Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Challenge by Erica Perkins

It's the most wonderful time of the year...with so much mistletoeing and ... oh wait, wrong season. You wouldn't know it with the Christmas decorations all over the stores and the blitz of toy ads on tv these days. Halloween was always a blip on the radar as my eyes and wishes looked forward to Christmas, but since having children, my love of Halloween seems to grow bigger and bigger each year.

I look forward to picking out costumes with the kids and seeing what they thing is spooky enough or even cute to dress up as, I add more pieces to my witch costume, I add a few more decorations to our home's Hallween bin and I've even started to use my scrapping goodies at Halloween.

This year, I finally altered a corrugate house I've had for a couple of years for Halloween.

I started with the roof and scallop cut a bunch of 1" strips and layered them up the roof. I curled up the edges for a bit of dimension. I covered the outside of the house with two different colours (orange and green) and inked the edges just a tad. The windows looked awfully bare and I didn't want to get too fussy, so I cut up a few little "shutters" (purposefully crooked) and stuck them on. I used a cloudy plastic folder I had around and cut pieces to fit in the windows, but I pop-dotted them back a bit from the walls to give more dimension and shadow. I also added a couple of Colorbox glittered chipboard bats flying above the house.

From there I added some Dream Street rub-ons to one side.

And some Martha Stewards stickers on the other side and back.

The fence was done with a Martha Stewart sticker which I mounted by folding transparencies and creating space between the house and the fence....that likely doesn't make much sense.

I love how it turned out. I've put a flameless candle inside that flickers and makes it seem a little bit spookier too.


  1. this is such a cute little haunted house!!!

  2. OMG that is too cute...Did I see that at the Crop for Kids at Jillian's Table?? I love it.