Hello friends ~ hope you're all having a great week!
Well, it's not often you see me here midweek but I've been working on something a little special for Halloween and today, I wanted to share it with you all and invite you to look around the haunted home of undertaker, Thomas F. Little and let your imagination take over!
Only the brave will walk up the moss covered steps and through the doors of this haunted mansion and take a look around...
...avoiding the bats that now live here, flying around to protect their property!
And then we have the back garden...hidden away behind the trees and who knows what might be buried amongst the falling leaves and mossy covered stones!
"For no mere mortal can resist the evil of the Thriller" ~ Michael Jackson
To create my manor house, I used the basic Village Die and the Village Manor die to die cut really strong card, approx 350gsm. The house is set upon a wooden base and the steps are created from driftwood, coloured with Distress Paint.
Once all the pieces were die cut, I then covered the main house sections but not the roof sections, with Grit Paste and left them to air dry. Once the paste was dry, I then coloured it with a blend of Distress Paints ~ Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Antiqued Bronze and Hickory Smoke, using my fingers to blend the paints. Heat dry and then to create the mossy effect, I rubbed the Peeled Paint Distress Crayon over the surface.
For the main roof section of the house, I used a blend of the same coloured Distress Paints as on the house but created the look of wood.
Rooftops die to die cut sections of Woodgrain Card, which I then coloured by spritzing with Distress Spray Stains. Once again, heat dry the card and then layer the rooftop pieces onto your roof, trimming away the excess. Ink the edges of the roof sections and then attach the roof, the finials and the copper coloured chimney stacks to your main manor house.
I attached a skull and crossbones adornment to a memo pin, coloured it with Antiqued Bronze Distress Paint and then poked the memo pin into the rooftop.
Finally, I added all my embellishments, including the trophy cup, with glittered pumpkins, the die cut bats and the woodland trees, coloured with Forest Moss Distress Spray Stain, together with floristry sisal and dried moss.
...and that completes Thomas F. Little's Haunted Mansion.
I had so much fun creating this wonderful Manor House and it will now become the centrepiece to all my Halloween decorations...thank you so much Tim Holtz and Sizzix for bringing these wonderful dies to us ~ they are just amazing!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and see you again soon....love Emma x