A Halloween Mantle

Good Morning!  Just a quick post to share our newest challenge over at Catch the Bug.  Today is our shoebox swap that my friend Michele & I planned and I’ve been swamped the last few days.

Anywho, our challenge this week is Halloween Anything But a Card.  Get those creative juices flowing and show us your tricks & treats!

Now, when I sat down to do this challenge, I decided to go big, literally!  I wanted to make up a decoration for our mantle.

I printed off a bunch of Halloween images (see my recipe below for images) at 100-150% size.  I wanted to make them into trick or treaters.  A Halloween Brat Wizard and Witch are sitting on a Halloween Bench and then the line of kids start to go up to the Halloween Steps.  JJ is watching over all of the kids.  There are a pair of ghosts in the trees — the trees are from Target $ Spot, but were actually $2.50 each.  They are completely glittered and awesome.  The furthest tree is from Avon.

When I cut out the images, I left about an inch at the bottom of each image.  I cut a slit in each one and then used another piece of paper to create a stand.  A really good breeze could blow them over, but this works for now.  Here are a few close ups of each section:

Challenge Submissions
Meljen’s Designs — #79 Halloween
Stamp Insanity — #77 Anything but a Card
2 Sisters — #60 Halloween
A Halloween Mantle
Stamps:  Bugaboo Stamps Bobblehead Halloween Devil, Bobblehead Halloween Frank, Bobblehead Halloween Ghost, Fancy Sunbonnet Witch, Goofy Ghost Funny, Halloween Bench, Halloween Steps, Halloween Brat Dracula, Halloween Brat Kitty, Halloween Brat Pumpkin, Halloween Brat Witch, Halloween Brat Wizard, and JJ Calendar Months – October
Paper: PTI Select White
Copics: Lots of them!
Other Stuff: adhesive bats, Glitter Dots

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


8 thoughts on “A Halloween Mantle

  1. You are so clever to come up with this awesome way to decorate for the holidays on a budget. Some of us have no storage so buying all the cute decor is just not an option. I am so going to try this with my kids. Thank you for sharing with us at StampInsanity.


  2. so talented …and this is an amazing scene…i love all the images i have a few of them myself…great coloring and details..thanks for joining us at stampinsanity anything but a card challenge



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