Friday, 31 October 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 31

And we've done it!  The last day of the Smeared and Smudged Blog hop, and Halloween - Samhain for me.  If you've been a Wicked Blogger or a Horrifying Hopper and have made it all the way through,  I would say you definitely deserve your badge of honour!

If you’re following the blog hop in order, you’ve arrived here from Teresa’s blog.    If you’ve arrived from elsewhere and you’d like to work your way through all the participating blogs, the blog roll is in the sidebar – just start at the beginning or wherever suits you best.

For the first time I've posted a project a day every day for a month and now I'm going to have a nice lie  down for a bit.  Before I do, here's my contribution for the hop.


I've always been fascinated by the word casket (I'm from the U.K. - it doesn't have quite the same meaning as it does in the U.S.A! )  It was the bit in Snow White where the wicked queen tells the huntsman to kill Snow White and bring back her heart in a casket...Anyway, this is definitely a casket.  As you can see,  I had lots of fun with the crackle and distressing because I wanted it to look like it had been dug up.





The gold wreath on the top of the box (sorry, casket) is a freebie from Craft Stamper magazine a couple of issues ago.  It's on tissue paper that I've adhered to the lid with my favourite clear floor polish.  One day someone is going to catch on to the fact that Pledge Multi-Surface wax(formerly known as Klear) is a very useful crafting product and start selling it in teeny tiny bottles and charge us lots of pennies for it...so grab it now, I say!  I brushed it all over the box and the skull cameo (the skull is moulded from white polymer clay and antiqued with paint, then stuck onto a bit of black polymer clay baked separately).





Hope you enjoyed your visits throughout the hop.  Don't forget that Scavenger Items are hidden randomly on the Wicked Blogs, and are not guaranteed to be available every day. You will have to visit blogs to find them - today's your last chance!   If you find one, you will email and let us know exactly where it was and your name will go into that scavenger item's drawing. Each person who finds the "hidden" picture will get one entry. The drawing for each scavenger prize will be the day after it was posted and winners will be chosen by random number based on who emailed. Thank you for visiting. and for all your lovely comments;  special thanks to those of you who  follow my blog ( I cherish each and every one of you, I really do.) 

Now, if you’re working your way through the roll, it’s on to Renee for the last time. Bye now -and hope to see you soon!

14 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

Amazing finish on your fabulous casket. It definitely looks like it could have been dug up. Love, love, LOVE! Happy Halloween and congrats! xxD

TangledBlueRose said...

Love the finish you created on this casket! It is gorgeous. It has been great seeing all of your art this month! Thanks so much and Happy Halloween!~kim

DogsMom said...

Blessed Samhain!
Whew - we both made it through 31 days!
You do deserve a comfy lie down.
Thank you for all the new ideas and wonderfully wicked projects you have shared this month. Visiting has truly been a treat.
Your casket and the Snow White reference bring it to a fitting end.

NanB said...

Fab casket! Got to buy some Pledge keep forgetting! Happy Halloween! Thanks for inspiring me all month long!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous box. Love the distressing and the skull on top. Happy Halloween. Thanks for being apart of this fun 31 Days of Halloween Hop.

Sarah Bales Strom said...

Fantastic casket! Love the distressing--it really does look old! Thanks so much for your inspiring projects over the last month!

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Absolutely spooktacular casket! Love the aged effect you've created and totally looks like it was just dug up!

craftings said...

Great project!! Happy Halloween!!

Christine Kiehl said...

Happy Halloween! This lurker thanks for you all the wonderful projects you shared over the past 30 days! It was fun getting to know you and your work better! Last day's box er coffin is great!

Susan Renshaw said...

Love your casket !! Enjoyed hopping by all month...see you next year!

Julia said...

Awesome creation, love the colors!
Thanks for sharing your talent and for inspiring me with your amazing projects during the 31 Days of Halloween event!

Steph said...

Beautiful casket, it's been a pleasure following your blog this month. Thank for sharing your art. Happy Halloween.

Rebecca pettit said...

the distressing that you did to the casket is absolutely beautiful. It truly does look like it was just dug up. Love the info on the pledge thank you for that. Hope you enjoyed this month as much as I did thank you for your inspiration.

Buttons said...

Superbly finished casket and what a great use for the freebie stamp! Jenny x