Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Buried treasure 2010

As many of you will know, Seth from The Altered Page is running Buried Treasure again. This is where we get to pick our favourite posts that we have put on our blogs. Last year was pictures from my nature notebook (still my all time favorite post) so what could I pick this year? Well, as it is getting closer to October (yes, I'm looking forward to autumn already) I thought I'd pick my Halloween post from last year. Entitled 'Halloween treats' it is full of the creative goodies I made for last Halloween - my favourite celebration. I hope you will all enjoy looking back with me.

As promised here are some Halloween goodies that I have been working on. Tim Holtz in his 'tricks & treats' blog post gave some great ideas for creating wonderful arty pieces and Ten Two Studios has some instructions on using matchboxes in the 'project' section of the web site. So I took my lead from those ideas and here they are. Some have been swapped out for group or one to one swaps but all of them were fun to do.










15 comments:

Lori said...

Wow, these are so COOL Gillian! You can tell you really love Halloween! lol Really, really fantastic projects, love them!

Gillian McMurray said...

Thanks Lori. I do indeed love Halloween. In fact I love it so much that it deserves an evil laugh just to add to the atmosphere - mwahahaha!

Marit said...

How fun to see a halloween post pop up at the buried treasure!!! LOVE your work!

MrCachet said...

These are really great ATC's. I didn't discover what they were until I saw some by Carole, and I follow her regularly.

Cheri said...

love the tags! So cute!

Gillian McMurray said...

Thanks for all your kind words guys.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am also starting to think about Halloween and these are some pretty stunning examples. I especially liked the tags. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I don't personally celebrate Halloween but I do like your tags!
It's nice to see your handmade tributes.

lyle said...

Halloween is a favorite here too! I especially like your tags! you can do so many different things with them! thanks for showing us your favs!

ArtPropelled said...

Love that cat tag with the bats! We're not big on Halloween here in South Africa but I enjoy seeing all the creative Halloween goodies on blogs.

JilLy said...

what a clever idea for matchbox halloween decorations. I have lots of extra cardboard match boxes and now just know what I;m going to do with them- will make one tiny change and use them for birthday decorations - both box and tag style. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity!!

*jean* said...

soooo fun & spoooooky!!!

Patti said...

wow, great ideas - I love what you've done with Halloween... hmmmm, cooler weather? that sounds pretty nice right about now!
take care:)

Andrea said...

these look great x

Svetlana said...

Beautiful tags and nice choice of colour.