For the new challenge at The Male Room we have a Halloween theme and as we are not just cards I thought I'd make a spooky manor to go in the games room.
The basic house was cut from Kraft card and then stamped with a woodgrain stamp in white and then brown, so was the porch and the tower it's a large Stampin'Up stamp called Hardwood, that I've had for over a year and use regularly.
I saw a great tip on You Tube about cutting the roof open where the tower sits so the tea light can shine through to all the windows, so that's what I did. The roof is decorated using the Village Rooftops die which has several different styles, this one was cut in dark grey and then speckled with white paint to age it.
On the display version there are tall chimneys but I didn't like the look when they went on so I took them off again. On all the dwellings I've seen so far the doors are folded out, all the outer doors on my house open inwards so this house does too.
For more of a Halloween feel I have added a small pumpkin made from orange flower petals folded up and a bare tree that my friend gave me last year. Having made this house I really want to make a whole village now, ready for Christmas.
You can come and join us at The Male Room with any masculine Halloween project you've made right up until the evening of 25th October.
I would like to enter spooky manor in the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween
Country View Challenge - All Things Spooky
Paper Creator - Anything Spooky
Retro Rubber - Halloween (had the stamp over a year, got it 2015 I think)