Hi crafty friends. Well, I worked hard all weekend to finish my Out of a Hat creation and I gotta say I’m pretty pleased with the way this turned out. But before I get ahead of myself, the challenge this week is to create a Halloween project of your choosing. For some fantastic inspiration, check out what the ladies have done over there by clicking the link above.
Okay, so I was looking around Pinterest for some ideas, because I’ve already made a few Halloween cards and a Jack O’Lantern lamp, and I wanted to do something else. I found this spectacular diorama made by the Crafty Gentleman and decided to try my hand at one. You can see the inspiration piece by clicking here.
For my diorama, I started out with an empty cocoa can…The first thing I did was peel the label off the can and cut a big hole in the front of it. I then dug out a bunch of Halloween papers, stamps and ribbon and got busy. Eventually I came up with this…Oh, what fun! Most of the papers are from a We R Memory Keepers Halloween paper pack, but I embellished them with a few CTMH papers.The stamps are mostly Close To My Heart with a few We R Memory Keepers thrown in (pumpkin & witch). I cut two hills from patterened card stock and stuck them in the can, slightly apart from each other, then started layering images to create my spoooooky scene. I made sure to leave room behind the taller hill so I could fit a couple of battery operated tea lights behind it.I also used my CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge quite a bit. There are some fabulous Halloween images, such as the skeleton, cat, tombstones, and Eek! sign.Here is a picture of the diorama with the lid off. As you can see, I used a lot of ribbon to decorate it and hide the ugly, red plastic. A removeable lid is really handy for getting the tea lights in and out. So that is my latest Halloween creation. I hope you like it and are inspired to try one yourself. I bet a Christmas one would be lovely.
Before I go, I also wanted to share a picture of our newest family member…Isn’t he cute? We went to the pet store to get a couple of fish and came home with Owlet instead (so named because of his big owl-like eyes)! LOL! He will be well loved.
Have a great week everyone. See you back here real soon. Happy crafting!