Thursday, October 23, 2014

Throw Back Thursday with Graphic 45 Altered Birdhouse and Skeleton


Throw Back Thursday with my altered Skeleton and Birdhouse....to begin with I made an altered Skeleton and birdhouse for my mantle. I purchased my skeleton at our local Michael Store. I made his top hat by cutting the rim and the top from cardboard and covering it with paper. All of the paper I used for my project is from the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Collection!!!! I love Graphic 45 and felt this was perfect for my Halloween decorations
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I tied some torn, tie-dyed  gauze to the brim of hat, added a large sunflowers, spiders, a large crow and some skeleton hands to the top of my hat. I had to add some metal to his face, so the washers and bat was a must.


Every fancy skeleton should have a fancy bow tie and of course a key to his heart along with spiders and webs.
 Here is a closer look at my birdhouse....
 I took the witch at the top of my birdhouse and placed her on chipboard before I fussy cut her out. I placed it to the front of my covered roof and added an accordian folded flower that the sun head fits on.
 On the bottom of my birdhouse is some of the images that I cut from the paper and layered to the birdhouse. I added some Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsy and Graphic 45 metals to my project. Don't you just love the wheels.
 Here is one side of the birdhouse. I found these fun, glitter spiders at Michaels
 Just a closer look at the bottom of this side.
 The other side of the birdhouse.
 Another close up of this side showing the how fun it is to fussy cut. It always gives depth to your projects.
 Again, a use of stickers along with more metals.
 Don't you love the metal spider. I know I do. I hope you have enjoyed my Throw Back Thursday project and try altering yourself a birdhouse or dressing up a skeleton for Halloween. Hugs Pammejo

63 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! So many little details in these really cool projects! I love the metal elements and the Graphic 45 papers are just perfect for this theme! TFS!!

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  2. I LOVE the altered skeleton and I just ADORE your haunted house!!!

    Have a Happy Day!!

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  3. Oh wow! Your projects are remarkable. I love all the details. Already a follower.

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  4. Wow Pam! I absolutely love the skeleton and the altered birdhouse. You are so talented...makes me want to alter something! Happy Altering!
    Ann

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  5. Spooky for sure! Great projects and so Pam ~ such a talent!!

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  6. Followed and commented on everyone except http://candicewindhamdesigns.blogspot.com/ maybe I wasn't looking in the right place but I couldn't seem to find her post.

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  8. Love the skeleton.. How cute for a mantle or sitting on a shelf.. Fun blog hop.. Thanks!!!

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  9. What an AWESOME blog hop! A very talented bunch of artists & I am happily a follower of all!! :) (#12, Candice's blog didn't have an updated post on it - 9/13 was the last one.)
    I LOVE your skeleton! Such a fun Steampunky-kinda guy!!! Your birdhouse is simply adorable too! TFS & so glad I hopped along today instead of getting my work done this morning! :) Becky V.

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  10. Oh my stars, Pam! These are fabulous projects you've created. Fun, and creative! ;D

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  11. Wonderful projects! The skeleton is so cool and your house is AMAZING!!! I love G45 too!!!

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  12. Omg I LOVE these!!!! these are the coolest things ever Pam, truly amazing! I want one of those skeleton's for my house! Great hop idea TFS!

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  13. OMWow!!! I love Mr. Skeleton all cozy on the mantel and that clock... stunning! Had to mention that I voted for this clock on G45's September Challenge. I just became a follower and thanks for the great hop idea... huge fan of Halloween!

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  14. I love altered project!!!! Mr. Skeleton is Exceptional!! What an AWESOME job!!!! I love halloween, always so much fun!
    Sherry

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  15. I am looking for projects to use my graphic 45 Halloween paper on I love this 1

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  16. Amazing projects Pam. Love the skeleton and the birdhouse is fab. Love the metal details. That owl is so cute. Am signing up as a follower and will be back. Off to hop now

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  17. You are amazing I need those wheels

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  18. amazing work i will be having a try at making one of these
    chrissy o
    xx

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  19. Pam! Your "friend" is lovely. I like his hat--I like making hats.He looks great with your altered house.

    KristaInMN at gmail dot com

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  20. I'm following your blog and going through the list... love love your halloween!!! Details are the key, aren't they?! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

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  21. I'm following your blog and love the projects. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  22. HI Pam... I'm just letting you know I went through your hop and what fun to see all the fantastic ideas... I love halloween and how creative everyone can be with there projects and all these ladies are no exception They all outdid themselves.. My fav is Skeleton In My Closet by Candice. Wow.. I just love that!... But I also loved, and hope to find one to make myself, Shelley's altered picture box, turned into a scrappy tool/pen holder!! Love that idea!! Fab Hop.. Totally love it! Thanks for sharing all these great ideas!!
    Sherry P
    http://www.canadiancandy.blogspot.ca/

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  23. I finished up the whole list! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

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  24. Great projects. I love them...So neat.

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  25. Love the skeleton!! I have a fondness for them!! Excited to see the rest of the projects! Thanks

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  26. Ok, did what I was suppose to do, thanks for the chance to win!! Great hop!!

