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A Halloween inspired make with a twist, you must use green and black and no orange in your Halloween make.
I was thinking what I could make and while I was pondering saw a lantern and this got me thinking about how I could incorporate a candle into my project. There's quite a lot to share so grab a cuppa and get comfy !
So, welcome to Spooky Street ! I've been wanting to make a project with houses as the theme for some time so I've married that with the candle thought into this project. The houses with windows are wooden Artemio houses and the rest have been die cut using the Tim Holtz Artful Dwellings die.
For the first house I've used Wendy Vecchi's Brick stencil and embossing paste and when it was dry I painted it with Little Black Dress Fresco Finish paint. I've made the door using the Tim Holtz Sized Arches die and I've painted it black then used some Crackle Glaze then added the top coat of Fresco Finish. The little handle is a Tim Holtz Ring Fastener and the number is a Tim Holtz Plaquette that I've sponged some Fresco Finish paint over so it's not as white. The trees are Artemio wooden ones and I've painted them with a mixture of Guacamole and Limelight Fresco Finish. I then sponged a mixture of Green Olives and Little Black Fress around the edges. I've also stamped over the trees using the script stamp from the Artistic Outpost French Flight. The next house has been sponged with Fresco Finish paints, then I stamped it using an old Stampin' Up stamp called Sanded then I've used the text stamp from the Artistic Outpost Quote and Quotable set. I've used one of the Filigree corners at the top and bent it around the house. House number 3 has also had the Crackle Glaze treatment and I've stamped over it using the PaperArtsy mini bricks stamp using Watering Can Archival ink. I then stamped the spider and cobweb from the Artistic Outpost Gothic 31 set and stuck vellum to the back of it.
For house number 4, I glued the lock, which I cut using the Tim Holtz Hardware Findings die, to the house and then started to add Fresco Finish paints, wiping them back with a baby wipe to create a shadow around the lock. I added a number which is a Tim Holtz Mini Numerals, I painted it with Fresco Finish paints and then brushed it with Treasure Gold.
House number 5 has been painted again with Fresco Finish paints, I've then stencilled using the reverse Chickenwire stencil with black paint. The main image is from the Artistic Outpost Gothic 31 set and I've stamped it using Little Black Dress Fresco Finish paint.
House number 6 has had the Crackle Glaze treatment too and then I've stamped it with stamps from the Gothic 31 set and again I've stuck vellum to the back of it.
The little wooden owl has been painted with Fresco Finish paints and then I've lightly brushed some Little Black Dress over the top and sponged it around the edges.
I stamped the Halloween ticket from the Tim Holtz Odds and Ends set and cut out the above section and blended Pumice Stone Distress Ink over it.
The rat is from the Gothic 31 set and it's been stamped with black Archival Ink, I then cut it out (he had to lose his whiskers, unfortunately!) and then blended Pumice Stone DI over it.
Now as the rules of the challenge are to not include orange on your work my pumpkin has had to be purple ! I've stamped it using Black Soot DI and then sprinkled Sticky embossing powder over it and then used Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter. For the panel that the houses sit on I've used Wendy Vecchi's black embossing paste and brick stencil and painted it black, when it was dry. I've then used Treasure Gold and brushed it over the raised surface, which you can just about see on the above photo.
The reason for the vellum behind the 2 houses with windows is so that I could light 2 tealights behind them which then light up the windows. I think I've just about captured it on the above photo, but it's very difficult getting a photo that shows it as good as it is in real life.
I have to say I had a real ball making this project and it is now taking pride of place on our mantle place awaiting the 31st October !
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge, you still have a week, and do make sure you hop over to The Frilly and Funkie blog and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous work !
I'm also entering this project into the Artistic Outpost Referral Programme ; the Country View Crafts challenge which is Something Spooky and Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge - Spooky.