Monday, October 1, 2012

Day One of the 31 Days of Halloween

Well, gals, the day has come to start the craziest 31 days of the year. That may not be true for all of you but as I limit the challenges I get myself into, it certainly is for me. I am so looking forward to seeing the wonderful creations that everyone has come up with, to spreading the love to all 37 participants and to showing off mine (hope I can keep up).
If you've happened across this page accidentally, check out the whole 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop by starting with the link to Terra's page under the blogroll on the sidebar. She's got all the info you need to know to hop along and maybe even win a prize or two.
This project started off as a prop for my Halloween decorations but I'd never worked with foamcore board before. Three days and a package of X-Acto blades later, I decided it had to become a "real" project. I thought about stamping spooky words on it but I really liked it black. I came up with the solution to add lots of polymer clay dimensional elements - roofs, windows, doors, a porch. The stamping happened as a way to   texture those elements, especially the roofs. I used mostly an old Provocraft spiral stamp but there's also a design element stamp from 100 Proof Press in there.
Okay, get back to your hoppin'. You've hung in there and you're getting close to the finish line.

22 comments:

ScrappinCSI said...

Love this project. I too love to show the stamping in my projects in 3d ways as well. Thank you for sharing.

Candace Jedrowicz said...

It's absolutely brilliant, Sharon! I know your Exacto pain! I love that you added polymer clay elements! Very smart solution! Happy October!

Ally White Cat said...

Happy day one. I love your piece..wonderful classic haunted house.wonderful art.
susan s.

Kristina said...

Sharon,
YAY!! Your back, I have miss you so much! I was wondering if you were going to sign up, and I am so glad you did! I love your spooky house you did a wonderful job on it! Cant wait to see more of your creative creations! Much love to you!
Peace,
Kristy

Regina said...

Love Haunted houses and yours is awesome!!

Regi ^_^

daffy said...

love the haunted house
carolyn h

silvia said...

Fabulous Haunted House!!

~Lady B~ said...

This is truly amazing! I love that you've used the stamps for texture! Brilliant creation!

Dieverdog said...

This turned out SOOOO cool!If I didn't know you I don't think I'd believe this was your first attempt with foam core. You can probably use this as a back drop for lots of other things, too! Great way to start off the 31 days!

Jane said...

Awesome fantastic project
Hugs xxx

Happycrafter Shell said...

wow this must have taken so long! Love it! xx

monique said...

this is fantastic, love it

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

This is amazing Sharon. Well worth using up a few blades xx

Julia said...

Amazing project. So many details, it looks fab.
Hugs,
Julia

ScrappingBeauty said...

cool haunted house project! Happy Halloween!

Steph said...

Wow, this is a fab decoration. Love the textures you've added.

DonnaMundinger said...

Sooo cool! Love the texture you added with the stamps. xxD

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fabulous, that house is fantastic
Lindsay xx

lisa aka b.creative said...

stunning house!

ike said...

This is gob-smackingly brilliant. LUV it xxxx

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Sharon... Love your spooky haunted house! It looks awesome! You Rock and Hugs!

ldfdesign said...

wow! i bet your hands where hating you after you finished! fabolous!