Sunday, October 21, 2012

Anything But a Card Mid Challenge Reminder


Hello!  Today we are half-way through Challenge 4 at Anything But a Card!  You should stop by and see all the fabulous projects being shared!  Amazing stuff!  You still have almost a week to play along, and we'd love to have you!  The challenge is to create something with a Fall or Halloween theme or simply use fall colors- golds, rust, reds, browns, deep green, etc.  Easy!  




As you know, I have been knee-deep in Halloween projects, and today I am sharing this little coffin/skeleton project.  It started out as a plain wood coffin.  I painted it black, then added some Rock Candy Crackle paint to add texture, then added more black paint to get ride of the shine.  I then used some Aged Mahogany Crackle paint here and there, along with a bit of Vintage Photo to age it.  The medallion  I thought would be a nice touch.  The skeleton I got at Dollarama on a garland, so I cut him off and manipulated him to be able to recline in the coffin.  I decided he needed a bit of color, so I added some orange twine at the neck.  The coffin I lined with BoBunny  and Recollections paper, with a few punched bats on the wall.  He likes to have something to look at while resting.   The "pillows" keep him in position while on display.  I spritzed the inside with Graphite Glimmer Mist for some sparkle.    I wanted to play along with Haunted Design House's Macabre Monday's current challenge- rest in peace!

Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

onecraftymama said...

ew, this is so creepy-cool! I love that medallion, and this gross little guy reminds me of a decoration we used to hang at work every year (I worked at a donut shop in high school) and we'd stuff donut holes in his ribcage.

Well, that was a weird little memory to dredge up! lol - you are so welcome for sharing it ;) Love the idea of adding texture that way (and shine just wouldn't be right here - so perfect!)

jimlynn said...

Cute, cute, CUTE!!!! Very spooky indeed and so creative! Love that Mr. Bones inside that coffin!
Lynn

HappyCrafter said...

Looks like you are well on your way with holiday decorations...I need to get started so I can bring some stuff to the office, thanks for all the ideas!

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

I love me some coffins.......you did a fabulous job. Love it.

Margaret said...

This is such a fun project and I love the orange scarf! Can't have him catching his death of cold!! Sorry...couldn't resist!!

Andrea C said...

Great project. Thanks for playing along with haunted design house x

Jess said...

Such a cool project!