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Friday, 7 October 2016

Make it Spooky at A Vintage Journey

Hello Friends

I am pleased to say it is my turn to host the challenge at A Vintage Journey this month and I have chosen the theme - 'Make it Spooky'

As we approach All Hallows Eve we want you to create a vintage, shabby, industrial, steampunk or mixed media project to celebrate the spookiness of Halloween!  Don't limit yourself to black, orange and purple - just 'Make it Spooky'!

Some of you may remember that I recently made a Haunted House for a dear friend - well I love this die by Tim Holtz so much I just had to make one for myself too!

I love Halloween and could not wait to use my new  Tim Holtz Village Manor and Lost Zombie dies to create a 3D scene to fit inside my beautiful glass dome (you can see that below).

I gathered together the dies for the Manor, along with Tim's Regions Beyond paper pad and the Halloween Deco Sheets which I used for the roof parts.
I started off making the base from foam board which I cut into an 8" diameter circle.  I used a stone texture embossing folder to create a stone look base and painted this with various Tim Holtz Distress Paints.
I cut several pieces of Tim's new Gothic Gate and pieced them together to go all around the base.
I put the Manor together following the instructions, I added the piece over the door which was an offcut and I decorated the door with offcuts too.
I wanted to add some lights and needed somewhere to hide the battery pack, so I added some steps up to the Manor, a tip I picked up from Annette Green's gorgeous creation here.  The lights are intended for a model railway but the scale was perfect for my Manor House.
I love this fabulous Lost Zombie!  He was out of scale for the Manor so I cut him from shrink plastic and coloured him in with alcohol markers.  The charm pumpkins he is holding are from Tim's Idea-ology range and these have been coloured with alcohol ink.  I added some tombstones from Tim's Graveyard On the Edge die and some of Tim's trees (a very early die), some autumn leaves and a couple of die cut pumpkins.
 To finish off I die cut some bats, (an old Memory Box die) added some twisted wire and secured them to the chimney pots.
And here is the finished Haunted Manor, which I have displayed in this beautiful glass dome.  I bought this dome after seeing Jan Hobbins use one for a Christmas scene last year.  Now my spooky manor is ready to go in my window on Halloween.  Not too scary but a little spooky I hope!  It does light up too but I could not get a decent photo of that - sorry!

I do hope you have the time to visit A Vintage Journey, my team mates have excelled themselves with the most fabulous spooky makes!  I also hope you will join us this month, we all love seeing what you create - and as always, there is a prize on offer for one randomly selected individual!

I so rarely get to join in challenges, I would like to enter into Simon Says Monday Challenge where the challenge theme is Halloween, I hope my spooky scene with the zombie and pumpkin counts!

I have been so busy with family visits I missed seeing the challenge at Country View Challenges where the theme is All Things Spooky, so I would like to join in the challenge.

Thanks so much for your visit, it really means a lot.  Hope to see you soon!  Anne xxx

49 comments:

  1. Absolutely my new favorite! Holy moly I'm so in LOVE Anne! The shrinky zoombie, the patterned paper, the round fence, the bats, all crazy fantastic! I am definitely pinning, and everyone else who sees this needs to pin too! ;0)

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  2. Hmmmmm - I thought you would be making a spooky house for your theme this month Anne! This is spook-tacular! All the details - you can't really take it all in on first look! See - I missed the shrinky zombie until I read Anita's comment above - SO fun Anne!!! Julia xx

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  3. Oh my dear Anne!!! This is breathtaking!!! I love this gorgeous scene and your eye for every little detail! Stunning, just stunning!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  4. No one makes these 3D pieces as well as you Anne -- This is fabulous!! Almost as good as mine!!!!!!!!!
    I will come back to study this again and again and again! Love it in the dome show case.
    You can always tell a good witch when you meet one!
    Sandy xx

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  5. Fantastic and incredible, one word STUNNING!!

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  6. Wow Anne, this is fantastic! I love every little details on your 3D Halloween decoration! And what a good idea to place it into a glass dome which really highlights your masterpiece!

