Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Something Wicked Comes Your Way .....

Hello Friends

In between DT work and a few commissions I found a little time to create another Halloween project.  I was totally inspired by Jan Hobbins Owl lightbox HERE - it is amazing!

I got a bit wrapped up in the making that I didn't take many process photos.
I used the smallest of Tim Holtz Etcetera tags for my base,  I added a 1" edge to create a 'box' shape.  The inside 'base' was covered with one of Tim's self adhesive glitter sheets in orange.
Tim's new Owl die was die cut from a large sheet of heavy white card.  The owl was then coloured with Black Soot Distress Ink and then I applied Emerald Creek Midnight Black Embossing Powder and heat set it.
The leftover white card (which now has an owl shaped aperture) was coloured with Wilted Violet and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide.  I wanted the background behind the owl to appear as though the moon was shining behind him.  Once coloured, the owl was glued back into the aperture.
The word 'Wicked' was cut once from a black self adhesive sheet and backed with orange card.  The Idea-ology spider was coloured with Distress Embossing Powder in Spiced Marmalade.  The words are chit chat stickers and the cobwebs were cut from Tim's new cobweb die. I added some die cut leaves to the branch to add some autumn colour.
I added some lights into the 1" recess and here they are lit up - this was before I added the extra words, stars and the spider.

Thanks so much for your visit, I will see you again soon I hope!

Hugs, Anne xx


  1. Oh my gosh, Anne, this is wickedly awesome!! Wow!! I love, love it!! The owl looks amazing!! The colors are spectacular!! The details you added like the spider and the leaves are just perfect!! What a fabulous project this is!! You always, always inspire me, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. That title really pulled me right in! Called Mr in to see what you've created, and he was amazed too. Your project skills are just unbelievable. Who could look at some tags and think "make a box". The coloring is so vivid & seasonally perfect...just absolutely SP-OOKY! You always do something utterly spectacular! TFS & Hugs

  3. So cool!!! I love the color combo. And the lighting is brilliant. You brought that owl to life. Love it!!! Hugs. Mary Elizabeth

  4. WOW! This looks amazing Anne. I love what you've done with the owl die and the colouring behind him really brings this magnificent bird to life xx

  5. Fantastic 3d tag Anne! I am always so excited to see your Halloween themed projects and this one has brightened my day!! Love the owl focal piece, so eerie and yet still majestic. The glow around him is so beautiful, like a moon lit night with a starry sky! Just when I thought I couldn't love it any more, you added lights! WHAT!! That must look so amazing in the dark!! Absolutely 'wicked' Anne!! lol.

    Our temperatures have been up and down this autumn, but at least the nights are getting cooler and I'm thankful for that. We've had lots of rain and I'm hoping that's a sign that we will get lots of snow this year. Wouldn't that be great!! lol. sending hugs :)

  6. Spook-tacular!!! This looks fabulous Anne.
    Toni xx

  7. The is fantastic! That owl is awesome and love the background.
    Linda xxx

  8. Anne, I absolutely love your owl quietly sitting there with the moonlight behind him waiting to scare the bejeebers out of someone!! Great idea to make the frame and love that it also lights up. Another fantastic Halloween project, you are the best! Hugs Lottie xx

  9. ooh Anne, this is wickedly awesome! The owl is divine against the stunning background and the light behind is soooooo cool! Yet another masterpiece my friend! xxx

  10. Eek! This is more scary to me than some of the bats and witches, etc. that I've seen around. Who knew an owl could look so frightening?! And it definitely is spookier with the "moon" shining behind him!! Another stunning work of art, Annie!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  11. Loved this when I saw it earlier on FB and had to pop over for a closer look. Brilliant creativity.
    Julie x

  12. Love the whole process of this Anne, from the darkened Owl to your chosen background colours. Choosing to illuminate it is a stroke of genius. It brings a whole new light (no pun intended..!) to the creativity within.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  13. Wow!! This is totally wicked Anne!! I love the owl focal image .. he looks so regal and quite intimidating and, you even added lights!! .. awesome!! Absolutely stunning work!! hugs xx

  14. A fabulous idea Anne and I just love the owl with the light behind it...very spooky !!!

    Wonderful details

    Huge hugs
    Annie xx

  15. What a wonderful lit from behind effect Anne! The yellow and purple are such great spooky colors. So many fun details - the orange on the spider (yuck!!) the leaves on the branch and big spider web - well done!

  16. Anne...your creativity never ceases to amaze me! This simple tag is so so cool! Love the die cut and how you've colorized that eery owl. Love the "wicked" and how you've completely transformed that black paper to a real Halloween treat. The yellowish area behind the owl not only highlights him but also gives off an eery Halloweenish-moon glow! LOVE IT ALL!

  17. Anne! Stunning and absolutely gorgeous!(can I say that about a spooky Halloween themed piece?) Well I did! I just love the purple and the way you made it appear as though the moon were glowing behind the owl- Brilliant!The only bad thing is, now I want the owl die! heehee
    Thanks for sharing Anne-
    hugs & love,Jackie

  18. What a wonderful Halloween project Anne! I do love those colours together and all those wonderful details, especially the moon behind the owl and the leaves which look so 3D. Have a great weekend! and hope you find more time to just play. Jennie x

  19. What a great tag - I love that owl and your overall colour scheme. Elaine xx

  20. You are so clever! What a great idea! Hugs, Autumn

  21. As always, such a wonderful make - Halloween would not be the same without you!
    Sandy xx

  22. absolutely love this anne - the lights work so well - I love this! Hugs rachel x

  23. Completely fabulous Anne! LIGHTED...WOW!!! LOVE the colors! Happy Halloween!

  24. Oh wow - that is amazing, Anne - a stunning piece of Halloween decor, and all the more magnificent as it glows there in the dark. Brilliant!
    Alison x

  25. Wow! This is super cool! Anne Love the golden glow of the fabulous Owl and the twinkling light from the shining stars. All your halloween accents help set a wonderful halloween eve scene.
    Fantastic creativity my friend
    hugs x


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