Sunday, August 21, 2011

Halloween House: Part I

As I said a few weeks ago, I have been bitten by the Halloween bug.  I started working on a four part Halloween House book for my first swap over at Alpha Stamps.  The participants each alter the four different pages and when we send them in we get four different pages back, resulting in a ghoulish little gallery of artists from all around.  I managed to get one of my pieces complete today and thought I would share.

I went crazy with my new stash of dresden foil.  I am going to have to pace myself on the next few pages! :)  Paper from Graphic 45 was used throughout most of the project.  I made scratched up old windows by sanding acetate packaging and attaching before adhering my images in the window.  Another element I used to make the roof pop was an Art Part from Wendy Vecchi.

You can see the dimension a little better in this shot.  You can also see the fence a little bit better.  I thought this was a cute addition to the project.  I may put it along the back side of the last page as well.  Who knows how this will unravel, stay tuned to see.  (I had to use this image, aren't my kitty's little paws so cute, she has the tiniest dainty feet.) 

I could not leave the backside unadorned, so I got started all over again.  I used this felt flourish that I had on hand.  In order for this to work, I had to cut it apart to make the pattern adapt to my needs. I added the monkeys from the Graphic 45 paper along with more dresden.  Another Art Part adds a bit of interest to the back of the roof top.

I am pleased with the first portion of the project.  One thing I know for sure, it is going to be hard to let go of. Why, o' why do I get so stingy with my finished pieces!  It will be a good exercise in letting go (again!)

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. your art is wonderful...lovely Halloween piece it is luscious in color and depth.

    susan s.

  2. Wow. very cool. Love the fence.

  3. another awesome piece of art Rhea! You are simply so talented!

  4. Very cool! Now I'm thinking of making Halloween things...

  5. Great start with the Halloween house! Isn't it fun playing !

  6. Love part I! Looking forward to part 2! Gotta love Halloween!

  7. Very cool!! Can't wait to see more!


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