Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tomb Sweet Tomb

I have been enjoying making Halloween gifts for friends recently.  It all started with the adorable Tim Holtz card kit that a friend brought to me a couple of weeks ago.   I made all 12 cards and then got inspired to make a few gifts to go with them.  The previous blog entries have some of them, and today I am going to focus on some of the paper quilt wall hangings I made for two friends of mine who are exceptionally creative and fellow Disney maniacs.
 First, I altered the Tim Holtz tombstone card by adding stickle Mickey ears to the bat.  :-D
 Now on to the quilt wall hanging. This is an idea I got from Susan Stringfellow a couple of years ago.  I cut 1.25" pieces of Authentique Halloween patterned paper, crinkle them, adhere them to the background cardstock with a glue stick, and then sew across them for added texture.
Then I cut out these Hitchhiking Ghosts from Disney's Haunted Mansion.  I printed them onto paper from Disney, and cut them out in 1-D.  Then printed them onto vellum for the project.  You can find them here. Do you know the names of the Hitchhiking Ghosts?
Then I wanted a sign like the one in the hallway at the Haunted Mansion, so I just graphed this one, crosstitched it and then framed it with paper.

 Tree was made by attaching some dark brown paper to black cardstock with Claudine Hellmuth Multi-medium Matte.  Once it was dry, I inked it with Black Soot Distress Ink and die cut it with a Lifestyle Crafts tree die.  The graveyard and tombs were cut from some old wrinkled paper I had from ages ago.  No idea who made it.  Die cuts were also Lifestyle Crafts.  The fence was cut from black chipboard using a crooked fence die from Sizzix.

And there you go -- I really had such a great time putting these together! 

Oh!  And The Hitchhiking Ghosts are named Phineas (with the bag), Ezra (tall) and Gus (beard).

1 comment:

Susan Stringfellow said...

NO WAY!!! So my ghost is Phineas! How funny is that!!!! Angie and I always get him. It's a tradition.

LOVE LOVE LOVE my frame and the card is also on the mantle. You are so very creative.