Saturday 15 October 2011


Our theme this month for the Tando Creative Challenge is "spooktastic" - why not come and play along and be in with a chance to win the prize this month (details, including a link to the rules to be eligible for the draw are here).

I think mine is probably more cute than spooky but it's Halloweeny either way!

I used a cut down Tetrapack (the brick shaped sort, not the square section one), painted it black and cut a window in the front. Using vellum in the window means it can be used as a lantern (battery operated tea light is safest since there's paper involved!) or you could fill it up with Halloween treats and use it as a gift bag. I embossed the spider web and accentuated it by using a white Posca pen on the back of the raised lines.

I used an embossing stylus and "drew" grooves in the pumpkin then added darker color there to accenuate the texture. I added a bit of acetate coloured with a black Copic behind his features so they show black in daylight but let light shine through if you use it as a lantern.

Pumpkins Small (chipboard by Tando Creative)
Empty Tetrapack carton
Black spray paint
Webbing embossing plate by Fiskars
Copic Markers
Chipboard letters
Florists' wire

Thanks for stopping by - we'd love to see some of your spooktastic creations in the challenge if you have chance to play before the end of the month!


Karen said...

You are so full of brilliant ideas Joanne. This is lovely xxx

Michele Boyer said...

This is SUPER cute, Joanne!! I REALLY love it!

tracy said...

very lovely joanne:)

Kaz said...

This is lovely Joanne, I love the contrast of the pumpkin with the black box xx

Janice said...

This is so much fun, are you carving a pumpkin this year?