Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Day 2 - Graphic 45 & Want 2 Scrap Blog Hop

Welcome all to an amazing Tuesday filled with tons of inspiration!! 
 If you haven't already heard, Graphic 45 and Want 2 Scrap have joined up for an "out of this world" blog hop. 
August 8th - August 12th, drop by 3-4 featured artists blogs a day for a daily dose of creativity and leave your comments for a a chance to win some yummy prizes!  So make sure to stop by both G45 and Want 2 Scrap to get complete schedules for the week, see what you may have missed and find out more info on what you could win!
And don't forget to visit BOTH their Facebook sites for even more prize giveaways this week!

So on that note, I would just like to say, buckle up and enjoy the ride!  I believe we are in for an outstanding week of artistry after seeing yesterdays stunning creations and can only dream of what is to come . Plus, combining Graphic 45 with Want 2 Scrap AND prize giveaways... things couldn't get any better!!
Now onto my creation...

Confession Time:  I have never been  much of a mini book maker, it takes me WAY too long to finish one..
So instantly when I saw these yummylicous chipboard doors from Want 2 Scrap, I knew they had to be doors leading to something!  But  Doors of what?  To where?  Being a HUGE Halloween junky along with my 5 year old daughter and a lover of all things altered, I decided they were doors to a crypt!!  Built into a shadowbox, making the perfect Creepy Count Down Calendar!  Complete with nesting crows, tiny books and potions, drawers for candy and even a hidden door!

The shadowbox used to create this is Kaiser Craft's Advent Calendar. It came complete with the drawers and dividers for 24 spaces. Which makes it extremely versatile in creating a mix of different sized display boxes. And it was almost the perfect size for the Want 2 Scrap chipboard doors. After a few adjustments.. building and installing some chipboard door frames...
Truly meant to be, even the Kaiser chipboard numbers fit perfect on the Want 2 Scrap Fleur De Le !



Displayed around the outside of the doors are tons of fun little Halloween goodies and found objects of new and old!






G45's doorplates make the perfect doors for shadowboxes too!!  Just attach your hinges directly to your door plate using E600 and glue wherever a door is needed! (If only life were that easy!)

And hidden inside.....


An Eyeball and bones, some fun found objects and a hungry vulture...


And now for my favorite part of all!  Behind those Haunted Want 2 Scrap Doors...




Love the "Proper Gentleman" with the skull over his face, soo creepy!! 
Graphic 45 really does create the best papers for so many occasions, and never forgetting Halloween!  So many lines that work, this project uses 6 different G45 lines in total!!  Mixed with their fun
co ordinations papers and metal staples, the possibilities are endless!! 

Supplies Used:
Papers: G45 Magic Of Oz
Wicked
Parcel Post
Magic Of Oz
G45 Halloween In Wonderland
Uncommon Nonsense

G45 A Proper Gentleman
Dressed to the Nines
Timely Point of View
G45 Le Romantique
Well Groomed
G45 On The Boardwalk
Coney Island
Seaside Chic
On the Boardwalk
 G45 An ABC Primer
Bedtime stories

Coordinations/G45 Timeless Collection
 Embellishments:
G45 Doorplates
G45 metal hinges
G45 metal brads
Tim Holtz Metal Clocks, gears and spinners
7Gypsies Charms
Pink Paislee metal Birdcage
Chipboard: Want 2 Scrap “Crypt Doors” and Fleur De Le

Dies Quick Kutz Fence
Spellbinders Deckled Edge Classic Ovals Large
Quick Kutz House and tree ( tree only)
Stamps: Hampton Arts Botanical
Hero Arts Script
Stampers Anonymous Angel Wings
Bling: Want 2 Scrap Black gems
Stickles: Distress( Black Soot, Black Diamond, Starry Night, Lime Green, Platinum
Inks: G45 Decades Inks
Photogenic
Bon Voyage
Tim Holtz Distress ink (Frayed Burlap) 
Tsukineko Staz On Black
Adhesives: Ranger Glossy Accents, Hot Glue Gun, E6000, Tombo Mono Color Glue Stick, Scrapbook Adhesives 3d Foam Squares
Shadowbox: Kaiser Craft Advent Calendar

