Skip to main content

Haunted Dwellings

Well we all know it had to happen!
Once I got my hands on the Village Dwellings die I was going to make them creepy.  I had so much fun doing it.  It all started with a 6:30AM visit to my craft room.  I have been itching to cut these new Tim Holtz Sizzix dies! 
Here's how these work if you don't already have them.  The Village Dwelling BIGZ XL is the main die and the Village Church and Snow Covered Country Cabin are the accessory dies.  This way you can create 3 different dwellings.  I love creating 3D so these are perfect for me!
Warning: this post is loaded with images...

A few pictures to show the start... I cut my haunted dwellings with mat board.


Of course some wilted violet distress spray stain.


I used black soot distress spray stain for the main roof and base then sand the edges.


I used wilted violet of the black parts where I sanded.


Then black soot on the wilted violet pieces.


It's starting to look haunted!


I used my spritzer to add some more black soot.


Lets Haunt...


I love the bold Halloween colours.  


I used twisted citron distress spray for the mini woodland.  Then attached a couple of ants.


I sprayed with wilted violet distress spray then went over with wilted violet ink to intensify the colour.


You can see some of the black soot spritzed on the roof.


I tucked one of my pumpkins along the front with a crawly ant.


I did not attach so I could add a battery tea light.


The windows are frosted and yes...that is a wee spider on the pane.


The Bell Tower Church.


I stacked the Bell Tower on top of Eileen Hull Box, Square die and it's a perfect fit.  Aren't the letterpress blocks awesome!


I added the graveyard, some moss, the Frightful Design Ephemera and some paper from Regions Beyond paper stack.


Ummm... ya I love this one.


The twisted citron is electric!


For the posts I cut small wood dowels and wrapped with scrap paper I used on the Box die.  Then I added my mini bat.


For the tower I used the mini lantern instead of the cut provided.  


I love how this look lite up.


I used the bricked stencil and texture paste coloured with hickory smoke for the base of the Bell Tower Church and the top.  I then cut the door in half and used it as a double door.  {Don't panic if the door rips off...work with it}


I added another battery tea light inside this one too.


I think it needs one more Haunted Dwelling... Watch for that coming soon.  I have to wait for my carved pumpkin distress inks.


I have added my expanded Haunted Dwellings to the Halloween Town I built last year.


Thank you for being brave enough to stop by my haunt and scrolling through all the photo's.  I didn't want you to miss anything.  I hope you're getting this die and if you weren't maybe now you might want too.
Happy Haunting
Challenge Blogs to play along
Anything but Cute- "31" Days of Halloween

Comments

  1. WOW Nicole this is awesome!!!!! TFS and Happy Thanksgiving!

    ReplyDelete
  2. yep!! super duper awesome Nicole!

    ReplyDelete
  3. great job of the Halloween houses - that Twisted Citron is a "must try" on the trees!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gorgeous Nicole, love the purple and black combination and the web, love all the details you added too. Tracy x

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh how I love these Nicole! Love the wonderful colours you used and also the way you used Eileen's ATB, it looks amazing with the house. Now I have to order those accessories for my house.... Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos too! Hugs, Anne xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity - LOVE these - so clever!
    xXx

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wowzers on so many levels! Where to even begin with these awesome sauce haunted delights! The DI colors you have used look almost neon-so cool! Your clever use of the dies have resulted in a Spooktacular addition to your town. I love everything about this! Such a genius way to make the pillars and use the mini lantern, and your double door on the Bell Tower, as well as the ATB die! Incredible! Your #31 is spectacular! I don't have these dies but after seeing this, they have been added to my wish list!

    Thanks for joining in our "31 Days of Halloween" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

    ReplyDelete
  8. They are my favorite new dies...will be seeing mine soon...and I LOVE your Halloween houses here...so wonderful and cool!!! Great and FUN designs!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Fabulous Nicole, can't wait to see next addition to your spooky town! Deb xo

    ReplyDelete
  10. SUPER CAL A FRAGI LISTIC! Nicole your two new additions to your spooky town are just fabulously spine-tingling! I'm SOOOO happy you put that "31" front and center, so we didn't miss it! Every single detail has me aweing and ahhing! LOve the neonish colors--perfect for this fun set of haunts! And your use of the mini lantern is genius! I could go on and on, but just know nothing is lost on me! You are the BEST when it comes to Halloween decorating! Would you like to fly south, and come help me put together my Halloween display? ???

