My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Grow Your Own Skeleton

Hi Everyone!

I have been in total card making mode that I forgot I could make other stuff...lol!  Well, today I bring you something other than a card using an image from a great Halloween set from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, which is on sale at My Grafico!  Ever since she debuted the set Vintage Halloween Labels I have been itching to use it. 

So today I bring you....Grow you own skeleton!  Cool, eh?  I love the way it floats in the mason jar...Good and creepy for Halloween decor.

The inspiration for this project came from the label itself...Skel-E-Grow...All I did was buy a plastic skeleton and jam him into a mason jar filled with water.  The skull actually had a piece of invisable thread attached to it for hanging, so I stuck that under the lid which is why it floats like that.  I used some Shimmerz spray on the black paper under the image on the tag and finished it off with a layered flower and rhinestone brad.

The top was decorated with a coordinating image from the set as well... I just noticed that I didn't age this image with brown distress ink, like I did with the the one above.  Hmmm. I think a fix may be in order here.
Here are all the labels in the set...

And one more shot of the jar.  Just because I love it and think it's cool ;)
It will have the perfect home on my hall table next to my mummy votive's I saved from last year.

Thanks for visiting and stop by Lindsay's blog and the rest of the design team too.  Lots of creative goodness to see and I know that you want to be in the know.  Don't forget everything is 30% off through September 17th!

Lindsay (Owner & Designer)
Cheryl (DT Coordinator)
Jennifer(Taking the week off)
Lisa (Taking the week off)
Tamara (Taking the week off)

Challenges this project is linked to are as follows:
Scrapperkammeret-Anything Goes
Stamp and Create-Pearls and Gems
Lexi Creations-Flower Power
Aly's Sunday-Sparkle & Glitter
2 Sisters Challenges-Monochromatic
Crafty Ann's-Monchromatic
Creative Craft-White, Black plus one color

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Ink: Ranger, Flowers: Darice, Skeleton: Darice, Nesties, Punches: EK Success, Marvy, Ribbon and brad from my supplies.


jonim52 said...

Great Halloween decoration.

Cheryl said...

This is soooo cool! Great idea!

Laurel said...

OMG what a fabby idea!!!

1CardCreator said...

Love it Karin! The tag looks awesome and I love how you got his head to float to the top with the string! What a great idea! ~Diane

Ann Whitfield said...

Great decoration Karin! Love the floating skeleton - thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Mrs. Fence said...

Could this be any more cool? Love this idea and how the head "floats"! All sorts of clever projects this week!

Cindi said...

wow!! this is wicked cool!! I love it and may have to "lift" it fro my own decor this year!

pinky said...

Hmmm not sure what to make of the contents of that jar lol but so love the label. Those stamps are so cool.

sandra's crafty corner said...

this is so imaginative i love it, thanks for joining in at creative craft challenges and good luck.

P.S we have a dt call open till 10th oct.

hugs sandra xxx

Julye said...

fab little project and good to see something a bit different . Thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Karin

Catchy title and love how you have used the stamps - they are great.

Hugs Ali x

lalkygirl said...

wow what fantatsic projects,really cool,thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck in the challenges
lalkygirl x

Yvonne said...

Wow! Supercool! And soo creepy too! I might just "borrow" that idea for Halloween!
Thank you so much for joining us at Scrappekammeret!
Hugs, Yvonne

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! What a unique and clever decoration!

Thank you for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

Gina said...

I LOVE that jar, that is just the perfect thing for Halloween decorations, love it!

Farida Rone said...

Great halloween project!!! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations Challenge and good luck.

Melissa Craig said...

So many great Halloween ideas this week! I love this!

Rhonda said...

This is soooo COOL!! How in the world did you think of it. That would have never entered my mind. I Love it!!!!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely tag you have made. Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann’s Challenge this fortnight. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Pam said...

Wow Karin, This is so awesomely creepy! I so want one of these to put on my hall table too!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fantastic Karin, thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ann's.


Micki said...

OMG, OMG OMG, I'm so running to the Dollar store and buying some plastic skeletons. this is creepily gorgeous. LOVE it!


Janet said...

Wonderful Halloween creations! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Crafty Ann's Challenge. Look forward to you joining us again soon.

Janet xx

Heidi said...

Oh this is too funny! I love it. Your home must be a blast at Halloween! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp and Create monthly challenge!

Lindsay Weirich said...

Freaky! I absolutly love it!

Guro said...

Wow this was really cool!!! Love the creepy fell to this :-)
Thanks for playing at Scrappekammeret.
Hugs Guro

Lacey Stephens said...

Very creative! I love your take on the Pearls and Gems challenge!
Thanks for playing along with the Stamp and Create challenge last month. We have another new challenge this month: Pink for breast cancer awareness or an encouraging card. I hope you can play along again!

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