Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Halloween Matchbox Swap

I did another matchbox swap over at Vintage Dragonfly ... this time for Halloween ... I had a blast making goodies for my swap partner Amy.  Now Amy likes vintage and shabby chic ... which totally had me stumped for a while, but i think i sent some pieces that were sort of in that style ...

 My little owl is doing overtime this month, starring in various little photo shoots ... he was a birthday present from my daughter meant for the garden, but he's just so cute i keep him indoors!  okay, okay, this is about the halloween swap ... i made a little card which I slipped inside of this envelope ... the envelope can be reused, and it has a pretty vintage image, and paper rosettes and a little star pin!


Here is the grouping again, only the owl is wearing this cute little pin as a hat ... these pins are so quick and easy to make ... just use a gluber, pleated ribbon and something for the center and you can whip these babies up in minutes!


I made this little mini book, filled with Alice in Wonderland images and Halloween'ish quotes ...the liquid in the bottle is again, glossy accents and alcohol ink so it moves around the bottle and looks think and gooey ..
 The actual matchbox ... okay, i really dont have a lot of Halloween stuff ... i tend not to do "theme" scrappy so not much in my stash ... so my version of Halloween is this long forgotten dress form, covered in webs and dust stashed in the back corner of an attic ... and behind it ... an eye ... the all staring eye .... just keeping it creepy ... i covered the eyeball in glossy accents so it looks moist like a real eye ... i hope my swap partner gets my vision ... and the dress form is kinda vintagey...
 Just a cute little vintage image in a black frame, once again with rolled rosettes!  I coved the picture in grey mesh so it has a different look to it, although it didn't really show up in the photo ... there is also a little black spider embellishment in the upper right corner so it appears that the girl is looking at it.
 This little "boo" bunting turned out so cute ...


The final piece was this necklace ... yes, I'm spreading my wings a bit here ... it has a heavy chain to give it that spooky factor ... and a vintage witch image ... i finished it up with a black rose button and a grey crystal ...

This was so much fun to do ... and now I am waiting patiently till the day my swap comes!!!!
thanks so much for stopping by!!!


15 comments:

Beansieleigh said...

Everything's so CUTE!! Love your spooky dress form matchbox, and the little Halloween Mini is ADORABLE! Nice work!.. And if she didn't get this yet, your swap partner is going to LOVE opening THIS happy mail!! ~tina

Cindy Adkins said...

OH MY GOSH--This is all purely amazing!!! I love it!! And you won't believe it--I made a necklace (that I haven't posted) made from that too...they are perfect for necklaces, don't you think? YOURS looks amazing, my friend!!!

I can't wait to see you on Friday--the class will be fun and each day will be filled with awesome tips and "how-to's." XO Cindy

JoAnne said...

You did such a wonderful job with all your creations. Your partner will be more than happy Jo!

Hayley G said...

Stunning Jo. Just Stunning.

Andrea said...

I really, truly love all the wee little thingies. Especially when they are for Halloween! Just gorgeous work!

Izzy said...

You've outdone yourself again! fabulous projects - love them all :)

Yolanda said...

Can I pretend to be your swap partner so that I can receive goodies made by you? :) Love them all. And I can see you mix quite a few Pink Paislee goodies here ... how clever and creative!!
hugs, Yolanda

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Jo,
Thanks so much for coming to visit!!!
XO
Cindy

Lynn Stevens said...

Way to go Jo, no doubt your swap partner will be thrilled. I'm she she will share your vision.
The moist eyeball...too cool!
hugs Lynn

Ames said...

Hi Jo, I've made those rosettes before. They are a little time consuming. I'll have to share mine with you.

Say, I found a cute garland you might like to try your hand at making. Here's the link :

http://onegirlinpink.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-mantel-easy-book-page-leaf-garland.html

Have fun!~Ames

Judie said...

Woman, I am so jealous of your creativity!!! Your pieces are soooo beautiful! And I love that piece of jewelry!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Jo,
Oh, I'm so glad that you're enjoying the seminar!!! It's a lot of work, but it's really worth it because people seem to be learning alot--YAY! I hope you had a great weekend!
XO
Cindy

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi
I am visiting from Cindy's blog and so glad that I did.
These are such beautiful and cute projects.
Wishes
Lynne
P.S. Off to become a Follower

laterg8r said...

you rock the party :D

such cool items you made and sooo beautiful :D

Terry said...

Oh these are all so fabulous and boy oh boy, will your swap partner just be so trilled! Have a great Friday!