Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy October, Happy Halloween Swap!

What better way to start the month than with a Halloween swap reveal! In this swap we altered a large matchbox and filled it with Halloween goodies. Additionally we created at least two handmade Halloween treats!
I must have taken at least a couple dozen pictures to try and capture this box and sadly this was the best I could do. I used a black dresden trim window, embellishing the panes with faux black rhinestone trim.
In the window sits a beautiful young witch with an owl on her hat. Behind them is a spider web background and the web shimmers with tiny bling chips.
The curtains are made from a beautiful piece of antique black lace. I topped off the window with a vintage beaded embellishment.
The sides are trimmed with black dresden,
and the end embellished with a beaded flower.
Everyone is in need of some Black Hat Hex Remover this time of year!
I found the perfect label from Altered Artifacts...
I recently purchased this very old bottle at an estate sale and filled it with hex remover tablets, aka glass pearls. (Thank you Debi for this great idea!)
Using more Altered Artifacts collage sheet labels I packaged some spotted guinea feathers and fun Halloween fibers.
My final label for Graveyard Dust was just what I needed for this salt shaker of black glitter.
I haven't made a domino book for quite some time but my partner loves witches so I had to put my Moonlight Journey collage sheet to work
to create a book full of beautiful witches.
It's simply not Halloween without a festive skelly,
and this guy's ready to party!
I made the crow cabochon with the image printed on fabric and cut to fit the black filigree backing.
I've been into making ornaments this year to decorate my feather tree but of course made a couple to share.
This was really easy and one of my favorites. I bought an inexpensive bag of skeleton hands and wrapped them with black lace trim and a seam binding hanger.
Chenille bump and tinsel stems can transform any image into an ornament.
My partner, Susan loves owls and crows (me too!). So I dug into my basket of spools and made a
spoolie, complete with owl,
and topped this spool of skeleton ribbon with a mini crow. I just had to give him a top hat!
I altered some dominos tarot cat style.
I've been into making stickpins lately and came up with this guy to use with the hand-stamped bat
I'm not even sure what type of nut(?) is in this bag but I bought it because it was autumny and perfect to hang a witches broom!
Happy Halloween to Susan!
Her swap was delivered today. Hope it tugs at her Halloween heart!
I'll be sure to share what I receive from Susan when it arrives.
There's still a lot more Halloween to come but I have posted the final two swaps of 2012 HERE,
 both holiday themed.
Hope to be swapping with you soon!


JansArtyJunk said...

Oh WOW!! Your halloween creations are so cool!!


Wozer! What a lucky swap partner you have! I am sure she will just love everything! I am always amazed to see the creative idea's that my customers (and art friends) have come up with. Thank you for using my images in your amazing art!

Nook and Cranny said...

Fantastic Halloween items for your swap partner, lucky girl indeed.
Love, love the stick pin.

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Beautiful JoAnne!
I remember last year when I was your swap partner,
I was thrilled to receive one of your domino books!
enJOY a lovely evening,

Jo said...

omg JoAnne ... what a fabulous swap!!! Your creations are all amazing!!! I have my swap items posted to my blog and my partner posted them to swap site. And where on earth did you find that little top hat, it was perfect!!! I will be doing at least one of the Christmas swaps ... totally excited to start on them!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

LOOK OUT EVERYONE...clear the way because I am snatching up the wonderful witchy domino book and running into the woods of no return!
JoAnn you are a master swapper...just amazing!

Katherine Wolak said...

That is a ton of absolutely fantastic stuff! Im also loving your blog background! :D


Kim said...

Love each and every pic, you are truly the Halloween Queen!!

Lululiz said...

Your swap partner is an incredibly lucky girl, all those amazing Halloween gifts! I don't know where to start, lol, I love the domino book, the amazingly decorated matchbox, oh, those altered dominoes, just everything!

Tarnished Rose said...

You have a very lucky partner! Awesome everything.


Something Special said...

Oh My my you have spoiled your partner good. Such a beautiful box. Just Amazing there JoAnne. I love it!I am putting the finishing touches on mine now for my partner. I will be mailing and posting it soon! I had fun with it!

Dorthe said...

Dear JoAnne!
MY goodness, so many gorgeous creations, I love your boxes,they are wonderful, and the domino book so beautiful.
Your friend will not believe her own eyes when seing all those fantastic pieces.

Kelly_Deal said...

Oh my Joanne! You've been a busy lady! Your Halloween projects are awesome! Your swap partner is a lucky lady!

Lynn Stevens said...

JoAnne you sure Brewed up some spooky Halloween potions. Susan is a lucky gal. The Witches Domino book is Fabulous. The top hat on the bird is so cute! Just so many amazing creations! Love it all!
hugs Lynn

Artfully Musing said...

Wow, there are so many fabulous things you have made. How lucky is your partner!

Daniele said...

what wonderful creations just loving your partying skeleton.....such fun

Anonymous said...

JoAnne! (gasping) What a gorgeous collection of treasure. Oh my goodness, I just called Dan in here to show him the wonderful items you have made. A girl could get entranced within these images. You are awesome, my lovely friend.

Flutter Before You said...

I so LOVE LOVE LOVE everything that you created for me in this swap! You are absolutely amazing, and I can't wait for you to get mine in a few more days!!! Hugs,