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Monday, December 28, 2009

GRim in the box & Zig zag fun!

Usually when folks don't hear from me in a week or so they know I am coming up with new Spooky Hollow creations. Well this week I finished 2 larger pieces and some water color paintings turned into hand made cards. I am having lots of fun with the card making process since the other day I used the zig zag stitch on my sewing machine by accident lol! Now I am zig zagging here...zig zagging there.....Zig Zagging Every Where!
Under the photos I will give you a description of the goodie and I will list all of it this week. If you see something you like before I list it just email me!
Here are the pics!

Finally done is Grim in the box! A paper clay creation standing 10 inches tall! I used an antique rusty spring and this guy wobbles all over the place. It is actually funny when he wobbles because LIKE ME he has this pathetic worried face and shivers lol!

See the little hand made card? I zig zagged that on my sewing machine!! WHOOP WHOOP!
Oh and the Box is hand painted on all sides of course!
Grim in the box has 3 silver jingle bells on his hat and a red glittered crepe paper collar!

I aged the box just a bit and painted curtains on 2 sides of the box mimicking Jack in the boxes of days gone by.

The hand painted grim has 3 pretty golden rhinestones for more glitz and shimmer. Spooky Hollow may have lots of cute dead critters lol...but we love GLITTER and shine! ( I like shiny things! ) Kinda like crows do....and weasels...weasels like shiny stuff right?? :)

As I said before...A face only his MUMMY could love heheheh!

You didn't know he was best buds with Yule Brinner did you???

This is my new Grimmy reaper....son of Grim Piece! He has a new friend that I included for my son. It is his worm Wormy! My little boy has had an imaginary worm friend since he could talk so I decided to bring wormy to life!

I knew all those scrabble tiles would come in handY!!!
Did I mention Grimmy and Wormy are about 10 inches tall and made of paper clay and paper mache??? If so I just did again hehehhehhehheheheh

OH OH OH! These are my watercolor paintings turned handmade cards! FUN FUN! they have lace, eyelash yarn, rhinestones, buttons, snowflakes and just oodles of detail! They even come with envelopes!!! yah Im hearing the oooowwwws and ahhhhhs now !!! Giggle!

I loved how this one turned out. I used textured paint for the snow and of course zig zag sewed the post card to the card! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Oh sorry got carried away....
Both cards will be in my Ebay or Etsy shops I haven't made up my mind yet lol If I use ebay more people see my work but it costs a fortune. If I use Etsy I might get 10 folks to see it and it is cheap...more then you needed to know huh?

This card is a PRINT of the watercolor card I made...I decided to make it a bit 3 d-ish!
Grimmy just pops out at cha especially if you are drunk this new years eve!!!

You can even open it duh and play with plastic!!! Bubbles and snowflakes...lift it bubbles or snowflakes...put it down..bubbles snow...oh ...I got carried away again...
Yes I have even discovered different paper punches including mice hehehehe I LOVE MICE!
not real ones just cute artsy ones....:)

This is the original...meaning not a print...HEHE! Oh Dear Lord I have been so stressed I am losin it!

Before I go....
I have made some really close and wonderful friends online in the art world. So I wanted to share with my friends that our family is going through a really tough time this year. This has been the hardest Christmas we have ever gone through as a family and by the Grace of God my children did have a nice Christmas. I am a complete ball of stress and I have one tiny frazzled nerve left lol. For other folks going through the stress of the bad are in my prayers. Keep us in yours ok?

Hugs and thanks!
Carmen of Spooky Hollow Folk art.


Shes Off Her Rocker said...

Carmen...I LOVE all the new work!!!!
Beautiful and clever and marvelous! I have had a jack in the box moon in my head for quite some time but yours takes the cake!! ANd the grim die for!
I am glad your children had a good Christmas.....
Keep working your magic!!

Regina said... just crack me up..if I don't stop laughing then I'm going to turn into one of your Grimmies...ROFL!!
I LOVE the Grim in a box...he turned out AWESOME! You know that I love all of your characters but I have to say that this lil guy is my far!!!
I'm such a big fan...always and forever.

I'm so happy that it was a good Christmas for the children..that's what it's all about. I totally understand what you are talking about...Joseph was laid off for 4 1/2 months so OUCHIE it was a rough one this year BUT we both made it thru it and I will keep you and yours in my thoughts, prayers and any magical wishes I might get this coming new year.

BIG hugs,

magikalseasons said...

Love them all! Adore the Jack in the box! It's nice to visit and be inspired. :)