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Pumpkin Frenzy

For this 12 Tags of 2014 I went a little off course combing elements of other challenges in one project.  I love when I get to add these elements making it a more challenging outcome for me.  It's a great time of year to craft for me so I like making the most of it.
 
This month I'm going 3D!
 
 
I love my 3D Square Box die by Eileen Hull Designs.  So many options! 
 
 
I had this idea to combine the big box 3D die and my sized ovals. Using these Found Relatives Occasions cards and tinting.  I coloured, taped, soaked the cards in water and peeled to reveal the now transparent image. 

 
I love my Skeleton and breaking him to repose him just like this.

 
Another tint, although I used lighter distress colours so it's harder to see. I used the Skull Rubs for the mans head.  Ewh!
 
 
I followed the same watercolor technique with glossy accents Tim showed.
 
 
I also did the whole box with the Halloween Stencil and texture paste!  I inked the box with distress paint first.  Once the texture paste was dry I went over it with distress ink.  I made my own mask for the spider and spritz black soot with the spritzer.

 
I hot glued the letters together then curled the skeletons hands like he's holding his sign. I added then pounded the metal brads.  I spritzed them too!

 
I water colored the Layered Leaf die and crackled with crackle paint.

 
Layering the pieces really adds to the 3D effect.  I used scrap chipboard folded like little easels on the pumpkin and poison bottle.  Doing this allows a sturdy structure for my skeleton to take a seat.

 
This image was the inspiration for the whole project.  I love these boys holding their Jack O' Lanterns. Another glossy pumpkin is layered in front.

 
I water colored the crow from Mini Blueprints #5 then attached him to the skeleton's shoulder.

 
Here's why I taped the found relatives cards.  Adding a battery tea light through the transparent images they become a lantern of sorts.  When I removed the image from the card some of it peeled off.  This creates just the Vintage look I was hoping for.


Thanks for being brave enough to come look!  I would have to say out of all things Halloween, pumpkins are my favorite. I had a ton of fun making this 3D Square Box! 

Check it out...so many SPOOKTACULAR Challenges I found!  For the Compendium Curiosities 3 Challenge the Funky Junky is sponsoring this round!
 
Frilly and Funky- Haunting Halloween
A Vintage Journey- Heavy Metal
Studio LS- Compendium of Curiosities 3
Eileen Hull- Trick or Treat
Sizzix -Halloween Challenge
 
Sizzix dies used
Movers and Shapers Sized Ovals
Eileen Hull Square Box
Layered Leaf
 
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Comments

  1. Oh my gosh I love it. Please please put a tutorial up on how you did the transparency of the found relatives card. I kind of understand but I think i am missing something.

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  2. This is awesome Nicole…I use this word a lot on your projects ;)
    I love that you took a whole different view on the tag this month!!
    Such a great project and I love that it lights up!!

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  3. Wow! Such a cool project with so much delicious hues of orange! Love the contrast of the tinted photos then the bright oranges! Love the skeleton! I must have your project! Thanks for making it and for sharing it with us!

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  4. Lotso pumpkins!! Love your photo tinting making those pumpkins pop. Very cool!!

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  5. Oh you have me chuckling at that skeleton holding the sign and sitting on the pumpkin! What an incredible imagination you have and I just love this to bits! Thank you for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey.

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  6. Oh, I love your interpretation of this month's tag! Pure crafting genius!!

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  7. A wonderful 3D creation Nicole.....I love what you have created here...the photographs look quite stunning illuminated with your little lantern. Great details on the cube....but my favourite is the skeleton :-) so clever to take him apart and build him up again.....very inspiring. Great to have you share with us at Artist Trading Post
    Hugs Annie x

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  8. Back with my Vintage Journey hat on Nicole :-) as said this is a fantastic and inspiring creation. Great to have you join in with us at AVJ
    Crafty hugs
    Annie x

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  9. Oh my goodness, Nicole! This ATB is darling! Each side is beautifully done and your photo tinting is so effective! You have incorporated so many wonderful details on this cube! Lots of work on this but it's so worth it! Thanks for sharing with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  10. Your Halloween Artist Trading Block is wonderful, I love all the detail you have added and the photo tinting looks fantastic. Thanks so much for joining in our Heavy Metal Challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

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  11. Your ATB is so fun and spooky at the same time! The detail is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funky Challenge!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  12. Nicole, this block is fantastic- how fun and love the Halloween-y colors.

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  13. I am breathless! It 'so wonderful that I do not know what to tell you! I like absolutely everything without exception! I really think that you are among the candidates to victory in this challenge !!! BArbarayaya

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  14. This is brilliant, I love the skellie on the top with his sign and I really am loving that it glows. Very cool.

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  15. Fabulous Halloween piece Nicole ! Love the skeleton sitting down and the light shining through the image looks wonderful! Thanks for joining us at ATP Exchange. Sue C x

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  16. omg - I love your take on this months challenge!! Especially the skeleton holding the letters, looks awesome!!

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  17. Most excellent...every detail! Just an amazing WOW!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Thanks so much for joining us on the Distress Photo Tinting Challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  18. I love the different direction you took this project - it looks great!

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  19. This is just amazing! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  20. A fantastic 3D Halloween project, great details and images, the tea light inside was a super idea. Thank you for joining out first challenge at ATP Exchange.
    Yvonne

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  21. LOVE how you've altered this ATB Nicole and the addition of the light gives such a different perspective on the whole creation. Love it. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  22. Wow I love all the wonderful details of your box! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  23. Love...love...LOVE this project!!! It's just fabulous and there is so much wonderful detail to feast your eyes on! Such a great piece of art, Nicole! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :) xx

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  24. Fabulous Spooktacular Artist on the Block, love all your fabby spooky elements and fun textures. Thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

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  25. This is so cool and what a great idea!! Love all the wonderful details and the dimensional little scene on top of the block is so clever. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  26. So totally cool. Love the 3D aspect and the perfect Halloween decoration. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  27. This is a wonderful box!! Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  28. Just came back for another look Nicole and to thank you for joining in Eileen's challenge at Art With Heart too! Anne xx

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  29. Fantastic ATB Nicole, wonderful details . I adore the skeleton at the top and how you photo tinted the found relatives images. Wonderful piece of art and we are so thrilled you joined in the Eileen Hull Art with Heart Challenge. Tracy x

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  30. You had me at "Eek". That is the coolest 'eek' I've ever seen, and I just love the photo itself and the way you tinted it. Thanks for sharing this with us at CC3C.

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  31. This is very cool!! Love the transparent lantern effect. Thanks for joining us in the Art With Heart challenge!

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  32. This is so very fun! Beautifully done and put together! Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

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  33. Great ATB! Thanks for joining us over at the Art with Heart Challenge!

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  34. Another glorious Halloween creation - the glowing colours are just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

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  35. Very fun. I love how he is holding the EEK sign! giggle Thanks for playing along with us this week at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  36. Super project you made with the ideas of the 12 tags. Very creative and beautiful to look at!

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