I bow down to anyone who has ever made an explosion box and grovel at their feet! Man, this was so much harder than I thought it would be. One thing I learned about this project is the lid is NOT the same size as the box... so next time I need to make the lid slightly bigger. Here's the side view of the coffin with custom made handles to "help" open it.
Ta-da! Here's the box fully exploded in all it's glory! The saying reads.... "Expecting someone else? Mua ha haa!" Finding the devil in a coffin would be so much more scary, I think, so I used Betty Witch in this project. ;D I gave the bats jeweled eyes and even made eleven of them for the project.
After fumbling with closing the box several times I realized I could use a rubber band to hold it together while I tucked in all the bats. It made it so much easier! You can also see the bottom half of the lid in this pictures with the green paper lining.
One more detail I added was I tried to give the inside an upholsterer lining feel by using striped decorative paper and creating a puckered look with the jeweled "buttons." The other challenge entered was to use candy wrappers... and I did! The orange/brown fire-ie lava floor in the coffin is made from Hershey's Chocolate Caramel Kisses wrappers. Yum. ;D
Challenge: Simply Betty Stamps - 12 Days of Halloween
Challenge: Fairy Fun Friday - Challenge # 38
Main Stamp: Betty Witch (SBS)
Patterned Paper: Blackbird (MME)
-skin/eyes: E00, E11, R24, G21, G24, G28
-hair: W4, W6, W8
-clothes: W4, W6, W8, Y32, Y35, Y38, YR16, YR18, R22, R24, R29, R59
-other: Y32, Y35, Y38, YR16, YR18, R29, R59, G21, G24, G28
Did you know? Solution mining is a mining process used to recover minerals such as copper and uranium through boreholes drilled into a deposit. Leaching solution is pumped into the deposit where it makes contact with the ore then the solution bearing the dissolved ore content is then pumped to the surface and processed. This process allows the extraction of metals and salts from an ore body without the need for conventional mining involving drill-and-blast, open-cut or underground mining.
"On the 11th day of Halloween my Ghoul love gave to me... 11 Bats a Flying!"
Update: I won the top two at Simply Betty Stamps for this challenge!