Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall/Halloween vintage box

Ok, so my partner received her box today! I also received mine and LOVE it!!

The box I made for her was from Hobby Lobby. Once I saw the paper mache house box, I knew what I wanted to do - make a haunted house!! So, I painted the box with a metallic black paint. I cut out yellow squares to put behind the windows. Then I cut a few ghosts from the Happy Hauntings cart, and the number 31 (like an address) from the same cart. I believe I attached them to the house using tacky glue. (It's been a little while!) I found some black birds at Michaels, so I hot glued one to the roof. I then added some different Jolee's boutique stickers around the box. I found these awesome orange flowers at HL, so I used them on both sides of the door and made a "welcome" mat out of cardstock and a halloween sticker. I then hot glued some paper shreds around the box to look sort of like old dried up "spooky grass". I also put paper in the inside of the box but forgot to take a pic of that. That way if you looked through the door it wouldn't be just plain.

I also sent her a few items... first up is an altered canvas, we both like the movie Halloween, so I wanted to make her a Halloween based item. All the pictures were printed off my computer and mod podged on a painted, glittered canvas. Then I added a few little black blings and the trim using fabritac.
I also sent her the halloween charm and charm box that lets out a spooky laugh that I just recently posted. We were to include a tag as well, so I remade another one of my halloween dress form tags that I made and posted for the blog hop. Also included a mini, I will post that seperately, and a few bought items. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Halloween Charm and charm box

Here is another item I have recently finished. I made this Halloween charm for a special friend I'm sending things to in a swap. The big charm at the bottom was from HL. I used a Tim Holtz swivel clasp  for the base. The beads are from Walmart and Hobby Lobby. The box was bought at Michaels, and was just a plain wooden box. I painted it metallic black inside and out. I added a skull bling that I also found at Michaels. The fun of this box is when you open it - the box will give off a spooky cackling laugh! Thought it was perfect for my partner!

Thanks for looking!

On the Beach ATC

Here is my latest ATC I made for the monthly ATC challenge swap. I cut the turtle from Life is a Beach. For the lighter green color, I used some glitter paper that I found in my stash. I cut some white paper for the background, used Tumbled Glass distress ink to make a "water" color. Then I outlined it with stickles in Baby Blue. Once that was all dry, I attached that to a black background to give an illusion of an aquarium (kinda). Then I used my cropodile to punch a hole, set an eyelet, and then added a beachy bead that I found at HL.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Altered plate charger

Here is another item I made for the same swap as the explosion box. This idea was scraplifted from another swap I was in. Someone had made a holiday plate charger into a decor item with a photo mat included for Christmas. So, I decided to make a Halloween one. The plate charger came from Hobby Lobby. I cut the spiderweb paper using a circle cutter to fit just about perfectly in the inside portion of the charger. All the cuts I used are from Happy Hauntings. I modge podged everything on the plate, and made sure to have a spot for a picture as well.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

First explosion box!

Ok ladies, I made my first explosion box for a Halloween swap on the mb. For the top of the box, I cut the witch scene from Celebrate with Flourish. I wanted the witch to stand out a little more, so she got covered with glitter. The bottom of the box looked kind of plain, so I used an edge stamp and went around the bottom of the box and made a pumpkin border. I added some fun ribbon to the lid as well.

I only took a picture of the first layer of the inside, but I think it's my favorite layer anyway!! I made some pockets and added tags, and there is plenty of room for pictures to be placed in this box as well. Thanks for looking!