I've always loved Halloween. I remember sitting at our dining room table with my mom a few weeks before Halloween putting together treat bags for the kids who would come to our door. I didn't particularly like dressing up but I loved all the jack-o-lanterns and other decorations that appeared in the stores in October. Back then there wasn't all the gore and zombies that are around today. Just witches and ghosts and jack-o-lanterns with big goofy grins! It was a fun time of year. I still feel that way. I love decorating my house with pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns and lots of fun Halloween ephemera. Every year I add to my collection of mixed media projects and tags. I love making them!
Here is my newest one.
I love ATBs, so I thought I would make one for Halloween. I just bought the lovely witch stamp and decided to make her the focus of the ATB. And, why use one cube if you can use three! So, I painted each box with black paint and covered the sides with white, purple and orange lace printed paper from Authentique's new Halloween collection. I outlined the paper squares and the bottom of the witch's cape with Black Soot Distress Glitter. I stamped the witch on cardstock with black archival ink and used a Distress marker to color the jack-o-lantern. After gluing the boxes to one another I wrapped a glittered die cut from Michael's around the bottom box. I glued the witch to the front of the second box. I attached a glittered flourish from the same group of die cuts on the top box and then a beaded witch's hat as a finishing touch to the top of the ATBs. I added smaller scrolls and paper flowers to the tops of the other boxes. I dipped the tops of the flowers in glue and then in the Distress glitter. Here are some details.
I'm really pleased with my newest Halloween decoration! I love the way the witch stamp looks. I named her the Ghostly Witch because she looks rather ephemeral, I think.
I'm going to enter this in the Frilly and Funkie challenge that is going on now called a Haunting Halloween.
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