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Wicked Configurations

It’s been too long since I’ve had time to sit and play, so with today earmarked for just that I wanted to make the most of it. Totally May Flaum inspired; I had admired the Halloween Configurations box May did on her blog, and when I found some of these figurines on sale at Michaels recently knew I had to pull out the box I had stashed and make one of my own. You can click on any of the photos to enlarge them; it won’t make the photos any better LOL, but you’ll be able to see more details.

This Frankenstein photographer was the piece I chose first, and that had me adding some Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon and a flash bulb up in the top right corner. Despite the studio claim on his sandwich board I pictured him out where he’d encounter little witches and goblins trick-or-treating; half-hidden by the shadow of tall trees perhaps alongside a cemetery, and so the black branch was added.

The witch and her companion make excellent customers for the photographer, but to add the creepiness factor I stuck in a couple grunged-up frozen Charlottes; yet another Tim Holtz creation I never knew I’d want to craft with. There’s something particularly disturbing about the one floating over Frankie’s head, don’t you think? Piles of skulls and grave markers seem de rigueur; I’m so glad I remembered the little glass vials I had stashed – especially since I thought the chloroform sticker adds yet another layer to the story…

It’s rare these days for me to craft anything that doesn’t have a bird on it, and this is no exception. The scale’s not right for the other pieces in the box, but I think he looks just fine perched on top – even if he is a little too friendly looking.

As with most of the Configurations boxes I’ve seen, I lined the cubbies with paper and tissue-taped the edges together. If you want a how-to for putting together your own box, I have to suggest you visit this post on May’s blog for tons of fabulous photos and a couple of videos that will explain all.

So glad I opted for the metal feet; while expensive, now that my box is done I think they really add the finishing touch. And can I just say, this was way more fun than carving a pumpkin! I’d love to hear what you think of my little project, and if you’ve done one yourself please link me up so I can look at yours, too.

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