Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Halloween is coming nearer....


I love October! Halloween is coming nearer from day to day, and soon it will be the witching time again.... I found two of these lovely chipboard boxes in the old paper container recently, and have discovered that they make wonderful, spooky witch dwellings.


First I gave the box a thin spray with black paint, so it still looked patchy and shabby, and used some TH Halloween paper for the wallpaper. The die-cuts used for the owl, hat, skeletons, skulls and ghosts are from Sizzix. The lovely curtains were made from remnants out of my bit-bag. The little book 'upstairs' has been made from ancient paper from the 18th century, and the skull was once on some sneakers. The bottles have been altered, with some red spray for 'Poison'. The witch was given to me by a neighbour (should I be worried when people give me things like this?!) I just turned her broom so she could sit on the floor more comfortably.






I wonder whose hand is creeping round the curtains?


An ancestral portrait....


Bon Appetit!


Well, I really had fun putting this together. I am entering into 2 challenges:
The Craft Room challenge 'Alter it' and 
'Halloween and no bones about it' at Re-cycle, re-purpose and re-invent

Here's wishing you all a nice day, take care, have fun and thanks for visiting!


29 comments:

  1. I love it Valerie!!
    What an incredible "alteration" project, you are very creative. :]
    Yes, I would have to agree... you must have had an incredibly good time creating this artful piece!!
    My favorite are the little potion bottles, the mini book, and the skeletons!!
    Thank you for sharing your talents, always. ~xx
    HAPPY WITCHING!!

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  2. I just love this spooky house, what a lot of gorgeous details! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Valerie!!! this is so spooky perfect- love the potion bottles and the witch, Debi x

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  4. Really cool display box and properly spooky too! x

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  5. What a great witchy house Valerie - love the floating googly eyes - great fun. Speaking of floating - how'd you manage to get those falling leaves?! Clever you! xx

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  6. Your back in the twilight zone Valerie lol fab make :)
    Von ♥
    ps got a forbiden floater

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  7. Wow Valerie! This is so wonderful and creative. I love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. Love it Valerie! I'm constantly amazed at what you can do with objects thrown away by others - it's spooky and totally wonderful!
    Hugs xx

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  9. Oh how FUN is this? I love everything about it, especially the witch and little book! The whole piece is just FAB- I hope you have a great place to display it!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  10. That's a great Halloween shadow box. :) I love your autumn blog appearance as well.

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  11. WOW
    Your home must look incredible during the month of October.
    I love that ancestral portrait!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  12. This is such an awesome piece! I can see you had fun creating it, it shows in all of the fun and whimsical details. Love all the eyes looking at me and the Witches bony feet are precious! Love the skeletons hand pulling on the curtain and my favorite is the dead rat, oh how I love the look of him!

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  13. Dont be cross but I am not a Halloween admirer but I have got to say that your piece of altered art is amazing. Cannot believe how it started out...and your attention to spooky detail is fantastic. Thank you for playing along with us at the Craft Room this fortnight. Suzanne x

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  14. This is a totally amazing little scene Valerie and your witch looks very at home with all the spooky additions.
    Fabulous!
    Fliss xx

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  15. This is really awesome! LOL, I wouldn't worry when your neighbors give you those types of craft items--they know they are put to good use!

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  16. Valerie - You must have had so much fun doing this - what a terrific, imaginative, 3D project. I so love your work.

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  17. Brilliant piece for Halloween!

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  18. Such a great Witchylicious project. The bony hand reaching in is great. Of course, the whole thing is great. Thanks for entering your great project at Recycle, Re-Purpose, & Re-Invent.

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  19. WOW Val this is a sensation! If memory serves you usually have a halloween party with your friends they will love this. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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  20. What great fun Valerie.... I love all your halloween bits... I can tell you really love Halloween.

    Karenx

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  21. Been catching up on all of your posts I have missed over the past few days, As always so inspirational.
    This one is awesome, so many wonderful things to look at, love that witch, she's living in one classy joint.
    Yvonne xx

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  22. Definitely, her place looks better than mine just now - tidier anyway!

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  23. Good grief Valerie! This is nothing short of incredible. I LOVE it - it must have been so much fun to make. What a great Halloween prop. I think you should be awarded top shelf for this one. Good luck. Love the look of your blog. Great fun. hugs, Donna

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  24. This is sooo cute and adorably spooky!!!

    Love the witch and her cosy dwelling so much!!!

    Greetings from Vienna,
    die amelie x

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  25. What a fabulous creation! I absolutely love this, with the spooky hand coming round the side! Thanks for joining us over at the Craft-Room Challenge for our "Alter It" theme.

    Maria x

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  26. Goodness me, this is recycling at it's very best. It is amazing how you have created this 'spookylicious' piece of art work. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxxx

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  27. Wow, I don't know where to start here! This is one incredible recycled project! I can just see how much fun you had with this and it shows! What a great house!

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  28. You created a very cool, spooky home for your witch! Love the googly eyes showing up here and there and the little bottles are darling! So glad you shared at Recycle, RePurpose & ReInvent!

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