I’ve almost got the village completed. All of the houses are done as is most of the decor. The 3 houses for Haunted Holtzville are the Spiky Shingled House, the Rough Sawn Plank House and the Haunted Manor.
I made a Welcome to Holtzville signpost using the Sizzix Hardware Findings die.
For the Spiky Shingled house, I made a pumpkin tree which I am kind of tickled about. I needed more color for this house so I made a bottle brush tree out of sisal rope, used various distress inks to give it a dark color, then I made little tiny polymer clay pumpkins and glued them to the tree. Silly, I know, but I think it looks cool and it does give this very monochromatic house some much needed color. The Spiky Shingled house is made with the basic Village Dwelling die.
Here it is – the Spiky Shingled House
I scattered some pumpkins below the tree to look they have fallen off the tree. I have not glued down the pumpkins yet. I may add an owl or a bat or another bird at some point. The roof is made from the off cut of one of the set of shingles on the Village Rooftops die. I think it looks a little more menacing that the other dies.
You can also see the branches from the Sizzix Bird Branch die that I used at the porch supports. The brick wall was made from a Tim Holtz brick stencil.
The Sizzix Bird Branch shows up a little better here as the porch support.
Now for the Village Manor – I had the base and the base house made weeks before the die arrived because I was so anxious to make this little house. The base is intended to look like a rocky outcropping.
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