4.12.2010

Macabre Monday #034 - Grim Gift Boxes

HDH Macabre Monday Rules:
1. Create a dark and macabre SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy is fine, but creepy is better :)
2. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and please leave a direct-link back here.
3. If you upload to any online galleries (TACPCC, S&S, PCP, SCS, etc.), please tag the title using HDH034.
4. Weekly giveaways!  Some weeks will be loaded with loot, others not-so-much... but the thrill is in the win, right?!  Some prizes shall be by random drawing, others hand picked... and I'm not telling you ahead of time :)
5. I'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twosome (my top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a Master of Macabre will be selected. He/she will be asked to be a guest blogger for the following month, if they so wish, and receive a little giftie from me... this could be stamp sets, handmade items, papers, halloweenie embellishments... you just never know.

Ok, my little pretties... your challenge this week:
Grim Gift Boxes

 You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween themed box perfect for housing a little giftie of some kind.  Stipulation:  you must use at least one flower!!  Stamped image, digi, paper, or a real live, dead, dried number... as long as it's a flower :)

I was away this weekend at a TAC demonstrator gathering (The Angel Company rubber stamps) and one of the late night challenges was to take an empty card box and create something with the box of paper scraps they had.  How fun was this?!  It was the kind of box with a clear plastic lid, and their scraps were awesome.  This is what I created:


The bit of green that is peeking between the weaves is actually on the inside of the lid.


The large flower was made from three scallop circles, and the little flower was made with six flower punches.  Everything is crumpled & distressed.


I also decorated the inside.  I'm thinking this would be perfect for one of the milestone birthdays when everything is supposed to be black... like the big 40 :)


Stamps:  TAC (can't remember which set... I was sleep deprived & brain dead at the time)
Other:  black paint (Plaid), scallop circle & flower punches (Marvy), misc. black brads & card box

Ok... your turn... what great little grim gift box can you create?!

13 comments:

Alison said...

I really, REALLY hope I can play this week! It's been far too long! I am so mad I couldn't play last time. Fingers crossed!

Jennifer Carter said...

That is a really cool box! How fun!

lachsekatze said...

Suuper cool box. And I hope that I will have time enough to play. Because my mind has been spinning with ideas since I read the theme of this challenge.

Laurie said...

Wow Barb! You made this for me didn't you? I know my birthday present will be inside won't it? hehee....luv ya!

Chelsea said...

cool box Barb!!! I need to see if I can get one done this week.

Linda aka Oz said...

I made it!

nuff said. Oz

Rita said...

What a neat box and flower! Now I really can't throw away all those scraps - too many possibilities for them. rita w

Cheryl Valadez said...

Barb, what a fabulously gruesome little box! I love the dark grungy chic (yet, elegant) tone you have achieved here!

By the way, I lurk around your blog quite often and love the challenges and the inspiration pieces you create for them. SO...I have a little something on my blog for you, swing by and take a looksie when you have a sec ;D Hugz - Cheryl

Renée said...

Great looking box! Love the layered flower. Great useful challenge this week. It will take me a couple of days but it will be finished before the "dead" line.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Wonderfully creepy chick! I love the grunge flowers!

We finally have the house on the market, so cross your fingers for a fast sell. We are flying out to Houston to find a place to live 23-26. Then hopefully my life will settle down a little til it's actually time to move. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. You are so sweet and I know how busy you are.

hug,
Melisa

StampinCarol said...

Great box! I love the flowers!

Alex said...

Ok- I totally forgot the flower element on my box. I might pull out some stamps and redesign the top, but know that I wasn't purposefully ignoring you, just a bit spacey :)

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is off the hook! I love the wrinkly wonderfulness. HOT! Spooky Chic! Yum Yum YUM! (You bring out my inner stampire in a HUGE way!) :o)