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Haunted Manor Purple & Black

We are getting very close to Halloween and you know what that means. . . . tiny haunted houses! I have been going a little crazy over the Tim Holtz Halloween Houses, again. If you haven’t seen Lucy’s work over at her blog With Glue and Glitter you are missing out.  I was heavily influenced by her amazing work. Loved this house she made that had a teal roof, make take on it has a purple roof. I loved how makes bases for her houses and so I gave that a whirl too.

Haunted Manor

As with my other two houses (here) and (here), I used the Tim Holtz Dies as my starting place. I used the Village Dwelling, Village Manor, and Village Rooftops.

Haunted Manor – Front View

I started by cutting my bases out of heavyweight cardstock. Then I began creating my siding by spritzing a piece of cardstock with Glimmer Mist and Distress Ink Spray in Autumn Nights and Black Soot. Once dry I then cut the cardstock into thin strips and applied a little white chalk ink to the edges. This is not an exact science, I ended up making several batches of siding and so there was a little variation in color but I think that this adds to the overall weathered look of the house.

Side View

For the roof, I cut the pieces out first and the sprayed with Fully Purple Glimmer Mist and then edged with Black Soot Distress Ink. The window frames were created in the same manner.

Tiny Door

To create the door I stamped a copy of the door with the Woodgrain Stamp from Stampin’ Up and then added color with Distress Inks. I colored a few thin strips of cardstock with Distress Stain and added a little Distress Embossing Powder, then attached to the house. The doorknobs are tiny brads. I was really happy to find these little guys.

View from the back

Each window and the front door have a small piece of acetate behind. I just used scraps I had lying around and colored them with alcohol ink in Butterscotch.

Additional roof edging

I added trim pieces on the roofline using the front trim piece as a guide for the angle and then coloring in the same manner as the roof. My edges were a little rough and this certainly smartened up the whole house.

Base with the battery operated candle

The base was created in the manner that Lucy has described over on her blog (here). I used smaller layers between mine (little strips of cardboard) to give it a little more height without a full piece of cardboard. In addition, I also added a little hole in the center to hold my battery operated light. Once the cardboard was dry I added about three coats of tissue paper adhered with glue. I left that to dry overnight. In the morning I gave it a few coats of grey and black acrylic paint.  I painted a few fence lengths and glued them to my base.

Base without the candle

I feel like my house might be a little plain and so there may be an addition or two down the road, i.e. polymer clay pumpkins or a ghost. For now, this little house sits ready for Halloween. I really would love to get another house done before Halloween but I am simply buried with projects (in a good way).  Thank you for stopping by and I hope that this inspires you to create your own tiny Halloween Dwelling!

House with the light on

The Tower House

Hiya!

It is a chilly day here in Colorado and it is only going to get colder in the next few days. That’s okay with me, that means more time to craft.

I mentioned that I could see myself getting addicted to the Tim Holtz Villages. well, the inevitable is in progress. Today I am sharing my second house, I am calling this one the Tower House. I saw this amazing house on Pinterest and knew I needed to make a tower.

Tim Holtz Sizzix Village House by Jennifer Miner

This little house with round tower was so much fun to create.  There were little scraps of paper everywhere in my studio as I cut and recut and trimmed and “Frankensteined”  parts together. I did a bit of research but I really just had an idea rattling around in my head of a tower with weathered copper roof and everything else grew from there.

The Tower House by Jennifer Miner

I started with the tower, which was created using the bell tower die. Next, I cut two roofs and two side walls and adhered them together to create an eight-sided top. I then cut the base to match. The siding was created with strips of cardstock colored with Distress Ink and then cut again with the die. The roof was created with color sprays and clear embossing powder. The bricks were the negatives from the windows. I now have a little baggie of house parts, just in case.

Front elevation for the Tower House

For the house, I used the Village Dwelling Die for the main house and then added the front from the from the Village Manor. I moved the main entrance from the side to the end of the house. I also added the dormer windows from the Village Bungalow.

