Saturday, October 7, 2017

Haunted house

Hello there! Can you believe October is already here?! Eeeek! Time's flying by with the speed of light. Do you celebrate Halloween? We sometimes get together with some friends for a chat and friendly dinner and usually we carve a pumpkin, but that's pretty much it. We don't dress up in costumes, we don't go to Halloween parties etc. Halloween just isn't very big here. I normally don't do any Halloween crafts either - simply because I have no use of them. So the new (Halloween) challenge at The Sketchy Challenges got me scratching my head. I wasn't sure what to do. At the end I decided to make a Halloween decoration for the table. my hubby likes spooky things and was excited that once for a change we would also have a Halloween decoration on the table. ;) I got inspiration and idea for my project on Pamellia's blog (here), though you have to know that my project is FAR simpler and less detailed than hers - in my opinion hers is a masterpiece.

I knew I wanted a "crooked" house, but I am terrible at making "special" templates. I just can't get the numbers right. *sigh* So I asked my dad to make one; he knows how to do these stuff. ;) I asked him to make something simple, not too big, but has to be crooked. So, once he made me a model from the cardstock, I went crazy with paints, stencils etc. and made this...

I only used one die - for the fence, everything else (including windows, door etc. was hand drawn and cut the old fashioned way - with scissors. The whole project took me quite a long time to make, because I only had short periods of free time in my hands, but I did it (with a little bit of help of my hubby). Originally I wanted to include a couple of pumpkins as well, but I just couldn't find any that would be the right size in the stores here. If I find any before Halloween I can always add them.

Here are some more photos of the house - those were taken at daylight, only to show you the details, textures etc.

I used stencils and homemade textore paste for the bricks on the house and hor the "tiles" on the floor. Floor was first painted with acrylic paint, then sprayed with Shimmers and at the end inked with black ink pad. House was painted with acrylic paint and later inked with VersaColor black ink pad. I made the tiles for the roof with gesso, shimmers spray and crackled accents. At the end I also inked them with black ink pad. Door was embossed and inked with black ink pad. For the porch columns I used black straws.

The roof of the house can be opened so I can put in the lights.

And that's pretty much it. If you have any question feel free to ask. I can't wait to see your Halloween projects!

Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my project to the following challenges:
Deep ocean: Colours of Autumn
Noor Design: Fall/Autumn
Creative inspirations: Anything goes
Double D challenges: Fright night
Simon says Monday challenge: A walk on the dark side
Through the craftroom door: Anything goes
Creatalicious: Anything goes
Just keep on creating: October anything goes
Crop stop: Linky party #32 (brands from the store: Sizzix/Tim Holtz, Ranger, Tsukineko)


  1. Hi. What a great project. Like you I'm not big on Halloween. Craft wise its just not something I need to make for. Your spooky house is a lovely decoration.

  2. OH! Tole se je pa res super izšlo. Za nameček pa še pajki in pajčevina na ograji... Fantastično.

    LP, Marjeta

  3. Wow!! You put a lot of work into your crooked little house! So many awesome details!! I think my favorite thing is your tile roof - so cool! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop -- hope I'll see more of your creativity in the gallery soon!

  4. Wow!! You put a lot of work into your crooked little house! So many awesome details!! I think my favorite thing is your tile roof - so cool! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop -- hope I'll see more of your creativity in the gallery soon!

  5. Wow, this is amazing Cebelica!! A lot of creativity and work in this project. You've created quite a spooky scene! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Fright Night" Challenge.

  6. I love your crooked little house lookng all spooky when lit up, well done to your Dad for coming up with the template and thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xx

  7. OMG! This is SPOOKtacular!! What a fabulous creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Fright Night’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  8. WOW! Your haunted house is amazing. Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge

  9. Oh my goodness this is incredible, I love all the details that have gone into this creation, absolutely amazing. This reminds me of a project I worked on in school, had so much fun putting it together as I am sure you did with this special project.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes October link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  10. A gorgeous project!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional make your own background” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

  11. Holy cow Maja, this is just incredible! I am honoured that I could be even a small part of your inspiration for this fantabulous project because it has made my day today! From the stone brick ground to the textured shingles and every detail in between, I say BRAVO! The fence looks fantastic covered with the cobwebs, but then, the spiders need someplace to live! lol. Amazing job drawing out the wonky windows and door, and your front porch turned out fantastic too! I am so glad I popped in yesterday and saw this, your project and your sweet words and inspired me to get back to my craft room today! Sending hugs and wishes for a happy weekend! :)


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