It's time for another wonderful challenge over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. Gloria wants us to break open our hoard of fall related treasures and use them on a project for their Challenge #17 "Happy Fall, Y'all". I was so relieved when she didn't ask for something like sporting goods! Sorry, I don't have a hoard of those, but I'm sure my husband does!
I've always wanted to do a window display for Halloween. Every year I decorate our yard or the interior of our home. If we are having a party I decorate both for this one creepy night. I have quite a collection of props--not all the kind you get from a store, but mostly home made and the unusual. I keep them in what is now known as the "Creepy Closet", which used to store all our garden supplies. Well...I have a few other places I store them, too, truth be told.
This year, I got my wish(thank you, Kathy, for putting your trust in me!)...so to mark the occasion, I made something new to add to my hoard of Halloween props, and I added these to the window of a local art shop here in our town--Every Good Thing. These are made from bottles I had in my stash, Mod Podge, paint, ink, some stickers, also from my stash, and some fibers and plastic spiders. I stamped some spider webs on them using Staz On ink. Pretty simple. I bought the pewter plate at a yardsale a few weeks ago to add to my collection of "good" Halloween pewter and "silver".
Update: here are the close up shots I did not have loaded on to my computer at post time.
|Here they are in the store display.|
I won't walk you through this, but just say that everything is either home made or collected piece by piece over the years and has been used in a different way each year. Every year at our home, we get hundreds of trick or treaters or just people who want to come and see our display. I hope the store will get some extra attention, too.
I hope you can see and enjoy the pictures.
I would like to enter this into the following wonderfully inspiring challenges:
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #17 "Happy Fall, Y'all" Everything is from either my Creepy Closet Hoard or my Halloween papercrafting Hoard-dedicated Closet for each.
Country View Challenges "Sparkle and Shine" Shiny bottles
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Falling in Love With..." Halloween, of course!
Frilly and Funkie "A Haunting Halloween Challenge" Hmmm...what could be Halloweeny about this????
Rhedds Creative Spirit October Challenge "Halloween or Not?" Halloween, for sure!
Artist Trading Post Exchange "Anything Mixed Media Goes" Bottles I created are mixed media
|I've had that black cat/pumpkin cut out for years!|
|I found a way to beat the reflection; but I ended up getting a lot of ceiling in my shot!|
|Way too much reflection on a hot sunny day!|
|Can you see the green witches hands holding an old wooden box?|
|Martha Stewart cling bats on the window.|
|Hard to tell, but that's a purple spider...I was going for a purple theme, but it does not show in the photos.|
|Purple velvet cloth behind the skull strings.|
|Two crow silhouettes on a sconce, and one on the headstone.|
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