Thursday, August 13, 2009
Never too early for Halloween ...
I've had this hinged shadow box for a month or so now and I've been waiting patiently for the muse to come visit again. I thought about birds (yep, still workin my way out of that obsession)but took a pass. Then, the other day, I was blog hopping and came across a gal who loves H'ween even more than I do. She has set up a blog just about the holiday and is knee deep in memories and preparations. When I can find her blog again, I'll post it as I would like to thank her for the inspiration to use the shadow box for a H'ween decor item.
FOUND THE BLOG: http://betshalloween.blogspot.com/
The shadow box is about 2 inches deep and measures 10 1/4 x 12 inches. It has an attached easel on the back and I picked it up on sale for 9.95 at Tues Morning (love that store). The front is hinged and stays closed with magnets. Now I wish I had also bought the one in white.
I bought the tiny lights at a craft store and downloaded the haunted house from a free on line site. The witch and her cat perched on the tree limb are from a vintage postcard a friend sent my aunt in the late 40s.
I still have the pumpkin to do that sits on the front porch and would like to back light it as well. Tomorrow is another day and for now... I like it! I am also putting these on my altered art blog as it is starving! lol.
Thanks for looking. Click on the photos to see each one larger.