Monday, August 26, 2019

Foolish Mortals Shadow Box

Hi everyone, I just finished a Halloween project for one of my design teams and was having so much fun playing with all my Tim Holtz Halloween goodies that I just kept on making!  This spooky Foolish Mortals Halloween shadow box was the result bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha :O)

And as luck would have it, the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge this week is 'S Is For...' so I am going to link up my spooky shadow box filled with skulls and spiders and is that a succubus?!

No step outs as I was having too much fun but here are some close ups and a quick description of some of the supplies I used.

I started with one of Tim's Vignette Boxes and lined it with paper from one of his Halloween themed Paper Stashes (no idea which one it was!) and edged the front with Regions Beyond Design Tape.  Some bats left over from die cutting his Halloween Mixed Media die were added as well.  A Halloween Quote Chip was inked and adhered along the top edge.

I poked the eyes out of one of his Ancestors Paper Dolls and backed them with black paper (she didn't seem to mind!).  I added a bit of blood around her mouth, lightly coloured her with Distress Markers, popping her off the background with foam tape.

One of his Wicked spider charms was coloured with Pitch Black alcohol ink and hung with a bit of thread.

A Corked Vial was crackled and then inked with Mushroom Alcohol ink and a Halloween Remnant Rub added to the front.  Some of Tim's Bouquet flowers were inked with Slate Alcohol ink and popped inside.  I also coloured some Glossy Accents with Red Pepper Alcohol ink and poured it inside the jar but you can't really see it through the crackle.  A couple of Skulls (both Tim's but from different years) were inked with Ground Espresso Archival Ink and I added Black Enamel Accents into their eye sockets for a spooky shine.  A couple of putka pods were also inked with Ground Espresso Archival and stacked in the opposite corner.

Some of Tim's Halloween Ephemera was added to the back, the back panel was inked with Distress Oxide inks and sprays and then stamped with his Pine background stamp.  It coordinated very well with the wood plank Paper Stash papers that I used on the sides of the box!

A Crossbones Adornment was inked with Mushroom Alcohol ink and added to one side with another piece of Halloween Ephemera.

And on the other side, a Halloween Typed Token was also inked with Mushroom Alcohol ink and attached with a brad.  A skull Remnant Rub was added to an Ephemera label and that was it!

Hope you enjoyed seeing my Foolish Mortals Halloween shadow box, I'm very happy that the spooky season will soon be upon us, it's my favourite time of the year!

Thanks as always for stopping by today and happy haunting creating,

Deb xo


  1. Yikes!...poked her eyes out and she didn’t seem to mind! Bwahahaha That definitely gives her a creepy spooky personality. I can see why you chose her for your foolish mortals shadow box. I love all the creepy and Fall details. I think it’s the funnest time of year for creating. I’m expecting to see lots of new inspiring this one!

  2. Fantastic work! Love the spooky, creepy feel of the missing eyes - like a black hole to another world. Great details - I am dazzled!

  3. Oh my word, she's terrifying! The poked-out eyes and that dribble of blood - brilliantly creepy! And it's clearly a case of great minds thinking alike (and posting on the same day) with the skulls and the dangling spider. A great bit of Halloween home decor (though I'd rather not have her in the room with me when I'm trying to sleep).
    Alison x


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