Friday, October 7, 2011

Dracula Edwin & Witch Tilda's Haunted House (Altered Photo Frame)

Morning, Morning everyone! Time for a Halloween creation. I have to confess that it took me longer that I anticipated to finish it. But I am very happy with the outcome.

I stared by creating the background for the frame. I covered a 10" x 10" black chipboard with pieces of paper from an old book. Then, I applied a coat of diluted purple acrylic paint with a sponge. Once dry, I sprayed two coats of Glimmer Mist for a "sparkly night" effect (Unfortunately, I couldn't take a good picture to show this effect). To finish my background, I painted some "spooky trees" using black, white and a touch of brown acrylic paint.

The haunted house, street light, fence, graves and spiderweb were cut with my Cricut Expressions, using the Mini Monsters cartridge. I used mostly black cardstock and papers from My Mind's Eye and Martha Stewart's Halloween collections.

I really wanted to create a 3 dimensional effect by placing all the elements at different levels but keeping Dracula Edwin and Witch Tilda in the focal point of the composition.

To create a light bulb effect for windows and the street light, I colored pergamano paper with Copic markers (YR15 & YR12). The little Tim Holtz "poison jars" are filled with Betty Crocker green sugar and some of the elements were decorated with Stickles and black gems. 

As usual, I colored my gorgeous Halloween Magnolia stamps with Copic Markers. Skin: E11, E00, E000 and R20. Grays: C7, C5, C3 and C1. Oranges: YR18, YR15, YR12 and YR00. Browns: E59, E57, E50, E33 and E31. Greens: YG97, YG95, YG93 and YG91.

I'm entering the following challenges:

TOMIC: Halloween (Everything but a card)
MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS: Halloween inspiration
Simon Says Stamp: Sparkle and Bling
Copic Creations: Saturated Colors

Thanks for visitng!


  1. Hi Paola,

    wow, this is so creative! I love it!!
    grtz Jolanda

  2. Dear Paola, you definitely can be happy how it turned out. Your project looks so great!! Love everything on it.
    Hugs, Karina

  3. Paola, you blew me away with this card. Terrific spooky scene you've created. Gorgeous colouring and amazing attention to details. Love the toxic potions...LOL. Wonderful work with the roof and nice touches with the glitters.
    Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.

  4. WOW!! I'm create the most stunning and gorgeous projects I've ever seen. Truly beautiful works of art!!

  5. OMG I'm in love with this project.
    So cute so neat! Great job!
    Thanks for playing with us.
    Greetings from Brazil

  6. wow! what a wonderful scene you have created. its fantastic. by the way love your blog, so much eyecandy.

  7. Love the scene you have created!! Super cute all around! Thanks for playing with us at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! Please join us for the next challenge! Hugs, Tracy Valure

  8. OMG! Paola...I love this! I'm not kidding...I can't take my eyes off of it!! You have created the most amazing Magnolia project! I love each and every one of the little details you've added! Stunning!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!! Hugs. Pat Frank

  9. WOW! What an amazing scene you created! Thanks for joining us at TOMIC! hugs, Angela

  10. oh WOW this is stunningly Spooktaclar!! Beautiful, creative project..
    hugs, Janiel

  11. WOW!!! ALL your cards and projects are SPECTACULAR!!! Love your coloring and designs. Great papers, color combinations and details.
    Love your blog and work.

  12. Hi, Paola! Your creations are truly stunning sweetie; plus you have fantastic photographic skills:)
    Have a happy week! Hugs, Iulia

  13. We Love These Paola!! As an Uncle, I needed some of these for the nephews and nieces. Thank You ... These are #1 ! Looking FW to your next piece of work...>UNCLE

  14. Hi Paola, omg, your creations are all so gorgeous, just love them all.
    Hugs, YVon

  15. What a beautiful art work! Amazing coloring and perfect details.
    Welcome by "It's a magnolia Challenge".
    Sweet Greetings Debbie