Hi everyone! I have a kind of long post today, much longer than my usual quickie post. Scroll all the way down if you want to see what I was doing last weekend, also :) My friend Dena and I were inspired by a gorgeous diorama made by the amazing Chari Moss, and decided to make our own. Both use these cute costumed kids, but we made ours quite differently. Dena hit a home run when she found these adorable haunted houses at Michaels. We also added cobwebs, bats, stars and most importantly, candy to make them our own.
We colored and cut these little cuties, then mounted them to the bottom of the house using a strip of black card stock folded to the shape of an L, and then adhered with glue dots. The black paper shreds on the bottom are from the dollar spot at Target.
The bats, ghost, moon, stars and candy where adhered with regular tape runner. The panel inside the window and the cobweb are both white vellum, which reflect the light really nicely.
The light in the attic changes colors from white to blue, green, purple and red. Such fun! I haven't made a 3-D project in ages, and it was a great time putting this together, even if it took us long into the night!
Of course I had to find a challenge or two to share this project with. I'm playing along with the Photo Inspiration at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, and the Scary challenge at As You See It, though my little haunted house isn't nearly as scary as that inspiration photo!
Stamp Sets: Costume Party, Spooktacular, Trick or Treat (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools: Big Shot, Costume Party Dies, Spooktacular Dies, Trick or Treat Dies, Cute Cobweb Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: White Vellum (Stampin' Up), Spider Shape Sprinkles (Doodlebug)
Other: Haunted House (Michael's), Black Paper Shreds (Target)
And now for some promised weekend pics...
What day trip could be more seasonal than a trip to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery? It's actually a very beautiful place in Westchester County NY, with rolling hills, streams, and a beautiful landscape.
Though I am not one to frequent cemeteries, one can't help but be impressed by the beautiful architecture of many of the crypts, one more impressive than the next.
There is quite of bit of history here, too. This one is the final resting place of numerous Roosevelt's.
Other notable people interred in this cemetery include Washington Irving (author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow), Walter Chrysler, Elizabeth Arden, Andrew Carnegie, and many of the Astor's.
If you've made it to the end, and even if you haven't, I thank you for stopping by and paying me a visit today. Hope you enjoyed my Halloween-themed post!
Inky hugs :)