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  7. I agree with Kerstin :STUNNING! I adore new gothic gate all around the base and the little bats are fabulous... and the zombie... Anne this is absolutely a masterpiece! Barbara

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  8. Oh my heavens Anne! This is STUNNING !!!! Creative Genius! Love it xxx

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  9. This is just amazing Anne, you are the queen of 3D and of Halloween and when you put the two together you create wonderful, stunning masterpieces like this. Wow such a lot of time and effort but so worth it, no wonder you wanted one for yourself, I loveeeeeeee it xxxx

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  10. What an amazing creation Anne. It is fabulous.
    You are so clever.
    Toni xx

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  11. WOW! WOW! and double WOW!!! I love everything about this ...... the haunted house looks amazing, the zombie is just spookylicious, the gates around the bottom are so creepy looking and the bats are the perfect finishing touch. I always love your Halloween makes but this one is spooktacular!!! Enjoy the weekend xx

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  12. Speechless! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G work Anne, love everything about this, the gate die has just gone on my list now! I loved your haunted house from a year or so ago but this is just another level, 3D queen! Hugs Ruth xxx

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  13. Love the theme you chose Anne and it was great fun to play along . I was hoping you would make one of your 3D pieces. Fantastic piece with amazing details . I love your scene and it looks amazing housed in the dome. Fabulous work. Tracy x

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  14. An incredible piece! All these great details - and to crown it all these cute little bats hovering above the spooky manor. Awesome work!
    Tamara/herzkoeniginspapertales.com

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  15. Ooh Anne, this is Spookiliciously awesome! I love how much detail you put into your projects, this one is full of it and those little bats as a finishing touch are sooooooo cool! This awesome piece deserves to be showcased in that gorgeous dome! xxxxxxx

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  16. Hi Anne. You have done it again, a fabulous piece of art. It must have taken ages to create. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  17. Halloween and 3D wonders are synonymous with Anne Redfern! My GOODNESS, Anne, this is some fantastic Halloween eye candy! I love it from the brick base (who makes that stencil?) to the bats flying overhead and everything in between. I could sit and stare at this all season! Oh, squeeeeallll; it lights up!!! Perfect fit in your cloche! Great inspiration, my friend! Big hugs!

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  18. Oh my goodness Anne this is a freakishly awesome manor! Loving the wrap around gate (funny I was just thinking 15 min ago I need to wrap this gate around something) and your shrunken Lost Zombie. This one is a master piece!

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  19. You and your house just amaze me Anne!! So talented!! xoxo

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  20. Oh Anne, I just knew you would do something incredible for your spooky challenge, but this is beyond amazing! Wow, your attention to detail, the incredible ingenuity of the whole piece, all I can say is wow! I absolutely adore that it fits inside the cloche, total genius!!! As you may know, I am not a huge fan of Halloween, but this really takes my breath away! xxxx

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  21. This is just fantastic! A real work of art love it x.

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  22. Oh, oh, oh - I think you've probably rendered me speechless - and that takes some work! Amazing!
    Alison x

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  23. Jaw= floor! Thank you Anne for delighting and thrilling with your Spooktacular haunted house scene . It is totally and utterly awesome! I know how much you LOVE Halloween and every ounce of that love can be see in this amazing creation! Brilliant design and execution and impeccable attention to detail it even lights up WOW!! You have well and truly done your challenge theme proud and raised the halloween crafting bar to another level! Off to indulge some more..... hugs xx

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  24. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity anne and every year you manage to come up with the most amazing halloween makes....this is truely brilliant clever lady! Love it. Hugs rachel x

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  25. Fabulous. Stunning. Brilliant. Love all the details, the springy bats, the shrunk zombie and it lights up too! Amazing! Elaine xx

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  26. Another house! you must have quite a village by now Anne. This is brilliant and it looks perfect in the dome. Have a great weekend, Angela x

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  27. Great challenge Anne - Your spooky mansion is totally wonderful. Love all the colors and details. That it fits in a dome is fabulous. Love it. S@ndy xx

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  28. Totally fantastic Anne xx this is just stunning x wonderful details and so much to look at. Very clever to place it in the dome too, which will preserve it for years to come. Thank you for sharing

    A great challenge theme

    Huge hugs xxxx

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  29. Just fantastic! What a fabulous scene! And how geniously you resized this irresistible zombie.

