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Swap art posted & prize winner (+ Fun Art & Tutorial by Shannon Cooper)

Filed under Contests/Winners, Giveaways, Halloween Clocks Kit, Newsletters, Shannon Cooper, Tutorials
Update! A newer post about Shannon’s artwork is here.

Congratulations to Christine Diller, winner of the “Best in Show” prize ($100 of Art Supplies) for the Chipboard Reliquaries Swap!

I love how much texture is on Christine’s pieces… and to think they’re only flat chipboard as the base!

See a larger photo of Christine Diller’s artwork shown at right!

It only seems fitting that the week before Halloween is filled with orange and black artwork. FUN orange and black artwork! And a tutorial by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper on creating fun to make (and fun to play with) Halloween Clock Spinners!

Shannon obviously had a blast playing around with the different combinations on the Halloween Clock Spinners Collage Sheet. From the little door that opens to show the devil (an articulated, poseable devil — from the Halloween Jumping Jacks Collage Sheet) at far right, to the photo below showing options for spinning the witch (who is atop the photo at right) to 2 options of spinning moons.

The Halloween Clock Spinners Collage Sheet (oh how I love thee!) has lots of images that will work with the grandfather clock and I had a frightfully good time changing out the rotating part. So fun!

Note: that chipboard grandfather clock Shannon is referring to (artfully painted to look vintage — covered in Shannon’s tutorial) is available in a chipboard set and also as part of the Halloween Clocks Kit. AND since today’s Giveaway includes EVERYTHING in Shannon’s supply list, the winner will have 2 grandfather clocks to decorate!

And Shannon went on to make ANOTHER clock (see below), this time with a door she wrote on as part of a shadowbox!

While I was feeling all vintage Hallowe’enie, I kept on crafting and assembled a little shadowbox to hang on the wall.

I used wool roving for the wind, shaping it with my hands and then covering the wispy pieces with a glue/water mixture, then letting it dry. The leaves were punched from really nice crepe paper!

Five little pumpkins, sitting on a gate.
The first one says, “Oh my it’s getting late.”
The second one says, “There’s witches in the air.”
The third one says, “But we don’t care!”
The fourth one says, “Let’s run and run and run!”
The fifth one says, “Let’s have some fun!”
Then oooooo went the wind and OUT went the light!
Five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!

Read more of Shannon’s fun in her blog post. And be sure to come back to enter today’s Giveaway!)


Hooray for the Black & Orange for Halloween Giveaway!

Yes, I said it! EVERYTHING in Shannon’s Spinning Clock and Five Little Pumpkins Shadowbox Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

I’m only highlighting 4 of the 16 items in the supply list/Giveway via the photos at right:
New Heavy Double-Sided Crepe Paper – Orange Tangerine
Black Dresden Border Sampler Set
Moonlit Spider Web Network Scrapbook Paper
Tiny Dot Dresden Borders – Matte Orange

To enter the Black & Orange for Halloween Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, October 28 2016)!

And tell me: What will you make with the prize? And/or: Are you dressing up for Halloween?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Burrow Clock Giveaway? That would be Gretchen! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, October 27th, 2016

50 responses to “Swap art posted & prize winner (+ Fun Art & Tutorial by Shannon Cooper)”

  1. I would continue making my altered books and bottles for Halloween. I have been making altered books and bottles for about 3 weeks. Having lots of fun. Using a lot of mini things to make the shelves inside the books. All sorts of things to make my bottles look really cool.

  2. The swap art is so all so wonderful – and the winning artist has created some marvelous pieces! I think she needs to consider some tutorials in the very near future!

    Terrific newsletter, Leslie!

  3. Sandra Manring says:

    Wonderful accessories to add to my Halloween room box I am making….

  4. I would love to win this I would make a spooky diorama

  5. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Dressing up for Halloween… sort of. Depending on the weather I may be the queen of ravens. If it’s rainy I won’t.

  6. Jean Marmo says:

    Love the pumpkins on the fence! Too cute! Love those borders. I think I would go back and do a scrapbook layout of some of our favorite halloween photos!

  7. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    I made a mummy and a cemetery piece, so I think I would add this to create a more complex cemetery scene. Unfortunately, where I live (which is rural) all the Halloween activities are done in the malls or churches. So I won’t be dressing up.

  8. Emily Ann Dale says:

    I’ll put on my witches hat for the trick or treaters. I’d love to make the orange clock.

  9. Michelle says:

    I will be dressing up as the Corpse Bride and going with my beautiful little grandaughters to Cinderellas castle to trick or treat. So excited!

  10. Deborah Taylor says:

    I have just started crafting and I am currently working on an altered album, a halloween miniature village scene, we do not celebrate halloween in the same way as you do in USA, but if I was to dress up it would probably be a witch, but a good witch. I would love to win the competition as I do not have a big budget for purchasing embellishment etc to work with.

  11. Jen R says:

    Still unsure if I will dress up this year. Love the clocks though and the wisps of roving are a great addition.

  12. Orlie Severson says:

    I would be adding this to my Halloween clock. I am in love with all your give aways!!!!!

  13. Connie Kennedy says:

    The items in the Black & Orange Halloween Giveaway would be perfect for my annual Halloween Shadow Box. Excited about the heavy double-sided crepe paper! Love the Five Little Pumpkins Shadow Box by Shannon.

  14. Beth says:

    These are great! I love the colors and vintage look! I would make a witchy diorama! I’ll be a witch this Halloween Lol

  15. barb macaskill says:

    My 4 year old granddaughter and I are dressing up as Butterfly Fairies! She couldn’t decide between the two so we combined them. Then, she looked at me with her beautiful blue eyes and asked me to dress up too so that she could be the baby butterfly fairy and I could be the Meemaw butterfly fairy! How could I say no? She has me wrapped around her little finger!! LOL
    macaskillbarbara @ yahoo .com

  16. Susan Roberts says:

    Congratulations Christine Diller!! Absolutely beautiful reliquaries.

