Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Compendium of Curiosities-Configurations Crypt!

Whew~say that three times fast!!

The CC2C weekly challenge over at Studio L3 is Configurations Part 1 & 2 on pages 33 and 34 of that wonderful book A Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2 from the masterful Tim Holtz.  If you don't already have a copy of this book, get one!  Then you can play along with the rest of us!

There is a FAB-U-LOUS (do your best Jo Anne Worley impersonation while saying that!) prize package of Tim Holtz goodness, provided by Mario, up for grabs.  I think I just dated myself by mentioning Jo Anne Worley but whenever I hear the word "Fabulous" I hear her singing it out in my head!  Must be all of those TV game shows I watched in the 70's!

I knew I wanted to do something with a Halloween theme.  So I put the small configurations box on my craft counter along with some assorted Halloween themed things that I picked up at Michael's last year and just let it sit there.  After looking at it a few times it hit me...the configurations box was going to become a crypt!  So here it is...


For the box I used Tim's Seasonal paper stash: Distress Inks in Dusty Concord, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, and Walnut ink; Distress Embossing powder in Peeled Paint and Ideaology Hobgoblin tissue tape.  The creepy contents are from Lemax and Michael's Celebrate It line.  I added a couple of glass vials, colored with Adirondack alcohol ink, with 7 Gypsies apothecary labels.  The "31" plaquette and "Haunted" muse token are Ideaology.  And, of course, no crypt would be complete without spider webs and some spiders (from Jolee's Boutique)!

That's one big bottle of arsenic our friend is guardiing!  Anyone care to join them??!!  There's always room for more! Bwahahahaha!


  1. This looks fab Donna, I love the Halloween theme. Great job! xx

  2. Wow, That is wonderful! I love the way you pulled the theme together. It really gives me something to ponder for my next one.

  3. Wow! Your work is many "cool & scary" details!
    Hugs, Anne

  4. Scary and oh soooo fun!!!! Love the skeleton sticking his lOngs legs out! Where did you get those feet????

    1. Thanks Anita! I have had those feet for so long...I don't remember where they came from. They had a bright, matte silver finish so I wiped them with a paper towel and some Pitch Black paint from a paint dabber. It was just enough to tone them down.

  5. That is awesome and oh so fabulous! I have always said fabulous in that sing-song voice, I just never realized where it came from! I LOVED Laugh-in as a kid (an even more after I understood some of the jokes)!