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.

7 comments:

Whippet said...

OMG, I LOVE it! Those tiny lights are just perfect too:-)

Deanna said...

That is very cool! As always, wonderful work!

elle said...

that's neat jules!

and i thought it was a puppy!...

peace,
elle

Bet's Crayons said...

Jules,
I love it! Just great with the lights in the windows, too! My kinda fun...

Also, thanks for the shout-out for my "Halloween Happenings" blog, http://BetsHalloween.blogspot.com

Glad you love Halloween as much as I do...looking forward to your decorations and lots of halloween fun!

Jill said...

That is just too darn cute! Beautiful job!

Amy said...

Wow Jules you really outdid yourself with this! It's gorgeous! I can only imagine how stunning this looks IRL. Amazing work, as always. :)

Cindy Marchant said...

Oh wow! Jules this is just soooo cool!!! LOVE IT!! Can I borrow your muse?