Monday 30 September 2013

Dimensional Hallowe'en with HDH

Morning everyone. I hope the day brings everything you wish for. It's nearly the start of the mega Hallowe'en bash and, to get you all in the mood, the challenge at Haunted Design House is to go truly 3-D.

Pop dots are ok - but get those creative juices really working and get those projects really 3-D.
The rest of the minions are and have been beavering away to show you what we mean. We have a wonderful sponsor this fortnight - TANDO CREATIVE - with a terrific prize to be had for the winner.

For my project, I used a shoe box, well one part of it. I made a little graveyard scene with some of the Tando gravestones and tree cutouts, oh, and a spider, a digi stamp from fellow Minion, Teri's Delicious Doodles range called The Graveyard. all teamed up with some skully fairy lights

First the Tando Creative cutouts were painted with acrylics. Whist drying, cut holes in the shoe box for the lights, constructed a base for the Tando cutouts  to be adhered to and affixed The Graveyard pic to the back.
The box was covered with black paper to hide the wiring of the lights and help keep them in place.
Now the extra fun part.....
The smaller cut outs were adhered towards the back with the larger at the front. Hence giving the illusion of even more depth. The spider webs on the trees were painted white then with glow-in-the-dark paint mixed with a bit of glitter. Some orange gems stuck on behind the owls' eyes.
I used two different coloured green flocking for the areas below the gravestones.
This is what it looks like when there is some ambient light.
When the lights in the room are turned off...........................
 Spooky or what?

I really had a lot of fun here as you probably guessed.

Now, how many of you are going into the third dimension for us to come and ogle at? We want to see those 3-D projects linked up in the next two weeks............... pretty please. Come along and link them up at Haunted Design House - who knows........ you might get to win your own set of cutouts!!

I'd like to enter this diorama into the challenge at
Addicted to Stamps - Create a Scene
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes


  1. Oo very clever :-) Lovely you havent claimed your prize for the blog hop over at my blog, please contact me asap email is in my sidebar :-) If I dont hear soon I will have to redraw :-( Elaine-xxx-

  2. This is so spooky and so 3-D awesome project I loveeeeee it I just love all the headstones and the lights.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
    CI design team member
    DIANA L.

  3. Just brilliant Helen!!!!! xxxx

  4. This is brilliant, so much details
    Very spooky, love the lights well clever

    Jools x

  5. I'm with Andrea! Brilliant beyond words, both literally and figuratively. Love, love, LOVE! xxD

  6. Fang-tastic! Thanks for sharing! I am SO looking forward to the H-Countdown this year!~!!

  7. Wow! That's dimension on dimension on dimension. Lots of work lady and way appreciated! You have thought this out so well. Love it!

  8. A fantastic halloween creation! Very spooky and a very good idea! Beautiful made! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, Marlies