Thursday 3 October 2013

Day 3 of the 31 Days of Hallowe'en

Morning all,
If you're following the blog roll order you will have arrived from the awesome Susan.

For full deets on this Freaking fantabulous Blog hop organised by Smeared Ink and The Smeared and Smudged forum, please hop on over to Terra's blog. All the info on the days sponsors are there as well as any other info you think you might need.

We are well under-way now and my diary with proposed projects have nearly all been completed for the next week. Stop panicing Cromsie!!

Today's project is made to fulfil the criteria of one of the challenges that I have been entering every week in order to be in the running for a massive prize come Christmas - Through the Purple Haze.
The challenge this week is "Hallowe'en with Simply Betty"  This fits in ok with my 31 days ........... yessss!!
I have decorated a coffin shaped box.
 This image is from the limited edition collections and called Christian Count Drac.
Coloured with promarkers before cutting out with a die and matting onto the larger size.
The papers are from the new digi range Vintage Grunge from Smeared Ink. The edges have been further grunged using distress ink after a bit of "roughing up"
Some chain with a few charms (cross, stake, and the frightful TH muse token) attached to the matted layers. A lace wreath with a mirror behind it and watch charm in front with some tiny lime green and orange flowers added.

Some tiny die cut cogs were randomly given a lick of "aged hunter frantage" embossing enamel and attached to the copper ribbon round the side of the top.
The base of the box was decorated with more distress inks after masking (TH)
A box for all those sweeties that will be handed round in the coming weeks.

Thank you for looking. And off you pop to the very talented Loren.

See you tomorrow.

I am entering this sweet box into the challenge at
Through the Purple Haze - Hallowe'en with Simply Betty
Pan Pastel UK -  Anything goes
Simply Steampunk - Layers


  1. wow Helen, another fantastic creation, well done.
    Thanks for playing along again at
    Through The Purple Haze Challenges
    Hugs, Teresa DT
    Ceesa's Card Creations

  2. OH me that's amazing.....what a great idea....thanks for joining us at TTPH

    fiona DT

  3. Love the image and that lace wreath. Great job!

  4. Love what you've done with Christian! FAb coffin and I think there's still time to enter it in Simply Steampunk Layers Challenge, too. xxD

  5. Awesome project. Love the image and the way you've framed him on your coffin. All the embellies work perfectly.

  6. Love that lace wreath! Great box for all kinds of goodies. Fab coloring and wonderful box!!

  7. Helen, this rocks! I love the way you colored Christian and then die cut him. All of those little details really makes this project pop.

  8. OOh...wonderful coffin! The image, one of my favs, is beautifully colored and all those details really add a lot!!

  9. Wonderful box...lots of detail!!

  10. Wonderful box...lots of detail!!

  11. WOW... the coffin is covered with layers of detail.... love the image!

  12. I am learning so much on this hop.
    AND wanting more supplies.

  13. This is truly a cool and spooky box!! I love it!! Great details. Thanks for joining us again at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!!

    Darcy DT

  14. Nice job - and a very interesting stamping image!
    hugs serafeena

  15. Helen,
    Love your altered coffin! Great embllies and design!

  16. Divine coffin box Helen, absolutely jaw dropping divine! Love your use of the Simply Betty image, nicely done my friend!

  17. Spooktacular make Helen..putting me in the mood for halloween!!
    Thank you so much for joining us over at premium craft challenge and good luck!!
    Tracy xxx

  18. Love your coffin Helen! It's awesome! Mo x

  19. Proper scary stuff!! Love your colouring well done, thanks for joining in at Through the purple haze challenges
    Nicola DT

  20. Fantastic work Helen. Love how you have decorated the coffin. Wow! I like how you incorporated all the steampunk elements!

  21. ooohhh coffin boxes are so fun! I love the way you decorated this! and your coloring like always is amazing!

  22. too the coffin and the Count!

  23. Loving me some goulie Steampunk!!

  24. oh fantastic project.. love this so much
    Thanks for joining us at SSC

  25. Striking project and love the tones you have used too. Many thanks for joining us at Premium Crafts Challenges this week.

  26. I love this creation I think that the image you have used is just perfect for Halloween and what a really spooky box you have made. Thanks for joining us at TTPH - Becky DT