Stark Raven' Mad - 31DOH Day 12

Welcome to the twelth day of 31 Days of Halloween, hosted by the awesome Smeared Ink! There are many awesome and talented crafters in this blog hop, which you'll find listed on the right, and you can start right back at the beginning if you've just arrived here :) There will be treasure hunts and prizes to win, so don't forget to visit everyone!

Today I have a treat box, adorned with a fancy dressed raven.  The raven is solid plastic.  I've been looking for some time for a nice feathered one, but still jumped at the chance to buy this one when I saw it.  It has the added bonus of brilliant red light-up eyes!

I started by creating a little neck frill for the bird from my blood spattered, wire edged ribbon.  Then I used some deep orange twill to dress the inner edge.  I finished the frill off with a bow and a purple skull.

On the bird's head is a tiny party hat, with sparkly silver ball at the tip.  On the bird's side is a little rosette of black Bazzill and a digi stamp from Bross Art Addiction.  I added some silver stickles to the centre spider web.  At the raven's feet I added a sparkly pumpkin, some leaves and a puffy gold star.


I knew I'd use this container one day, I've had it forever!  I covered it in some graveyard paper, and decorated the top with some string that looks like barbed wire and green patterned paper that I distressed the edges of.

Thanks for visiting today, your next stop is Airless Chambers.

13 comments

DonnaMundinger said...

ADORABLE and how festive! Looks like he's ready to party. Cool that his eyes light up. xxD

Carol said...

AWESOME - love it especially the bird wow red lit eyes COOL xx

Sari / Granne said...

He's such a handsome raven, going to a Halloween party

Sarah Bales Strom said...

Wonderful creation today! Love the raven and the frill around his neck is the perfect touch.

valscraftings said...

Love the treat box and such a cutie raven all dressed up!

Mary Holshouser said...

the raven might be upset with being so pretty.
Great idea for the box.
thanks for sharing.

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Ooooo I need that raven!!! Nice find! Love this treatbox!

Nan Bourdeu said...

Don't you just love when a saved item comes out this great? love it xx

Susan Renshaw said...

Would love to receive this treat box - love the dressed up raven! Stark raven mad!

Susan Salyer said...

The raven is such a glory hound isn't he..I love the treat box. Beautiful post.

Lyneen J said...

That raven is ready for a party!!!! Love the container you altered!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

L J Dogsmom said...

Very creative! great idea to let the raven dress for a party.
I found some nice feathered ravens at our dollar store. I might have to dress them up.

Rebecca pettit said...

Raven lunatic : )