Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Vintage Journey - Guest Creative Guide

Hello Everyone!

This is a very special day for me today and a special post. I am completely thrilled to tell you that I am the Guest Creative Guide at A VINTAGE JOURNEY for their current challenge HALLOWEEN - TO DIE FOR. Our lovely hostess Anne (Redanne) has chosen our challenge and I highly recommend everyone skip on over there and check out the wonderful projects that the talented design team has come up with. What an honour to work along side such amazing talent!

This is the biggest project I have ever worked on, taking me almost two weeks to finish. It is a very photo heavy post, but I will try to keep the talking to a minimum (except the tutorial). I sure hope you will hang in there and have a looksie at all the different elements of my HALLOWEEN HOUSE!



My Halloween House started as some scrap paper, which I used to build the template. Once I fine tuned the measurements, I made the final version out of pizza boxes.


I gave both sides a couple coats of beige paint to cover the printing and flaws of the boxes. Then I used a hand cut brick stencil and some home-made texture paste to give the walls some dimension. I smooshed some texture paste here and there, then added some bits of cheesecloth. Another coat of beige paint, and then Tim Holtz took over!


I rubbed Gathered Twigs distress stain over some of the areas and then spritzed it with water to make spots and drips. I did the same process with Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo. Then I took some of the brand new product Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress spray and gave it a few squirts. Lastly, a bit of diluted Picket Fence paint washed over a few areas to mute the colours.




THE HOUSE

My house stands about 10 inches tall from the ground to the tip of the roof. The base is 2 inches tall, making the whole thing only 1 foot tall.

I hung this creepy little Blair Witch stick doll because this house is definitely cursed! It's made out of twigs from the yard, which I just carved grooves into and glued together. Eeeeek!



The clock was stamped and then covered with Rock Candy crackle paint and rubbed with Black Soot and Walnut Stain. The windows were done using Tim Holtz's cracked glass technique. Behind the acetate, I put sheets of vellum coloured with Sunset Orange and Sunshine Yellow alcohol inks so they wouldn't be too transparent and they give off a nice glow at night.



THE PORCH



For the rusted tin roof, I used Tim Holtz's effect powder technique. The drain pipe is just some bendy straws that I painted with black and silver paint. The porch railing is cut from Tim Holtz On the Fence and antiqued with a home-made crackle paint. For the porch floor I used my texture paste bark technique.

The flower and leaves in the little pot are from Spellbinders. The lattice is Spellbinders, the twigs are Nellie Snellen and the tiny leaves are Impression Obsession. The chair and table were cut out by hand and antiqued using Ranger Picket Fence crackle paint and some Tim Holtz distress stains. The 'ZOMBIES WELCOME' mat was made from a Ranger Inkssentials Canvas ATC.





If I didn't know better, I would swear this next shot was straight out of one of those horror movies where a group of teenagers is being chased by some crazy, inbred, cannibalistic, backwoods hillbillies!!

YIPES!









THE BALCONY

Does everything look a little crooked to you?? Yeah...GOOD! It's not easy making everything unsymmetrical and uneven on purpose, especially for a perfectionist with a slight case of OCD!!



I have included a ladder made of bones, just in case any zombies need a quick escape! Ha ha, fooled you! It's not really made of bones, just some waxed cord tied in knots. lol



THE FAMILY OF SPIDERS

Anybody with a weak heart or a sensitive stomach should turn back now, this is about to get super creepy!!


Up on the roof is where Mama Spider and all her babies live...but some of the little ones are starting to venture out on their own to explore their surroundings.





This little guy seems to have wandered off on his own, where could he possibly be going?

Is that a fresh grave? Oh no, I think something bad happened to Papa Spider! That's where the babies are going...to visit daddy and put fresh flowers on his grave.

That might actually be sad if it wasn't giving me the freaking heebie jeebies!!




AFTER DARK

A little set of battery operated lights, so my Haunted House can sit in the middle of the table.
NOT WHILE I EAT, OF COURSE...EEEEEWWW!


I won the following awards for my Halloween House:

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - October challenge - Halloween or Not
Artist Trading Post - Halloween
Shopping Our Stash - #174 - Halloween
Make My Monday - Halloween
Our Creative Corner - October challenge - Go Rust-ic
Eclectic Ellapu - November Purple Team - Texture
That's Crafty Challenge Blog - Spooky
The Male Room - Challenge #21 - Halloween
Eileen Hull's Art with Heart - October challenge - Trick or Treat

    

   

  


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That's it for today. Thanks for hanging in for the longest post EVER and thank you for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.

