Friday, October 25, 2013


Well, this isn't that spooky but I think it's a fun Halloween decoration. Last December I made some Christmas themed thimble domes and I wanted to make more with other holiday themes. I thought the Tim Holtz die Halloween Shadows would be perfect for cutting out little bits to assemble into a mini scene that would fit in the dome. I think it worked:

Without the glass dome you can get a clearer view:

The base is a chipboard circle that I covered with Super Heavy Gesso. I stuck the fence and other elements (after inking, glittering etc) into the gesso and let it dry. Afterwards, I very carefully painted the "ground" green and then glued some of the landscaping foam on top to create some texture. The circle is not glued down to the base so I can swap out the little scenes and reuse the thimble dome for different seasons.

I hope you enjoyed this and it sparks some ideas of your own. I'm entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog Spooky challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog Halloween challenge.

Most of the materials I used on my project can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE to save 10% if you go shopping. Thanks! 


  1. What a great idea, and executed to perfection too! It looks like it would be tricky and delicate to assemble such a small scene, so great job - thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  2. Lisa

    This is soooo cute and creative - nice job!

  3. This is SO wonderful....I love every detail!!!!!

  4. This is adorable and stunning all at once! Wow! I am a fan of both Halloween and cool little scenes in jars, so you really nailed it here! Amazing attention to detail and I love the detail you put into this scene. You have thoroughly inspired me. Thank you for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  5. This is so creative! Why not enter the Halloween contest over at the Ranger website???

  6. You did an awesome job with this, Lisa. Fabulous project! That little fence around it is such a sweet touch. What a treasure! Thanks for joining us for the "Spooky" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. I hope you can join us this week too for our Anything Goes challenge. ~Michelle


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