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  27. i did see your birdhouse entered in the contest and voted on it. but to see it close up is so much more interesting. i love this! i have that paper also, but now need to get a birdhouse and try my hand at it. the skeleton is cool. need some battery operated tea lights in them sockets..lol what a fright!

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  28. All blogs visited and followed. What a great group of ladies you have here! So very inspirational and unique!! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!! msmith38652@gmail.com

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  29. That is awesome! Luv, luv, luv the skeleton! Thanx 4 sharing, the inspiration & yummy giveaway;) ~prhmangel@gmail.com

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  30. I really love this project, especially the birdhouse.

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    1. Thanks for sharing. Have become a follower and commented on all in this blog hop. Thank you!

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  31. All blogs visited and definitely all followed. This has been an amazing blog hop and have enjoyed every minute of it. I spent ages looking at all the projects the talented designers had. Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful blogs with us and offering such a wonderful prize.
    Charley (Karen)mojoram@tpg.com.au

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  32. Your project is ridiculously fabulous! I love every detail!

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  33. Pam I absolutely love your projects!
    Christina

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  34. this is so cool!! Blog hop, fantastic creations, fabulous Graphics 45,and prizes!! yay!
    Yous skeleton is way cool.

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  35. Great hop! I am following everyone & commented too!
    Christina

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  36. Wow! I visited each and everyone of these blogs. This was a great blog hop. I am overloaded with ideas now. I commented and joined all of the blogs. Hope I win! Thanks so much for sharing! You are all exceptional artists!

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  37. Oh my word this is stunning, you are so talented. The bird house is just to die for.
    Sandra. X

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  38. Visited all the blogs and left comments and followed. Had sooo much fun. I am now all full up with inspiration so heading to craft area to create.
    Thanks.
    Sandra. x

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  39. OH my!!! Your projects are just amazing!! That skeleton is too much...and the bird house just knocked me over! LOVED everything on the hop and am so inspired for Fall and Halloween by what I saw. I left comments and followed all the blogs on the hop and can't wait to see what the bloggers come up with next. I only wish more of them have email lists because i don't want to miss anything!

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  40. I've visited all the blogs - the projects are outstanding. I'm now following all that I could (on one I couldn't find a follow link). Thanks so much for hosting such an awesome hop.
    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  41. What an wonderful experience I just had. I just finished the hop, and I am so honored to have been able to participate with such a terrifically talented group of designers. You are all amazing, and I appreciate each and every one of you. You are all such an inspiration to me.

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  42. That was a great time! Thanks so much for organizing this :) I was able to follow all the blogs except for Candice - I couldn't find a link on her blog anywhere? Anyway - thank you for a fun hop!!

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  43. Oh my Freaking Goodness! This is my first altered object hop you've organized and I am in awe -- and thrilled! One of my regular subscriptions is on the hop, so I've been treated to so much eye candy! I've subscribed and commented and been just thrilled! Thank you so much for starting this, gathering such a wonderful group of paper crafters together, and giving us this opportunity! I LOVE your birdhouse! Just a little creepy and little cute -- perfect for me! I've been thinking of doing a bird house series of my own -- I'm not kidding! I've been getting into construction and altered items lately and so I really am as excited about this as I seem!

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  44. Love both your projects, but especially the steampunk "crud" oozing out of the skeleton's eye!! Creepy!

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  45. Okay, I commented on all the blogs and am following everyone except Candice Windham, couldn't find a button on her blog to "follow"... any suggestions?

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  46. What a fabulous skeleton! This is just great, esp. the gears on his eye an the key to his heart!

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  47. I have travelled through all of the blogs...awesome journey, thanks for putting this together and giving me so many new artists to follow. The only one I couln't find a button for Candice Windham.

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  48. Pam absolutely fabby! Love G45 too! Thanks for inviting me! I love Halloween! CallyAnn hugs!

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  49. Fantastic project and a great hop! I have followed everyone and left comments. Thank you!

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  50. what an amazing blog hop. I really enjoy getting ideas from creative ladies who have a completely different style from mine. It always sparks ideas. Thanks for organizing this!

    and somehow I never noticed your birdhouse has wheels. that's probably the coolest part.

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  51. Loved, loved, loved your skeleton. Wondering if I have the time to make one. Your birdhouse is so cute. Thanks for all your inspiration. Your creative genius is appreciated. Great blog hop. The talent was talented. Thanks again for all you do to inspire me and others.

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  52. Wow! Stunning projects these are both so awesome and different, love them
    Lindsay xx

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  53. this is really an amazing project! Love the wheels! :)

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  54. Thank you everyone for coming by the hop. I will announce the winner on Wednesday and mark your calendars because November 22 and 23 is out All Things Altered Winter Blog Hop!!!!

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  55. I totally love your skeleton and hat!!! I want one!!! Thank you for playing with us at AlteredPages this challenge!!!

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  56. I cannot tell you how much I love that altered bird house!!! It is beyond amazing! Thanks for coordinating this again! It was so fun!

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