Monday, September 7, 2015

The Nights are Drawing In at HDH

Is it Monday, already?! Man, where did the summer go?
The days are starting to get shorter, and the nights are drawing in
I am so ready for Autumn! And what is the best part of Autumn?
Well, Halloween of course!

Here is my inspiration creation for the new challenge at 

I put together a mini curio cabinet from Retro Cafe Art, and painted it 
a gorgeous shade of neon purple. I  love that color! I wish I had hair that color.

Since I am so bad at taking step by step photos, this is the
next step photo I have. Ta-dah! 

After painting the cabinet purple, I applied a crackle medium,
 and then black paint as the final step. Actually, rubbing silver
Inka Gold on it was the final step.
The neon purple paint is very sheer, so after applying multiple
coats and not being happy with the coverage, I just glued a bunch
of Rock Candy loose glitter all over the back panel in each shelf.
Then the fun really started! I began adding the little (mostly) handmade 
bits and bobs like the polymer clay crescent moon and the pumpkin. 
The skull is a ceramic bead. I added some fun MS glitter to the bottom
for some added interest, and to hide any unsightly glue residue. 

Here's some more of  my poly clay handy work.
I stacked the three tiny pumpkins behind the wonky eyed
fellow, and added more glitter. Reminds me of hay, a bit.

And what is Halloween without a headstone or a ghost?!
The ghostie is my creation, while the headstone is from Mike's
Halloween Town accessories. The ghost glows in the dark.

I painted a metal embellishment black, and then once it was dry
I added some Inka Gold in purple. I glued it to the cabinet, and then
adhered a handmade polymer clay skull and some opalescent gems to it.

Here's a nice shot of the crackle effect.
I really like the contrast of the purple and the black.

So this is it for me today.
I'll probably pop this in my etsy shop in the next day or so.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out the other eye candy


  1. Looks like I gotta go peruse your etsy. I just broke out all my Hallowe'en schtuffs,, and your art has it's own shelf now. I need a new piece!

  2. Love this, I am so loving the little things right now! Awesome work and lots of it! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month!

  3. this is fantastic - loving it. Thank you for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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  4. Super it.
    Thank you for joining us over at

  5. What a fun box. Love it. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again son. Judy DT

  6. Wonderful creation, it made me smile! =) The handmade figures are perfect!
    Hugs, Elenor

  7. Oh this is just adorable!! Love it. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  8. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics September Challenge.


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