Friday, October 12, 2012

Day Twelve of the 31 Days of Halloween

You may have noticed, or maybe not, that I really get into the stories that my work, and yours, create in my mind. Today's project is no exception. I've named it Show Me The Way To Go Home after the old drinking song.
This altered candle holder (sort of) from Hobby Lobby is dedicated to all the "haints" who end up spending Beggar's Night drinking in the local bars and pubs because the night is full of screaming children and they themselves can't even raise a scare out of an old lady and if they hear one more, "Nice costume!", they will run howling into the night.






So my alteration consisted of sticking my little haunted house scenes behind the glass inserts. It sounds too easy but I couldn't get enough detail when printing on vellum (I composed the scenes in PS because of the size of the openings) so had to print on a transparency and put the vellum behind that. Still pretty easy I guess. The houses are from Crackerbox Palace, Stampendous, Stampabilities, Inkadinkado, ???, and Rick St. Dennis from left to right and top to bottom. Both tree branches are from Stampscapes.

I thought that at this point in the Hop, some of us might be slacking off a little but the projects I saw yesterday certainly didn't seem like it! Gorgeous and interesting and funny and just plain wonderful - you Wicked Bloggers are quite a crew! And you Horrifying Hoppers leave gratifying and perceptive comments!! Thank you so much!

Oh, almost forgot, The Blogroll is ----> You know what to do with it or if you don't, check out Terra's blog at the top of the blogroll. Lisa's blog with her amazing work is your next stop!

13 comments:

Rick St. Dennis said...

Sharon-adorable project-I love the idea of collecting all the various haunted houses anddoing the lantern-really cute-When you did your vellums did you boost the dpi up on the images? Sometimes if you pixel pack them to 600dpi you can get a better image-also try translucent presentation paper-I beliueve HP amongst others make it-I have purchased it at STAPLES and poffice depot-probably available at AMAZION as well-if gives a lovely crispy image butI dont likme to colour on it---be sure to stop by my blog Sat the 13th fornsome fun!!!

monique said...

love the lantern , it looks so awesome in black in white, great job

Julia said...

Love the lantern!!!
Hugs,
Julia

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous lantern! Love the houses and so what if you thought it was easy. Sure doesn't look like it. It's gorgeous! xxD

silvia said...

vary,vaey,vary cool lantern!!!

ScrappinCSI said...

Beautifully done. I love what you have created. Thank you for sharing your art.

Candace Jedrowicz said...

Too too cool! You achieved a fabulous look!

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

What a wicked cool project!

~Lady B~ said...

Fabulous lantern! I love the images you've used and I adore the way you've photographed your project! The skeleton hands around the glasses with a bottle of spirits nearby, drinking by the light of the lantern...just brilliant!

Dieverdog said...

I love this - I'm going to have to see if I can find a lantern to do! The haunted houses in it is just wonderful and you got them to fit so well, too! I bet it looks super awesome lit up! And the bottle of "spirits" is very cool, too. I always enjoy the stories behind your art - it's like a little extra spice in an already delicious recipe!

lisa aka b.creative said...

What a fab lantern and with those images, great!

Jane said...

Wow a fantastic lantern love it
Hugs xxx

Steph said...

Fabulous lantern! Love the spooky spirits and the little drinking skellie hands too.