Friday, August 28, 2015

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Halloween Configuration Box

Hi everyone :-)
Have made a new configuration box With the the gorgeous and fun Rare Oddities collection from Graphic 45. There is a tutorial on how to make the base for it here on my blog and you can find the link below.


Seen on black background

Seen from the side.

 So fun putting this all together and adding all this bits and pieces :-)

Made a lot of tiny books most of them with the Articles of antiquity page.
There will be a video tutorial on how to make them and will post the link bellow as soon it is uploaded.

Close up picture of the top lid.

The left side with bottles, tiny bokks, book ends, bead vase  and a skeleton  with movable arms to lift his hat :-)

The right side  with a time glass that I layered 3 times to get a 3D effect.
Rub ons in the books are from Tim Holtz

Some of the books and bottles.
Had so much fun making these :-)

The bookends are fastened on top with magnets.
Rub ons from Tim Holtz.

Seen from the front with a vase made out of beads from Butterbeescraps.
The skeleton head is in a bowl with acetate lid.Real shell that I painted black and rub on inka gold.

Love this door knockers from G45
All metal on this box is painted black and I used inka gold on the top to get an old finish
 In the eyes of all birds, spiders and skeleton I used glossy accent with a tiny drop of pearl pen on top.

All the fussy cut outs are layered with black cardstock using Ranger multi medium matte to stiffen them up.

So much fun to fussy cut out in this paper line :-)

The spider webs in the background of this box are from Memory box, Diamond dies and Designer dies.The candlestick inside is made out of beads from butterbeescraps
Cat in the background is from Spellbinders. On all the die cut outs I used either glossy accent or clackle accent from Ranger with inka gold and distress ink .

More books, real shell and bottles from TH and Etsy.

Here you can see the electric light in the background

Fussy cut out this swirl 2 times and layered with 3D foam.

Spider dies I used in the box is from Designer dies and Memory box.

Ornate metal label holder from G45 and the book inside has a hanging key also from GC45 fastened on a hook from 7 Gypsies.

Ghost die from Impression Obsession.

Made a tiny little box with lid to go inside :-)

 Books, dome and a shell inside this shelf.

Here you can see how it looks with the lighting at night.

 Made a lamp inside from beads and there is a cameo lady skeleton hanging on the wall.
These guys have to have a lady around right? :-)

There is also a working thermometer hanging on the wall so they can see how heat it is when the oven burns. The oven is from Global Hobby here in Norway.

More books,spiders, skeleton and spiders.

headstone from Spellbinders.

Key and key hole from G45.

 Made a scene on the backside with a card for the receiver :-)
Chipboard cut out from the paper line.
House die from Sizzix, tree die from Quickutz crass die from Magnolia, grass punch from Martha Stewart and moon die from TH

Close up picture

From the side you can see the electric lights an there is acetate behind the shelves so it show up in the front.Hanging skeleton charm from Panduro and a clock hanging on the side.

Picture of the house card.

Seen from the other side with some hanging bottles on a chain.

Picture taken on night with a black background. Here the lightning shows very good up :-)

Here is the link to the configuration box tutorial,

Here is the link to whats in the drawers and the secret room with the coffin mini album,

Here is the link to the place cards tutorial,

Here is the link to the tiny books video tutorial,

Regarding questions there is a video where frequently asked questions are answered and here is the link, other questions they will be answered here on my blog where I will post new questions that has not been answered before.
Here is the link,

Thanks for stopping by and for your always sweet comments!
Have fun creating :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. ohhh Anne!! ... amazingly Halloweenly wonderfulness!!!

  2. Your imagination is amazing. This is a spooky good job.

  3. AMAZING!!!!! love it and would not expect anything less for you Anne you are so talented.. and your imagination inspires me!!

  4. This is PHENOMENAL! WOW! Gorgeous!

  5. Wowww Stunning!!!! Is very great!!

  6. Oh. My. Giddy. Aunt... This is amazing!

  7. Anne, this is absolutely amazing! You are amazing! So much to look at and enjoy. Your attention to detail really brings this to life. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Anne, your creative mind never ceases to amaze me! This spooky house is just full of wonderful-ness! There is something new to see each time I look at it. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful projects!

  9. Really an art of piece with all the fantastic details!!! Many thanks for this gorgeous inspiration Anne!

  10. I am so blown away by your talent! I have never seen a more talented artist. You are truly blessed with a wonderful gift!

  11. Greate idea, so fantastic! Thank you for inspiration!

  12. Anne that is the most amazing thing I have ever seen. I can just imagine how much fun you had making it. Graphic 45 is very lucky to have you on their design team. Thank you for sharing.
    Do you celebrate Halloween in Norway?

  13. quelle belle réussite, j'aime beaucoup

  14. OMG Your Haunted House Box is Wicked Awesome.....Gosh it lacks for so did one super Spooktacular Outstanding creative job! WOWIE WOW!! You are so stinkin' talented and I know you had lots of fun creating definitely left me Awestruck. YOU so ROCK!!

  15. Oh my stars and batwings Anne - my mouth is hanging as low as my unperkies. Kerstin is right - this is INCREDIBLE. Wow WOW Wow. How in the world did you do it so PERFECTLY FABULOUS. You must have the patience of spell brewer. UTTERLY MARVELOUS.... going back to keep looking.... SHEER CREATIVELY UNLEASHED. j.

  16. OMGosh, this is totally a WOW . . . I believe this is your best yet!! I love all the detail. Sooo cute to display during the halloween season. Thank you so much for sharing. xo

  17. I don't have any words……….I think I will throw all my crafting stuff out the window. I am in awe Anne.

  18. I. Am. Speechless.
    What a talented artist you are, Anne, and an inspiration to us all!
    Thank you.

  19. WOW Anne that is amazing i'm just in AWWW over it hugs Terrie

  20. This is gorgeous! I am amazed at the detail! You out-did yourself with this one!

  21. I thank you from deep in my heart for sharing so freely your truly outstanding work. The projects you develop from the papers are truly wonderful x

  22. This is spectacular Anne! I have been waiting to see what masterpiece you would come up with for this paper line and you never disappoint. I just may have to add this to my project list.

  23. Speechless doesn't even cover it! I am in awe of your talent, Anne!

  24. You are the reason I got into chipboard/paper crafting. And this is why!!! You are completely amazing and inspiring to me. I am in total awe..again. WOW! Thank You!!

  25. I just have to tell you AWESOME job!!

  26. Wonderful Anne....this and your Gilded Lily castle have to be the best so far!!

  27. Over the top AMAZING ... every detail just grabs you ... love the books, the book ends ... the fussy cut elements ... WOW !!! You did Rare Oddities Proud !!!

  28. Saw this on Pinterest. The most outrageous, insane, amazing altered creation I've ever seen. I've seen so much of your work (on YouTube), and I'm absolutely blown away by this - you posses a very special, unique and completely masterful talent in altering. G45 is lucky to have you and we (your admirers) are blessed to be able to see it all! TFS Anne!!

  29. Это произведение искусства! Пересматриваю картинки и видео бесконечно, это потрясающе!!!

  30. its the most spooky amazing work that i have seen

  31. Wow, that's a lot of work you did. Absolutely amazing! Such a great job! After seeing this piece (link from pinterest) now I'll have to see what else you've done. Thanks for sharing .. . .


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