    Thank you Alpha Stamps for providing opportunities to take part in swaps. This was my first one and it allowed me to try something new.
    And to my fellow swappers…you rock!

  17. Carla says:

    I’ll be wearing my Lularoe Halloween leggings all day! We have a neighborhood party at our house before trick or treating starts and feed all the ghosts and goblins hot dogs so they are fueled up for an evening of ringing doorbells!
    I would make the projects pretty much as shown…..I love Halloween!

  18. Karen says:

    Just staying home this year but I will wear my “eyeball” t-shirt while handing out candy.

  19. Nancy Olsen says:

    Fabulous work Christine Diller. Would love to know the techniques you applied to your reliquaries.
    I had so much fun participating in my first swap and am eagerly awaiting the details for the next one. What a wonderful way for like minded people to reach out an meet each other.

  20. Cheryl Reese says:

    Fantastic Halloween piece Shannon! Love the pumpkins along the old iron fence. For holidays I love to swap little pieces of art. Sharing art of the most rewarding for me.

  21. Laural says:

    Congratulations Christine. I smiled looking at these clocks and I would love to win so I could make these BOOOtiful items.

  22. Traci says:

    WOW! I love Christine’s Reliquaries they are amazing-I love the textures. Have to make Shannon’s project what a great idea-looks like the vintage halloween decor I’ve seen on another site but better. >^..^<

  23. Nadine says:

    These would be a great addition to a Halloween scene I am doing!

  24. Cocoa Fornelli says:

    Happy Halloween! I wll be wearing my furry cat ears, my daughter made me last year and a Halloween t-shirt. Love the art projects and would make them exactly as shown, they are so perfect!

  25. Kimberly says:

    I’m dressing up as my alltime favorite film Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”

  26. Jennie Ingram says:

    Going simple, but classic. A witch. <|:-)

  27. itsmebarbj says:

    I am making an altered Halloween book for a friend so these will help a lot.

  28. Tana says:

    I just discovered this site and love it. If I win I wood make a spooky altered shrine.

  29. Margaret D says:

    Okay I am making Shannon my new bestie! Lol! Shannon I LOVE those clocks and that fence with the 🎃! That particular era is my very favorite and that is what I will do with my bits and pieces. This ephemera was the way I found Alpha Stamps years ago and one of the biggest reasons I love them. They have neat stuff I do not see anywhere else. I love the black and orange give away LOL great idea!

  30. Christi Conley says:

    I’m dressing up as a cat – should be easy since my four cats shed all over everything 🙂

  31. Susan Nelson says:

    I would make a spooky shadow box with them and I am dressing up as a scarecrow for Halloween!

  32. Mary Mac says:

    Love the spooky grand father clock idea.

  33. M. C. Sparks says:

    Yes… dressing up as Nero!

  34. Marilyn Hughes says:

    I’m sure I could come up with something creepy. As for dressing up for Halloween, I’m not. Still living in a hotel. Boo!

  35. Libby jones says:

    I have been making villages. Like those little putz houses from yonder years. I would add an orange and back and white building…a bakery. And of course I will dress up! I have it narrowed down to a ladybug and something that would compliment a fabulous forest mask I made. Haven’t figured that part out yet.

  36. Leah Fein says:

    Yes, dressing as a Renaissance era vampire

  37. Denise Bryant says:

    The clocks are awesome!!! I would make one for Halloween and one for Christmas, which I would hang on my tree!

  38. Randi Scholl says:

    I love Halloween. Decorated my house and have been making cute stuff with the reliquaries. Not dressing up this year since no trick or treaters expected. We live in the country and kids just don’t go door to door out here. HALLOWEEN IS JUST THE BEST.

  39. Jo says:

    LOVE the clocks- so cool!!!

  40. Ray says:

    I love the shadowbox. I can see it with owls instead of pumpkins. I love dressing up for Halloween.

  41. Patricia Worth says:

    Oh Halloween is my most favorite holiday of the year. This year I am dressing up as a African Yoruban Queen! Hope you have a delightful Halloween as well!

  42. teri Steele says:

    The clock piece was really cute. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would like to add one more project to my list but I’m afraid I still have 3 unfinished pieces that don’t look like they will be completed on time! Funny cause I was ready for Halloween at Easter this year!!
    I dress up each year as a witch of some kind of another and take about a dozen kids trick or treating my neighborhood goes all out and has many kids every year.

  43. Lou Anne says:

    I’d love to make a Halloween shadowbox with the giveaway. I’m not dressing up this year. Maybe I need to think about that!

  44. Jackie P Neal says:

    Congratulations to Christine ~Beautiful pieces!!
    Great artwork from all entrants!

  45. Evelyn Reyes says:

    Would definitely add to my dollhouse!

  46. Joanj says:

    I would love to create a Halloween shadow box.

  47. Kat Cashwell says:

    I definitely continued with Halloween and make the clock for my Haunted house! love them!

  48. sheila AR says:

    Gorgeous work Christine, and all entrants! Love this giveaway…had forgotten how wonderful the Hween jumping jacks sheet and all those nostalgic images are! Would certainly make a spooky clock (would also add a gargoyle or dragon) and then for the other clock, perhaps Forest or Art Nouveau (talk about the other end of the spectrum!!) 🙂

  49. Barb A says:

    Dress up…..definitely! Would make some ATCs, and something mini with all the goodies in this giveaway.

  50. Sounds like a a good addition to the witching hour theme project.