HAPPY HALLOWEEN !
Crafted for Manor House Creations
Ok so if you're from Aus or Europe, you're wondering what all the fuss is about. I remember growing up thinking I wish we celebrated Halloween - all those free lollies! What kid doesn't want that kind of celebration!
When your dh is Canadian you take on some of his celebrations. How funny is this story? When our kids were little we used to give our friends lollies so they could give them to our kids when we dropped in on Halloween night. lol
One year when we lived up in Darwin, we couldn't get an orange pumpkin at that time of year, so we improvised and painted green ones orange.
This is my Halloween crafting this year. Well this, a gift for my son, and of course making costumes.
All Hallows comes from the original name for Halloween. Most people think of it as a pagan festival. Well most kids just think of it as a candy festival! But it's origins are based on the Christian belief of all souls rising from the dead which is Nov 2nd.
On to the project, lol
I found the wooden houses in Walmart and thought (like all scrapbookers do) hmmm I think I can do something with that. lol Well many hours later this was the result. I can't help myself. I'm just one of those who love all the little details.
The houses were all black before I started. On this one I used brick red crackle paint. Flowers and leaves are all from the new summer collection at Manor House Creations.
Trim is Webster's, Family plaque is Bo Bunny, Dusty Attic chipboard piece.
These little flowers are gorgeous. I love the inked edges. Just added a light touch of paint to the leaves.
The pirate (Jera's costume from two years ago) house all locked up with a DA gate and letter box.
On this one I used textured fibre paste and rub paint. It has a great weathered look IRL.
Sienna was a fairy a couple of years ago.
This is Jera's costume this year, minus the moustache. He's the "Ghost of Moustaches Past." I know you're probably thinking what on earth!!! One of the characters from the show Wizards of Waverly Place dressed as this. At least it was an easy costume. lol
Found these cute little skulls and crossbones.
Have a great scrapping week if you don't.
I'm off to check in on your blogs.I've been so busy crafting lately, I just can't get enough time in the day.
Thanks for dropping by.