Friday, October 14, 2011

Edwin's Halloween Treat Challenges

Hi fellow crafters and Tilda fans! Today, I'm posting a treat bag/box made of painted and distressed wood. I hope you enjoy.

You can barely see the moon-colored cardstock, black & corrugated layers under all that goodness!
Glossy Accents were added to button & eyes.

Bats on curled wire are on chipboard base with a coat of black Stickles and Glossy Accents.

I used the masking technique on the jack-o-lantern!

Check out that weathered wood treatment!

I began with a wood handled shopping bag purchased from the craft store for $1 (I love bargains) which I painted with 2 coats pumpkiny caramel brown (sand lightly between coats), a fairly thick coat of Decoarts Weathered Wood crackling compound, then finally black acrylic paint and a spray coat of clear matte. I love the affect and almost didn't want to cover over it!

I used a handpunched round of glittery cardstock for the moon backdrop to my little Edwin vampire. I only have 2 Edwins and they are both Halloween personal favs! The sentiment is a Stampendous cling stamp.

I used lots of Copic markers coloring Edwin in spite of his fairly simple coloration. The clothes, shoes, and hair used: C1, C3, C5, N7. For his deadly pallor I used: E000, E50, V000, RV000, RV02, V02. The jack-o-lantern used: Y04, Y07, YR21, G20, Y17, G82 and that's about it!
I'd like to enter my box in the following challenges:

Magnolia Down Under #117 Halloween, ends 10/14
ABC DT - Pumpkin Challenge (10/22)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Fall Challenge (10/22)
Hooked on Crafts Anything But A Card (10/15)
7 Kids Kollege Fund Halloween (10/25)


Debbie Pamment said...

WOW this is AMAZING!!! And soo great to see the gorgeous Edwin have some Halloween fun too - FABULOUS job!
Thanx so much for joining us at MDUC this week

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous Halloween box full of treats! I love all your details Ronda and Edwin looks so cute!

Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under for the Halloween Challenge!

Sharon x

Barb Hardeman said...

What a FABULOUS Halloween treat box you've made for your granddaughter! Love all the layers and the bats flying all over the place! Great coloring on Edwin and the pumpkin! What child (or adult for that matter) wouldn't love to receive a box full of delicious goodies.
Hugs, Barb

Rene said...

This is AWESOME! I absolutely ADORE it!!!!
Rene :D

Paula said...

Great project! The bag just looks fantastic!!! Love all the extra details you added, makes this project perfect! Great job :)

Karen's Fun Blog said...

THis is fabulous!! : )

Paper Tails said...

What a great halloween treat box. I am sure your granddaughter will treasure it.


Anonymous said...

This is stunning! Love the bright colors and your cute Edwin, Spooktacular!
hugs Julie P

Gerda said...

Fantastic creation!!! I adore the coloring and I love the little embellis you added. I am not a fan of too many flowers and yours look just right for me!

Hugs, Gerda

Francy said...

This is stunning I love all details of this halloween box.

Penni said...

This is fabulous. I love your colouring, Edwin's eyes look fabulous with that spot of white.


Elle said...

This is 'fang-tastic'!!! Your grandaughter is going to LOVE it!

Corinne said...

What a fang-tastic treat box. You did a wonderful job on your creation. Your coloring is really good, the white dot added to Edwin's eyes sure make them pop. Love it.

Frances said...

Wonderful creation, Ronda, love all the details, paint job, coloring, its so much fun...thanks for sharing, hugs, Frances.

Becca Fabozzi said...

This is totally adorable! I love it. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp

Maribel said...

My dear : Your treat bag is adorable!! I'm loving it. Great work and well colored!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

WOW...this is FANG-TASTIC!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the ABC DT Challenge!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute & beautiful treat holder :o)

Heidi said...

this is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining the ABC DT Pumpkins.

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Oh my, what an amazing treat bag! Edwin is colored so beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund!

Monique said...

Wow. This is so beautifull !! I love it !

Hugs Monique