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Monday, September 12, 2011

Here comes Halloween!!!!!

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year, next to Christmas I cant think of any other time where you can create such magical and whimsical paper crafts so I thought it would be fun to share with everyone my "Spooky Little Curio Cabinet". This is a wonderful way to show off those cute little trinkets and pictures we have collected over the years.
So what I used to create this spooky little curio was assorted halloween papers including the new line by "Authentique" called "Glowing" this is an amazing Halloween paper set and it double sided which is always good! Also I found my glass front curio cabinet at Hobby Lobby in the wood section, I love this cabinet because number one it is affordable and has a wonderful closure on the side so you can keep changing things each year. I colored the wood using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in "Very Purple" and "Coffee Shop" and I sprayed both the outside and inside working with both colors...this is a great wood coloring system because it give a bit of a shimmer to it.
Then I used Gecko Galz ephemeras "Witching Hour", "Bump in the Night" and the forth comming exclusive ephemera set "Samhain Dominos" (this one is only available to their news letter subscribers).

As for the trinkets I found some at Micheals and others at Hobby Lobby but then I came across this amazing little shop called Crickets and Caterpillers in Houston that is a minatures / dollhouse shop and found these little books and the treat bag.
One of the things I really enjoyed doing was using cute mini Halloween stamps by Inkadinkadoo (you can find them in the $1 bin at most JoAnnes stores) and Staz On ink and stamp a boarder down the left side of my glass.
And then I hit the Halloween isle at Micheals and found not only the spider webing that I strung all over my cabinet but also found a batch of black roses that had amazing glitter on it and the two plaskit skeletons that sit on either side of the rose (they were a swag I cut apart).
Then add your torn paper, a little trim, and copper paint and you have a wonderful little curio cabinet that will spook up any party or haunted castle!
Sooooooo as a treat I am sharing a few of my favorite witch images for you to make your own Halloween goodies....also if you ever make items using the images I share I would love to see them feel free to send a thread or if you dont have a blog send them to me at fripperiesandbutterflies@yahoo.com and I will post the pictures with a shout out, everyone deserves a bit of fame for their artful creations!
Have a happy week
Leanne




11 comments:

  1. i love your curio, it is fantastic! thanks for the wonderful new images. i actually did several posts featuring your vogue images. you can find one of them here: http://artfromthewell.blogspot.com/2011/08/more-vogue.html

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  2. Lee Anne thanks so much for the free images and best of all for sharing your curio cabinet. What a lot of eye candy.
    Happy Halloween
    Lesley

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  3. Awesome!! Love the Halloween Curio!! Thanks for some more fun images!!

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  4. Love all the the spooky little embellishments in this fabulous Halloween Curio! So much for the eyes to feast on? Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

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  5. Hi LeeAnne
    Simply fabulous with the attention to detail being quite incredible. I wish I had such store to browse around as the finds are amazing. This is eerie but in such an appealing way!
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC this fortnight.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  6. WoW I love your spooky curio cabinet. all those wonderful embellishments make it really interesting to look at Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-use although I coudn't see your link back to our blog?
    Paula DT

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  7. Such a fabulous idea, I love this Halloween piece of art, really gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

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  8. A really wonderful idea and your spooky cabinet looks fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at FSC and for sharing the lovely vintage images.
    Fliss x

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  9. What a darling curio cabinet - a surprise in each section! Love those skeletons on top! So glad you shared at Recycle, RePurpose & ReInvent!

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