    Thank you for joining our 31 Days of Halloween challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

    ReplyDelete
  11. Nicole, your Halloween village is wonderful. I love all the details you put into it and I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.
    Hugs!
    Cec

    ReplyDelete
  12. Woooow, your Halloween village is beyond stunning! Absolutely breathtaking make! Loving all the elements and colors! Awesome!
    Thank you so much for joining in our '31 Days of Halloween' challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Branka DTx

    ReplyDelete
  13. WOW! So impressive and such a lot of work. Absolutely beautifully done -- you've certainly captured the essence of the season. hugs, Donna

    ReplyDelete
  14. Super awesome! When I get some time I need to order this die! You did amazing work with this!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am in Halloween heaven!!!
    Thank you so much for joining our 31 Days of Halloween challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hey Nicole. Congratulations on being chosen as the Runner Up at Anything But Cute, your project is just incredible! Don't forget to come and grab your badge. hugs Pamellia DT :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

My heartfelt thanks for stopping by.

Popular posts from this blog

Grinch

I am so excited to share this Tutorial with you!  This is a tutorial on how to "draw" an image to scale!  How to take a small image and make it life size using a grid pattern.  I'm sure if you are on Pinterest like I am you've seen The Grinch stealing Christmas lights.  I looked for a tutorial on how to make my own but I couldn't find one.  Not to say someone hasn't created a tutorial.  So, I decided to create my own.  With the help of my husband who created the Grid pattern for me to make these characters come to life.  Much like he did for my daughter's Union Jack Headboard.  Keep in mind, this is NOT A COPY of The Grinch.  Before you consider purchasing the class...you will have to DRAW him yourself.  In this class you'll be shown how to grid a print out and grid your plywood so you can "DRAW BY NUMBER" if you will.  Even if you can't draw... you can draw the lines in each grid connecting them to the next grid.  I can draw but not s…

New Release- Stamp and Photo Storage

All month the Inspiration Team for Eileen Hull is thrilled to be showing off the her newest Book Club Collection.  Here's my little glimpse at the Stamp and Photo Storagedie.  There is nothing this decent size die can't do... or hold!  In this case Letter's to Santa.  I even combined the Trinket Box & Frame to frame out Santa.


I stamped the Woodland Winter Santa designed by yours truly onto watercolor paper and used my Scribble sticks to add a little color.
I cut a piece of clear packaging and ran it through my little Xyron Disposable Sticker Makerto create a cover for my Santa.  Perfection!

I colored up the Floral Arch and Words arch to attach to the bottom and top and attached.  I used some Distress Woodgrain Cardstock to wrap my Stamp and Photo Storage. I cut Super StockCardstock to fit inside.  Inking and stamping like crazy all tied off with some postal twine.  The Correspondence Stamp Set is perfect.


I mounted the Trinket Box & Frame to the Stamp and Storage…

Snow Scene Cloche

Sometimes it starts with an idea... like silver rich brush bottle trees.  OH YA IT DOES...
Do you remember the ghostly cloche... well I am repurposing the cloche for Christmas.  Why buy more when I can use it again by simply creating a removable base.

There's the empty cloche and a new cut out base.  Gather a bunch of trees and ink up some glittery paper for die cutting.

More inking and die cutting the Snowman Scene snowman then assemble this adorable snow stopping snowman.  I had some left over gold deers from last year so I snapped them up for a little added gold.

Here's the inspiration... this brushed pewter brush bottle trees.  Once dry brush some distress collage medium coating the trees and coat in distress glitter.

They look like flocked Canadian trees.  Too add more gold I inked up an adornment star with alcohol ink topped to the tree.

Mini Holiday Green cut and the little berry's in more gold.  I rolled up woodgrain paper to look like wee logs.  Then wrapped the b…