Other: Black Acrylic Paint, Grey Acrylic Paint, Matte Gel Medium, White Gesso
New and Old Found Objects/ Halloween Décor
Dresden, Cheesecloth, Handmade Miniature books, Vintage Bingo Chips, Stamped Metal Embellishment, Mini Bottles (etsy)
Ceramic Mushrooms (Inspiredgardens.etsy.com)
Pumkin pods
Clipart
Thank you so much for stopping by and joining in the hop today!
Don't forget to make your stop to all  the other amazing featured artist's blogs, and leave your love along the way to enter in the giveaways! 

Today's other talented featured artists are:
                                        Mimi Leinbach - http://mycharmingblog-scrappermimi.blogspot.com/
                                       Jane Tregenza - www.janetregenza.blogspot.com

Enjoy the journey!
Nicki Chicky 


126 comments:

Sherrie Suttles said...

This is beyond words, totally amazing. Such creativity and love all the little trinkets to fill the spaces. So glad I stopped by on this blog hop!

Robin said...

Those doors are truly amazing - love the way you used them on the creepy countdown. What a clever project.

Marge said...

WHOA -- this blew me away -- my grown kids would LOVE something like this (my son would likely never take it down)!!! ;-) You've put a lot of work into this project, but it is sooo FUN -- LOVE it!!!

dlwidder said...

Oh so creepy and fun! Love this piece! TFS!

Lizscraps said...

WONDERFUL work of art period! the shadow box really let you play and papers and doors are fantastic. Lots of work but a great keepsake for sure. KUDOS!

BeeBoo said...

great project! love the color of the box & the door. very eerie but super cool!

bw said...

Being a Halloween junkie as well, this was amazing, nice and creepy just the way I like it!!!

Pam said...

Awesome!!!! Very different. : )

Noreen said...

A perfect innovative way to use the advent calendar box. The details are all wonderful, and I love the pile of bones beneath the iron cage!

Louise said...

Oh my gosh! What to say! Such imagination and detailed work! Wow, what a gorgeous project! Love it all!

Lillian Child said...

So eerily delightful!!!

Judy Wood said...

WOW! Very clever! Great job!

Anonymous said...

OMG This is beatiful. You thought out of the box. So creative. Love your work. You must have spent a lot of time and talent on this project
Love, Love, Love it.

Margaret

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Wow!!! You thought alot about this project and it shows. The doors and the Fleur de Lis are just stunning. The doorplate is just beautiful....

Scrapycandy said...

Ingenious! Love the eyeball...and I'll stay away from door number 2..LOL! Just fantastic! Love the gate, love it all!

Tara Orr said...

wow - this is over the top amazing!! SO cool and spooky - so many incredible details - love it!

Diana Caho said...

WOW! Is this part of the giveaway...cuz I would love to win this piece. You outdid yourself. TFS.

Ratty Hugs said...

I love & want this piece, it is so perfect for All Hallows Eve.
~C8>

genagirl said...

I'm working on Halloween stuff too! I NEED these doors.

Pretty Patti's Papers said...

The shadowbox is fantastic! Where in the world do you find all the cool objects? Love your work.

Torill said...

This is art!!
So great and scary!!

Kim said...

LOVE it!! So pretty!!

Jack and Cat Curio said...

GORGEOUS!!!Love all the details and spookiness!

You and Me~Shell said...

You are absolutely fabulous! Wow!

Toni said...

Nicki !!!! I enjoyed so much looking at every little detail... this looks like it was sooooooo much fun to create. What a great idea !!!!! love it and thank you for the inspiration !

Mary said...

Truly art! OMG! I am so inspired.