207 comments:

  1. You have rendered my speechless, I bow in awe before the master - something in me is telling me to fall to my knees and chant 'We're not worthy' - and then bang my head to Bohemian Rhapsody .... or am I getting my film genres muddled up again?

    Congratulations Pamellia.

    Dionne xx

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    1. Holy cow, you just had me laughing my butt off Dionne! Thank you so much for that and for the wonderful compliment! Ha, still laughing! extra big hugs :)

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  2. OOOOOMMMMMGGGGG!!!! I have been checking your blog all day cause a lilltle birdie told me you had a HUGE project going on for today... This is a gigantic project and by far the best Halloween project I have ever seen!!! You are not only the best card maker but also The Halloween Queen! So much detail and halloween beauty at one place is a dream come true for a Halloween fan like myself. I am simply blown away by your creativity, attention to every little detail and such an amazing style!! B R A V O!!!!

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    1. Wow Samra! You are just what the doctor ordered! An apple a day, blah blah, I will take a Samra a day, any time!! Thank you so much my dear friend, I'm tickled pink by all your praise! big dancing hugs to you! :)

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  3. Wow, wow, double wow. All the blood, sweat and tears was worth it in the end because this is the most fantastic Halloween project I have ever seen. The house itself is wonderful and I love all the details you added - spiders, skulls, scary icons (too bad you couldn't come up with the word after all the brainstorming). The drainpipe is the best and I can't believe the little chairs and a welcome mat although you won't catch me going in that house - too spooky. Well done my friend.
    Big Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Thank you so much for all the wows Cec! Haha, yeah, I just went with 'symbol'. It'll come to me eventually, probably at a really inconvenient time, like when I trying to sleep! lol big hugs :)

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  4. Pamellia, I am at a loss for words to describe the amazingness (is that even a word?!) of your haunted house. You are not just an artist, you are an architect!! I can't get over the design and loving attention to every tiny detail!! It is on my list of the coolest Halloween projects I have EVER seen. I can't stop marveling at the photos. Every time I look at them I find something new that I missed before. How did you make all those tiny creepy spiders and the door mat (welcome zombies-lol)! Love the 'bone' ladder too. I could go on and on. I don't know what kind of sorcery you use to create something so awesomely spooky, but I want to be your apprentice:-))
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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    1. Wow Nancy, what an incredible dose of praise! Thank you so much! Actually, I built it with the powers of my mind! HA!! big hugs to you :)

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  5. I had to come back to add a request!! I would love to see you create a 'Santa's workshop' for the Christmas season...:-))

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    1. So funny you said that...my husband said the exact same thing!

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  6. Girl, you've taken the meaning of art to the whole new level. This is beyond amazing. Yes, even with all the spiders, skulls and other spooky thingies. I can't stop looking at your creation. Everything is spectacular!!! I've never seen a Halloween project that would (almost) make my eyeballs jump out and make my jaw drop at the same time. Til now. This is spook-ta-cu-lar. I better not let my bf see it, because I'm pretty sure he'd want something similar and there's no way I could ever make anything even remotely similar to this!! this is perfect in every single way!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Maya! I would actually truly love to see what your version of a Haunted House would look like! I think it would be amazing! Thanks again my friend, super big hugs to you :)

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    2. Oh my, is this a challenge?! O.o
      Hugs! xx

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    3. I think this challenge will have to wait for next year's Halloween. I haven't been feeling well for the last couple of days (I have a cold and I lost my voice - disaster!!!) so there's no way I could go and make this is the next 3 days. I'm up for a Christmas challenge though. ;)
      Btw, I showed this to my bf. Wanna know his reaction? As I predicted - he LOVED it and he was like "you could make something like this too". Yeah, I wish! lol

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    4. A Christmas challenge sounds like fun! You get to feeling better and then we will put our heads together and come up with something. hugs and get well wishes! :)

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    5. Awesome! Sounds like a plan. :D And I'll be forced to step out of my comfort zone (at least a little), which is great too.
      Thanks for the get well wishes. :)
      Big hugs to you as well! xx

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  7. You must have had so much FUN making this house! So many FAB details! My personal FAVs are the spiders! YIKES! Just Spooktacular!

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    1. Thank you so much Sue, you gotta love those creepy baby spiders!! big hugs :)

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  8. Pamellia I am with Nancy here. After seeing this on AVJ I just had to come over and get even more detail here. This truly is an unbelievable project, wow, I hope you have a large enough box to keep it in, so it can come out year after year. This deserves to become an heirloom piece. I just cannot get over the detail and skill involved in putting something like this together. And on top of it all, it looks as if you had loads of fun with it too. I have seen a lot of amazing Halloween projects this year, but this one tops the lot for sure!

