Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Stop the Presses…

Breaking news! I had an idea for a holiday decoration and I actually got it done for the upcoming holiday! Not the following year, but THIS year. Woo hoo!! That never happens. I get great ideas and then never have a chance to get it done in time. But this year, I have a new Halloween decoration all done and it's only Oct. 2nd! Truly this is ground-breaking for me. ;-)

I purchased a new Halloween themed stamp set by Tim Holtz and wanted to put it to use. I found this great glass box and thought it would be fun to make a little scene inside. For the house, I used an idea from one of Tim's 12 tags of Christmas, altering the colors appropriately. I made a little 3D tree with another Tim die and covered it with brown crackle paint (looks cool, trust me). I stamped the trick or treaters and spider webs directly on the glass panels which fortunately were held in place with metal tabs and not glue so I could take them out for stamping. I "landscaped" with various colors of fallish foam and lichen bits. The pumpkin is something I made years ago out of polymer clay when I was big into dollhouse miniatures. I hope you like my box. It was tough to get one photo to show all that is going on in there. Enjoy!





This fits the Frilly and Funky Fall into Fall challenge and the Inspiration Emporium Spooktacular Decorations challenge. Thanks for the opportunity to enter these challenges and be motivated to get this done! (For this Halloween. Did I mention that?)

44 comments:

  1. What a great project, Lisa... totally unique! Love all the texture you added on those dies. Thanks for joining us at Frilly & Funkie!

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  2. Now that is a wonderfully, spooky, spectacular display - Love it!!

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  3. Love this haunted little house project! This is so clever and fun and I can tell you that we think a little alike! Happy to be a new follower and thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

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  4. Hi Lisa...holy cow wow! This is so so so cool, so unique, and what fun to look at or into! Love it!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie!

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  5. Lisa, this is so cool! What a great idea, you did such a wonderful job on it! Just joined as a follower. Congrats on your ground-breaking news! ;) (I hope to have my own news like that some day).

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  6. I love the little scene you've created!! I would totally buy that if I saw it in a little boutique. What a wonderful Halloween Decoration!

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  7. Wow! This is awesome! I too would purchase a project like this. One if a kind, that's how I like to roll. Original and unique. Nicely put together. I like it very much. ; )
    Thx for sharing it.

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  8. Lisa, this is so amazing! I love it

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  9. Really awesome. My kind of halloween decor. Love the silhouette on the glass, too!

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  10. This is REALLY cool!

    Great Job!

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  11. WOW! WOW! WOW! I love this scene! Very cool!

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  12. WoW....this is awesome. Love the details and how cleverly you put it all together.

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  13. Awesome! I love it. As I was watching it being put together and seeing the creative genius at work, I was in awe! Love the final product.

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  14. This is absolutely fantastic!!!! Soooo awesome and brilliantly spooky! Hope, you will win all!

    Hugs,
    die amelie xx

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  15. WOW! What a cool project, I love it!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving some blog love.
    Hugs
    Lorna

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  16. This is great! Thanks for the inspiration (and for your encouragement on my blog!)

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  17. Wonderful, but where did you find the box??

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    1. thanks! I found it at a craft store named Beverly's. I don't know if you are local or not. ;-)

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  18. Oh How I wish I had thought of that! It is fabulous and great to use as home decor on Halloween too.....

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  19. great job! Congrats on Tim checking it out!

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  20. Lisa, not only is this the coolest Halloween decoration I've ever seen but Tim Holtz noticed you??? WOW!!! Congratulations, girlfriend!!!

    I'm not big on Halloween, but I must admit that this is absolutely adorable! You did such a great job with it, no wonder Tim Holtz featured your project on his blog! I love it!!

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  21. Wow! That is amazing! I have never seen a glass box used for a decor piece like that. Awesome. Congrats on Tim mentioning you. You soooo deserved it.

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  22. This is so fun and funky! Love it!

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  23. YEA! Finally without a skull. Very cute.
    Edna

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  24. Awesome cool box! I totally get the "get it done this year not next" excitement. Cool blog. TFS! Blessings!

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  25. This is the cutest piece of home decor! Love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  26. haha, sounds like me! I always keep them over til the next year and finish them then. I love this!

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  27. Great Halloween decor Lisa...very cool to "get noticed" too---congrats!

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  28. LISA...that is fantastic!!! LOVE the detail. :D

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  29. This is SO cute and well-done, Lisa! I'm in awe! And congratulations on your shout-out!! :)

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  30. LOVE this...So Creative and Spooky....Thanks for joining us at The Inspiration Journal!

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  31. Oh this is so fabulous! Good on you for being such an early bird...not me LOL I craft Halloween right up to the day.

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  32. Hey, I just saw your cookie box on eillen hull challenge for fall. E
    Where did you get the moon? Is it a die cut or a stamp? I love it. Thanks cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy! The moon is from Tim Holtz's Idea-ology Ephemeral pack Frightful. There is a link for it in the supplies section of the cookie box post. Isn't it perfect? =) thanks

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