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  30. This is amazing! Love every bit of it, and love to see how it came together. The dome is such a fabulous idea! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  31. Fabulous Anne, love how you lit up the manor and the shrink plastic for the zombie was a great idea to get him to scale! Wonderful and spooky addition to your Halloween decor, thank you for sharing it! Deb xo

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  32. this is just beyond amazing Annet...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...enjoy what's left of your weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  33. WOW! This is amazing Anne! Such a fabulous design full of amazing details!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments.
    hugs Sue xx

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  34. Oh, this might be my favorite, yet!! Wow, Anne!! Absolutely stunning!! The details are amazing!! I love the fence and the lightposts and the bats and the zombie...heck, I love everything about this!! You showcase Tim's products perfectly every single time!! Wow!! And I just love how it fits under the dome!! This is spectacular my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  35. I have been so looking forward to your Halloween project this month Anne, as you always make something so outstanding for Halloween every year and this is every bit incredible in design and detail as your other ones. The cloche finishes it off in such a wonderful way. love love love.
    TFS, Julie X

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  36. Well, ditto, ditto, ditto on all the above superlatives Anne!!! This truly is a masterpiece (again!!!). Whadaya mean 'not too scary' ... I'm bloomin terrified! Those claustrophobic black gates are spooky enough but then, what lurks within, yikes!!! Kudos for all your terrifying little details, each and every one is BRILLIANT!!! The dome housing then takes it off into the stratosphere!!! Are you sure you dont fly round on a broomstick for Halloween!?!? Sorry for my late comment too Anne. Nxx

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  37. What a fabulous project! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  38. Oh my WOW. I've been away from stamping and crafting blogs for so long and now I'm catching up with some of my regular commentators from my old blog. I still recognise some of these dies but I see there are lots of new ones. The bats flying over head look great with the spooky house. Good to see your still going strong in blog land.

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  39. Wooooow, Anne, I am completely blown away by this brilliant 3D piece of art! I am not a huge fan of Halloween but your spectacular creation has stolen my heart! I am in love with every single detail! It's a glorious composition with so many genius ideas and super creative details! It's breathtaking, my super talented friend! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  40. Very spooky and incredibly creative, Annie! This must be so bewitching to see in person and what a wonderful treat for everyone to see it sitting in the window all lit up on Halloween!! I can see you are enjoying your favorite time of the year!! Hugs, Darnell

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  41. Words fail me Anne!!!!!!!!! Incredible, magnificent, gorgeous, brilliant, stunning - they all seem inadequate for this entire creation. You truly are one talented lady with a passion for Halloween that positively shines through here xx

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  42. Thank you for joining the October Challenge of the Country View Challenges blog! I still love your awesome 3D Halloween project :-)

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  43. Oh my goodness gracious and all that be Halloween dearie! This is the BOMB! Love love love love this design and all the little details are astoundingly awesome sauce! What an epic way to showcase the die set and this needs to be seen in person. I am drooling here and totally am enraptured with this entire thing. Added the glass dome sets this over the edge! Can you tell I love this!?! Wowzers and amazeballs! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  44. Holy snickerdoodles Anne, this is just beyond amazing!!! I've been sifting through all your fun Halloween themed projects and they are all fantastic, but this is just incredible!! I'm oohing and aahing right now, plus... I just added a dozen things to my wish list!! lol. I love the little pops of orange here and there, and the black and white harlequin pattern really grabs the eye! But those bats, oh those bats... flying over head, ready to swoop down at any minute! I've just had a flashback from some old horror movie and it's given me goosebumps. ha! Really loving all the details you included Anne, top notch Halloween project for sure!! hugs :)

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  45. I love Halloween and this is such a fabulous and detailed spooky little house for the season! Great inspiration!

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  46. Oh my! This is just wonderful, Anne! And it looks even more enchanting and magical under that glass bell! Just brilliant!

    Claudia x

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  47. Awesome fab spooky house Have a lovely Sunday x

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  48. Wow wow wow! That is a beautiful spooky scene you have created and that you put it in a beautiful cloche is brilliant!

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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