Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Keep out of reach of children

When I accepted the invitation to join the Design Team at Gingersnap Creations, I was asked to make something using gingery colours to accompany the DT announcement. This scary (at least I hope it's scary, I meant it to be!) Jack-in-the-box was the result. I notice that other team members have now started to blog their pieces, so here's mine! :)

The body, hands, collar parts, box and winding handle were all designed on computer and then cut on the Cricut using SCAL. The head, "cirque" and harlequin diamonds were Tim Holtz stamps. The spring was a length of Bind-it-all wire, the hinges were originally brass and I coloured them with promarkers.

As ever, click on the image for a larger view! :)

27 comments :

Patty said...

Oh my gosh that is a REALLY CREEPY clown/jack-in-the box!!! YIKES!!! Yes, I think you hit the "scary" nail on the head!!!

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

very cool and scary!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

You did a great job on this jack in the box, and yes, it's totally creepy!

Lori said...

Totally freakin' scary! Love it!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Dan that is too cool!!!! GREAT job and yes it is indeed scary!!!

voodoo vixen said...

Oh wow... yep, its hits all the creepo jack in the box buttons!! Brilliant idea too!

Jennie said...

Great piece Dan :)

misteejay said...

Yep....that is scary.

Toni :o)

Sid said...

Quite frightening !!! I hated clowns as a kid !

Andrea said...

having seen this in the flesh it gave me nightmares for days Dan LOL seriously its a masterpiece and does the job its meant to, great art as ever x Gingersnaps are lucky to have you

joy said...

Sure is scary to me! You are going to be a great addition to the GSC design team.

Glen said...

Can't scare mee, can't scare meee! ROFL. I LOVE it Dan. Very creative and ...errr...welll....ginger! TFS. ~Glen~

Alix said...

eeeeeep!! when i'm brave enough to come out from behind the cushion...i'll tell you what i think!! ;0)

Linda Elbourne said...

I can't type ... I am too scared ;0) LOVE LOVE LOVE this ... but then you knew that did n't you :0)

Claireabelle said...

Dan this is so scary that it makes me want to puke!!! Apart from the total creepyness, it's a fabulous piece!
x

Shar said...

I love this even if it is scary! Reminds me of every Jack in the Box I encountered in my childhood.

Dorothy said...

Dan, you so captured Creepy!!!
Great job!

KimberlyO said...

CREEPY, CREEPY, CREEPY!! I'm going to have nightmares during my Nyquil-induced sleeping today. This belongs on the ihateclowns.com website. Great job Dan!!

Cindy-Up In Northern Michigan said...

Anyone who hates clowns will be totally freaked out by this. Luckily I'm not one of those people. I think this is totally cool! Thanks for sharing more of your great artwork Dan.
Cindy

Angela Mclean said...

This IS scary - yep, very!
Great design though!
Angela xxx.

TinaB said...

Great work Dan. xxx How do you come up with these fab ideas xxx

Jenny said...

That is cool! But quite creepy. Love to colours too :D

JeanFB said...

Totally fun!!

Hels Sheridan said...

Seen this in the real and it really is amazing...even if that clown has a really scarey face, he is adorable! Fab art Dan...and inspiring too xx

tea_bag said...

Now he gives me the creeps so yep he scary but very well done

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Fab project but OMG not the scarey clown again :-o

Lisa Avolio said...

Yes, creepy. Impressive stamping on the diamonds. You always do details well.

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