Friday, October 25, 2019

Haunted Halloween House Steampunk Style

Well it's the weekend before Halloween and I'm getting a few last minute projects finished! Today I have a cute little haunted house to share with you, made using Eileen Hull's House Ornament Die and a whole bunch of Tim Holtz's new Halloween Dies. I think it's great fun and you can put a little battery operated tea light inside.

Those ghosts make me laugh!

It looks really cool lit up too:

I had a random wood spool in my stash that I used as a base:

Did I mention that these ghosts crack me up? =)

I love the look of the Foundry embossed house. Doesn't it look like real metal?? I put foil tape over matboard and ran it through my Big Shot. Black paint rubbed into the details and then wiped off really shows off the design.

One tip for putting the house together. I cut off both of the bottom flaps from the house side parts. Usually you just cut off one and then the other one forms the bottom of your house ornament but I wanted it to be able to sit on top of a tea light.

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I am entering this into the October Vintage Journey challenge, Inky Wings. I have lovely bats flying around and I used ink to distress the various little diecuts AND I'm also entering this into The Funkie Junkie Boutique It Looks Real Challenge because it looks like the house is made of metal but it is really matboard with foil tape embossed in a 3-D folder. (I think that is a run on sentence, oops.) And last but not least, I have to enter my little steampunk haunted house into the SanDee & amelie's October Steampunk Challenge.

Supplies used:

Eileen Hull Sizzix
House Ornament ( Sizzix / SB )

Tim Holtz Sizzix
Bat Crazy ( Sizzix / SB )
Frightful Things Sizzix / SB )
Ghost Town Sizzix / SB )
3-D Texture Fade - Foundry Sizzix / SB )
Gadget Gears 2 


Distress Inks
Distress Paint - Black Soot
iCraft Decofoil Metallix gel - Glazed Pewter
Stickles glitter glue
black wire
foil tape
Sizzix matboard

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  1. What a fabulous Halloween Home Decor piece! I love the house. Love all the details, especially the flying bats. Great to have you hop on board with us for our Inky Wings challenge at A Vintage Journey blog.
    Ann x

  2. Hi Lisa x What a fabulous home decor piece x Love all the techniques and details you have used and the flying bats are a super idea x Great to have you join in with us over at A Vintage Journey Chalenge Blog for our Inky Wings theme
    Best Wishes
    Annie xx

  3. Love your spooky metal haunted house, Lisa! I'm just tickled pink you shared this in our It Looks Real ('cause it does!) challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

  4. And so happy you shared it with us at A Vintage Journey Challenge Blog for our Inky Wings challenge!

  5. What an awesome haunted house Lisa! Those ghosts just crack me up - love the movement with the bats on the wires flying around the house! So many wonderful details on this! thanks for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Challenge! xx

  6. Absolutely brilliant - I love the metallic finish, and those crazy bats dancing on the curly wires. It looks wonderful lit up too! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  7. Such a stunning make! The details that you created look amazing and I love way you designed the bats on the wire - amazing 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Happy and creative wishes, Jo x

  8. Awesome, love your metallic finish look! Many thanks for sharing with us SanDee's and Amelies Steampunk Challenge!

  9. Ghosts and cat are awesome! Great work!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge!

  10. What.A.Cool.Project! That Halloween house is spooktacular! Thanks for joining us for our challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. Crafty hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio : )

  11. Lisa your little house is amazing! It most definitely looks like you've made it from metal sheets and corrugated metal for the roof. I love how you've made the bats fly above the roof and the spooky creatures around the house. Thank you for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog xx


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