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    1. Wow Astrid, what an amazing compliment, thank you so much!! Actually, I guess I will probably have to build a box to store it in...PROJECT! haha! hugs :)

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  9. Wow, what a fantastic piece, this will be a family heirloom - or should it be scareloom? Great! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Scareloom...hilarious Valerie! Thank you so much! hugs :)

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  10. Oh my goodness! Girl, you are amazing! I know you said this was gonna be big but this is jaw droppingly fabulous! This is THE best Halloween project I have seen so far and I am not saying that because you're my friend!! Pamellia, you rock!! Your guest designer spot at AVJ is totally deserved and they should be proud to she invited you! LOVE this and it shod come out of a box every year at Halloween because this is so spooky and gorgeous at the same time! The details are amazing. Or I must stop typing and have another look!! Big his and well done for getting it done! Take it easy now! Hugs, Ingrid xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much my crafty friend, you made my day!! I hope you are feeling better and healing well! Sending many many hugs to you! :)

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  11. Wow, Wow, Wow. This is truly the best haunted house project that I have ever seen and the fact that you made everything by hand yourself just leaves me speechless... Your are a Genius. I just love everything about this phenomenal piece of artwork, and would have to keep it on display all year round. I can't wait to see what your come up with next. Sally D.x.

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    1. So sweet, Sally! Thank you for all of the 'wow's! Big hugs comin' at ya! :)

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  12. AWESOME; my english vocabulary is too limited to say anything more. Elena F.

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  13. OMG, Pamellia, this looks like part of a film set! The amount of minute detail is astounding!!!
    Have a lovely 'spooktacular' weekend! xx

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    1. Thank you so much Jane! Happy weekend to you too! hugs :)

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  14. Pamellia,
    Oh, dear Pamellia,
    Oh, where do I begin???
    (Word defiance here!)
    I want to peek in all the windows, because knowing you, I am sure there is some really creep-defying inside! You, my girl, are the queen of creepiness..and I say that with utmost admiration! I am sure you have not slept for a fortnight! And with that in your home, you are not going to get any sleep now, either! Where shall I begin with what I absolutely love about this???? The drainpipe, no..the candle stick and the tiniest candle I have ever seen, no..it't the swags of creepiness sliding off the porch, not, I think it's the poison bottle (the nastiest little bottle I have ever seen), the Daddy (long legs, perhaps?) spider headstone OR COULD IT BE THE FACT THAT YOU BUILT THIS HOUSE WITH YOUR BARE HANDS FROM THE FOUNDATION UP????? You ROCK, Pamellia!

    I am going to e-mail you because from a fellow lover of this kind of thing, I have lot's of questions for any scraps you will afford me on details...like what in the world is that wispy fiber-y type stuff you seem to use in most of your projects....I have been trying to figure it out on my own, but I give up! I enjoy a good game of Clue every once in awhile, and I am always trying to figure things out...are your marble endposts those little foam things you get in Tim's embossing folder packages? They sure look like it! Anyway, not to take away from your lovely piece...

    I could go on and on, and I WOULD, but I have taken my allotted 30 minutes of morning drool time all in one place. One more thing...I am SO happy I have just started getting your posts directly to my e-mail, otherwise I may not have seen this for days!
    Hugs are not enough!
    Sara Emily

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    1. WOW Sara! There is absolutely no way that my big fat head is going to fit through the door after reading your comment! Honestly, you made my day, my week, my year!! I think I will just feed off of this generous praise for a long time coming!!

      I will answer any question that you have my crafty friend! Extra big hugs coming your way! :)

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  15. This is owerwhelming Pamellia... GORGEOUS ....wow!

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  16. BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT work Pamellia!! I absolutely love this piece and will be popping back to ensure I haven't missed any of it. This is a real show piece. Karen.x

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    1. All im saying as i am speechless is WOW, WOW and WOW ! again .

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    2. Thank you for all the wow's Elaine! big hugs :)

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  17. Don't know what I can add to any of the comments that have not already been said Pamellia! I love everything about it,especially when it lights up. You girl are one amazing artist and you deserve to go straight to the top of a company designing all their products,you are that amazing....wow....double wow...

    Have a brilliant weekend

    Extra big crafty hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Donna, what a wonderful compliment! big crafty hugs to you :)

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  18. This is just adorable amazing and awesome , love the designed creation and of course the images and goodies are just delightful...hope you have entered my candy which ends soon...
    aNNie .xx

    The Journey is the Start

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  19. Phenomenal! I am almost speechless- that is so incredible-- fantastic details!!!!

