Saturday, September 12, 2015

Shadow Box - Witch House

If you are looking for my HIMCR Super Scraps Saturday project, please click here.

I had been looking for an inexpensive shadow box to play with, I spotted this one on clearance at Jo Ann's for $4.98 so I picked it up and had been staring at it for a few weeks before getting started.

It proved to be impossible to get a picture without the shadows in the corners. This wasn't the perfect shadow box, I wanted something smaller but this worked well.
I used up a lot of scraps which is always good. First I painted the box inside and out. I covered the entire box with white gesso then a layer of black chalk paint. I went with a dark purple on the outside and a few different colors on the inside. After it was all dry I sanded and sanded and sanded to get a totally distressed look all over.
I used a few Cricut cuts from October 31, Happy Hauntings, Create a Critter and Paper Doll Dress Up.
I took this picture from a different angle, sitting on the ground instead on top of my air conditioner unit. Living in Arizona we don't need grass, we have rocks out front and sand out back.

The poor witch had to rent out a room to make ends meet so Dracula moved in, he is sleeping right now but he is my, "monster" and the coffin is 3D.

The sentiments and buttons are from Plum Purdy I also painted the buttons.

The house also has an evil pumpkin and LOTs and LOTS of spiders and bats.

The frog in the boot stamp is also from Plum Purdy. The small jars are from a set of miniature precious stones that I have had for several years, I finally found a home for some of them. I added some stickles to the witch boot.

Can you see the frog trying to jump out of the fire? I added some stickles to the pot.

The witch's broom is also a Plum Purdy stamp. After coloring the stamp and fussy cutting it out I added some DecoArt Craft Twinkles, glitter paint is the best way to describe it.


  1. What a fabulous shadow box! So much wonderful detail. Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles.

    Skittles DT

  2. Your shadow box looks amazing! Thank you for joining our “Monster” Challenge this week at DoubleClick Skittles.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    DoubleClick Skittles DT

  3. Wow, that is so beautiful. Thanks for joining our challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  4. How cool! I just love your shadow box. I saw it over at Die Cuttin Divas and had to get a closer look. It's spooky good.

  5. I think it turned out wonderful! great job! I love each and every detail! The cuts, the miniature's, the glitter! I just love Halloween, so this is one of my favorite projects I've seen from you!


  6. Thanks for sharing your shadow box. Love all your wonderful details. What a fun decoration.
    Crafty hugs,

  7. Wow, what a fantastic project! I've been thinking of making a Halloween shadowbox, and this really is inspiring me! Love all the little touches & your great use of the Cricut. Best, CG

  8. This is too darn cute! All that pondering on what to do with it paid off. Love every little detail, right down to those tiny bottles! Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles challenge.

    Terri ~ Skittles Design Team

  9. Cute, clever, and SO SUPER FUN!!! Love all the little details you added that made this shine!! So SPOOKtacular!!! So very glad you joined us for the Use a Robot/ Monster Challenge over at DoubleClick!! We are so glad you linked up with us!! Hope to see you again soon!!!
    Taunya Butler
    DoubleClick Design Team

  10. Super spooky! Such fun details! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  11. Awesome shadow box. Such a clever idea too! Absolutely love it! Thank you for joining the Doubleclick Skittles challenge! Design Team Member - Payel (Beau Monde Designs)

  12. so spooky and cute! Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes.

  13. Such a cute tray, I love the textures and dimensions! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Quick Quotes!


All comments left are greatly appreciated. I do take the time to read each and every one of them. Thank you for leaving a comment.