Monday, 1 December 2014

12 days of Creepmas - Marley was dead

Hello everyone, and can you believe it?  It's December already, and here we go with the 12 days of Creepmas.

If you're following the Smeared and Smudged Blog Hop in order, (see here for more about how to play!) you've arrived here from Airless Chambers.  If you're lost, or have come in halfway, you can go work your way through in any order - the blog roll is over there on the right.

Today's project was inspired by the part in A Christmas Carol where Scrooge arrives at his front door to find the doorknocker has taken on the shape of his deceased partner, Jacob Marley.  I die- cut the door out of black woodgrain paper and rubbed a bit of pan pastel over the top to make the grain visible (black on black is not necessarily a good idea).  The wreath is made up from the Wondrous Wreath stamp set from Stampin' Up!   (I am  so pleased that it's now possible to shop online!) - and cut with the matching dies.  ( The magnetic platform for my Big Shot was worth every penny!) .  The skull is moulded out of Martha Stewart paper clay and the door knocker is a plastic curtain ring.  (I might as well say here and now I made a few copies of the skull while I was at it so you may be seeing it again as the month wears on!)



Because it's Christmas, as well as the usual crafty bloggingness, I'm including a "bonus bit" - something that I've enjoyed and want to share.  Today's bonus bit is from A Muppet Christmas Carol - it's Marley and Marley!

I hope you've been entertained!  If you're following the blog hop, please proceed in an orderly fashion to  Sarah's blog, and I'll see you here on December 3.

Bye for now,

Keren

12 comments:

NanB said...

Thanks for making me laugh at 4 in the morning! Love this idea! The door knocker is pure genius! And I hope we do see the skelly again cause he is fab! Still in awe of such an original idea! Lovely, lovely Creepmas!

Monique Van dijk said...

I love your skull doorknocker, I need one on my door LOL

DonnaMundinger said...

You've nailed it for sure! Perfect door knocker for Creepmas. Love that part of the Christmas Carol story. Fun video. xxD

DogsMom said...

Thank you for starting the festivities with that great video clip.
I will look forward to seeing more of your handmade skulls.

I love your classic door knocker tribute to Creepmas.

Sarah Bales Strom said...

What a great card! Love the skull doorknocker--I've always thought that that is a very creepy scene in "A Christmas Carol."

TangledBlueRose said...

Love this! So awesome and I agree, want to see more of your skulls, awesome!~kim

Susan Renshaw said...

Fabulous card...love the skull doorknocker! Thanks for the Marley and Marley - one of my favourite stories is A Christmas Carol!

Deborah Frings said...

Great interpretation of A Christmas Carol - love the wreath and that knocker is just stunning!

Julia said...

Fabulous card, Love the skully doorknocker.

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

What a fabulous creation, love the door concept with the freaky fab door knocker! Wonderful start to creepmas!

Lisa häll said...

Great idea :-) and project. Love that little skellie.

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

I can't watch the video atm, but I love your Creepmas door with that wonderful skull knocker - genius idea :)