Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Vintage Halloween

My Favorite Things will be having their September release party in the My Favorite Things Member Company Forum on Splitcoast at 8:00 pm eastern on Wednesday night. The "One Click Collection" Challenge, and a chance to win the entire new release, is all about boxes! Create a box and decorate to suit whichever occasion you wish, be it Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthday .... the list goes on! I decided to go with Halloween. I want to send some Halloween treats this year to my daughters and niece who are away at college, so I went a little adult with my project. My new My Mind's Eye, the Spiders web, took me in the vintage direction.

The sketch for my card is from Jen del Muro's sketch for you to try. I had to make a few changes to meet my needs, but the inspiration came from her sketch. I paper pieced my "styling" witches' dresses and colored the rest with my copic markers. I added rhinestones to the hat and black stickles to the boots. The witches and sentiment are from MFT's Totally Witchin'. The little spider is actually a brad that I had in my stash waiting for Halloween to be here! A little distressing ink, black rhinestone, velvet rick rack and lace finish it off.

For my box I made a gable box that I covered with DP. Then I added lace and rick rack that matches the card. The cauldron is also from the same stamp set. I stamped it black craft ink, and embossed it with SU Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

I added rhinestones coming out of the pot and distressed the edges a little. I made the tag with a sentiment from MFT Trick or Treating with Who's That Girl and added another spider brad.

Thanks for stopping by,
Melody

Stamps: MFT's Totally Witchin' and Trick or Treating with Who's That Girl
Paper: My Mind's Eye, PTI Black, Vintage Cream, and Bazill Gold
Ink: Memento Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Other: Lace, velvet rick rack, Creative Imaginations spider brad, rhinestone

10 comments :

  1. oooh, I LOVE the vintage feel to this card & matching box-it really ROCKS!

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  2. This is so pretty. You have a lovely vintage touch! See you tonight at the party!

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  3. Ohhh wowww Melody,what beautiful,i love the images and colours.
    So gorgeous papers and details.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  4. Beautifully done. Love the vintage look and all the neat embellishing you did!

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  5. What a great artist you are. I love this just as much here as I did over on SCS. Stunning

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  6. Your card is wonderful! The colors are great and I love the choices for the paper piecing! I took a tour of your blog; you do beautiful work!

    Barb

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  7. These are GORGEOUS!!! I am sooo ready to get ready for this time of year!! Love your paper and the lace, yummy accesories and gorgeous paper piecing!!
    Stephanne

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  8. Melody, you always do amazing things with the MFT stamps. One of these days they had better scap you up for their dt! Awesome vintage looking halloween card!!! Gorgeous dp, lace, accessories and paperpiecing!!

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  9. Wow Wow WOWWWW! Totally AWESOME card and box...Love Love LOVE your papers and details!

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  10. Stunning! You do awesome projects!

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