I’ve just finished my second Haunted Manor using the Tim Holtz Village Manor die by Sizzix. I decided (as I always do) to make it a little different from the first Haunted Manor. I made a Clock Manor and it evolved from there.
I turned the rectangular base that the mansard roof sits out so that the wide face is forward. That leaves more room for the 13 hour clock. I had to cut out a v-shaped section for the gable front to fit it. I just used the same angle as the ones on the sides since the pitch of the roof is the same.
Since this Village Manor has come out there are more and more projects that you can find on Pinterest or Instagram. I will truthfully say I borrowed some ideas from what I found. One idea was not on the house, but on the new die “Lost Zombie” also by Tim Holtz and Sizzix. Nicole Wright on her blog, Canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.ca made a project called “Zombie Walk”. The zombie has chains on his wrists. I thought it was a seriously cool detail. Since I mostly make houses I wondered how I could add a chain to the house. Also her Village Manor house had lots of boarded up windows. That got me thinking as well – what if I chain the door closed? I had to experiment for a while to get the tiny chain to drape around the little brad doorknobs, but I was finally able to do it.
Oh, here are some updated photos of the first Haunted Manor – I added a bat and an owl. I think it helps the house from looking so stark.
Ya’ll take care.
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