Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween ATB FUN!

Hope your having a wonderful spooky fall!

It is my week for the Eileen Inspiration team and I am super excited to share my spooky fun!

Sooooo much fun with boxes! Who Knew?

Eileen Hull Knew, That's WHO!

There is so much you can do with These boxes, it is AMAZING! Just go and check Eileen's blog and you can see so many ideas!

This is mine for this month's
ART WITH A HEART CHALLENGE "Tricks and Treats" theme!

I started with one idea in my head and it went completely the other way!
I guess my hands wanted to do one thing and my head another!
So I combined the two and this is what happened!


So I started with this spring and this piece I took off a dress form. I then used Creative Paperclay® and sculpted a cat head. So easy! Let that dry overnight.


So while my cat head was drying, I cut my ATB's using Eileen's Die #658984 called Blocks/Cubes 3D. I cut 2 of each size using Sizzix's Little Sizzles Mat board in black. Did you know they carry this Matboard in Whtie, Black and Cream. Love This Matboard for so many projects. It is very sturdy!

 I then cut my papers for each size of the ATB's. Paper's are from Cosmo Cricket "Haunted Line".
I have to say this line is old, but still to this date
 MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE HALLOWEEN LINE!

I adhered each of the papers to the ATB's. Then I proceeded to put the blocks together.

I started to play around with the blocks, then decided on paint colors and started to decorate the ATB's.

I painted my cats head and varnished it and attached the spring with E6000.
Added the cat to the smallest block.



Here you can see how I added Studio 490 crackled texture paste by Wendy Vecchi. I added her Fern Green Archival ink to the paste to add color to it. I just spread it here and there, no special technique here. I added some burnt orange acrylic paint here and there also. When all pastes and paints were dry I adhered the cubes together with Crafter's Pick "The Ultimate" glue.

Add your embellishments. I choose to add arms to the small ATB. This was done by cutting a small slit into the side of the box and sliding the arms into the box. I used some of Tim Holtz's embellishment to finish off the piece.


 I love the way it turned out!


This picture I had to play with and add some spookyness to it!


NOW I have a super easy bonus project! Super fun for the kids to do, with your help!


 Cut out all kinds of Blocks out of the Block/Cube 3D die.

Punch out a pumpkin face out and add tissue paper to the inside.

 Put battery operated candles inside and stack or place around the house! So cute!

Super simple!

Now it is your turn! Make something with the theme "Tricks and Treat" using one of Eileen Hulls Dies. If you do not have one of Eileen's dies, you can still enter! Now if you enter.....you have a chance to win one of Eileen Hull's die!

So enter, before it's to late! Enter your link HERE

Art with Heart Challenge October "Tricks & Treats" Sizzix Prize Pack | Eileenhull.com

1 comment:

Eileen Hull said...

Donna your Halloween Tower with black cat is just amazing. I am honored to have one of your amazing creations with me on the # Paprtrail3! Thanks so much!