Monday, August 1, 2016

Kids Summer Vacation Challenge


Hello again! This is my second post for the day, you'll find the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge post below. During August, Simon Says Stamp has a Kids Summer Vacation Challenge, with a junior design team making really wonderful projects. The challenge is Anything Goes With Glitter and it will last the whole month. There are three prize hampers to be won, so I hope any crafty child (2-16 years) will join in.

Anton (age 6) of course wanted to join in, since he loves to craft. He ended up making a pretty spooky project...

Layers of ink - Spooky Glittery House with Tim Holtz Sizzix Brownstone die
Since I made my Old Town project, using Tim Holtz Brownstone die, Anton has been wanting to make his own house. He looked through some of my embellishments and decided that he wanted to make a spooky Halloween house. I die cut the house pieces for him and he sat down to paint them, but by mistake poured out way too much Candied Apple Distress Paint (luckily on a plastic sheet). So with all that extra paint, he decided to start dipping embellishments into the paint and then into glitter, which is the reason why the doll, skulls and skeleton ended up being very scary,

Layers of ink - Spooky Glittery House with Tim Holtz Sizzix Brownstone die
The house was die cut from a cover from one of Tim Holtz patterned paper pads. Anton painted it purple and the roof black. The base is a piece of mat board, also painted black. I helped him assemble the house and glued everything in place, since I used a heat gun for that, which he is not allowed to touch. 

Layers of ink - Spooky Glittery House with Tim Holtz Sizzix Brownstone die
Before assembling the house, we coloured some clear Modeling Film with Denim and Gold Mixative alcohol ink. Anton was very impressed with how fast it dried. Don't let small children work with alcohol ink on their own, and make sure you are in a well-ventilated space. 

Layers of ink - Spooky Glittery House with Tim Holtz Sizzix Brownstone die
Here's another shot of the windows. 

Layers of ink - Spooky Glittery House with Tim Holtz Sizzix Brownstone die
Anton shares my love of details, and came up with the idea that the Resin Skulls should be sitting on wooden sticks, sort of as guards to the house. As you can see, it was dipped in paint and then in red Distress Glitter.

Layers of ink - Spooky Glittery House with Tim Holtz Sizzix Brownstone die
Wicked Alpha Parts were added to the house. 

Layers of ink - Spooky Glittery House with Tim Holtz Sizzix Brownstone die
The roof was covered with Pumice Stone Distress Glitter. Anton thought it was too even looking and scratched into the glitter to make marks. 

Layers of ink - Spooky Glittery House with Tim Holtz Sizzix Brownstone die
There is cotton wool smoke coming from the chimney.

Layers of ink - Spooky Glittery House with Tim Holtz Sizzix Brownstone die
The fence is die cut with the Village Bungalow die and Anton cut some of the boards, so that it would look old and broken. Clever idea!

Layers of ink - Spooky Glittery House with Tim Holtz Sizzix Brownstone die
The spookiest part of the project is the zombie girl inhabitant of the house, who got a little bit too much red paint on her. Has a Salvaged Doll ever looked so scary? It was very important for Anton that she could move. I did a simple solution of two cardstock strips glued together as shown. 

Layers of ink - Spooky Glittery House with Tim Holtz Sizzix Brownstone die
Then I cut a little path into the base.

Layers of ink - Spooky Glittery House with Tim Holtz Sizzix Brownstone die
Tuck in the strips. 

Layers of ink - Spooky Glittery House with Tim Holtz Sizzix Brownstone die
And she can walk up to her door. Very scary!

Layers of ink - Spooky Glittery House with Tim Holtz Sizzix Brownstone die
She can also be turned around and walk the other way. This would be a fun interactive idea for other, less spooky, children's projects too, to get moving parts.

Layers of ink - Spooky Glittery House with Tim Holtz Sizzix Brownstone die
You could also place an electric tea candle inside the house, but we had already glued it to the base when I thought of that. The skeleton is propped up by another wooden stick.

Layers of ink - Spooky Glittery House
Anton is very proud of his project and he says to tell you that he hopes you will like it and want to make the same thing, although maybe a little less spooky. The house is displayed in the living room now, because he thinks his house is too scary for his own room.

