Happy Halloween wall decor

I’m jumping in on another challenge, this time with Eileen Hull’s new Sizzix collection and her Fresh Vintage Album die along with Die Cuts with a View paper packs. The products compliment each other beautifully! I’ve always loved the vintage style designs. I love Steam Punk and classic textures mixed with rough, raw materials. So combining the materials I received with this project and the upcoming Halloween season, I thought I’d make some new decor to add to my own home. I’m so excited about this piece!

Happy Halloween wall decor by Jen Goode

Happy Halloween wall decor by Jen Goode

Eileen’s album die design is so fabulously versatile and because it’s a Sizzix Big die cut design it will cut through thick materials and even fabric. The DCWV paper pack I received for this project is called Tattered Time and is filled with warm and weathered vintage style images including gears, rules, tickets, two alphabet sets and a whole slew of wonderful patterns and designs.

Eileen Hull Sizzix Album die and DCWV Tattered Time paper

Eileen Hull Sizzix Album die and DCWV Tattered Time paper

I used scalloped portion of the die to cut paper from the DCWV pack as well as some balsa wood. I couldn’t be happier with how the die cut the wood. I then took an exact-o knife to trim some of the cut pieces to fit my project design.  I colored the wood by dying with Rit dye and adding painted accents using DecoArt craft paints.

Balsa wood cut with Sizzix die

Balsa wood cut with Sizzix die

To include my own personal JGoode touch, I added my own Halloween art accents to this piece. The cat, pumpkin and witch are all Jen Goode original designs you can purchase as digital stamps from Lil’ Goodies.

Halloween Digital stamps by Jen Goode at LilGoodies.com

Halloween Digital stamps by Jen Goode at LilGoodies.com

Here are more pictures of the process to make this Happy Halloween wall decor… I had so much fun!

Making Happy Halloween wall decor

Making Happy Halloween wall decor

Details on my Happy Halloween wall decor

Details on my Happy Halloween wall decor

I’d love to see what fun you can create with these amazing products! Check out Eileen Hull’s website to see more great project ideas using her new Fresh Vintage collection of Sizzix dies!

 

{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

Ann Butler September 27, 2011 at 12:39 am

Jen this is a fabulous design…what a creative use of the Scoreboard Album Die….I love it and your stamp!

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Holly Hudspeth September 27, 2011 at 5:48 am

This was truly creative. I too love the scalloped edge on this die and use it for it edging, but I never would have expanded my horizon on it this far. Great inspiration!

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eileenhull September 27, 2011 at 6:20 am

Holy cow Jen- this is amazing! Wow- what a great project and creative way to use the die! And your art is amazing- thanks for everything my friend!

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Karen B. September 27, 2011 at 6:54 am

Jen, WOW! I nearly fell out of my chair. This is the most awesome thing I’ve ever seen. Absolutely stunning work! I will be checking out your digistamps, pronto!

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Andrea Keding September 27, 2011 at 7:31 am

Love the paper you used.

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Johanne L. September 27, 2011 at 7:37 am

I love your wall hanging. It’s so beautiful. You did an awesome job on it. Thanks for sharing

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Carla September 27, 2011 at 8:50 am

Genius! Love this interpretation of Eileen’s die, and your digi art!

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Lorine Mason September 27, 2011 at 10:09 am

OOOOH so scary yet soooo cute. Love your work.

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Marla H. September 27, 2011 at 10:09 am

Wow you are very creative in using a Sizzix die. Great project!!

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Karin September 27, 2011 at 11:28 am

Adorable!

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Laura aka LaLaGirl September 27, 2011 at 12:02 pm

That is awesome! You people are so danged creative. I want some of that to rub off on me! đŸ˜€

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Jonathan F. September 27, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Super creative way to use this die. It’s gorgeous. These would fly off the shelves!

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Sarah Parks September 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I love how you used the die in a completely different way and I definitely need to run out and get some balsa wood, not to mention this fabulous Sizzix die. Oh, and your cute Halloween digital stamp too! Heck, who am I kidding, I’ve got a huge list made up already!

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Monika Wright September 27, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Oh, goodness. I would never have thought to use Balsa Wood or to color the wood with Rit Dye…I learn something new every day! Great way to show the versatility of Eileen’s dies…so happy to be part of the Sizzix hop with you!

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Ky Scrapacat September 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm

This is absolutely SQUEEEE-able! I love it! Definitely a must-have for Hallowe’en.

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Kim H September 27, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Love the halloween wall art. The details are great, love the kitty. Thanks for sharing.

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Beth Watson September 27, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Love how you deconstucted the album into this lovely wall hanging! Digital stamps are super cute!

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Sue September 27, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Blown away by your use of this die. Wow, never would have thought to use balsa wood! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Anita Braddock September 27, 2011 at 3:39 pm

what a cool project. Love the colors you chose. the Halloween theme is great Love the letters. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

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Kathy P. September 27, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Love your Happy Halloween wall hanging…..very cool!

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Mylene Hillam September 27, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Wow, Jen, you cut balsa wood? That’s amazing! I love that you coloured it with Rit dye. That is so cool. I love your project…. cute and fun!

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Robyn Weatherspoon September 27, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Oh my! This is just AMAZING!! Love this!

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CindiB September 27, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Jen – this is fabulous! I love all the combined elements and how you used the album die in a unique way – Wow!

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Teri Dorowsky September 27, 2011 at 9:34 pm

I absolutely love this! Great job on it!

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gscrapbooks September 28, 2011 at 5:10 am

This is gorgeous, love the details!

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Chris Wooten September 28, 2011 at 6:29 am

How fun….this is AWESOME I am so glad I happen upon your site.

mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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Keri Lee Sereika September 28, 2011 at 7:43 am

Totally cool tip on die cutting the wood and dyeing it with RIT!! Thanks!

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KimberlyRae September 28, 2011 at 8:23 am

Wow—>Very Crafty Idea!!
Blessings,
KimbelyRae
kreationsbykimberlyrae@hotmail.com

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Candice Windham September 28, 2011 at 10:02 am

You are officially the Queen of Out-of-the-Box Thinking! (Feel free to make yourself a crown!) This is so inspiring and I love the vintage look. You are a woman after my own heart!

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Lisa Petrella September 28, 2011 at 11:35 am

Fabulous Halloween wall art!!! LOVE THIS!

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Cheryl September 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Great wall decor project!

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Sharon September 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I love your interpretation of the album die as a wallhanging. Very clever! And I had no idea that the Sizzix die would cut balsa wood – good to know! Fun & creative, Jen.

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Melony Bradley September 29, 2011 at 9:34 am

Such an innovative way to use this new die- you will reallly enjoy having this around the house all spooky season- i know i would

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Veronica Goff September 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Jen, somehow I expected to see a Halloween penquin on that wall hanging! haha…… Awesome artwork Jen! I love using balsa wood too!

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Donna Phelan September 29, 2011 at 7:25 pm

This is SPOOKTACULAR! Love the papers and details!

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Sherrie October 3, 2011 at 1:51 pm

What a fun wall hanging for this time of year Jen! So creative….love it!

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TidyMom October 26, 2011 at 5:08 pm

ADORABLE Jen!! you are so creative!! LOVE your artwork and the wall hanging!!

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Jen Goode October 26, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Thank you so much! You’ve shared some fantastic inspiration – it’s motivating to see what others create.

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