Hello there. please bear with me this very productive week. I'm very excited about this project as this is really the first Halloween project that I have created. It was inspired by the very talented lovely lady that is Emma Williams who loves Halloween and creates awesome projects. You can go to her blog here.
Once again this started it's life as a Graze box. I do love recycling! The box had a very autumnal feel about it and i thought it would fit the bill. So I used the lid to make the back and the base of the box to create the pockets.
I spritzed the back with various dylusions including black, grey and midnight. I then added some pewter and patina perfect pearls and left it to dry. Meanwhile I started preparing the various die cuts.
All the dies I used are from Tim Holtz and are by Sizzix. The leaves I cut out of craft card that i had smooched in fired brick, mustard seed, vintage photo and peeled paint stains spritzed with water.The webs were stamped on vellum with black archival and cut with corresponding dies.
The spiders I cut out of black card. I applied glossy accents to the head and covered with ripe persimmon distress glitter. I then applied glossy accents to rest of body and covered in black soot distress glitter.
There are 3 bottles in one of the pockets. I cut these out of thick acetate and inked with alcohol inks and added some crackle glosy accents to age them further.
The small cards are from an 8x8 seasonal paper pack by Tim Holtz.
It was then time to assemble the lot. I attached the 2 pockets first. Then a piece of burlap underneath one pocket and then attached the scrunched leaves around the bottom and the pockets.
I tucked in the phials in the bottom pocket. Then I attached the vellum webs and topped them with spiders.
I then tucked in the little pics in the remaining spaces and added trick or treat label on foam pads at the top..
As a finishing touch I added some angelina fibres around the whole project and heat set them These tend to resemble real webs like this.
Then it was time to add the treats......
So i hope you like my first dip into halloween.........Theresa xx
I would like to enter this make in the following challenges:
Fussy an fancy challenge - orange and black
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - treats
Art with Heart challenge - trick or treat
Crafty sentiments - trick or treat or something sweet