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. :-)
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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