' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Warning giant arachnid on the loose

Thursday 15 October 2020

Warning giant arachnid on the loose

Today I am showing another Halloween scene for our October Country View Challenge hosted by the lovely Monika.

If the giant spider hasn't put you off... Here is how I made my scene. 

The arch with tree branches has been cut from Black Magic Core'dination (yes I do still have a large stock of it...) with the Sizzix Thinlits Christmas Shadow Box die set. Although a lot of the dies are Christmassy and cute I thought the wooded aperture could be made to look sinister... I also converted a dove into a black bird, not as menacing as a crow but good enough to create an impression!

The background has been created with inks, both Distress and Distress Oxides. I added the moon with a stencil and paint.

The top layer has been embossed with a drip motif, which I sanded back and I drew a web with a pencil before adding my ghosts, pumpkin and black spider "confetti".

I am quite pleased I managed a scene with my limited Halloween stash! Now it's over to you now, have a look at what the DT made on the Country View Challenge blog and link up your project to the challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the SSS Monday challenge.


  1. A really fun and bright Halloween creation Christine, I'm not one of those spooked by spiders.

    B x

  2. Coucou, j'aime bien ta petite scène Christine, et surtout la manière très fine dont tu as joué et détourné ces dies et embellissements de Noël pour leur donner un air un peu sinistre !! BRAVOBravo car c'est assez réussi, belle ambiance de forêts un peu effrayante je trouve...
    Manque peut-être quand même quelque chose sur ton fond, ou encore je trouve ces petits fantômes un peu simples; Un petit peu de craquelé dessus, ou encore quelques branchages tamponnés sur le fond suffiraient peut-être à aller encore plus loin ! Lol :)))
    Bon week-end, bisous
    (et je vais voir si je ne peux pas participer à ce nouveau challenge peut-être, avec mes dernières réas Halloween alors ? :D)

  3. A lovely spooky card. I do like that drip on the side. Very resourceful of you to adapt your dove I shall remember that for the future xx

  4. Oh my Christine! I am so in love with your spider he's a bit of a distraction but the Halloween scene is a delight too. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

  5. Such a fabulous Halloween scene! I'm avoiding looking at that spider though - eek ...lol 😀. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

  6. Cool scene, very atmospheric!
    Evelyn xx