Welcome friends and visitors! Today the Funkie half of the team at Frilly and Funkie get to unveil their inspiration for our current challenge, 'Tis Near Halloween, chosen by me . It's going to be a photo heavy post, so get comfortable and let's get started!
Here's my challenge:
It's no secret. I.Love.Halloween. With Halloween just a few weeks away, I challenge you to create a vintage or shabby chic project with a Halloween theme. If Halloween isn't your thing, that's OK--just be sure to include orange, black and purple in your vintage or shabby chic project (These colors are not required if your theme is Halloween.) It would be a grave mistake to miss this challenge!
I slathered on crackle paste randomly on the base and roof edges, even on the ceiling. (Yes, that's the ceiling pictured below.) The structure was colored with Lamp Black Color Burst, except for the columns which I colored with Burnt Umber Color Burst. I only used two Color Bursts, but there is so many colors within the powders. It's quite unpredictable what you will end up with, but I'm never disappointed. Linda sells these in the shop; I encourage you to see which colors she has in stock.
The surfaces were sealed with Distress collage medium, since the crackle had started chipping. Now you can pick this up and turn it to your heart's content without fear of getting your hands blackened or the crackle coming off.
And then as I'm working out the fence.
Ghosts from the same set were cut from vellum. I left them unattached so they could move around as ghosts apparently do. For the record, while I.Love.Halloween, it's not about the gore and ghosts that tickles me, but the grunginess and decay and beautiful colors of everything at this time of year. Skeletons and bones are pretty cool, too, but that goes to my background in anatomy.
The Stars Adornments were inspired by Kathy's Halloween Night Tag. I love the way she glittered her stars, and I pretty much did what she did except I used Gold crackle paste in place of her silver. I centered a star between each two columns.
In addition to the skull charm above, I used this beautiful owl charm and creepy spider charm Linda sells in her shop. These were colored with Teakwood and Pitch Black alcohol ink respectively. All of the Filigree Metals and Charms in the shop are an ADDITIONAL 15% off until October 26, so now is a good time to stock up!
Oh, how I wish I were 4 inches tall, so I could peer over those rusted fences or take a stroll over that cobbled path. During the daylight, maybe...
...but not at dusk!
I hope you are inspired to get out your Halloween goodies or your orange, black and purple colors and get crafty! Before you do, I hope you will stop by Frilly and Funkie to see what the rest of my Frilly and Funkie teammates made to inspire you.
The Frilly and Funkie team will choose our top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie. The next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I can’t wait to see what YOU make!
I'm sharing with these fine challenges:
Inspired by colors, Halloween theme, spider, ghostie and building.
Thank you for stopping by today!
Hugs and Blessings!
Here are the links to products I've used on this project, all available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique: