Right now, most everything is done. I just finished up the small window roof and added the edge trims. Have to just add a pot on top the chimney, I think. * Last post: see some of the exterior. (Click photos for full size; see other posts in left column archives.)
So for today, wanted to show the roof. I'm pretty happy with how it came out. For a change I used cardstock strips instead of individual wood shingles. Here's info on the shingles file I used and had someone cut for me. It came out pretty well! I only wish the lighter color didn't show through in spots as I thought I'd painted well enough. Just one of those small nitpicky things that bug me though it doesn't show as much in real life as in the photo.
I decided to add some moss and vines. I like how it looks on the front roof and the front towers (top photo.) Yes, still am finishing the top tower!
The side and other roof vines actually look better than in the picture. Glad I got most of the exterior, yard, and flowers done in-between. Just have to figure out my final decorating inside and hang more art. But perfect timing! Hoping I'll be ready for a grand tour during the week of Halloween!
For fun, the tiny skellie decided to sit for a portrait in the yard. Say Cheese!
Oh, but what is he/she reading?? Let's peek over their shoulder...Of course! haa!
Here's the table I set up in the corner of the front porch.
The orange poppy-like flowers are set in a fake pumpkin from a floral pick I bought awhile ago with foam "pumpkins" that looked like planters. I just painted them a darker orange.
Remember the small somewhat ugly witch (by Bonnie Glazier) I showed before?? I almost, almost didn't use her, but after dressing her up, she's developed a charm all her own! For now, she took a seat in the front yard, too, but she'll be working on potions inside later.
Then what's next? I'll show more of the house later. For now, well....I came across a cool project on Etsy for the printies and labels for a "macabre market," that had been shared on Alpha Stamps a while back. I got a kick out of it and thought it would be fun to make some items for a Halloween box I have that I wasn't sure what to do with. Stay tuned for details on that! I needed a 'smallish' project to do in-between and before I decide to start on the half-scale Park Ave. Mansion. First I have to get my Halloween fix!
Thanks again for visiting. Stay tuned for more Halloween posts soon!