Friday, November 14, 2014


I know, I know, I am a little late for Halloween...but for good reason! I have been working on this tirelessly since just a few days before Halloween when I came across this beautiful haunted house that my friend Linda made! Isn't she talented!!! 

Linda and I were at a crop just a few days before Halloween and she brought this to show us! Linda made this following a Kathy Orta House pattern. Since Linda loves everything Halloween, she was inspired to do her house in a Halloween theme.

This is the full view of the house!

When I saw the house for the first time, I decided I had to do a layout of it! My creative brain went to work...colors, embellishments, and of course, I thought developing it in sepia would make it seem even more spooky.

The background of this paper, which was originally from DCWV Old World Stack in a purple color. Supplies used on the background were:
Tim Holtz Stamps
Twinkling H2O's in orange, purple, green
Golden Extra Heavy Gel gloss

Notice the address on the signpost? I decided to do it in French...I thought that would sound scarier than 6 Witch Street!
Signpost cut from Silhouette

I wanted to use a lot of the detail in the layout, that Linda used in the house. So you will see here that I have tried to focus on the webbed windows, including the spider that she also has in one of her windows.
Journalling card is in behind, attached to the green twine!

Linda has tombstones in front of the house, so I cut similar looking tombstones with my Silhouette. Watch your step in this graveyard!

At the top of Linda's house is the Grim Reeper. If you look really close, he is guarding a bunch of skulls. So to add to the layout, I found some wooden skulls in my stash. How fitting.
In this photo too, you will notice the spooky tree and the fence. Both are made from the Silhouette. The tree I then covered in Graphic 45 paper and then applied Crackle Medium and distress ink.

Another part of the graveyard, including a black felt cat!

Thanks for looking at my layout and Linda's Haunted House! I hope I didn't scare you too much!

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