Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Ghostly Witch

Hi, all!  It's so nice to have you visit me today.  We are having some lovely Fall weather and I'm really getting into the Fall spirit.  It's one of my favorite times of the year.  I love everything about it. Since tomorrow is October 1st I'm going to share my first Halloween project of the year with you today. 

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. 

Thank you so much for visiting.  It's great to have you and I hope you have a wonderful week and get some time to spend creating.


  1. This is so much fun! Love your witch and the deep midnight colors! We always get into Halloween at our house ... I think we might be on our last year of Trick-or-treat .... oh no, say it isn't so!

  2. This is so cool...love how you wrapped the lettering around the sides of the cube...and the glittery flowers!!! No kids in this house, but I have had my decorations up for 6 days already! I even have a strand of orNge mini lights on my mantle! Love Halloween, and the decorations!

  3. This is fantastic! There are so many details to enjoy here, but the ones that instantly jumped out at me are the beaded hat (!), the glitter edges on the flowers, the pumpkin's amusement, and the lace looking background.

  4. Oh wow, this is such a cool block! Every angle of it looks fantastic! Brilliant backgrounds and that beaded hat is inspired! Fabulous bit of Halloween decor!

  5. Your ATB is piled high with spooky fun! Everywhere you look there's something glittering and wonderful to catch the eye. I don't know that I can truly pick a favorite element because they all work together so well, but the witches hat on top is out of this world--I love it!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie!!

  6. Oh wow, it's fabulous - I love everything about it - especially the glittery edges to the orange flowers, they look amazing. I wish we were bigger on Halloween over here - it's catching on but slowly!

  7. Oh Maryanne what a fabulous tower of ATB's with more than a touch of 'Bewitched' about it. I love all those touches of glitter. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  8. Hi Maryanne! I so agree with you! Back in the day, there wasn't so much blood and gore, and I absolutely loved the Halloween decor. We stick to that around our house - just fun stuff that makes us feel warm and happy! And I absolutely LOVE your amazing tower. Such a creative and beautiful Halloween project! Your newest Halloween decoration is going to look fabulous in your home. And that witch stamp looks so cool!!!! Thanks for sharing your love of fall and Halloween with all of us!


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