Sunday, October 30, 2011

Spooky PLG Challenge

We don't really celebrate Halloween here in Australia, so my stamp sets for that holiday are just non-existent. I didn't let that stop me again this week when I saw the cool photo supplied by the DT at Paper Lovin' Gals.  How great does this look?  I knew straight away I wanted to get out my brayer for this one, but wasn't sure what I had in mind would work.  So a number of trials later this is what I created.

I know it looks a bit plain and not overly exciting but it is a luminaire, so you don't really see the true effect until you turn out the lights ...

I found a picture of the haunted house on the internet, and traced and then very carefully cut out the little bits and pieces to let the light through.  I realised after I had finished that I should have cut it out of Basic Black, not Pumpkin Pie, but by then it was all put together and I couldn't face more carving (it was also about midnight lol). So out with the Stampin' Write Marker and some careful colouring in.  I put the little had cut bat behind the vellum so that it would be a bit blurred with the light behind, to give an effect of movement.  The vellum behind the house has be brayered in Tangerine Tango so that it gets that lovely orange glow.

I really enjoyed making this, and I just know my teenage daughter is going to love it when she sees it all lit up in her room tonight!

I am also going to be entering this project in the Stampin' Royalty "Spooky/Creepy/Halloween" themed challenge.

Happy Stamping


  1. This looks so cool, Monique! It must of taken ages to cut out but it was certainly worth while.

  2. Oh boy! You've outdone yourself here Mon, this is fabulous. I know about 3/4 of the way through cutting it out you said to yourself what the hell am I doing this for! Hand aching, concentration...LOL so been there and done that, but the end result is always worth the effort.

    Stunning work!

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    a Paper Lovin' Gal

  3. Monique this is ROCK'IN !!! It really stands out in the picture of it lite up.. What a great idea to replicate the inspiration photo! Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Lovin' Gals!

  4. Thanks ladies, I have to say it almost drove me nuts completing it but I was determined, and my daughter LOVES it to bits. The hardest part was the little crosses on the tops of the roof, so scared I would just chop them off accidently!

  5. Wow! You can tell you put a lot of work into this! Plus given me some ideas! Do you have a video tutorial? Would love to do this for xmas!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Lovin' Gals!
    xoxo Charity PLGDT

  6. I just simply agree that this is simply AWESOME!! Love it!!... and just checking... I sent you an email to the email on the above left... did you receive?? Thanks! Michele F. :-)

  7. Okay, this is awesome! Your creations are amazing Monique. Thanks for joining the PLG! See you for challenge #4! ;)

  8. wow... i am so impressed by your scissor skills! this looks amazing!


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