Carol said...

Hi Nicole,
We have been spectacular, I love it.
It has some amazing detail, especially I like when you open the door and sees that image, is perfect.
You have been great.
Many kisses from the island of Menorca, Spain.

Stacey Wilson said...

Wow, this is such a fun project! I love all your little trinkets! The vulture in the cage is really cool! Great work :)

Sherry Cheever said...

Holy Flippin BATMAN! This is outstanding and so very clever and creative!!

Carla said...

My daughter would freak out over this! You did a great job and the details are amazing!

sleigh said...

WOW!!! So creative!!! and love the theme behind it all... huge Halloween fan! Thanks for sharing with us today :)

Leah Crowe said...

ohhhhh my god.. I just lost my mind. this is incredible!!!!! I friggin love it sooo much. The details are UH-MAZING!

Judy Webb said...

What imagination and details. Love your project.

Fran Brunke said...

All I can say is "eek!!" (in the best possible way!) No kidding, when I saw the bone pile and the vulture I got a little freaked out. This is an amazing project - total awesomeness, and in the best of Halloween spirit. Love it.

Mona E said...

Holy Smokes!!! This is too flippin cool!!! What a fantastic project you have created. It is totally jawdropping!!! O`boy i`m out of words to describe the greatness of it, lol. Loooooove it!!!!!

Hugs...Mona

kathy2eggs said...

I've been working on the same type of shadowbox, and now I know it's going to fabulous, as is yours! Those little spooky details really make it as do those gates!!! Thanks for all the inspiration..

jjocarlson said...

Wow what a wonderful project! Reminds me of something my daughter would like! Thanks for sharing.

Joyce
jjocarlson@yahoo.com

wilson.marie65 said...

Totally out of this world....lol....I have admired all of your work...you're such a talented woman...loveeeee everything about the project....thank you for sharing your wonderful piece of art...breath taking!!!!

Kelly Massman said...

Spooky! Very creative!

Cari D. Cruse said...

Oh this is just so totally fantastic! Love it! :D

madoke said...

I just love this project, you are so creative, thank you for sharing.

joydee1963 said...

WOW! Great project! such great details,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Anny90 said...

Wow! It's absolutely amazing!

Elin said...

This is awesome!!!! Love the keylocker...

sharon g said...

Oh my gosh, great idea. I love it. I'm going to look at it again. Halloween is my favorite holiday...

Tanya said...

How awesome is this?! Love it! So totally fun and I love all your creepy little knic knacs. This would be so fun to make!

Bonnie Heggemann said...

What a COOL project. I just love the door. I will check this out several times - there is just so much to see.

Jan Garber said...

WOW! The hours and detail put into this project is amazing! Definately the best Halloween decor item I've ever seen! I must save it on my conputer to refer to over and over!

Linda said...

Love creating shadow boxes and yours is FABULOUS!!! The doors are a great touch! Thanks for the inspiration!

Janie said...

Definitely a treat full of tricks!

Chocolate Mousie said...

This is freakin' AWESOME! I love all the detailed work on this box!

stephanie said...

How awesome is this!!!!!!!!!

Peggy said...

Haunting project and kinda scary. Great accessories.
Peggy Allen

Carol said...

HOLY COW - Nicki! your project is freaking amazing! I love - I want - just awe inspiring. Your talent is off the charts! Thank you for shring it with us!

Anonymous said...

what a project, I have to admit, I was disappointed in the Halloween theme, I hate halloween, but the project was creative.

Chris Dring said...

Holy Crow! This is AWESOME!!

Monique Barr said...

Girls you ROCK. I just do not know what to say but you ROCK

Anonymous said...

Halloween is my favorite holiday!! So, of course, I love this!! I need to start lookikng for spooky doo-dads to make one!
Debbie
2violet4 @ sbcglobal.net
(I have to post as annonymous as I don't have a profile)

Tolegranny said...

