Monday, October 24, 2011

BBTB2 Happy Hauntings Witch Challenge



Happy Monday! Just one week to go until the big day and I've LOTS to do still. (Make that EVERYTHING to do still, I'm such a procrastinator and I've been a bit preoccupied! LOL) This week my dear friend and MSU alumni sister Susan has chosen the witch from Happy Hauntings for our BBTB2 challenge. I wasn't quite sure what to do with her until I was shopping in Target and saw some honeycomb tabletop decorations that reminded me of something I had as a child. That, combined with the Whimsical Wednesday challenge of Halloween Home Decor, led to this project.

Nothing fancy here. I just cut the witch and layers at 5 1/2 inches twice (once flipped) so it would be two sided. I kept the colors to a minimum to hopefully capture more of a vintage feel and embossed the cape and broom. The black layer is popped on both sides, as is the broom. Athough the orange base is also 2 layers, I should have cut it in chipboard for strength as she is adhered to the honeycomb by her foot and just the bottom of her dress. I wanted to be able to close the honeycomb for storage so I glued one side together (with the witch in place) and used some removeable tape and a paper clip underneath for the other. "Happy Halloween" is also from Happy Hauntings and I added tabs to it so it would just fit in the slots of the honeycomb for display instead of gluing it permanently.


I dug out the original hanging decoration to show you. (Couldn't get a pic so it's hanging from the cat pole but won't be staying there. LOL) This is truly vintage from the 50's and is a little worse for wear. Wish I'd been a bit more creative with my cut and I will probably try again as I'm not so pleased with it. I was trying to follow the challenge exactly, but I think I could have found a more vintage looking witch. My FAVE decor item I've made using a witch is HERE. I have trouble doing a second project when I've made one I love and I'm in a bit of a creative slump as I'm trying to get back on track with healthy eating and exercise (and no WINE!) to make up for the year and a half (or more) of crafting 24/7 and I'm sort of a crabby BI---, I mean WITCH! Sorry! My DT siters have done a much better job than I, so be sure to check out the rest of the DT at BBTB2 and we'd love it if you'd play along. Yo uhave 2 weeks to complete the challenge, please make it a new project and link back to BBTB2 and you may use any witch from any cart. I'm also entering it in the Getting Cricky Orange and Black (and only one other color) challenge.

28 comments:

  1. Very clever, Donna! Love seeing the different takes on this challenge - I may have to play along if the kids leave me alone ;) long enough.

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  2. Donna, you silly woman, you are not a witch, bi..., or any unpleasant version of yourself. And let me tell you, your design skills are working just fine! I really like the vintage feel of this project. And just so you know (!!), I was going to have to fly out (on my broom) and smack you if you had made the honeycomb portion of your project, lol. Thanks for playing along and always, always inspiring me!!!

    xx Susan

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  3. What an awesome centerpiece! I love the witch...she totally looks like the Wicked With of the West! Thank for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

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  4. Donna, What a good idea to use honeycomb! It looks cute!

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  5. Awesome Decor. Thank you so much for joining us over at Whimsical Wednesday . Hope to see you again.

    Hugs,
    Kate GD

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  6. Honeycomb decorations remind me of when I was younger. My grandma always had some out for Halloween. Love your project!

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  7. I saw some honeycomb material at Archiver's the other day and thought for sure you must have gotten some. But being your usual genious I see you adapted something else. Great decoration. Good luck with the healthier lifestyle. I'm undertaking the same thing now that we've stopped with the traveling and the fast food. It's hard to eat healthy and get any exercise when your on the road all the time.

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  8. Oh wow, this is witchy wonderful.... I love what you've done..... For some reason the blog screen has remained black and I can't read your wonderful storyline but I will come back later.
    Carole

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  9. Such a fun card! Love your witch! :)

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  10. Neat idea- I like how you used the honeycombs.

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  11. Super witch! Great details!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi Donna,WOW What a AWESOME idea!!I LOVE your witch,TOO STINKIN' CUTE!Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

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  13. Donna, you're so hard on yourself. I think your witch project for BBTB2 is perfect. Love it!

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  14. Wow, Donna!!! Who wouldn't just love that sitting on their table!!! Awesome job!!!

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  15. I'm so relieved to know that you bought that honeycomb thing. LOL! I'd never be able to come close to anything that cool if that was something you hand made. :P LOVE the project and yeah, what is the deal with her extra face layer???? Awesome as always, Donna!

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  16. This is a fantastic tabletop decoration! Using the honeycomb as a base is perfect and I love the embossing on the cape and broom. The sentiment looks wonderful.. it makes the bottom of the honeycomb appear more 'drippy,' too! :o) Excellent work! Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

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  17. Morning sweetie, this is stunning a perfect creation hugs pops x x x

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  18. Hi Donna...it is been way too long since I have visited your blog...I can't believe how much I have missed. I am always amazed at your creations and this is no exception. Love how you turned this into a centerpiece.

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  19. Donna! Did you see that you won $50.00 gift certificate at this post here?? Congrats!
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  20. The witch reminds me of the one from The Wizard of OZ! Great job!! Thanks for playing along with us at Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge!
    Happy Craftin :)

    Ildi-Getting Cricky DTM
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  21. What an awesome centerpiece!! That witch is just awesome!! Love this :) Thanks so much for linking up with our Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge :)

    Lisa
    Getting Cricky DTM
    indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  22. Girl you just have the magic touch with whatever you do... hugs

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  23. LOVE your treasured original deco. Can not believe that broom fashion is on the uprise again. If I was a witch, I'd choose to travel by motorized honeycomb hovercraft too. That broom idea is soooooo 1300's.
    LOVE the way you made yours though. and the twine and background frame are the perfect touch. She looks a little worried. Maybe her broom has a flat twine. (I really shouldn't type comments late at night!) lol.

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  24. Boy, you sure did rock this challenge. Thanks for sharing and good luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

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  25. Donna..You aren't a witch..u r a beautiful inside and out talented lady..I have been missing a lot lately, my kids were sick and I have been suffering from very bad ear infections.I wanted to stop by my fav people and blogs..Big hugs and as always your projects r perfect...Krista

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  26. I absolutely love this!! What a fun idea!!

    Amanda
    http://cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

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  27. What a great idea! Thanks for joining us in our Simple Sunday Challenge.
    :) Janis, GCDT Member
    PauseDreamEnjoy.blogspot.com

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Thanks for making my day!