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  20. Oh Pamellia, this is truly a MASTERPIECE... in all ways... but the one thing that really amazes me is the CREATIVE NESS you have used to create it all... that is the best ever... people can go out and buy all kinds of things and create something... but YOU have created this from STUFF you have around your home... that is the best ever... that is TRUE CREATIVENESS at the height of it all... wonderful imagination on the entire project and art... I too would love to see Santa's workshop... that should be your next piece... but this is really amazing my friend... it is really a piece to save. very very very well done... ALSO not least the photography is outstandingly GREAT too... really very mystifying in so many ways... spooky plus.
    Wow... sit back and enjoy this one... it is a masterpiece in all ways. Love it... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Aahhh, Bonnie you make me blush! Thank you so much for all of your wonderful words! They bring me sunshine! big hugs my friend! :)

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  21. I'm speechless! You take creativity to a whole new level ... Every part of this is amazing!! I can only add congratulations ... on your GD spot and on your ability to make your imagination come to life ... Well done my friend!

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    1. Thank you so much Ros for the kind words and the congratulations! big hugs :)

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  22. Woooow!!! I haven't ever seen more gorgeous Halloween House. This is truly amazing master art piece, Pamellia.
    Your talents are unlimited. Bravo, Bravo....!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    hugs xxx

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    1. Wow Sirkkis! Thank you so much and happy weekend to you too! bear hugs :)

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  23. Love all the detail in this amazing Haunted House...EEEEEK!

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  24. I am not sure I can much more that others have said but this house truly took my breath away. You have put this together with such skill and talent I am surprised you are not an architect (or maybe you are!!). I love all the little details, like the drain pipe, the aluminium porch roof, the quirky windows and even those spiders which, by the way you describe them, makes me almost love them too! You are a total creative genius and this is one of the most inspired projects I have seen in blogland for many a year. Well done to you! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Wow Anne, you are just so generous with your praise, I can't thank you enough for all the wonderful compliments! I admit, my family of spiders did grow on me after a while! lol many hugs :)

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  25. Totally awesome and I'm in total awe of your fabulous talent. Spotted your house on A vintage journey and had to fly straight over anD have a closer look. so glad I did but I'm now speechless!! hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit and for your kind words! hugs :)

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  26. Wow, wow and WOW again!! what can I say about this creation, words fail me Pamellia, you have put so much work and effort into this, it's totally amazing, fantastic work, I love it!!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Jacee! So sweet! big hugs :)

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  27. WOW!!! This is amazing, you are definitely Queen of Halloween design!

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    1. I've always wanted to be a queen! HA! Thanks Brenda, hugs :)

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  28. Words can't describe, what I think of this, it is truly amazing, the detail is incredible.

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  29. I am astounded I really, truly am, this is the most amazing work EVER, wow, what you did here is stunning in every possible way...you should actually get some sort of award for it......omg...WOW....I can't find the words...and that, is rare..lol...xxx

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    1. That is such an amazing compliment! Thank you so much for that Janette! hugs :)

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  30. WOW, WOW, WOW...What a SPECTACULAR spooky house...the attention to detail is outstanding....AMAZING creation....I can't stop looking at it...WOW...Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics... Hugs May x x x

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  31. Hi Pamellia
    Well, slap my thigh and call me Betsy! This has got to be the most amazing cardboard creation I have ever seen (other than the beautiful cardboard surrounding my favourite chocolates lol!). If you don't win all of these challenges, I will be stunned. Just when I think you can't improve on perfection. . . . . .
    No wonder there were pizza boxes available, that's probably been Mr J's dinners for the two weeks you were making this lol!
    Amazing, amazing, amazing!
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

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    1. Thank you so much Ang! You jest, but you're not far off the mark! Tis true, there were a lot of pizza and macaroni dinners the last few weeks! Soon it's November, then it's cookies and turkey until 2015!!

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  32. WOWZERS Pamellia!!! This is about the most amazing Halloween house I have ever seen!!! Thanks for posting so many pictures, so many amazing and different things to take in! Thanks for playing along with the crew at Shopping Our Stash this week for our Halloween challenge!!

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    1. Thank you so much Donna, what a wonderful compliment! :)

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  33. Beautiful!! Fantastic!! What a labor of love. Your cards are gorgeous and this Halloween house is astonishing!

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  34. I am truly speechless! What an amazing,stunning, awesome project! Pamellia your Halloween house is out of this world fantastic! Can you tell I love it !!?!?! Sue C x

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  35. WOW a stunning project. Every detail deserves praise , this project will be a family heirloom for you I think.
    Yvonne x
    p.s. Thank you for sharing it with us at the ATP Exchange as well.

