Happy Halloween

October 31st


Well here in Australia it's already Halloween night (so Halloween will probably be over here before it even starts where most of you are!!!) I have an altered lantern to share for Halloween. My lantern came from IKEA and I painted it with a set of Vintaj Metal Patina paints which I love - I amazed myself with the transformation just by adding the paint let alone the amazing Gecko Galz Images which I printed on transparent type paper and mounted in the sides of the lantern. It looks amazing with the candle glowing inside and the lights turned off - I couldn't get as good a picture as I wanted but I hope you can get the effect!! I added some "cobwebs" as well from the packet I bought last year for Halloween creations!!!

Here's some pics of each side so you can see all the Gecko Galz images and in the picture at the end of this post you can see the plain black lantern that I started with!!





We don't really celebrate Halloween here but apparently it is becoming more popular and on my way home from work I saw a couple of families with the kids all dressed up & going into houses.


Smudgy Antics have a "Ghoul's Night Out" theme and I think the images on my lantern show some creepy characters having a fun night out at Halloween!!!
At the Haunted Design House Macabre Monday challenge there is a "Hammer House of Horror" theme and some of the spooky Gecko Galz characters are from the movies!
I'm also entering my lantern in the Creative Belli - Halloween Challenge - this challenge encourages the use of "old & forgotten" embellishments & I think my 1 year old Halloween Spiders Web certainly counts LOL!!!
The Sisterhood of Crafters have a great Halloween theme challenge too.
And as it has been a real Halloween theme this week I am also entering at Try it on Tuesday and Tuesday Alchemy in their Halloween themed Challenges!!

28 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Sharon I love it!!!
Kevin xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely love it!

Lucy x

2amscrapper said...

Sharon is this a stunning project!

lynne said...

WOW WOW WOW
I have a Christmas lantern as a work in progress but it will never ever reach the heights you reached here.
A stunning Halloween creation Sharon.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a cool idea, great pieces.

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is such an amazing project- love the lantern and the images are so nice for the Halloween theme- and love the cobweb too.

monique said...

lovely lantern, gorgeous

tha ks for sharing at smudgy antics

Linda said...

Very cool I love this. You can change the picture for Christmas.

Michele said...

stunning! just love it! xo

Andrea C said...

Cool lantern especially with the girls from the movies :) Thanks for playing along with haunted design house this week x

Shea said...

This is AWESOME!! I would totally love to put this in my own home, and you've inspired me to make something similar for Christmas. Well done!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OH WOW ... this is FABULOUS! I LOVE how it turned out and just perfect for the occasion!! GREAT job!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘HALLOWEEN’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Beverly Sager said...

This is fantastic! I love that it's "outside the box" - I never would have thought of using a lantern like that! The patina, the images used, the glow of the candle inside - I love this :D

Evil Edna said...

absoluteley stunning, thank you for sharing with us at TIOT.EE

Shar said...

Beyond fabulous! Incredible project!

trisha too said...

Wonderful creation, Sharon--a fabulous altered piece!

:)

Bee and Dee said...



A lovely projects, really like it, love the colours.Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge, unfortunately we cannot enter the project into the prize draw, as we only allow five challenge entries including our own. We do hope you will join us in the next challenge. Hugs Bee.

ike said...

Great lamp. Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics this week :-)

Loves Happy Hour said...

Very cool! I love the color and the images are awesome! Great job!!

Thanks for joining us this week on Tuesday Alchemy!

Cheers!
Kelli

Pat K said...

Fabulous creations Sharon. Love the spooky effect you've created with the cobwebs.

Thanks so much for joining us at the Belli Challenge. hugs,

Happycrafter Shell said...

Brilliant lamp, I love the patina look. Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics and at Tuesday Alchemy xx

~Lady B~ said...

Very cool altered lantern! The patina is fabulous and I love the creepy images. Thanks for playing with Smudgy Antics this week :)

lisa aka b.creative said...

Lovely, what a fab job! love it in the dark :) Thank you for playing at Smudgy Antics this week!

Ally White Cat said...

exceptional altered art. Thrilling.
Thank you for sharing and playing with us at Smudgy Antics.
susan s.

blackdragon said...

Totally gorgeous Sharon.... stunning alteration ... beautiful images... Thanks for joining us at SMUDGY ANTICS this week.... unfortunatly you cant be in the running for the prize cos this beautiful lantern hasnt got a stamped image or a digi image on it..... but i loved coming to see it.
BDx

Alexa said...

This is amazing - really spooky and fun. You'll have to do another for Christmas!

Ellis said...

Fantastic lantern you created, perfect for halloween! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Tracey Anne said...

I love Altered Art and your lantern is lovely, well done you!! for a great project , come back and see us again soon at Tuesday Alchemy ...Tracey Anne xx

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