10.09.2011

Halloween Projects Galore

Officially Fall  but it feels more like Spring  here.  It's beautiful out.  This weekend we have a guest (dog)staying with us.  He's 15 pounds of white fluff and love .  I took the furry boy for a walk and he was sniffing everything he could.  He's pretty tired right now.  It's been awhile since I have owned a pet so trying to get back into the habit of remembering when I last took him out, he ate, etc.  A joy to have around.

I joined a Halloween swap on flickr and wanted to share the items I made for my partner.  I think this is the first elective post I have made in a while.  Usually they are for DT work.  I feel super honored to be a part of the design teams but I must say I am starting to feel a little robotic like with the motions.  I got behind prior to my wedding and thought it would be fine afterwards.  Not.  I am still struggling for time  but I was determined to make it a great swap and really enjoy it!  Our objective was to make an altered matchbox with three handmade items.
I made a Poe inspired box.  The glittered crow clips on so it can be removed to place as a decoration somewhere else.
When I joined this group,  found a cool new way to alter matchboxes.  Instead of sliding the box inside out, I cut the slide to open and close with brads. 
This picture shows how it opens and closes better.  I covered the box with distressed stripe paper, distressed in black ink, and then began embellishing.  I used a gauze material draped around the harlequin print paper along with orange glitter ribbon with a popped up label.
To go in the box, I made some stick pins and a necklace. The stick pins have various beads and I colored some of the tops.  I used tags for my decorative packaging with more harlequin paper and a paper word cut out.  The necklace is a glass pendant with a large harlequin bat label. 

I also made this altered slide holder using matching papers from above
I stamped the crow on the front and layered with some punches, lace doily, and glittered ribbon.  It's all distressed with black ink and tied with a fun ribbon.   I covered the inside with spider stamps to match the web paper.  The slides are covered with a specimen sticker and mini postage die cut image.  I think they would be cute with a little photo or attaching a ribbon to make an ornament. 
Here's the inside:

Finally my treat bag for her which is orange muslin with a crow stamp and trick or treat sentiment.  I added the boa trim. 

I miss altering like I used to.  I did a few more things for her but in case she looks here, want her to be a tad surprised.  :-)
Thank you for stopping by! 

Challenges I would like to enter in:
2 Sisters: #60 Halloween
Challenge Up Your Life: #54 Halloween
Crafty Ribbons: #3 Boo-tiful Halloween Projects
Drunken Stampers: #76 Halloween
Forever Night Challenges: Trick or Treat
Fussy and Fancy: Fall/Halloween
Our Craft Lounge: #86 Trick or Treat
Secret Stamper: #155 As Long As It Sparkles
So Artful Challenge: As the Crow Flies
Stamptacular Sunday: #133 Distressing

23 comments:

Rochelle

Woah! Halloween fab! Thanks for playing along with us at the Drunken Stampers challenge!

Kelley Eubanks

These are all super!! I would love to have any of them!!!

Stampalicious

gorgeous projects, love the bird on all of it, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

Nina

Wooaaw, what a stunning project!! I totally LOVE it all, but the sparkly crow is my favourit.

Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week.
Hope to see you again :)
Hugs, Nina.

Angi @ CokiePop

Love all of your fun & festive Halloween projects. Adorable. :)

cnelson

Such fun and fabulous projects! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them ALL!

Carla aka scrappypug

oh my goodness, what an array of Halloween goodness! Love the pins and the matchbox and the bag..okay, I love them all! Thanks for joining us at So Artful challenges too!

Ros

These are gorgeous Amy ... I love the pins ... your house guest sounds lovely ... enjoy!

The Altered Paper

Simply Gorgeous Halloween Projects! Good Art Work Amy! Hugs,Tee PS The Box with Crow is Awesome!

Pam

Great projects, so fun and Halloweenie!

Thanks for playing in the Our Craft Lounge weekly challenge!

carol

fabulous creations, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY RIBBONS, x carol

Laurel

Oh my goodness, such fabulous halloween creations!

Linda R.

So many wonderful creations here.. Sounds like a fun swap!!!!

Crafting Aberrigines

The one who wil get it all is one hell of a fortunate person ... :)
every little detail that you have incorporated is impeccable
I love the matchbox, the bag and the pins ..lovely stuff
keep up the awesome creativity
Love
Kalindi
http://craftingaberrigines.blogspot.com/

♥ anusch ♥

Das sind ja ganz zauberhafte Werke, eins schöner als das andere.
Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei CUYL.
Liebe Grüße Doreen

downrightcrafty

Gorgeous sparkly creation and love the color choice, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.
hugs Kate xx
PS I have some new candy if you are interested:)

gina g

Gorgeous creations. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons and good luck. luv gina xx

acreativeneed

Fabulous creations Amy!! Love them all!!
smiles,Deena

Audrey Pettit

Sigh.........how fabulous these beautiful swap goodies are, Amy! And how I wish I was your swap buddy! LOVE your pins and your necklace. Such a fun feather boa bag. Love the altered slide holder. You really went above and beyond here. Just gorgeous! And I'm so glad you managed to do something just for fun. :)

Andie's Space

Hi Amy,
Two words, 'BIG WOW!' All this looks amazing. I love the Poe box with the glittered crow, or should that be raven? Those pins are gorgeous & the card is awesome. Love it all! Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
Hugs,
Andie xx

bettand

So many fabolous projects. Love the Halloween theme and the birds, bats and spiders make these projects spectacular. Thanks for playing at Staptacular Sunday challenge and good luck.Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Janneke

I love all your projects Amy.
Thanks for playing at Staptacular Sunday challenge ...

Forever Night

Thanks for joining us over at Forever Night Challenges!!

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