Sunday, October 26, 2014

Halloween Crow Altered Trading Block

Hi all! I can't believe it's almost Halloween! I was so inspired by Tim Holtz's October tag that I popped out to my studio for a couple hours today and ended up making this cute Artist Trading Block. I have been wanting to do something like this for ages and I'm so happy I finally got around to it!

I started by cutting the box panels from Eileen Hull's cream mat board using her 3D Block die. Then, I pretty much followed Tim's tag instructions. I wasn't able to find his new texture paste so I had to make do with Martha Stewart's brand. After everything was dry, I assembled the box, leaving the top unglued so I could secure the crow.

The crow is from the Dollar Tree. I created a ruffled collar from crepe paper and then colored it to match the box using the new Peeled Paint Distress Stain Spray. I added a hat made from orange Kraft Core'dinations paper and trimmed it with a tiny bit of Tissue Tape. He came with wires on his feet, so I punched holes in the top of the box, threaded them through, and secured with tape.

If you'd like to make one of your own, you can find all the products I used at Inspiration Emporium via the links below (except for the mat board, which is from Sizzix). Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% on your order!



Have you joined in with this month's Art With Heart Challenge over at Eileen Hull's blog? We'd love to have you play along with us! And guess what the prize is this month? It's the 3D Block die I used in my project! Please share your wonderful Tricks and Treats with us HERE!

I'm also entering my ATB in the Halloween To Die For challenge over at A Vintage Journey's challenge blog. Lots of great TH inspiration over there!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - have a wonderful week!

17 comments:

  1. Love it! The crow perched on top is awesome. Clever Halloween "Tag" I did the same thing for this months tag...a ATB! Great minds...just sayin;)

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  2. I just love this Shelly! The crow on the top is awesome. =)

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  3. Absolutely fabulous Shelly! I love the crow and the block. A GREAT piece. Karen.x

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  4. Brilliant as always Shelly! Nicola x

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  5. Fabulous take on Tim's October tag! Love the ruffle on the crow too.

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  6. GASP! I'm in love!!! Found your blog through Linda Coughlin and am in awe. This is sooo stinkin' awesome!! Newest follower.
    hugs,
    Lisa

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  7. That crow rocks ! Love the ATB idea ...

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  8. Another fab project Shelly. A dollar store crow? Score!

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  9. I love Halloween to start with BUT you are making it a disease. The stuff you are doing is one better than the next.

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  10. This ATB is such a great take on Tim's tag Shelly - I love the crow and his little collar looks fabulous!

    Thanks so much for joining in our Halloween - To Die For Challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

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  11. I just love how you've dressed up your crow Shelly! So fun perched on his own decorated box for Halloween! Thanks so much for joining in the AVJ to die for challenge!

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  12. What Halloween fun, love your dressed up crow guarding his box of Halloween delights. thanks for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey and good luck.
    Julie x

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  13. OMG this ROCKS! If it needs a loving home just call me LOL, Totally awesome!

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  14. Amazing, love your block, that crow is to die for! Fabulous! What a gorgeous make! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

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  15. Your work is oustanding!!! What a unique style you have.I love it!!!!

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  16. This is superb. One of my favourite Halloween posts this year. :)

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