With Halloween creeping up behind us, I've put together a little candy box for the kiddies that come around - last year just 6 little ones all together with a couple grown ups, so hopefully the same this year. Most of my neighbours are more elderly or don't have young children so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
I saw something similar on Pinterest so started out with an empty egg box. The inspiration picture had it painted black, but I didn't have any black paint so instead went with blood red and used Alizarin Crimson Americana acrylic instead - one coat more than covered the green box but it was easier to spread the paint with a damp brush just to thin it a little. The pumpkins on the side are a Penny Black stamp I've coloured and fussy cut out then fixed with a double thick 3d pad on the end pumpkins so they sit over the 'hole' but it still shuts - get that?
On top is an easel card with 'Little Witch' by Elisabeth Bell, coloured with my Copics. I've stamped little bats and spider webs from another PB set and gone over areas with a sparkle pen, but unfortunately it doesn't show up.
The black mat is cut with Marianne Design die LR0310 and I've gone around the edge with black Stickles - you can just about make it out I think.
The stopper is an old brad from my stash, and the spotty paper is from my digi bit box. The 'Trick or Treat' die cut is from a Penny Black set.
Here's the inside of the lid:
I've die cut the 'BOO' from the same set and added black Stickles on top, then fixed onto a strip of bendy plastic so it bobs when the box is opened.
The stamped image is LOTV's little wizard, coloured with my Copics and silver pen for the stars.
And finally, the candy .. ..
The Halloween version of the Creme Egg (disgusting things). I coloured tissue paper with Copics then used my fancy edge scissors to cut strips to use as padding in the box for the eggs.
Well, I hope my little Halloween monsters will like the gift. I might have to make a few more little things just in case more of them turn up .. .. watch this space!
Moving Along With The Times blog challenge theme is for Halloween this week, so I can enter with them.
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