Sunday, 21 October 2012

FSC - Halloween

Two weeks have passed by again and it's time for another challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenge blog and today we are showing our Halloween creations.


Mine is an altered box in which my grandchildren said they would like some spooky sweets, so I will have to keep a look at for eye balls or something similar.
(Update Sunday evening - I have found chocolate eyeballs and pumpkins - see the bottom of the post).



This was one of those balsa wood boxes which I painted white. Having stamped Halloween images onto orange tissue paper I glued them both in and outside with watered down PVA. When it was dry I covered it with the PVA mixed with brown paint to get a more aged look to it. Again when dry I sanded down some of the edges and added walnut stain distress ink.


I hope we will see some of your Halloween projects at FSC this next fortnight. I shall look forward to seeing what you make.

hugs {brenda} xox

Challenges to have fun with -
Frilly and Funkie - Anything but a card with a twist - something hidden
(I now have the chocolates for my hiding in my box - see below)
Sunday Stamper - Honey colours / Honeycomb
Anything but a Card - Fall/Halloween
That Craft Place - Halloween
Sweet Stampin' - Halloween
Alphabet Challenge - S for Spooky, skeletons, spiders
Bloggers Challenge - Alter It
Crafts 4 Eternity - Pumpkin Spice
Craftymess - Halloween
Stampin' for the weekend - Something Spooky
Simon Says Stamp - Eerie Inspiration


Photo taken at night - what a difference to the colour of the box!!!!!!


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59 comments:

Gram's Treasures said...

Cute and spooky box, Brenda! Eyeballs??? I'd pick chocolate anytime!
Joyce xx

Sue said...

I love this Brenda its brilliant lol huggles hun xxx

Terry said...

Love the pretty flowers you added to go along with this spooky altered box! Love all those image and how clever to finish it off with a touch of brown mixed witht he PVA! That works well with Varnish as well! Hope you are having a great weekend! Hugs!

scrappymo! said...

What a gorgeous box...So much detail...the kids will just love it...eyeballs it is!

Yvonne Garner said...

How cool is this? Thanks for sharing. I have not had good success stamping on wood. Using tissue paper is genius! Have a great week. Best, Yvonne

Lynn Stevens said...

Brenda, Your Grandkids are going to love getting this spooky box for Halloween, probably even more than the candy it will hold.
Hugs Lynn

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...this is spooktacular! I love the crinkling effect of the tissue paper it really adds to the halloween spirit! Kids always love the creepy stuff don't they? Good luck finding some eyeballs.
Dot x

Caroline said...

Fabulous box love how you have decorated it. Caroline xxx

Sue said...

Perfect box for spooky sweets...if you can't find any in the shops, perhaps you could make something spooky out of marzipan!
xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Marks and spencers havesome chocolate wrapped eye balls! They are quite large though ...fab make , love it! Trace x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wohooo, such a fantastic spooky box, I really love it.

Annie said...

Wow Brenda this is an amazing project. I just love everything about it. Very inspirational.

Hugs Annie x

Sue C said...

Fab spooky box Brenda, perfect for eyeballs ! Sue C x

Ginger said...

Love your box, great to keep your eyeballs in. x

Margreet said...

Wow...so beautiful...lucky grandchildren!
xxx Margreet

Claire said...

Beautiful altered box Brenda, I love the aged effect you've created with the tissue and the distressing. It will make a fabulous treat filled withthose eyeballs lol
Claire xx
PS If you have a Home Bargains near you they have bags of sweetie body parts

Laney said...

WOWZA!! Brenda your work is amazing!! absolutely fantastic!
hugs
laney

Buttons said...

What a superb box Brenda! Love the texture you've got into it and perfect stamping choices. Hugs, Buttons x

Mrs.B said...

This is a fabulous box, love exture the tissue paper gives. love the addition of the flowers.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Avril xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Absolutely amazing box, Brenda! I agree, it's perfect for some spookylicious treats. Beautiful stamping and I love the aged look! xx

lynne said...

Brenda
It is perfect without any treats but who is going to refuse some spooky chocolate, not I!!!
A wonderful altered project, love the detail.
Wishes
Lynne

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous! Hope you are ok?

Lucy x

Karin said...

this is awesome!

die amelie said...

This is soooo fantastic!!!!! Love the old and spooky look and every single detail on it!!!!

Awesome!!!!

Greetings from Vienna,
die amelie xx

Meggymay said...

