Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Halloween Fun with Graphic 45

Hello there!

I wanted to thank you for all the visits and comments on my mono print shadow box. Your support and sweet comments made my day and mean the world to me. 

Another Halloween project to share. This time I used the new G45 Rare Oddities.   Classic Halloween colors with some interesting and odd images. I used the small matchbox as my base to create a shadowbox wall hanging. 

It starts out as a dimensional hanging shadow box. 

With a surprise inside!

Did you spot the image from the first photo on the middle tag?  These three tags are linked with ribbon and attached to a clip to attach to the matchbox. They were created to be folded and stored in the box when not being displayed. This is not the best photo but this is so long it was a challenge to photigraph!

Here you can see the clip used to attach to the tags extender to the box. 

Close up views of the tags. 

I think this will look great hanging from the mantle to bring some spooky fun during the Halloween season.  Have you started any Halloween projects?  I'm really enjoying getting mine done early so that I will be able to enjoy them all season long. 

I posted this one on the Graphic 45 Facebook page for the August challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Creating!

Hugs, Sharon

Friday, August 14, 2015

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge 34, The Grand Finale

Hello everyone!

Well, here we are at the final challenge from The Tim Holtz book, Compendium of Curiosities 3. What great fun it has been to play along. 

First, a huge thank you to Linda Ledbetter for hosting the challenges and for gathering such a talented curiosity crew to inspire us all.  Thank You to the Funkie Junkie Boutique and the Inspiration Emporium for sponsoring the challenges and provide generous shopping gift certificates to randomly selected winners. A big Thank You to Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi for providing great prizes for the Curiosity Crews Choice for each Challenge. 

To all of you who have stopped by to see my creations, and those that took the time to make kind comments I am so touched and thankful for your support. 

The final challenge is the Layering Stencil Monoprint technique on page 48. This is such fun and it's easy to get carried away with a desk full of backgrounds. 

I used the technique on watercolor paper and used it to cover a shadow box die cut from Tims postage die. 

This piece ended up on the back. 

Yup, it's a Halloween shadow box. I know, I know it's only August. I love creating home decor projects for Halloween and I am getting a head start on holiday projects. I pulled out my favorite Halloween Distress Inks and got in some frightful fun. 

The jack o lanterns and skull were stamped, inked and cut out. The spider and Happy Halloween are from the same mini Halloween 4 stamp set.   The script on the front and sides is from the new ledger script stamp set. Serious, mad love for this set!

Here are some close ups. 

A good shot of the script stamp. 

The spider is stamped in black archival and embossed with clear embossing powder. The words and bat are rub ons. 

The gum drops were colored with mushroom alcohol ink for an aged look. 

This will be a fun piece for the mantel or a shelf.  I had a great time creating this shadow box.  Hope you enjoyed it to. 

This final challenge of CC3 is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate. Tim and Mario will be providing prizes for the Curiosity Crews choice. Be sure to jump over to Linda Ledbetters blog to see what the crew did as well as those who played along too. 

I admit I'm going to miss these challenges. Hoping there will be. Compendium 4 so we can do it all over again. 

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Creating. 

Hugs, Sharon