I just finished a metallic Village Manor for the Haunted Holtzville Halloween Village so I get to include it in this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge “Shimmer and Shine”. How lucky for me!!
I made this by covering some cardstock with metallic duct tape and running it through Tim Holtz embossing folders called Diamond Plate and Riveted Metal.
I cut the pattern out using the Village Dwelling and the Village Manor dies, then I did not like the way it looked when I cut it out and I set it aside for weeks. Eventually I needed another house for Haunted Holtzville so I decided to build with these cut pieces and POOF! I liked it. I distressed the surface with Black Soot distress paint. And then I liked it even more.
I used the 13 hour clock on the top of the house that I found that online about 2 years ago. To my way of thinking it’s fun Halloween detail. I made the chimney pipe on top by rolling up black cardstock and gluing on a small cone. The chimney is distressed with Ranger’s Brushed Pewter Distress Stain which provides a very nice shiny metallic effect. A hanging spider was colored with Rangers Enamel Accents and added to the foyer piece.
Looking at the photos I see that I forgot the window frame on both sides. That’s easy to remedy at least.
My base is layers of corrugated cardboard as usual with a square cut out underneath the house to insert an LED tea light. Other embellishments include leaves made from various leaf punches and stained watercolor paper, the new Idea-ology pumpkins which were altered by gluing in a twig stem and a fussy cut vulture from the new Tim Holtz Stamper’s Anonymous Halloween 2017 release. I love how forbidding the vulture looks.
That’s my Shimmer and Shine entry to this week’s Simon Says Stamp challenge. Ya’ll have fun with the challenge. Thank you for stopping by.
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