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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Framed Halloween Art

I have been working on several Halloween projects lately, and I wanted to share some super simple props that I made.

I'm sorry for the glare on the pictures.  This first one was an awesome deal.  I was at my local Fred Meyer.  I always go through their clearance aisle because you never know what you will find.  I found this awesome 12x12 frame on clearance from $40 to $10!  I picked it up and knew that this would be perfect for a Halloween picture.  This paper came from a paper pack by Recollections, and it is gorgeous.  Really, the picture doesn't do it justice, but it has hues of purple and silver and it looks great.  Not bad for just a few dollars!
 The next pictures I made came from images in a paper pack by My Mind's Eye, "Frightful".  I had the frames, I just had to add the papers to them.

 They are on the wall in my nook area of my house.  This is a wider shot of where they hang.
This is also from that same paper line, and it fits beautifully in my kitchen.  This is the ledge above my sink.  It works perfect with my crow!!

I have more in store for you, so stay tuned.

Stay scary, my friends!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

My Vintage Halloween Crow

 Oh yes, I am into the vintage thing this year.  I love how this turned out!  I loosely followed a tutorial by Tangie Baxter.  You can find the whole tutorial here.  There are printables available, but I didn't use them.  I didn't even look at them.  I did, however, use the instructions to make the collar.
 The crow is from Michaels.  The box is a cigar box that my friend gave me several years ago.  I was saving it for the perfect project.  Taa Daa!!!  I made the collar with papers from Echo Park, "The Apothecary Emporium" and used some paper tags from the leftovers from the Collections Box that I shared with you a couple days ago.
 The flowers are from Recollections, the ribbons are also Recollections.  I added moss to the bottom to help cover the wire that keeps the crow upright.  The pumpkins, the bottle inside the box, and the skull pendant are all by Tim Holtz.  I also used some distress ink by him as well.

I am not sure where the skull came from, but it is a bead that I just love and use them a lot in my Halloween stuff!

Thanks for stopping by.  Stay scary, my friends!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A Haunted Collections Box

I bought a kit by Recollections, a Mixed Media Box.  I thought it was super cute, and looked like a fun project.  It is vintage style, and had a lot of possibilities.  So, I decided to make it and add a few things to it.

Most of the embellishments came in the kit, and as a matter of fact, I didn't use them all!  I had quite a few bits and pieces leftover.

I just left the box the kraft color it is, and wrapped the outside of it with some burlap and lace "ribbon".  I added bottles, a spider and pumpkin by Tim Holtz, and some candy 3D stickers by Jolees.

It came out cute.

I am sensing a theme...looks like this year I am into the vintage style decorations.  I wonder where this is going to lead...

Stay scary, my friends!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Vintage Style Halloween Star


Ok, you all know that this is my favorite holiday...and I have been making some new things to decorate my home with.  The first project in my new decoration arsenal is this vintage style halloween star.  I have seen these all over the net, and have seen one in a store that I just loved.  So,  came home and made my own version.
 It's awesome!!!  I made a barn star, put it on a doily shape that I got from Silhouette, made a rosette and added a spider web, also from Silhouette.  Then I layered some embellishments!
 I used a Tim Holtz hanger to hang it with, adding a nice little Jack-O-Lantern charm to it.  I also used some Stickles to bling it up a bit.
The papers I used were from Bazill and American Crafts. The decorative papers and die cuts are from My Mind's Eye, the "Frightful" collection.  I love how it turned out!!

I am making a lot of cool things, and I am planning on making a video of our house after it is completely haunted...I'm soooooo excited!

Stay scary, my friends!!!