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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tabletop Graveyard

Things are cooling off and we're starting to have some of those cool crisp nights. Time to Think of fall and that means Halloween is fast approaching! Time to start all those creepy projects!

I created this 3D Project for the Challenge over at Stamp It Crazy, for their You're Dead challenge, to create your own tombstone. The challenge is to create your tombstone on a project, so I figured I might was well go for an actual graveyard! The rules are that you must Use Red, Black and Grey, and must included a tombstone and a moon. After looking at my completed project, I realized what an awesome decoration this would be for the table tops at Halloween parties!

I found this gray cage in the dollar Bin at Michael's yesterday and immediately I envisioned it as a graveyard for Halloween. So it was perfect for a project to enter into this challenge. I've been wanting to try a 3D project, so this is the perfect opportunity for me... A new Beginning, so to speak, since its my first try at an altered 3D project.

I did my tombstone on gray cardstock with black ink and then cut it out and attached it to the bottom of my cage. The spooky black tree is digital clipart that I printed onto light gray cardstock and cut out. (Sorry, I'm not sure of the exact source). I added some blood to the tree and the tombstone with a red promarker, then attached the tree and tombstone to the bottom of my cage.

I had some of that white fake spiderweb silk that I saved from an old Halloween decoration I threw out. I knew I'd find something to use it for, eventually, so I added that to the bottom of the cage surrounding my images, and then topped it with Xmas Red stickles for shine and to add color and creepiness. I hand cut a moon from black cardstock and hung it from the top of the cage, then placed a black cat image on the front of the cage.

Presto! An altered cage turned tabletop graveyard! It reminds of the book/story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

This was so much fun to make, and forced me to go "outside my box" by making my first altered 3D project.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

You're Dead at Stamp It Crazy
New Beginnings (First try at a 3D altered project) at All Sorts
Challenge #99 Clean & Simple at The Secret Crafter
Shine and Sparkle (red glitter stickles) at Oh! Alice
CIC17 Owl and/or Their Habitat at Clearly I Stamp
Challenge #10 Free Theme at Timbroscrapmania
Anything Goes at Cowgirl Up
Challenge #42 Anything But Square or Rectangle at Creative Inspirations
HDH055 Elegantly Evil at Haunted Design House
GCA#104 Fall Flair at Ann's Creative Nook
Challenge #16 Animals at Pear Tree Designs
Challenge #35 Pile On The Layers at Pile It On
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Gingerloft
Challenge #14 Anything Goes at Scrappekammert
Challenge #58 Celebrate (Halloween) at Incy Wincy
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Daisy Doodles
Challenge #20 Animal Crackers at Spoon Full Of Sugar
Challenge#16 at Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge #39 What'eva at Fab 'n' Funky
Challenge #22 Celebrations (Halloween) at The Creative Cottage
Challenge #42 It's A Fairytale (Legend of Sleepyhollow) at Alota Rubber Stamps
Challenge #7 Something 3D at Sarah Hurley Challenges
C4C53 Book Related at Crazy 4 Challenges
Challenge #107 Books & stories at Cupcake Crafts
Books at Tuesday Taggers
Challenge #36 Try Something New at Charisma Cardz
Challenbe #0066 Recycle at Treehouse Stamps
Multiple Images (Tree, Cat, Tombstone) at Some Odd Girl
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Southern Girls Challeng


  1. Sammi, this is too cute. Love it!

  2. Such a special project!
    Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

  3. that's a lot of challenges, fantastic work x

  4. O WOW! That is very cool project Sammi. I love it. Thanks for playing at StampitCrazy, and Good Luck. Hugs, Nataliya.

  5. Wicked creation, I love it!!!

    Fantastic design....
    Thanks so much for joining SCSC this week and good luck

  6. This is so cool Sammi ! Love it to bits ! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week and good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

  7. Fab litle graveyard ... love the gravestone !
    Thanks for joining in at Sarah Hurley Challenges
    Lisa ;)

  8. Very cool! Thanks for playing CIC!

  9. Wow that is amazing. I love it! I'd have ripped the store to pieces to try and find more of those cages. x

  10. Hi Sammi,
    Great project hun, love it to bits. Could I just ask you to put Creative Inspirations into your link as it only says challenge #42 but not where it is. Thanks hun. Thanks for joining in our shaped card challenge at Creative Inspirations.
    Dawn x

