Monday 8 October 2012

Bats In The Belfry

If you're looking for today's Smeared and Smudged 31days of Hallowe'en post - just scroll down one post.

If you're looking for the Haunted Design House post - you found it :)
The subject of both posts, though, are similar - Dark, Hallowe'en type

Monday (nearly) always brings my Macabre Monday post. This week is no exception.
The challenge this week is

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that has anything to do with a bats.  Think belfries, church steeples and all round general battiness!

So what did I make?

Anyone with a cricut and the Happy Hauntings cart will recognise the Haunted House created here. My son helped me out here by glueing together most of the pieces yesterday whilst I was at work. Apparently it "wasn't the easiest job attempted"  Thank you Ben.

I needed something to go with the 3-D bats I had created with the image from Batcula from Rick St Dennis.

Each bat is made up of 6 layers, back and front the same. Once I had cut all 24 bits out and glued them together, with a wire down the centre for hanging from, I sprayed with home made mica mist made from purple perfect pearls, black DI and water. Then using a red wire (just the colour that came out the drawer first) attached the bats in various positions around the house. No doubt I'll end up making more bats, but time ran out on me this weekend.

Thank you for visiting and hope to see you all come visit Haunted Design House and show us your Batty projects.

I'd like to enter this into the challenge over at
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes/Hallowe'en
Polka Doodles - Wings and Things
The Cupboard Trilogy - Things with Wings


  1. Love that haunted house and you gotta love Rick's bats!!

  2. This turned out great Helen! :)

  3. So spooky!!!!! Good project.
    Hugs Nat

  4. wow helen that haunted house was a lot of work, how awesome of you son to help you.. I have the cartridge too but never mede the house because it looks so hard to make

    love the bats, the are great together eith the house

  5. This looks amazing, Helen! I am in awe!

  6. Your son deserves a medal because that house is a BITCH! Fab work and the bats really rock! xxD

  7. Great idea! What a fab and stunning project!

  8. Awesome haunted house! The bat images are a head above the rest! cheers!

  9. This is amazing. Such a brilliant idea. I was blown away ! xxxxxxxxxx

  10. Amazing piece. Totally worth the effort. x

  11. Oh wow! This is stunning, what an amazing creation, the house is fab and the bats are the perfect finishing touch
    Lindsay x

  12. truly Epic, and proving that there is a reason for having our kids ;) x
    brilliant as always

  13. This is just too freakin cool Helen! I love your spooky house! And the crazy bats! What a great job you did!

  14. Crazy detailed cutting - I love it!

  15. Wow that is brilliant, love it. Thanks for taking part in the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge.

    Liz xx [DT]

  16. WOW its bril.
    Thank you for taking part in the Cupboard trilogy challenge
    Mags DT

  17. fantastic I had to look twice so much hard work.thank you for taking part in the craft cupboard trilogy challenge.good luck
    lyn DT

  18. Love <3 Love it :)
    Thank you so much for joining us over on The Cupboard Trilogy challenge blog ... Good luck & hope to see you next time
    Jane xx

  19. Wonderful! and very scary! Love it. Thank you for taking part in The Cupboard Trilogy challenge xx