Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Pumkin Jack in the Windowbox!

I had a lot of fun creating this spooky Halloween window box!  I pulled out some older Tim Holtz dies, as well as my newer Eileen Hull Window Box die.
I have a couple of photos of how I started work on this.  I die cut Pumpkin Jack out of watercolor paper and pulled it through Distress Spray Stains Tea Dye, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade) and water that I had spritzed onto my craft mat.  I kept pressing the paper into the colors until it was the way I wanted it.
I did the same thing with the stem using Tea Dye and Mowed Lawn Spray Stains.
I die cut the Gothic Boo and 31 out of black Coredinations paper then brushed Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint over them.
Then I got so into creating my project that I neglected to take any more 'process' photos!  I die cut the Window Box out of black matboard and put it together.  Then I adhered a piece of Sunset Vellum behind the window pane.  I brushed more Clear Rock Candy Crackle over the entire Window Box.  I die cut the face out of Pumpkin Jack using the Scary Jack O Lantern Movers and Shapers dies.  I decided not to put any paper behind the face as I liked the look of seeing the window right through Pumpkin Jack.   I adhered the Gothic BOO along the top of the window and the die cut spider from Candlelight Fright die off the B.  I added Tiny Twinkles for the spider's eyes.
I die cut the foliage using Garden Greens die cutting two out of tan and two out of green Core-dinations paper.  I sponged the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Ink - then brushed Clear Rock Candy Crackle paint over them.  When dry, I adhered them to the inside of the window box. I adhered the 31 from Gothic Boo on the front of the box with more foam tape.
 
 I adhered Pumpkin Jack to the window using layered pieces of black foam tape so he was held away from the window in back and away from the foliage in front!
 Here you can see the vellum adhered over the window panes from the back.
 The window box measures 4 3/4" x 6" (not including the extended Boo or foliage!) so it's a great size decoration for a shelf or window sill or even a table centerpiece!-  I really love how it came out!
I'm linking my Pumpkin Jack in the Windowbox to the following challenges:
Anything but Cute -  31 days of Halloween (must include the #31)
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Word Search - I used the words pumpkin, black, orange
Eileen Hull October challenge - Hauntings and Holidays
 Thanks so much for stopping by today!   I hope you enjoyed seeing my Halloween Windowbox!
Paper:  White Watercolor Cardstock, Core-dinations Black, Tan and Green, Little Sizzles Black Matboard - Sizzix, Sunset Vellum - Making Memories.
Accessories:  Alteration/Tim Holtz Dies - Pumpkin Jack, Gothic Boo, Garden Greens, Scary Jack O Lantern Movers and Shapers, Candlelight Fright;  Window Box - Eileen Hull Sizzix, Ranger Distress Spray Stains - Tea Dye, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey and Mowed Lawn, Ranger Distress Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, foam tape.




23 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

So thrilled you joined in our Eileen Hull Art with Heart Challenge. Clever idea to use the Pumpkin cobined with the Eileen Hull die, looks fantastic and I adore the colours. Tracy x

Eileen Hull said...

What a great idea Julia! Love the vellum behind the window- it would be cool with a light behind it... Thanks so much for entering the Art With Heart Challenge!

Redanne said...

Julia, this is just fabulous, spooky but not too scary - I love the gorgeous crackling and the eyes on the little spider. Love, love, love this! Thanks so much for joining in Eileen's Art With Heart Challenge too. Hugs, Anne xx

Nicole Wright said...

Holy, I love how well thought out this whole project is. The pumpkin is fantastic and what a clever way to layer it with the window! Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing with us at the Art with Heart Challenge! Cheers, Nicole

Anne Harada said...

Oh my goodness! This is just so creative and so Julia! Love stopping by to see what you are up to! All fun and goodness my talented friend! Hugs, Anne

Annette Allen said...

SO TOTALLY AWESOME.. wow...

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Julia! What a fantastic 3D project! That jack o lantern looks outstanding! Obviously made with a lot of love! So creative!

Pammejo said...

Fabulous 3-D project using Eileen Window Box...love the pumpkin and Boo you used with it. Just a fabulous Halloween piece, thanks for joining us at Art with Heart.

Tracey McNeely said...

Julia this project is so much fun! You are such a great artist!

Vintagehandmade said...

Fantastic 3D project, Julia! Loving all the wonderful elements here! It's totally amazing!
Thank you so much for joining in our '31 Days of Halloween' challenge at Anything But Cute!
Branka DTx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a wonderful creation Julia, love all the great texture from the crackle and a very inventive way to use the window box die! Bet it looks amazing at night with a light shining through the vellum, very spooky! Deb xo

Suchi said...

Wow...wonderful and spooky project ..! Love the pumpkin !! :D
Suchi xx

Mac Mable said...

Stunning piece of work. Very creative. It looks like you had fun making it? Fabulous colours and fabulous 3D masterpiece x

butterfly said...

What a fantastic 3D Halloween piece, Julia - the crackled pumpkin looks fabulous, and I love the effect of hammered steel on the window box - an absolute treat of a creation!
Alison xx

Sara Barker said...

Julia, I love this window box all decked out for Halloween! What a wonderful patina you have given it, and adding the jack, 31, and topping it with BOO just gives it that little bit of creepiness, perfect for Halloween! Very well done! Thank you for joining our 31 Days of Halloween challenge at Anything But Cute. HUgs!! Sara Emily DT

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

LOVE your work. What a great creation for the season. hugs, Donna

Astrid Maclean said...

Oops, really sorry I am so late with commenting.... this is amazing, what a wonderful project! Fantastic spookiness and a great step by step too! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!

Lisa H said...

oh, this is very spooky cool!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the October Art with Heart Challenge. =)

Meme said...

I as a member of the DT need this die! LOL! You did an amazing job with your project! I love it! Very spooky! Thanks for joining us for the October Art with Heart Challenge!

Samra Leshinski said...

What a gorgeous Halloween make Julia!
Thank you so much for joining our 31 Days of Halloween challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Lisa - papergrace said...

WOWZA!! This is FANTASTIC!! ♥ It absolutely looks like a "real" window box. And with all of the other spooky details that you've added it's so perfect for Halloween. Well done! I'm so happy that you linked up with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. xo

Donna B. said...

This is amazing!! Super cool idea for those dies. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Rachel said...

this is amazing! what a cool 3D piece. I love that you created a whole scene by putting the window in the background. your pumpkin is great! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

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