I hope there will be lots of kids joining us in the Simon Says Stamp Glitter Kids Summer Vacation Challenge, and there are three fun grab bags from Simon Says Stamp to be won. The last day to participate is 31 August, so there is plenty of time. This challenge will end on August 31st at 8am EST, 1pm UK time 2pm CET.





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Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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24 comments:

  1. Anton, your spooky house is absolutely amazing!!! My favorite creations are Halloween projects and you did an awesome job making your scene super spooky. I love, love the giant skeleton. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us!

    Cathie ♥

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  2. Hi Anton! WOW!! What a super spooky house you've made! I love the glittery skull you created. All that red makes it look so spooky! Thanks for sharing your awesome Halloween house with us, you are so talented, like your Mom! Hugs, Maura

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    1. Thank you so much! From Anton! The skulls were my favourite part, the girl is a little too scary. :)

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  3. fantastic job Anton!!!!! love all the little details you created!!!

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  4. Anton did a fabulous job on the spooky house - it looks amazing!! I did smile over the Candied Apple paint but he used it well to create some gory elements! Please tell Anton that yes, I would love to make one exactly like this! Anne xx

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    1. Anton is happy to hear that you want to make one exactly like this one! At first he thought he had to send his house away, and he didn't want to do that. :)

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  5. Anton you did a fantastic job. I love how,you cut into the fence to make it look old. Wonderful details. We need to see more of your creations Anton. Hugs. Tracy x

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    1. Thank you so much Tracy! The fence cutting was a great idea, and totally his own. Anton says 'hi'. :)

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  6. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely AMAZEBALLS!!! I love everything about this spooky house, the figures dripping in glittery blood are very realistic and very scary! I don't think I would like to sleep with this in my room either!! ;-) The details on this are fabulous and you are so talented Anton, your ideas are absolutely brilliant! Very Well Done!!

    Thanks so much for being in the Junior Team, you have done a brilliant job :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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    1. Thank you very much Lorraine, says Anton! He agreed to pose together with his house, mainly so that you would get to see that photo. :)

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  7. Anton did a fantastic job, love all the details! Well done Anton!

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  8. Great job Anton- truly scary! I can see that you are creative just like your Mom and that is such a special talent to have- you will use that in all areas of your life someday. Thanks for sharing this AK- he is so big!

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    1. Anton says 'thank you so much Eileen!'.

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  9. That is seriously cool. Anton has a great creative (and spooky) imagination.

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  10. A very scary house! I can assure you, Anton, there are boys all around the world who would love to make a house like this for themselves. This is a good tutorial. You made many good decisions on the details to make your house very scary. It feels good to face scary things and laugh boldly at them, and I think that's why Halloween is so much fun. I think I particularly like this house because it reminds me of a Halloween house I made with my son when he was about your age. It was scary, but not as scary as this one. Maybe I had too much to do with it. We hung a ghost in our house that had a magnet in it which reacted with a magnet hidden under a rug (really a magazine photo) on the floor, making it spin around on its thread. I like the way your zombie girl walks to the door. I wonder if I could interest my son, who is now 26, in making another house.

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  11. Anton, you did a wonderful job making your Spooky House.
    I like that you used a lot of red paint. It looks very spooky!
    Thank you for sharing your house with us. It is awesome!

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  12. great job Anton...your spooky house is amazing...hugs kath xxx

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  13. Super spooky work! love the splatters , Anton you are an artist like your Mom! This work is AMAZING! Love it so much! BRAVO! Barbara

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  14. WOW, Anton, I bet you had so much fun making this, and I know you made your Mom proud! Such a fun project!

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  15. WOW, Anton, I bet you had so much fun making this, and I know you made your Mom proud! Such a fun project!

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  16. Oh my goodness what a scary halloween house half expect a wicked witch living there, it is brilliant too.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Children's Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  17. A very scary house! Anton has had some great ideas, like scratches on the roof so it didn't look perfect. Also the moving little girl, and the skulls on sticks as gaurds, and the broken fence. Very creative! I love it!

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