  11. This is adorable! Thanks for playing along with my celebrations challenge at the creative cottage challenge blog this time hugs Rebekah xx

  12. What a great project, love it, thank you for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations. Hugs Christine x

  13. Wow that is amazing!! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week xx

  14. Oh Sammi! this is soooo fab! (and to think I didn't stop at M's today when I had the chance...bummer!) anyway, I love, love, LOVE it. thanks so much for joining us for MM at HDH this week and great job for ALL of the challenges! xxD

  15. I love what you did with this. Very creative!

  16. This is a really really cool project. Very creative! Love it! You did an awesome job. :D

  17. OMG...this is so cool! What a creative graveyard. I love it. Love all the little details...all the blood...just awesome. Really makes me want to start decorating for Halloween. Thanks for joining Incy Wincy's challenge this week. Hugs, Kim

  18. Fabulous project, awed at all the challenges!! Thanks for joining in with the Creative Inspirations challenge this week.
    Jenni x

  19. Wow, this is very cute and different, Thank you for playing along with stampitcrazy challenge, www.stampitcrazy.net

  20. This is fab, and you're right, it would make a beautiful table-top decoration :D
    Thanks so much for joining in with our Macabre Monday Elegantly Evil challenge at HDH!

  21. Fabulously spooky project.Great first altered item.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs :D
    Lisa x

  22. Great animal themed project. Thanks for joining us @ Pear Tree Designs. Good luck in your challenges. X

  23. wow what a stunning project!

    thanks for joining in with the fun at allsorts this week :o)

    Amanda x

  24. Wow! That is amazing! Thanks for joining in our book theme at TT this week!

  25. super cool spooky project :D
    thanks again for playing along with us over at Scrappekammeret!
    hugs from Linda (linsal)

  26. What a great project! It's perfect for Halloween. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

  27. Great card thank you for joining the Fairytale challenge at Alota Rubber Stamps

  28. Oh my GOSH! This is freaking AMAZING!! I totally love this project - thanks so much for sharing with us at StampInsanity!

  29. What an inventive project! Thanks for playing along with Oh, Alice!

  30. I honestly wish i had made this.... fantasticly creepy.
    Its perfect for
    TUESDAY TAGGERS..... and i only have to visit once!
    Thanks for playing along with all 3 of these challenges!

  31. Gosh Sammi this is so creative and inspirational a perfect entry for our challenge at Crative Inspirations thank you for joining us.
    Lorraine x

  32. Very cool idea! Nice job on this! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

  33. awesome way to think outside of the box....this is so fabo....thanks for playing this week at SIC....


  34. Fabulous work and what a great idea. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  35. Fabulous work and what a great idea. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  36. Amazing honey!
    I really love it!
    Thanks for playing along with Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog
    Hugs Melly xxx

  37. Wow! Way to think outside...er...inside....er....you know what I mean, lol. I was GOING to say outside the box, but....its inside...ANYway, now that I have rambled, this is truely amazing! Great job! Thanks for playing with Some Odd Girl!

  38. unbelievably creative !! Love all of the details!
    Thanks for joining the challenge at Treehouse Stamps this week!

  39. wow thats just so cool,thanks for joining in with the southern girls very first challenge

  40. Wow another great entry! I love the spooky feel to this project and the details are really cool. What an idea :-)
    Thanks for playing at Scrappekammeret.
    Hugs Guro

  41. WOW, I mean like WOW!!!
    What a fabulous project - I adore it and you are right it would be a perfect Halloween decoration.
    Thanks so much for being ODD with us this week at http://someoddgirl.blogspot.com/

  42. This is so creative, I wish we had halloween hewre so I could make one. The cat is very cool. Thanks for joining us at SGc, can't wait to see more of your work.

  43. ha!! Sammeh! that's just so cute! love your 'fog'! thanks so much for hangin' out with the Odd Girls!

  44. Very cool! Thanks for playing with Some Odd Girl!!!

  45. Great job, thanks for playing along at Treehouse Stamps.

  46. Super cute 3D project! Thanks for joining us in the Treehouse Thursday Challenge!

  47. What an awesome project. Really creative. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls this challenge.

  48. Super cute!!! I love the adorable cat!
    Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge.

    Hugs, Giò

  49. What a fabulous creation and kudos on combining so many challenges!

    Thanks for joining the fun at Some Odd Girl! :)

  50. Great job! Thanks for playing along with us Odd Girls!