Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Shadowbox From the Crypt

October has been such a busy month for me that I have really neglected my blog! We had our annual Halloween Party this past weekend. It was our 21st...and maybe our best one to date. We had perfect the 60's, very little wind and even a full moon. Over 80 adult guests showed up and almost everyone came in costume! We had a live band, so that made the night even more fun. It took a LOT of planning but it was worth it because we all had such a good time. We spend a lot of time decorating our barn (where the party takes place) and our yard for the event. What little stamping I did this month had to do with I'm hoping you won't mind one more Halloween post from me.

I made this little shadowbox to add a spooky accent to my bathroom. It was really hard to get a good angle to take this photo as to not get glare from flash on the glass, so it looks like it's all crooked inside the frame, but it really isn't. Anyways... all I did was emboss the cool skull image from the set From the Crypt in Black EP on a piece of Cast A Spell DP. (retired, but available in MDS) I added some green jewels to his eyes, and some orange ones to each corner and even to the spider I had attached to the back using fishing line and a Glue Dot. The mat is decorated with the purple print from the Cast A Spell collection and then I added some of the Black Designer Jewels (available in the Holiday Mini) on two corners. The little spider and web designs are rub-ons from Heidi Swapp. I had this little shadowbox stashed away for a while. I'm pretty sure I got it at Target's Dollar Spot a while back.
We always give away small prizes at our parties for the best costumes. This year I used the tombstone image from Graveyard Gala and omitted the words. I cut out the tombstones and added the prize categories with my Black Journaler and created these candy mugs. In case you are wondering what I dressed up as, here's a photo from our haunted barn.
We were a corpse bride & groom. I got all of our clothing from Salvation Army and secondhand shops and then distressed them to look old and tattered. I was happy with the results and spent less than $30 total for both costumes...less than the price of one pre-made costume.
I have a couple card classes coming up, so I'm sure I'll have some new things to share that are not Halloween oriented real soon. Have a hauntingly good weekend!



Pat's little corner of the world said...

WOW Lynn, what a great bride you are...Great sounds like you all had a great time....I for one love all your Halloween things and I'm not tired of them...GREAT JOB
your blogger buddy

Wendy J. said...

Another great job on the halloween projects, Lynn! Love the costumes! Don't you love it when something comes together like that?!

Makeesha Byl said...

oooohhh spooky Lynn! Love your costumes, such a great idea to head to the Salvo's! Keesh x

Back said...

Thank you. I like your content. Very nice

Cheri and Jim said...

OOOOOOOooooo....That's scar-dy!