Saturday, October 10, 2009

DT - MDUC, Trick or Treat!!

Hello lovely blogger buddies.
It's that time again,
another Magnolia Down Under Challenge.
May I just say WOW right off the bat.
The entries from the Buttons Challenge were incredible!!
I truly enjoyed visiting everyones creations
and we had a bumper amount of entries last fortnight also,
so it's safe to say you ladies enjoy buttons,
beautiful work everyone!!
This fortnight, I think you will be most pleased
to see that we are hosting a Halloween Challenge.
And for one lucky lady, there is a fabulous
Alota Stamp up for grabs
from our sponsor Bloomin' Pages.
Would love to win that myself, lol!!
Now, if you don't have any Magnolia stamps
that are tailored for Halloween,
You can just use a spooky colour scheme,
maybe adapt an image by adding a hat and broom,
incorporate other product lines in with a Magnolia image,
take a Tilda with basket (if you have one) and add candy,
there are lots of ways to play
even if you don't have the Halloween stamps.

I've been working on a little spooky house,
and wanted our dear Tilda to be the hostess.
The house is from Hobby Lobby,
I mixed a light gray colour of acrylic paint
and applied it to the entire house.
I then added a medium layer of
Ranger Crackle Paint in Picket Fence
to the house and added layers of
gray scalloped cardstock distressed in
weathered wood to the roof.

The door is chipboard that I drew on with Black Soot
and then distressed in frayed burplap and added a layer
of Modge Podge over the top along with a
knob made from pewter Perfect Pearls.
I sorta ran a sheet of stickers through the knob, oops!!
The very stickers that I used to make Tilda's door hanging,
which are from a set called Pumpkins by Jolee's.
The broom is a sticker from Recollections.

I have painted the border of the house a lovely puke green
and added a layer of Modge Podge which I added
crumpled dry leaves to the top.
The pumpkin patch sign is a button
and the little pumpkins I made by
painting wooden beads, adding curled green bead wire
and leaf ribbon to the inside, adhering with
Aleene's Tacky glue inside the bead.

Little Tilda with Spider has been coloured in distress inks,
she's layered up to 4 times,
her bootiful dress is Martha Stewart Holiday Collection '09,
and her smock is bazzill cardstock
with tea dye and sakura gel pen accents.
I've done the inside of the house as well
but will be bringing that to you in a seperate post,
this is already quite long.

Thanks for stopping by,
and please DO go by the
Magnolia Down Under Challenge
to see what the other ladies have crafted up
for your viewing pleasure
and feast your eyes on that Alota stamp,
it's a cutie!!

Take Care and Happy Crafting,


Unknown said...

OMG stepahnne!!!
this is jaw dropping stunning!!!
Love everything about this!!!
And great details too!


Janiel/ janny said...

oh WOW!!! this is stunning...I love all of the detials.....BOY OH BOY what alot of work you have gone to with this little piece of art!!
hugs, janny

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

OMGoodness Stephanne, you've beat me to my vision of making a Halloween house - this is Fantastic!! Oooo I just love the crackle stuff that's on the floor, how did you make those chips? Those pumpkins are so perfect, right size and the sign too. Golly, I'm going to have to try to make a halloween house as cute as yours! xox ~Jeni

Debra James said...

OH MY GOD- Wow!!!!!- so much work has gone into this house. Its brilliant.An amazing job with all the details and colouring. Very creative and inspiring. Hugs Debra

sandra said...

Wow!!!This is perfect work!!!I love that crackle effect!!!
So much details and its all perfect!!!

LINDA said...

OMGosh!! This is just FANTASTIC!!!Love it!!
Hugs, Linda

Sue said...

My dear Stephanie, what an amazing creation! A lot of work went into this and it shows. How adorable, bet the kids love it. Absolutely geogeous work my friend! Love everything you've done with the little house.

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow !! This is amazing !! Absolutely BRILLIANT !! I love the black cat popping up out of the chimney too ,,, soo cute ! :-)

I have to get one of these houses to alter ,,,,fantastic !!
Lorraine x x

Kellie said...

OK first of WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW now that I ahve that out of my system, when I saw this loaded I was blown off my chair Steph, it's just absolutely AMAZING! Love, love it! An amazing inspiration to all playing along with us at MDUC xx

Debbie Pamment said...

This little house is sooooo cute - and what a wonderful hostess to have in Tilda! I'm soo glad you took all those pics so we could enjoy exploring all the fine details! Wonderful job!

Jodie from Oz said...

Stephanie, Wow, wow & wow. This Haunted House is amazing. I love crackle paint you have used on the house, the little pumpkins, the cat on the roof, the spider is so life like and of course Tilda is adorable. You have put so much work into this masterpiece. What an inspiration for those playing along at MDUC. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Tracey Feeger said...

OMG this is just gorgeous. I love it. What a great idea. You come up with the most amazing creations.

scrapperjulia said...

This is so awesome, Stephanne! This took a lot of work! Love the crackle paint and Tilda, great project!

Unknown said...

Breathtaking! and that cat coming out of the chimney is a wonderful addition :) I love every bit of it! Well done :)

theneon said...

AWESOME -- and, yes, I did mean to shout! This is beyond amazing and will be a treasure for years to come.

Claire Phillips said...

An amazing project, absolutely wonderful detail - stunning! Cheers Claire x

Saskia said...

WOW!!!! Gorgeous work, so beautiful and so creative!!!!

Saskia :)

Ramona Michaluk said...

WOW, just stunning Stephanne - love it, it's gorgeous!! This is an amazing project - just love all the little details and Tilda looks so cute standing outside her house.

You are one talented lady - fantastic job!

Sandie said...

OMGosh!! This absolutely wonderful!! Love all the detailing. Fanntastic work :)

craftypagan said...

This is totally fantastic! I absolutely love it! I'd buy it! hehehe. Soooooo much work has gone into this, clearly, and totally worth it! I just love your work! Thanks for enlightening Kellie into the joys of Kellie-everyone should know about that! Love Rowena

Norma said...

Stephanne, you blew me away with this project fo your. Me thinks, how long did it take her to do all this. The whole scene is absolutely stunning. And your attention to detail, man that's something else. You're soo... creative. It's PERFECT. Thanks for the inspirations.
And I can't wait to see what you've done inside the house.


Andrea, said...

Oh this is fabulous and I love the house

debby4000 said...

Oh this is amazing, stunning house and Tilda is looking fab too.

dolcreations said...

This is amazing. What a great inspiration you are! wow! Talented lady that is for sure!

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

WOW you truly are amazing, this is sooo gorgeous and soo well done.
Kristy xx

Unknown said...

Wow! This is absoloutely incredible Stephanne! You are amazing!!!!! What a gorgeous little house. It must have taken you hours and hours! I just love it!
Alicia xx