Wow amazing and spooky. Love your fantastic box, The box will be great for Halloween treats. Saw some sugar fangs the other day, they would have gone with the eyeballs you are looking for.
Yvonne x

butterfly said...

What a wonderful alteration, Brenda, inside and out! I love the images on the inside - the skeleton in his tomb! Barbed wire and spiders' webs look so cool too...
Alison x

Lisa Jane said...

Oooohhhh Brenda... Absolutely fabulous .. love it!
Lisa x

Daniele said...

what a fabbie box Brenda, love how you stamped on tissue paper so effective
hugs

Anita Houston said...

WOW!!! Fabulous box! Love the Halloween theme...chocolate would look great in there..lol! This would be a great entry for Frilly & Funkie!

Debbie said...

Great halloween card just perfect for our challenge over at Sweet Stampin', thanks for joining in this week. Debbiex

Margaret said...

Now that is one wonderful treat box! It has such a great worn and vintage look! I'm sure the grandkids will love the chocolates!! Thanks so much for joining us at ABAC!

Olga said...

Wow, what a wonderful box!!! Love those spyder nets! Great project!Thank you for sharing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge!

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab treat of a box Brenda! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Gio said...

Such a wonderful box! I love it, and with those funny candies inside, it's a blast!

Nicky Wilcox said...

fantastic box and perfect candy they will enjoy, thanks for joying us at craftymess. xx

catherine said...

Just so perfect Brenda and the best trick or treat box I have seen
x catherine

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Fabulous Halloween heirloom box, Brenda!! Love the rich colors of the layered finish and the great 'spooky' TH stamps!!! The eyeballs are just too perfect!! So glad you could join us at Frilly & Funky!

Jayne A said...

Fantastic box. Thanks for joining us this time AT SFTW.
Hugs
Jayne

Fliss said...

Just fabulous Brenda. Really spooky and your grandchildren will love those sweets - not sure I like them though!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Judie said...

Gorjuss make and a great take on our theme of halloween over at craftymess challenge blog

Hugs
Judie xx
www.crafty-emblies.org

Elaine said...

Lovely decorated box and I'm sure those eyeballs will give someone a fright!!

debby4000 said...

Absolutely brilliant Brenda right down to the sweetie eyeballs.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

luv

Debby

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, fantastic box, love the inside as much as the outside, superb stamping. xx

Shirl said...

I want those sweets they look fabulous in what can only be described as a spectacular box.

Hugs Shirley x x

ribenaruby said...

Hi Brenda, great alteration! Ruby x

paperfun said...

Wow!!! Terrific box. Your grandchildren with love it!

Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.

Mari

Julia S-W said...

Hi Brenda. Love this box both inside and out! Great alteration with fantastic stamping and mixing the pva with paint was an inspired idea. Great addition of those horribly spooky sweets too.
Juliaxx
(Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Card too!)

Marjie Kemper said...

Brenda, this is just fabulous! I had a good long look and tried to guess before reading how you were able to get that spiderweb around the curves on the outside. I didn't come up with it! Your tissue stamping was just the perfect answer to those curves. I love the box, the ticket, and the insides. And the filling is so much fun! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with your haunting creation!

Marjie Kemper said...

Brenda, this is just fabulous! I had a good long look and tried to guess before reading how you were able to get that spiderweb around the curves on the outside. I didn't come up with it! Your tissue stamping was just the perfect answer to those curves. I love the box, the ticket, and the insides. And the filling is so much fun! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with your haunting creation!

Cathy said...

Fabulous Halloween project. Remember to be in with a chance to win one of the voucher prizes you need to have participated in the blog hop.
Thank you for joining in the That Craft Place challenge, hope to see you next time.
Cathy xx

Sue said...

Stunning box - full of fun & colour. Love the spooky cat. Sx

Cazro said...

Fabulous spooky box Brenda. Love your spooky ideas. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges during our S - Spooky challenge. Caz
P.S. I have made a few pages for my Halloween Book from last year, would appreciate you taking a look, I've used more of your wonderful downloads. Caz

Christy said...

I really really love what you did with the box! :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card!!! :) :)

Lesley said...

Great box! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet challenge xx

michele said...

Fabulous box Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab altered Halloween Box, the grandkids are going to love it! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow! this is wonderful! :) Brilliant altered box, just gorgeous! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Juls said...

he he!!! Love it!! Hugs Juls

Samantha Elliott said...

Brilliant box here. Love it!!