Thursday, September 5, 2019

A Vintage Journey - Sept Challenge - Box it Up!

I am the hostess for September over at A Vintage Journey and my challenge is:  Box It Up!

This month our theme is boxes! Perhaps you will make a trunk or suitcase, some kind of package to hold a gift, or maybe make a card or journal page showing presents. 

Just remember to ensure that you create in one of our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

 I'll be posting a full tutorial over at A Vintage Journey on September 20th so I'm just sharing photos of my finished project here today.
I made a Halloween Haunted House Box using Eileen Hull's new House Ornament Die and some pieces from her House Pocket Die (window frames, chimney, roof trim and door!)
Here are the four sides of the house

And close ups of the creepies peeking out of all the windows and front door.

The bottom of the house box opens and inside I put a treat of Chocolate River Rock Candy that I found on Amazon, an appropriate earthy Halloween treat don't you think?!

So we hope you will join in on our A Vintage Journey September Challenge - and Box It Up - can't wait to see how the theme of a box inspires your creativity!

You'll find the challenge here, as well as lots of inspiration from the other Creative Guides!  You have until Oct 3rd to link up your Box It Up projects! 

Paper:  True Black Card stock - Papertrey Ink,  DP Regions Beyond and Materialize Paper Stash - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology
Accessories:  House Ornament Die, House Pocket Die (window frames and door) - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Mini Bat Die, Mini Cat Die - Movers and Shapers/Tim Holtz/Sizzix, tiny rhinestones, Halloween Twine - Lawn Fawn,  Bronze Age Metallique Wax - Prima, Chocolate River Rock Candy - Amazon, foam tape, Tombow Glue, Occasion Stickers - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.


Annie said...

Hi Julia x What a fabulous challenge theme and I had great fun creating my project xx Your house box is absolutely fabulous with all those wonderful details x Love the windows etc. I look forward to viewing the tutorial xx

Sending huge hugs and thank you for the lovely comment on my blog xx

Annie xx

Nikki Acton said...

Love your spooky house ornament - a fabulous treat for someone at Halloween! The rock candy looks amazing too. Love all the details - cant wait to see the tutorial! xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a spook-tacular house! (Sorry I couldn't resist 😉). I love how this came together and the die cuts of the bat and the cat caught my eye, they look fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration and Happy September! Hugs, Jo x

A Pink said...

YOur Halloween haunted house box full of sweety treats is Spookilicious . Loved looking around and seeing all the spooky surprises . Thank you for the tour . Looking forward to your tutorial .

Hugs x

Bonnie said...

Wonderful details, Julia! This is one scary house and I love the treat inside!

nancy littrell said...

Oh My, all your creepies really make your haunted house...Creepy!!! Such awesome details. TFS Julia. Hugs..Nancy

Redanne said...

Such a great choice of theme and wow, what a fabulous creepy make! I love those spooky image showing through the windows and I am looking forward to seeing the full tutorial now. Hugs, Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Julia, this is just so creative, I adore this fabulous box, beautifully crafted and I look forward to the tutorial! xx

sarascloset said...

What a great idea to spook someone with! Love peeking in all the windows, and love the treat inside, too! I'm looking forward to the tutorial! I do hope to put the summer behind us! Hugs!

butterfly said...

I'm always charmed by tiny houses, and this spooky little number is no exception. Great use of all the die-cuts and sweet treat on this inside too. A fabulous theme this month, and I'm so happy I had time to join in.
Alison x

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I LOVE your fabulous Halloween house box. The ghoul and skeleton looking out windows and the scary die cuts on the outside were the perfect touches. Thanks for visiting my blog and blessings!

Mac Mable said...

What a creative project, perfect for halloween and yes the rocky candy is perfect too x.

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

Oh, I love this tiny house!! I love those spooky images showing through the windows.
Ann xx

Barbara said...

Thanks so much, Julia for this challenge! I had much fun to create for it! Your box is absolutely beautiful, love the shades of purple you chose and every single detail is amazing! Barbara

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous way to use Eileen's die Julia! it really is perfect for Halloween and looking forward to seeing your tutorial x