Saturday, 6 October 2012

Spooky House Mayhem!

Hello peeps, hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I did some of the dreaded H word this morning and so rewarded myself with some inky play this afternoon. I had this little wooden house that had been hanging around for a while so decided to turn it into a  Halloween Mansion.
It is not quite full up yet but I had used up all my appropriate stash so will have to wait until I see the last bits. I painted the house a mixture of green orange and black acrylic and then cut up some papers for the background and also made some with my Dylusion sprays. I used Tim Holtz mini stamps that I have recently brought  and some of his seasonal stickers. I filled some glass bottles with red ink and pearls, used his blueprint tomb stone stamp behind some railings cut using my Martha Stewart punch, a little wax owl I made at one of Hel Sheridans workshops at the Stamp Attic ages ago, cut out and glossy accented one of Tims blueprint bats and hung up a spooky hand and a skull. Isn't the spider on the roof yukky! Good job it's plastic! Then I dyed some muslin black and ripped it up for the sides. I am pleased with the light. I stamped Ti'ms Halloween spectators onto some acetate packing with black Stayzon, then used orange alcohol ink for the background and taped it around one of those battery night-lights. Tim taught us that trick when I went to a workshop a couple of years ago and made my first configuration box!
Have crafty fun everyone,  be back soon. x


  1. Hi Barb, this is absolutely fabulous, love everything about it (except maybe that spider in the attic!). It has such a wonderful spooky feel to it. I have ordered some bits from the States and can't wait to get started on it. Thank you so much for the amazing inspiration! Now following you and thank you for your visits and lovely comments on my blog. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  2. I'm with Anne on the spider in the attic - I have enough around my house! Love this 'spooky' house. Have made one myself & its amazing at how different these abodes can be made. Love the draped black muslim. Spookylicious! Sx

  3. Oh this is a wonderful alteration Barb...fab spooky details...I'm also a little scared of that ginormous creepy crawly in the attic too LOL!!... I love altering these little houses..and am always amazed at how differently they can be decorated and filled with so many different and interesting objects. You did a great job!! :)