Monday, 13 September 2010

Something Spooky This Way Comes ...

Ready for another challenge?  The Just Inklined Design Team have put together some wonderfully spooky inspiration this month and we'd love you to join in with our Halloween Challenge.  There are now some wonderful new Halloween images available, so there's no excuse!

Here's my little bit of inspiration for you:

Image: Just Inklined, 'A Good Read'

But no papers!

This is a shadow box - not strictly a card, although it's more than possible to add something to the back to make it so.  But I wanted the effect of Witchy-poo being in her secret hideaway, and us looking in through a window, just being able to see her sitting there, preparing her spells.  (Yes, I know - mad, but hey!)

You'll see a bit better what I mean from the next photograph.

Can you see the depth now?  (Look harder - I'm not a good photographer!)

This is basically a 2.5 cm (1") deep box with a frame.  IRL this gives some real dimension to this image and actually does (kind-a) look like you are peeking in through a window.

The 'cobwebs' are sewn into a secondary frame, which is stuck to the outer frame to hide the knots and pierced holes!  Then I made a button spider with little paper legs and let him hang from another piece of thread.

Witchy-poo was coloured with my Copics (of course) and I added some crystal lacquer to the bottle for a little bit of glass effect.  Then, using a Nestie, I drew a circle with yellow Prismacolor and added some quite deep 'glow' around this, leaving the inside white at first, and then dragging just a little of the colour into the circle at the end.  A liberal sprinkling of yellow fairy dust glitter adds a magical sparkle.

IRL you get to see the bottom of the image too (honest) because you can see into the frame from all directions. 

Despite the poor photography (and it's getting more difficult as the mornings and evenings are darker now), I'm really pleased with this shadow box and I hope you like it too.

Don't forget to stop by my Teamies' blogs too - there's some brilliant inspiration to be had - bwah-ha-ha!
So, it's over to yoo-hoo-hoo - spook us, be as ghoulish as you wish and let us see your wicked side.  Winners will be picked on Monday 20th September - there will be a first prize of £10.00 credit for the Just Inklined 'shop', with two runners-up prizes of a Just Inklined image of your choice.

Can't wait to see your Halloween creations.

Happy crafting.


  1. Peri, love your shadow-box, very cute. Love your coloring of course and the spider webs are the perfect touch. Great Job as always.

  2. great halloween card peri
    lovely image and your coloring is great

    greetings karin

  3. What do you make beautiful creations!
    I instantly became follower!

  4. Absolutely stunning colouring and I might just use your idea for creating the cobwebs!!!


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