Wednesday 1 October 2014

October challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit DT

And hello again for the third time today! For my Buckwells Crafty Challenge and Crafting with Dragonflies posts, please scroll down.

So, it's October, and as we all know October's main "holiday" is Halloween. So this month, the team at Rhedd's Creative Spirit have all prepared some Halloween themed projects for your inspiration, but the challenge itself is still Anything altered art goes, so you can enter a Halloween project or something else, we love to see them all!

For mine, I managed to get my hands on a Tim Holtz configurations box (one of the really big ones, at 16" wide!) and decorated it in Halloween style.

I started by painting everything black and then "wallpapering" with G45 Steampunk Spells paper. Most of the elements are either from G45, or spiders and such I picked up in a pound shop! The little book is made up of G45 spell cards and opens and closes, and you can flick through the pages.

Poison and blood! (actually blue fairy washing up liquid in the one, and handwash with red food colouring in the other... It's beautifully thick like congealed blood, lol)

Hobbies collide! Long before I took up crafting, I used to paint Games Workshop miniatures. I myself preferred the Orcs and Goblins and Lord of the Rings armies, but I remember hubby had dabbled with the undead one for a little while. So I dug around and managed to find some skulls left over from his skeletons, and added them here and there throughout the boxes.

This was oh so much fun to do, though I did end up running out of Halloween stuff in the end! I had a few other things I wanted to add, but due to the ridiculously long wait for it to be delivered (over a month!) I ran out of time. The plan was to have working lights and allsorts... I may well add them in at some point anyway.

Now then, time for you to go check out what spooky wonders the rest of the team have made. You won't be disappointed!
And look what's on offer for this month's winner:

Off you go!

And have a fantastic day.

I'd love to enter this creation into the current all crafts challenge!



Sandra Wright. said...

Your project this month is much creepiness tucked away on those shelves...I love it...xx

cotnob said...

This is stunning Sammy, so many fabulous details.

brenda said...

What a work of art Sammy, so very creative an inspirational.

B x

Rocky said...

Wow!! So Spooky, it's great. I love all the little details in this, it's fun to look at and it must have been fun to make. Thank you for sharing it with us at All Crafts Challenge.

Kathleen said...

Gosh this must have taken you ages but a very stunning creation.

Kath x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Sammy this is brilliant I love it! Wish I had the time to make something like this it would look fabulous with the rest of my Halloween decorations. Susan x

Lozzy said...

WOW Sammy. Absolutely stunning, love everything you have done. All the detailing is fabulous...Hugs Lozzy xx

Dawn said...

Sammy, this is amazing! I do't do spooky much & but do like this!
I especially love the poison & blood!
Dawn xx

Dawn said...

Sammy, this is amazing! I do't do spooky much & but do like this!
I especially love the poison & blood!
Dawn xx

Mrs A. said...

Fantastic project. Love you faux blood. Thankyou for showing us at Craft My Life. Hugs Mrs A. (G.T.)

MilkCoffee said...

Oh wowww.. so amazing! This. is. super. cool, Sammy :)

Jane Savage said...

Wow, Sammy this is amazing! Spooky to the max with incredible detail! I keep seeing something new every time I look!
Have a lovely weekend! xx

Beccalite said...

This is just stunning Sammy, loved it from the first time I saw it, awesome creation.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx