Sunday, October 7, 2012

No Bones About It

This particular ATC is created for the Repurpose, Re-cycle and Re-invent blog challenge: October-Halloween-No Bones About It   and the Bonus Round to use bones (skull on bottle label and of course the arm)

The recycled material I used is hard plastic packaging.  To show the plastic, here is a "before" pic.  I stamped the bottles on the plastic packaging and then cut them out.   (I see the reflection of the sun in this photo looks like the bottles are double stamped! Too late to retake the photo-- the bottles are already cut out! And you can see in the ATC the stamped images are fine.)  I printed green paper and placed it behind the bottles.  I was going for "slimy green goop"!

The sentiment (an Alice in Wonderland quote) tells the story--a little too much from these bottles led to this person's demise!  All that's left is a ghostly warning and the remnants of a boney arm!

I'm also entering this ATC at the Gecko Galz Papercrafting Yahoo Group Ephemera Emporium Halloween challenge due October 7.  Lots of challenges here so please join in.

This ATC will head to the
Unruly Paper Arts Yahoo Group for their Eerie ATC swap.  The swap sign up is closed, but please consider joining our group.  Something is always happening  there.....

Materials and how I used them:
Bottle labels, green paper for bottle backing and sentiment, and ATC paper base all from Gecko Galz Hocus Pocus digital paper pack
taller bottle from Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Art Inspiration (Stampers Anonymous)
smaller bottle from Red Lead Story Stamps A Halloween Tonic Story
bottles stamped with Staz-On black ink onto plastic packaging
bottle cap stamped second time onto paper and pounced with Ranger Distress Inks in Weathered Wood and Black Soot
sentiment from Heartwarming Vintage Crafty Secrets Greetings from Wonderland stamp set
arm from Boneyard Skeleton garland bought at the dollar store
I used Ranger Glue and Seal to glue paper onto the plastic and to glue on the skeleton arm
Ghost fussy cut from Graphic 45 The Wizard of Oz Collection Journey to Oz paper
Black Sharpie for outlining


Debi said...

this is very cool Helene! love the recycling and the green colour and the ghost- you've got so much on this ATC, Debi x

SusanK said...

What a cool ATC! I haven't made any in a while..time to remedy that? Happy Halloween, my friend!

Beverly G said...

Wow, great use of that packaging. Your green goo idea goes perfect with the saying. So Glad you entered at Recycle, Re-Purpose, & Re-Invent.

craftattack said...

Gorgeous piece, nice and creeeeeepy! Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

Love the colours and use of packaging.
Happy Monday.
Hugs Brenda xox

Micupoftea~ said...

Clever re-purposing, wonderful art! Happy Oct :)

Heather said...

This one is my fave!! I love the green goop! Perfect. Images look Great on the plastic!! What a fun swap!!

Electra said...

I love this! Hopefully I am one of your swap partners!

Krisha said...

Great ATC! Love it, what a great idea for recycling

Anita Houston said...

Fabulous ATC!!! I love what you've done to the bottles! Fabu-spookulous!

Starr said...

Wow! Helene this is clever, never would I have come up with such a great idea. You've really showed your talent and creativity!

1CardCreator said...

This looks fabulous! What a clever way to use the packaging too!

Pryn said...

ROCKIN' ATC Helene!!! I LOVE what you did with the plastic...right down to the green "goop" paper...genius!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wonderful ATC! Love the bottles.

Michele said...

gorgeous green goo! wonderful ATC. xo

Lori said...

The stamping on the plastic packaging worked perfectly! Wonderful ATC! So glad you shared at Recycle, RePurpose & ReInvent!

Sandra said...

This is very cool and so clever :)

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