Sunday, 3 November 2013

Haunted Money Box

Those of you that follow me on Twitter already will have seen some sneak peeks of this in progress.

It all began with a money box blank from the MDF man I bought at Doncaster, I then set to work with the following list of items used:

Fresco Finish paints: Little Black Dress, Crackle glaze, Toad Hall, Beach Hut, Chocolate Pudding, Stone -mixed into a wash with water (which was almost immediately wiped off with a wet baby wipe to look like it was a totally bleached with age effect). Limelight and finally Eggplant.

I then used Grunge paste mixed with Little Black Dress and stencilled through a Splodgeaway stencil on the back to look like the shadow of a spooky tree.

I stamped the roof with the vine from EDY01 and painted the heart leaves with a mix of Toad Hall and limelight, thinned to a wash so they weren't as bright. The broomstick and coffin are from HPHW01 and painted in a wash of Toffee and pumpkin soup.

The other halloween images are from Graphicus/Chocolate Baroque painted with Fresco finish pumpkin soup onto card and stuck on, I then finished the whole thing off with Memory Box dies, Spider web, Spider and the flying bats.  The largest bats I attached via acetate so they were flying.  I added the leaf embellishment I'd found in Darlington and highlighted the spider with Glossy Accents.

I am entering this into:
bastel-traum - Halloween
sparklesforumchallenges - Halloween
alphabetchallengeblog - S is for scary
brownsugarchallenge - things with wings
craftyhandsdevon - anything Goes
Leftofcenterchallenges - Halloween
savvyhandmadecards - Gone batty
charismacardz.blogspot - Anything but a card


craftimamma said...

Wow, it's turned out fab Jax! Love how you've incorporated so many little details. Even Darcy's heart vine looks suitably spooky in black and green! Love it!

Lesley Xx

Helen said...

That's wonderful, Jax! I love how you've attached the bats with acetate, the whole thing is brilliantly spooky!

massofhair said...

Spooktacular money box Jax. So much work & time has gone into your project. Love it! :-)

Cazz said...

Thats amazing - and thank you for the heads up re the spiders lolol.
well done kiddo xx

Lin said...

WOW Jax this is amazing!! love it those bats!!

Anita Abercrombie said...

Looks really fantastic, well done!!

Keren Howell said...

I love to see 3D projects, that's real crafting to me! Beautiful project, thank you for sharing with us at Left of Center. xxx Keren

Andrea W said...

Cool project! I love all the detail and colors. Thanks for sharing your creation at Savvy Handmade Cards.

Pat said...

Lovely Halloween project, thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge.

Pat xx

sam21ski said...

It still hasn't showed in my TL yet - lol

Great transformation of the money box, looks fab and I see you've managed to enter into loads of challenges, well done

Are you going to use it to save up for the next Donny show - lol

Sam xxx

Cat's sCrap said...

Terrific box ! Original colors for the theme of Halloween. Bravo ! Beatiful creation !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
See you soon !

Hugs from France.

Julie Ann Lee said...

I've got one of these too, from Ally Pally! I love what you did with it! Julie Ann xx

Tonnie Deijkers said...

this is a great project
thanks for sharing at brown sugar this week
grts tonnie

Sandie said...

Wow,this is the haunted theme,you have decorated it beautifully...or should I say "Hauntingly" lol

Thank you for joining in with our very first challenge over at CraftyHands..x

Berger Thomas said...

Wow, nice work! Thanks for sharing it with swiss cheese greatings, Tom.

Cazro said...

A brilliant idea, wonderfully decorated. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly. hope we see you again. Caz

caroline said...

great idea, really cool. thanks for joining us this week at brown sugar and good luck
caroline brown sugar dt

Tammy said...

WOW this is fabulous Jax! I love all of your spooky details! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Anonymous said...

Wow that simply brilliant. Fantastic project, must have taken you ages! TFS it with us at Sparkles this month.


Anonymous said...

Wow that simply brilliant. Fantastic project, must have taken you ages! TFS it with us at Sparkles this month.


Eemeli said...

Great design. Very much into halloween spirit and those bats are fab! Thanks for joining our "Anything But A Card" challenge this week at Charisma Cardz.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli {DT}

Jo Grason said...

fantastic spooky project it's so cool! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz this week good luck! Jo xxx

Gram's Treasures said... many little details! Now you can start saving for more candy! So glad you could join us this week at Charisma. Good Luck!
Joyce xx

Sammy said...

Oh this is fabulous! Great colour! I bought this from the MDF man too... Really aught to get off my backside and do something pretty with it! Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

beru said...

This Money Box is a graet idea... and I hope this is full now :) Thanks for playing with