I love the box and all the interesting things to see. Love Halloween.

csparky61 said...

Wowser! So lovely, creative, and scary all at the same time! I admire all the little details that make this so spectacular. Thanks for sharing.

Hava Cohen said...

Your work is very special! I like all the details you used.

Georgee said...

What a fantastic project. I must purchase some of these chipboard doors!!! Great inspiration, thanks so much!!!

Barbara said...

Wow! The kids have to love this!!

Victoria said...

I love altered art and this one is GREAT!!!

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Nicki! This is amazing! I have a painter tray i have been trying to decide what to do with and this gives me so much inspiration! thanks for sharing this fabulous project!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Lee-Anne said...

This is over the top amazing! Love all the little details. Very scary!

Anonymous said...

This project is too fantastic for words! I LOVE it so much! Fabulous inspiration for a configurations box I'm starting for my sister...whose favorite holiday just happens to be...Halloween!
Pam
panutting at gmaildotcom

Tami B. said...

This is so awesomely, utterly cool!

slotr04-scrapjazz said...

AMAZING!!!! I am so in Love!!! I can't wait for halloween this year!!!!

Kristina M. Anderson said...

Great shadowbox! Love the chipboard doors as well as the creative use of the door knob and plate. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Anonymous said...

Kaiser Craft's Advent Calendar shadow box is awesome and your additons of door plates, hinges and gates are so creative! I can see this in my dining room with the eiffel tower trinkets/die cuts!!

Scossie Jane said...

Totally off the planet - what an amazing piece of art - for Art is what this is. Sooooo much attention to the little details - this is truly inspirational.... Hugs x

Anonymous said...

VERY creative. I love all the Halloween details!
Jan B.

Julie Wright said...

Wow! What an imagination. These papers literally force your creativity out!

Scrapthat said...

Very Ghoul! I mean cool! TFS!

In the Light of the Moon said...

There is so much to look at herer..Perfectly wicked!!Hugs,Cat

Sherri Caramico said...

Oh my, Oh my, what creepy goodness - Just LUV it! - now if you please excuse me, I have to go back and look at all the photos again! LOL! Thanks for sharing! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Very creative! Thanks...
Nadia

lazycattrain said...

Very exceptional, this is a very unusual way to use g45 collection "oz". never knew it could be pulled out like this, keep up the good work ;)

Trudi said...

Your project is so creative! I love it. I will be back to see more of your creations! Thanks for sharing.

Lorraine said...

Oh this is so cool! I love all the details of your creepy count down calendar!

Tambo said...

OMG WOW! What creativity! I love all the detail. I just went over and over it to see all of the little things that you included! So great! tfs Tami
Tambo's Creations

Sharon Sutton said...

Very creative and detailed.

wendy said...

What a great project. Halloween is my favorite holiday for decorating our home. I've been saving small jewelry boxes to make an advent calendar. I think I will have to make a Halloween countdown calendar instead. So much inspiration, not enough hours in the day! Thanks for sharing all the details!

McStamper said...

Wow, what a great idea. Looks very time-consuming. Kids will love it.

POSH said...

Amazing doesnt begin to describe this Halloween project. I just LOVE the doors...they lend such a wonderful touch and all the hidden scary toouches. I LOVE it all!!!!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

wow, that is an amazing use of an advent calendar -- who would have thought.

emharp said...

What an amazing project...creepily cute!

Lexi said...

Totally amazing project.

shanjamorjor said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! That is too KEWL

rockmamman said...

hi
Awesome! how did you do the frosted look on the shadowbox?

Laura said...

What a ghoulish delight! I love, love, love your project. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I'm always on the look-out for new and innovative decorating ideas. Thanks for this inspiration! One question though - where do you find/get all your little objects? Have you collected them through the years or are they from a store?

Luv 2 Create said...

Fabulous!!! Love it all. Lots of time, effort, and love of craft went into to this project, but the end result was so worth it. Great products like Graphic 45 make it so much fun. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Marcie

Rhea said...

