Saturday, October 8, 2011

day 121: BOO

the finished altered BOO
day 121 and it's been a busy day getting ready for our open home tomorrow!  i am exhausted so today's creation is one i can sit down and do while watching the rugby quarter finals :)  i am going to alter some chipboard letters like the ones done on pete and kerry's altered crafts website.  this cool idea is also pinned to my holiday goodness board.

i have seen lots of altered chipboard letters done with scrapbook paper and halloween seemed like a good festive season to try this craft :)  i chose BOO because it's cute and not too long!

the materials i used for this creation :)

i first painted the letters black and then covered the front of them in scrapbook paper.  then decided to distress the edges to give them a less crisp finish.  finally i added some spider embellishments and they were done!

the painted letters

ready to distress the edges

added the embellishments and these were good to display!

outcome:  it's a really simple idea but one that is really effective.  i chose not to over do these ones as they are going in a bookcase which is already cluttered!  for future ones i would like to try adding more embellishments and ribbons to the letters but love these ones just as they are :)

my thanks to pete and kerry's altered crafts website for their inspiration i used to get started on this altered craft ... definitely want to do more of these for other festive seasons :)

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