Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CTMH Haunted House

As promised at the Album Retreat I have posted a ton of pictures if the CTMH Haunted House created for the retreat contest. This project was done using all CTMH product and the following keys from the Artbooking Cartridge... pages 54, 55, 70, 71, 72 and 73...a few stamped images and 1 key from the Artiste Cartridge. Like or leave a comment on my facebook business page  https://www.facebook.com/tamraspapercreations AND as promised I will be sharing the directions on how to make the house....soon! I am prepping for a Holiday Workshop and as soon as I'm done....I'll be creating a Christmas House version and that's when I'll share....with step-by-step directions. Thanks for your patience.
House Front.
The red brick sidewalk was done by cutting itty bitty rectangles out of the hunting BT paper distressing the edges in black and gluing them down on a piece of colonial white cardstock then added to the project.
The front doors open and are closed with Velcro dots behind the house number 1032...pretty clever Halloween (October 31 or 10-31).  I added spider webs, pumpkins, vines, leaves and cats to the front for more bling.
This is down the right side....I stamped a light post, embossed it added some pumpkins and a kitty cat.  I Luv the beware sign on the house with the owl sitting on top.
The shingles were made with the black and silver glitter paper, the scallop punch and black archival ink.

Complete side view.
Here you can see the detail of the pumpkins with the vines, leaves, curls on the pumpkins and the broom...stamped image and created with bakers twine.
The fence is cut and layered 3 times so it would be sturdy.  I only use liquid glass for all my projects.  I suggested it to everyone.  I teach all that attend my classes how to use it.  The grave yard was fun.  The orange looking stuff is paper I made out of our own paper by placing cut up pieces in a blender with a bit of water....then you squeeze out the water and add mod podge and shape the paper for covering...o9nce dry add it to project.
Here is a partial view of the back of the house...the main idea is to keep the project flowing.
Back view.
Left side view.   Tree was a sketch and drawn out of black and brown glitter papers and fussy cut.
No haunted house is complete without a mummy.
The shingles look so real and the window glass is plastic that was colored with yellow and orange markers.
I just love how all these cuts cluster together and create such a lovely project.
The actual house is 5 layers thick...so it takes 25 sheets of paper to make the house.  You need this so that it is sturdy enough to stand up and to be decorated.

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  1. Still just in AWE of your talent Tamra!! LOVE it!!

  2. Amazing then, amazing now! I still can't believe this beautiful piece of art. You are so flipping talented!

  3. This is FANTASTICALLY AMAZING, Tamra. I would have loved to see it in person.

    1. You just might see it in person one day :)

  4. Wow-wee! I think of your work every time I go to design something for my workshops and always say "Tamra would have more layers!" Great job on this project!

    1. Dawn....first I am honored that you that you would think of me when you create...no one has ever said that to me before...and second layer it up! Thank you for such a wonderful comment and for the inspiration to create more often.

  5. This is Fantastic!!! What a beautiful and detailed project. You are so talented!!!!

  6. Oh my gosh this is wonderful! A feast for the eyes!


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