Sunday, September 30, 2018

October Challenge ~ Papercraft Business Challenge

Hello friends and welcome to 
a new challenge at Papercraft Business Challenge.

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This months Challenge is 
Halloween / Fall or Anything Goes 

I wanted to think outside of a card
because after all the site is for anything paper craft.

 I bought this house kit at the end of last season form Michael's,
they have them again this year if you are interested,
they are even on sale now with it being closer to Halloween.

I used several pieces from the kit & some of my own stash.

Let me take you threw the rooms:
The Attic has a chandelier that is extremely popped off the back wall
with about 4-5 layers of foam tape
& some Tim Holtz Mini Pumpkins.

Beside the attic on the roof is Mr. Bones
holding his pumpkin he picked.

 Every room has it's own wallpaper.  Some are from the kit, 
other are from another Recollections kit I have in my stash.
No 12x12 papers were harmed in the making of the house! lol 
The kit comes with tickets that I distressed, 
small plastic spiders, bat stickers, gold rhinestones, & 
a Tim Holtz Mini Skeleton.

The last room as mini Jenni Bowlin Bingo Cards
& more spiders.  I kept this room simple because
Mr. Bones legs hang in front of it and make it busy.

This is the second floor.  This room has another chandelier, 
I figured a house of this size would have more than one!
Nest there are 2 glass jars willed with black glitter
 that I think may have been embossing powder, 
but don't recall putting it in a zip-lock bag with Halloween stuff!!
Also there is a big ol' nasty spider on the side of the house here! eek!

We all have those rhinestone words kicking around so why not use them up!!
This has been in the stash for some time and I was happy to use it.
The room was completed with more Tim Holtz mini pumpkins & a skull.

The main floor has 3 rooms, the first is simple.
I distressed this bottle top from the kit and popped it up with foam.
I added pumpkins and more rhinestones, I like for basic elements to repeat.
This floor has a paper bunting that runs from left to right.  I just liked the layer it gave.

Any old home would have a skeleton key for sure!
Not to mention I love them - so one needed to be added.
I thought it was fitting to have the skulls locked away with they.
After all one does not simply leave skull slaying about!

The last room has a date - 
This is MME paper that I cut and popped out with foam tape.  
It is not obvious in this photo but the right ride of the paper
 has 2 more layers of foam than the left making it on an angle in the room.

 Here are some of the products I used & what the original kit packaging looked like.
It would have been straight forward to follow but I like to get creative!

 This is what I started with.  It is a manila colour and I used Tim Holtz Photo stain to 
try to give it a wood grain feel.  I covered the house in stain & 
then layered the stencil on top.  Some angled and corner areas were tricky.

 Oncer I had the house covered I had to let it dry for a few hours so everything would stick.

Next I started to add wall paper.  Some were cut other were torn.  
All have the Vintage Photo distress ink on them.
It helps tie all the different paper together.
I also decided to add the lace trim as flooring an all the rooms.
Once they were all done I liked the added layer.

Here is one last peek at the Completed House! Boo!

I hope that is inspires you to create something Halloween or Fall inspired 
ans share it with us at PaperCraft Business Challenge.
Remember it can be a card, a layout, a decoration, if it has paper ~ we want to see it!
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  1. LEt me just tell ya HOW COOL THIS IS!!!! OMGOSH! LOOOVE IT!!! Very neat and so creative! I now want one!!! Of course I may wait till after Halloween when they go on clearance if there's any left! I love the details in each room and the woodgrain you did on the outside... Totally AWESOME Halloween HOme Decor Project!!! Have a great day Lesli! :)


  2. Wow what a great halloween project just love it, great work anything goes

  3. Hello, my friend!! I'm back from vacation and catching up on all I've missed!! Oh my good gosh, this is spectacular!! It's so creative and amazing!! I love the details you added!! It's so perfect for Halloween!! I haven't made on Halloween project yet and it's going to be here before I know it!! Happy Thanksgiving!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts


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