Friday, October 31, 2014

Haunted Shadow

 Hello Hello
!!!Happy Hauntings!!!

*Today a Haunted Shadow's Box for your Halloween Treat*
 I decided to keep a wooden box that my oldest daughter had received a few years ago that had a Doug & Melissa wood stamp set in it and well I finally was able to put it to 'good' use.
I started with some fall leaves pattern paper that I cut to size to fit in each of the cubes, then distressed the edges and inked them up before adhering them down. Next using Tim Holtz's letterpress I spelled out Haunted and adhered them down using Beacon 527 (just what I had on hand) Once that dried I hung the skeleton next which I had picked up last year @ the Family Dollar (he was part of a banner - I have 3 left for next year...lol) I used a screw eye that I had in my stash after I touched him up with some white distress stain - he was a bit to tan to be spooky.  
 I then worked on the porch area which is actually the two bottom sections on the left hand side of my box. I started with the 'window' that I had in my stash, I think you can find these in the doll house section at Hobby Lobby - I'm fairly certain that's where this one came from. So I painted the frame with a light 'house' color of paint then added a piece of acetate to act as the 'window pane' then on the back of it before adhering it to my box I used a small pattern paper that looked like 'wall paper' then embossed the black chandelier on it to make it look like an entry way into someone's home. Once that was in place I hung the 'porch light' using Tim Holtz's mini lantern (totally in love with these little guys) and another screw eye 
 Off to the side of the porch is where I added in my owl because nothing says Fall time to me more than owls - don't ask me why - besides he looks really good right here and I needed something more to fill in this space besides the little pail of fallen leaves which I distressed using black paint.
Now back to the porch, along the bottom I had a larger area to work with so how cool is it to actually have a white picket fence? Again I think you can find this in the doll house section @ Hobby Lobby. I literally painted them white and then used some of my distress stains and the spritzer tool to grunge them up so they would appear to have been outside for awhile. Love the way they came out then added the skull on the fence to 'ward off' evil spirits...lol. The broom is part of the doll house furnishings once again.
 Now all the leaves you see I did using some older punches that I've had in my stash for years, luckily I have them in 3 different sizes and so I was able to use the smallest one to accommodate the size that I needed. Using different colors of card stock I punched out several of them and then used distress inks to grunge them up as well. Using some of our Halloween decorations that we got @ Walmart I used just a bit of the 'spider web' to spook it up a bit more.
And so there we have a
Haunted Shadow's Box!!!
Sure hope you like it as much as I enjoyed creating it, can't wait to do something more like this next year! Thanks...for everything 

!!!Happy Hauntings!!!

just B

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