Hey there, you ghouls! Getting ready for Halloween yet? In need for spooky ideas for gift boxes??
As you may know, my awesome uber talented friend Tamara (Happy Life, Crafty Wife) has teamed up with one of my favorite designers, Lori Whitlock. She's the one that has designed the whimsical and modern papers for Echo Park - which I pretty much have purchased every single one of them! She also has a FB page, so if you haven't been there yet, go say hello!
Anyway, they are holding their first ever challenge ever together on Tamara's blog, and of course, I wanted to show my support as she's been a great friend of mine. (Well, their prize is quite appealing as well.. :) )
I was supposed to work on my hubby's store's Holiday Gala tickets today... I always make it for him twice a year - tickets, bag stuffers, store posters.... but had to put that aside for a little bit, 'cause this project was my priority! LOL!
For the challenge, you have a choice of either a Spider or a Ghost Window Box, and you should've seen what Tamara made as an inspiration project! These projects are WOW - you've just gotta go see them! So... after contemplating on which one I should tackle on, I chose a ghost one. You can download the files here.
I wanted to do something cute and I was so inspired by Tamara's Christmas Ornaments that she did, I had to use this technique to do a 3D ghost! I used Echo Paper Apothecary Papers, and used lace (I inked it) and crinkled ribbons to embellish it. I also used various stamps sitting around my area, so please don't ask me which set these are from... The only one that I know is the "Ghastly Ghouls" is from the Inkadinkado stamps from Michaels this year.
So, you wanna see my box?
You like??? Here's my little 3D ghost:
I stamped a little "BOoo" sentiment and attached it with an inked clothespin.
I love this 'stamp' stamp, but ahhh! can't remember which company makes this! I also have a burlap ribbon underneath it.
I stamped this sentiment onto two papers, cut out "ghouls" from one and used foam tape to adhere to the original - it added dimension, which is always good!
Ready to see the inside??? Yes, I also did something to it!
You open up the box... and there's treats! I added 'eyes' to the marshmallows for a treat! Don't cha think it's cute???
...and just for the fun of it, I attached the other half of the ghost to the back of the lid, to make it look like it's coming out through the box.... oooohhh.... spookyyy!
Anyway, here's my entry - wish me luck!
For anyone that's interested - the deadline is the end of this Wednesday! Good luck everyone!