Sunday, 16 October 2011

There's a party in the graveyard....

I decided that today was going to be a day for myself, no housework, no shopping, just crafting. I've got a few boxes that I've kept for altering and I decided to alter one today. Halloween always seems to inspire me, especially the creepy things like skeletons and gravestones.
The box was a gift box full of toiletries, I painted it over with black acrylic paint, coloured a piece of card with TH Distress inks and hand drew the tree on it. All the stamps are from Stampotique and the gravestone I made out of Fimo. I rubbed on some silver from the Metalic Rub-ons set so the black acrylic looks like stone. Hope it's not too scary....lol!
I've put a before, making up and after pictures in to show you how I did it.
Covered with black acrylic paint.

Background and stamped images added.

Aclose up of the inside and last but not least, on the back of the box is your very own invitation to the party!!! Hope you can make it.

12 comments:

Dawn said...

lol! Fab!
Dawn xx

Angel-23 said...

This looks great love it ... :) Rachael xx

Nicks said...

fabulooosooo! love the way you have altered the stamps!!

PS is it Bring a bottle??

Cliona Larkin said...

Wow, what a fantastic project. Brilliant.

Sherry Edwards said...

Even though I'm not really into the whole Halloween thing, I think your altered box is brilliant Carol!

Cazro said...

I love your spooky box, great tree and use of your stamnamps. I bet you had a real fun day. Caz

My name is Cindy said...

What a great project Carol, I love the colours and the background is stunning!!

craftattack said...

I'm on my way! Great piece! Valerie

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Carol, Fantastic art work, I love the whole idea behind this! Great imagination and excellent stamping and colouring:0) Love it!!! Gay x

Michele and Josee' said...

This turned out amazing! Looks like a fun crafting day!
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Zenita Smith said...

Awesome!!
Z
http://www.scrappinwithZ.blogspot.com

Forever Night said...

Thank you for taking part in Forever Night Challenge #13! Your project turned out Great!!