Lovely project! A true inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Nicole, such a beautiful artistic creation. I want to drop everything and make one right away. thanks for sharing beautiful art.
ava g

Bast said...

Absolutely awesome project. I love it! Halloween is my fav holiday. Something like this I would leave out all yer round. TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Andrene said...

OMG!!! This project is oozing with creativity and imagination! Super job.

2amscrapper said...

Don't you just love it when your project materials fit your concept perfectly? Great project!

Christina V. said...

Lots of skilled work on this project! Very interesting and detailed work! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Wish I could celebrate Halloween at your house. This is great and so much fun to look at.

Maline said...

Wahou quel travail, ça fait peur hihi. Amitié

Manhattan Mandie said...

Oh my gosh!!! This is just FABULOUS FABULOUSNESS!!!!!! Oh my gosh!!!! No, really!!! I totally LOVE this and I'm TOTALLY going to scraplift you :)

dDesigns said...

You've captured the quintessential "Halloween" for me! Thank you for the eye candy! What talent!

Anonymous said...

Totally HALLLOWEEEN!!! Love your project! The gates and your use of them are magnificent. The Proper Gentleman is creeepy! Very creative use of the G45 door knob.
Elaine in BB

snowbear said...

Awesome!!! I LOVE those crypt doors... anything Halloween gets my attention... those doors make it fabulous!

Debbie said...

I love the chipboard gates, there will be just the right touch for a mini that i am doing for my husband, but now on too your gorgeous project there really is not words for the master piece that you did-it is fantastic. the details that you did are amazing thanks
upnurse at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Your project is absolutely stunning! I love those doors and all of those countdown goodies! Girl, this is one amazing creative project!

JamieH

Anonymous said...

Yowza, love your shadow box. You really went all out! It's great and wonderfully creepy.

Janet L.
leachm8@aol.com

Linda Manning Findley said...

this is just awesome .... love to do this for my son and his wife for their anniversary (yep they got married Oct. 31st) .... Linda F

Elise said...

I am, officially, in LOVE. This is THE most, STUNNING, marvelousely macabre, magnificent piece of sparkled, collected and created CURIO-wonderfulness.... Well, EVER! I LOVE it! Your work is... wait for it... TO DIE FOR! {Hee!}

Kathy Robitaille said...

Okay... I love Halloween and you have done this event proud with all the elements and details. Wow!!

Caroline said...

This box is AWESOME! So spookily fun!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Anne said...

I'm not normally a fan of things Halloween but you've changed my mind with this project. It's so detailed and so spooky. And the six paper lines you've used all blend together wonderfully. A very spooklicious box!

Shona said...

Fabulous project!! I'm a halloween junkey too,and this just makes my heart race!!

Marksgran said...

Wow, this is amazing, creepy but amazing!

Heidi said...

I love your shadow box. So much detail, so much work. Thank you.

Nicole said...

Oh WOW! This is absolutely exquisite... all the wonderful vintage Halloween details! I can't even begin to say how much i love this project! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Niki said...

Beautiful Halloween decor. You are very talented. TFS

Nicolle Kramer said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! This is sooo amazing ..down to every last detail....one can only wish to have this kind of creativity! Stunning thanks for sharing..:)

Nancy D. said...

Loved your project!!!

Romy said...

Wow, I'm blown away....this is simply STUNNING!

ScrapGirlfriend said...

Okay, everybody else used the adjectives I wanted to use, so I am just going to say, "WhoaDang, girlfriend. Thanks for sharing your tricks to this 'Awe-Stun-Azing' project filled with eye-treats. WOWZA!!!" How about that...when I run out of adjectives, I just make my own.

Scrapaddict said...

Amazing~~~ love all the added surprises!

michsmith1973 said...

WOW!! This is fantstic!!! You did a super job and loved all the details. Thanks for sharing!

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