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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Here's the box I made for my friends 50th! She loves Halloween deco.

I started out with an old retro metal box for a doll from the 50'S and covered it with matching paper, not an easy task to go around all the hangers and latches but I did it!
I also patina'd all the brass to make it look old and crusty! After those two steps it was all fun!

The raised letters on the front are her name of coarse and I just repainted them to make them go with the decore! I used Artchix and Lisa's altered art and German scrap and scrolls from Lisa Bush. I also got some cool lasored keys which were simply perfect for this project!

Here you see my kitty Grayson posing because my black cats are just too shy!

I even used some Mickey Mouse Jolees spooky pages for the tomb stones and the bottome haunted house on the inside not to forget the scared Mickey. Caryl is also a huge and I mean huge Disney fan!

You can see more ArtChix and even creepy Halloween faux postage from ArtChix as well!Notice the key right over the creepy girls eyes! I also try to build up patterns from one side to the other notice the clown mimic and the witch who is mimiced through the ArtChix button! I think this make for better congruity in a piece!

I wanted to paint the rims black and buy some of the white Kyrlon webbing but couldn't find it anywhere! So I dry brushed oin the white over the black on the handle and all the rims. I sealed it with kystal clear coat and in the end sealed the entire box the wax parafin for crafts. Since then I have purchase some Dorlins wax from Dick Blick though. Can't wait to use that. Kelly Snelling used it on the card she made for Caryl and the outcome was phenominal. Kelly says she used it to seal all her acrylic stuff, so I bought the wicked big container. Lately I am going through gels and the lot like a true artist!
This number fifty was embossed over a painted heart I did using a Stampin up numbers set I purchased like 2 yrs ago! Love that set!

I have a new method of keeping my collage sheets in order thanks to Cindy McMath, I bough a big file cabinet draw. It's so much easier now to pull out a theme! This car as in the vintage toy section! Then I added the rubon black birds. I painted the squares and the moons and stamped and embossed small stars over both of them for a tighter effect. Plus you can see once again how very much I love the Chix postage!

Here I took a looking down on the open box pixture , each nook and cranny is detailed differently so you wouldn't want to miss a thing!

An open look to the creepy inside where you can view all the ghosts and wicthes. Also on the right side you can see the three German scrape Black Cats! Here there are haunted houses ghosts andcandies galore!

Just a lot of Hallowee fun times!
Be sure to see Mickey all scared down in the corner now!

The dead baby box was partly inspired by my friend Michelle D. she though sending me in a bunch of dead baby's would go along quite well with the Zetti Bbay theme. She was oh so right! So I made the preexisting draw ionto a Halloween creepville show. A box of 13 dead baby's and one anatomically correct little naked girl baby trying to crawl out!
Now I didn't know this but Caryl and her sister have an ongoing joke where they hide these babys all over the place inside of each others homes whenever one goes to visit the other! What a coincidence eh? So now Caryl has 13 new little baby's and one larger one in a cradle to play with as a joke on her sister with! hehehe

As you can see the baby is trying to escape!

Here is the inside of the dead baby box! I painted the edges in Halloween colors and printed out the words to the Wheels on the Bus! Then I placed two opposing indentical babies as the twin creepster drivers with a steering wheel in front of them! Mooohahah!

See all 13 of the dead baby's here!

And the outside of the box with creepy scrap running pumkins some collaged darker pumkins and a nuber 13!

Happy Birthday Caryl, we all love you!

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