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Saturday, October 15, 2016

"Sad Sally Coffin Box" altered box for The East Wind DT!

Howzit Friends!
 It's time for our 2nd Challenge for October over at The East Wind!  The theme for Challenge #65 is "Bump in the Night" and we're looking for projects that incorporate embossing!

 The East Wind is also currently participating in a special Halloween blog hop, Oct 13 through to Oct 31st called "Trick or Treat around the Blogs".  The hop is hosted by the sponsors of the Markers! Papers! Digis Facebook group.  All participating companies have fun "Tricks" or "Treats" in store for you!  Join the fun by hopping to each blog and see what Trick or Treat fun you can get up to!
All the deets and the blog hop roll is HERE!
 The East Wind has a Treat for you, our new "Halloween Hop" digi called Thorns and Roses is only a $1 during the event!  I couldn't resist using her for my DT inspiration project for our new Challenge!
 I have a cute little resin goth Tonner doll called Sad Sally and TEW digi reminded me of her so I decided to make her a coffin 'display and storage' box with this awesome black coffin trinket box I got in the "deals" aisle of Target...happy dance...and turned it into this beauty!

 I started out by creating a template of the coffin box front and elongated the digi and sized it to fit in Photoshop CS6 and printed out the whole design once and then two prints of just the roses.  I coloured the entire image and all the roses, including the 2 additional prints, with Copic markers except for her face and body which was done in Prismacolor pencils.  I also used black Prismacolor pencil to add more shading and shadows to the Copic coloured areas as well.  I then cut out the design in the shape of the coffin and fussy cut out all the rose pieces.  I then embossed 2 sheets of red cardstock with the large Craftwell letter/A4 sized embossing folder called Regency and ran them through my eBosser machine.  I dismantled the coffin box and used the box pieces themselves to trace out each panel onto the embossed cardstock.  I then cut out all the pieces, glued them to the box and re-assembled it.  Then I applied Black Soot Distress Ink to enhance the embossed design and give it that gorgeous dark red colour.  I completed the outside of the box by adhering the design to the front and layered up all the roses with pop dots. 

 For the comfort of my little Sad Sally I added a beautiful yellow satin fabric to the interior.

Sad Sally loves her new box.

Is that a glimmer of a smile I see?  Hard to tell coz she's such a sad lil ghoul.
Come and join the fun at The East Wind...we have 2 blog challenges every month and fun challenges on on our TEW Facebook Group too!

Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!
Happy Stamping!

 Leigh S-B

I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * The East Wind * Delicious Doodles *


  1. OMG! I just love it. The coffin is adorable.

  2. fanatstic work. looks amazing. unkys images are always fun to colour

  3. Wonderful box! As always, I love seeing your designs.


  4. I absolutely love this! Thank you for sharing!


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Leigh S-B