattooing the world's smallest tattoo of a painting, to winning a copious amount of awards for his work.

Parker has also been a featured artist and had his work published in a very large amount of national and international magazines and publications. From tattooing to now devoting his career to being a full time artist and painter, Parker became the founder and co-owner of Spread Love With Art, Inc., a trademarked brand and company created to make art affordable and available to everyone.

Parker has developed his own genre of art called “Neo-Popism.” With this style he has won numerous awards, has been published nationally and internationally, and his work has been in a multitude of exhibitions in many places including New York, Miami, Palm Beach and more.

Parker's work has recently been accepted by the Mayor and city of West Palm Beach, Florida, as well as the VA Hospital of West Palm Beach, Florida, and are on permanent display. He has also become a Brand Ambassador with Plaid Enterprises, Inc. Currently,

Parker is working on his latest project, a world movement known as “The Red People,” whose main purpose is to change the world by spreading love and happiness while bringing people together. This movement has become international and continues to grow every day.

Photo and bio credit: photo from Instagram and bio from gallery listing.

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Rita Barakat

“In my art, I hope you will find encouragement, a little whimsy, something pretty, or at least something to make you think. I do believe we need to be thankful and focus on the positive.
I am passionate about art and believe that we are all creative in our own way. I love sharing the joy of art with others!“ -Rita on her art

Artist, Illustrator, Mixed Media Artist, Educator & and Designer, Rita Barakat resides in the Dallas area, Texas. She is happily married to her hubby and the Barakat’s have five children and one grandchild. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacturer websites, and magazines.

Rita loves teaching art classes, sells individual art pieces, has licensed work, commissioned pieces, and now has her own line NEXT by Rita Barakat.

In addition to her family and art, Rita has a passion for music and youth. She and her husband are the youth pastors at their church. Rita is also the worship leader at her church.

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Chloe Tattershall

I'm a self taught artist! I don’t take myself too seriously and do my best to keep my videos upbeat and lighthearted :) You can usually find me at home, in my pajamas, making videos or binge watching some of my favorite Sci Fi shows.

Photo and bio: photo from Instagram and bio from Youtube about section.

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Christopher Healy

About BuffaloHealy Art: I am an abstract artist and freelance graphic designer from Buffalo, NY. Working with clients all over the country for almost 10 years now, I am comfortable with all styles and ideas. 

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Making decorations with direction from my paint people! #fall #halloween #fyp #jackolantern #artist #painting #orange #buffalohealy #buffalo #healy #pumpkin #pumpkinseason

♬ Post-Boredom - Every Time I Die




Geonna Kline

Tiktok artist, cat mom, and Hometalk host!

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Contest time, details over at @plaidcrafts IG page! Please note I am a Plaid ambassador. #PlaidPumpkinParty #plaidcrafts #arttok #Pumpkin #contest

♬ Halloween - KenZie DarkStar

Were you inspired by the creations of our ambassadors? If so, share your creations with us and participate in the #PlaidPumpkinParty! You could win some awesome prizes and be featured on our social media channels. 

Happy Crafting!
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