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