Side View – Tower House

The roof was colored with Distress Stain and I used Distress Ink on the window frames.

There is a floor in there!

I used my Silhouette Studio Software and Silhouette Cameo to create the window frames for the tower. I also added acetate behind the windows and then I added a floor in the tower before adhering it to the “stone” portion.

Front of the Tower House

The door was created in the same manner as the roof but without the embossing powder. I used a paper punch to make the door knobs and then gave them a dot of Glossy Accents. The front window is also from the Village Manor Die and was colored with Distress Inks and the center also has a coat of Glossy Accents.

View from the top

I really had a lot of fun building this little house. This time I even created a mock-up version before I started to be sure that my ideas would work. I can see a few places where I should have taken a little more time but I am definitely learning with every house.

My little Tower House – a paper creation

This little door was created using the door die and extra scraps. I then gave it a coat of Distress Stain and then a coat Indian Summer Glimmer Glaze. I added a little brad and then glued it to my tower.

Copper Roof – Tower House by Jennifer Miner

Materials

Dies: Village Dwelling, Village Manor, Village Bell Tower, Village Bungalow, & Village Rooftops – Tim Holtz for Sizzix & Silhouette Cameo

Ink: Milled Lavender, Old Paper, Black Soot, Weathered Wood, Frayed Burlap, Peacock Feathers, Pumice Stone, & Gathered Twigs Distress Ink – Ranger, VersaMark – Tsukineko

Paper: Neenah Solar White & Basic Black – Stampin’ Up

Other: Vintage Photo & Weathered Wood Distress Stain, Pumice Stone & Gathered Twigs – Distress Markers, Indian Summer Glimmer Glaze – Tattered Angels, Black Velvet & Teal Color Shine Heidi Swapp, Dragonfly Glimmer Mist –  Tattered Angels

 

 

Tim Holtz Village Die Christmas Church

I am so absolutely in love with the Tim Holtz Village die. I was really trying to resist. It isn’t like I don’t have enough other projects and crafts around here. For all of my resisting, I am hooked. I started with the Village Dwelling Die and things just went from there. This is my very first dwelling and there will be more!! I used the Village Dwelling, Village Bell Tower, and Village Winter Dies to create this little church.

Tim Holtz & Sizzix Village: Christmas Church by Jennifer Miner

I started my creation before I watched the tutorial videos by Tim Holtz over on YouTube, and I would have made a few things differently.  Having said that I am pretty happy with this little project and it was so much fun.

Church at Christmas
Alcohol Ink Stain Glass Window

I inked my roof with Bundled Sage, Frayed Burlap, and Weather Wood Distress Inks and added Distress Stickles in Picket Fence for my snow and icicles. The white pieces were inked with Frayer Burlap. I think that next time I’ll do some siding.

Church with Tim Holtz Dies

I inked my windows with Frayed Burlap Ink and added a coat of Glossy Accents once they were in place. The stain glass was created with acetate and Alcohol Inks.

Front view of the little church

I added a little snow in my windows with Picket Fence Distress Stickles. The wreath is a pipe cleaner with embroidery floss. The base was covered with glitter adhesive and given a good application of Martha Stewart Glitter in Carara Marble. I did not adhere my church to the base so I can put a battery operated light in there.

I am really looking forward to adding more buildings to my village, I have a Pinterest Board going for these if you are looking for more ideas.

Materials

Dies: Village Dwelling, Village Bell Tower, Village Winter Tim Holtz for Sizzix

Paper: Neenah Solar White in 80lb and 110lb, Acetate Sheet

Ink: Bundled Sage, Frayed Burlap, and Weathered Wood Distress Ink

Alcohol Inks: Sunshine Yellow, Sail Boat Blue, Watermelon, and Silver Mixative – Adirondack, Alcohol Blending Solution – Adirondack

Other: Carara Marble & Glitter Adhesive – Martha Stewart Crafts, Glossy Accents – Ranger, Picket Fence Distress Stickles – Ranger

By Jennifer Miner