Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Vintage Journey- TO DIE FOR

Halloween 13 to 31
Countdown Calender

Thrilled to be a Guest this Halloween Season for 
Where the theme is TO DIE FOR 
Inspired by who else but Tim Holtz

Products Used Tim Holtz:
Dies Big Dies: Rickety House, Gothic Boo,
Decorative Strip: Halloween shadows
On The Edge Dies: Graveyard, On the Fence
Distress ink : Vintage photo.
Idea-ology: Plaquetts
Grunge paper

Other Products used:
Christmas tree shaped boxes 
Circle punch,
Misc papers, Glue,
Brads for drawer pulls, Misc #'s for drawers.
Green flower soft,
Black and grey paint
Mini Pumpkins
Black Glitter

Well this isn't exactly the boxes I started with, but close enough. 
They didn't have the back on it.
Found at my local craft store just waiting to be altered.
I took the boxes apart. Counted out enough for 13 to 31 days.
Then figured out how I wanted to arrange them.
I knew I wanted to use several of Tim's dies as my focal point.
So I left the center open to set my scene.
I cut a variety of papers to fit the fronts of the boxes and 
used a punch for the circular area.
Painted all of the boxes black, glued on the papers. 
Then started  die cutting the images.
I punched a small hole in each drawer and used a brad for the pulls. 
Edged each drawer with Vintage Photo distress ink 
Close up of the center scene. 
I used grunge board for the boo, painted black and added black glitter
Punched out the tombstones 
painted grey and added green flower soft for moss.
Glued on the # for each drawer added a skull and some pumpkins.
Could you image receiving a countdown calender like this for Halloween?
Especially if each drawer was filled with 
TIM HOLTZ goodies!!!


Vic said...

Fabulous calender! My grandkids would be looking for treats in the drawers!

misteejay said...

What an amazing creation Lynn. Such a fab idea having 13 to 31 as the countdown. Love it.
Toni xx

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

NICE work!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

This is tooo much! It really is a fantastic Halloween project.

Lululiz said...

This is absolutely amazing, wow! I love the idea of a Halloween countdown calendar filled with H goodies, now that would be a most awesome treat.
Your project is brilliant, and thanks for showing us how it all came together.

Paper Profusion said...

Have been over at AVJ Lynn - it's a totally brilliant make. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

Kikka N said...

Dear Lynn, what a fantastic view for Halloween! Love it! Congrats for making such a gorgeous item...

Terry said...

Look at you go GF! What a Halloween mansion you have built so full of tricks and treats. Using those boxes in that fashion is so clever. Love all the dies and the transformation. Always a thrill to see my friend at AVJ with such creative projects. Big Hugs!

Carolyn said...

Lynn, I fell in love with this when I first viewed it. What a spectacular piece for Halloween.


Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

Good heavens, what a reward your creative spirit and ambition gives. Incredible.

ImagiMeri said...

Oh Lynn, that is so cool.....way to go! I'm working on a Christmas advent calendar now that I have a grandchild, and maybe more, I need to have something for them when they come to granny's!


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

YOU ROCK!!! Pinned!

Sarah said...

Absolutely spooktacular!!! Always like your Halloween stuff.

bobbie said...

Too stinkin' cute!!

Unknown said...

WOW! So glad to have popped over from AVJ! Lynn, your creations are fabulous (I'm now a new follower) and seriously LOVE how you reworked this craft store find! Are you the Lynne from Kuna ID that I see in Stamper's Sampler, like all the time! :) ;) Totally love your style! I'm in Idaho, too :) Transplanted from a journey from the hood to the woods :) So glad that I've found your blog!! XOXO-Shari T.

Diane said...

This definitely is to die for. I love this creation and it's so creative. Great one, Lynn. Diane

funkycrafter said...

was so happy when i opened up the vintage journey website and saw your picture. always enjoy your halloween creations. your blog is on the list that i visit every weekend but it was fun to get an extra visit this week to say congrats on the vintage journey gig.

Createology said...

To Die for Indeed!!! Fabulous creation! Creative Halloween Bliss and All Treats for You...

Lorraine said...

Oh Lynn that is fabulous!!

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