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    1. Wow, thank you very much Yvonne! That is high praise!! big hugs :)

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  36. OMG--FaBOOlous, Pamellia!!! I'm popping over from AVJ-congrats on your Guest CG gig! AWESOME!! Now this house--FANTASTIC with every single minute detail!! Right down to the door mat!! And the baby spiders all over the roof--MY SKIN IS CRAWLING!!! I HATE spiders!! This has got to be the creepiest, scary haunted house, I've never been in!!! Just Fantastic and great tutorial!! I'll be stopping by more often that's for sure :) XOXO-Shari T.

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    1. Wow Shari, that is such an amazing comment with so many wonderful compliments! I appreciate the visit and the congrats too! big hugs :)

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  37. OMGosh Pamellia, your Haunted/Halloween house is AMAZING!! I don't know where to begin- sooo many spooky details- the spiders, skulls and your fabulous cracked window glass... it's all awesome and I LOVE how you've added the lights! This House is the coolest Halloween project I've ever seen!!! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Big Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Oh boy Tammy, my head is getting fatter by the minute! lol Thank you so much, big hugs :)

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  38. Absolutely stunning!! SO much detail has gone into this, it's amazing. I love the bendy straws for down pipes and then to see it lit up...Wow! Thank you so very much for sharing it with us at TMR.

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  39. What can I say! What everyone's told x10! Thanks for sharing these amazing projects with us. Hugs!

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  40. This is absolutely stunning Pamellia, I just don't now how you manage to include so many amazing details - I'm completely speechless and in awe of your creativity - I can't believe this wonderful masterpiece started out as Pizza boxes!
    Pauline
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    1. Aahhh, thank you Pauline! My poor hubby had to eat a lot of pizza for this project! lol hugs :)

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  41. Oh my goodness! I don't know where to start. This is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! I'm totally in awe of your creative skill. So many fabulous details - love the nest of spiders! Thanks for sharing the tutorial and step-by-step photos (which are also superb). Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

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    1. What an amazing compliment! Thank you so much Deborah! hugs :)

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  42. Pamellia... you have rendered me speechless! I am sitting here in shock and am completely awestruck. Some people have huge visions, but cannot bring them to fruition... but you, my talented friend, have a talent that is limitless. And to think that your artistry and technique will only continue to grow is baffling! The precision throughout is inspiring and the fact that your very own hands did every minute detail makes it all the more brilliant.

    Many crafters are their own worst critic and don't accurately see what they make... I pray with all of my sparkly heart that you truly see the brilliance and beauty in your heartfelt creations. Your talent is only surpassed by your heart! :o) (And I think this project would take me at least a month to make!!!)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Wow Karen, you are such a sweetheart! Thank you so much for bringing a ray of sunshine into my day! Not quite a month, about 2 and a half weeks...worth it though. big hugs my friend! :)

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  43. Wow,wow,wow......this is just stunning,it just blew me away. Your attention to detail is amazing and I love how you have recycled so much for this project...definitely a piece to treasure....
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

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    1. Thank you so much for all of the wow's, much appreciated Sandra!! hugs :)

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  44. Just incredible the detail and construction is stunning, you must have had so much fun making this

    Just amazing, a true treasure

    Love it!

    Jools x

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  45. Wow......Job well done......Love it......All that hard work paid off......

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  46. this is just stunning, it must have taken you ages to make this and fun making it. thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene DT

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  47. Oh my! What a wonderful project! The details are amazing! I especially love the wonderful texture that you achieved on the sides. It's astonishing! Thank you so much for joining us this month for the Eileen Hull Art With Heart Challenge. It was a thrill to see this project! Thanks again. ~Michelle
    http://www.michellezerull.blogspot.com

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  48. ...oops! I forgot to mention the fabulous spider family. Those little spider legs are definitely creepy! Perfect for your house. Love it!

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    1. haha, thanks Michelle! I admit, they do kind of grow on ya! :)

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  49. Spookily beautiful! I just love all those little details although must say I am not a great Halloween fan! This though, could change my mind lol! Now, a Santa's workshop - yes please!! Chrisx ps tried to comment on my phone yesterday and blogger ate my comment!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Chris! I'm with you actually, not big on Halloween, but this was fun to make! hugs :)

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  50. Gobsmacking! Never seen anything like this before! Utterly brilliant and thank you so much for all the wonderful close-ups! It must have been so much fun creating it...but I can also see the loads of love and labour that went into making this fab Halloween House. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

    Claudia x

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    1. Forgot to add: my favourites are the "Zombies welcome" door mat and Papa Spider's tombstone. So much drama and hospitality in one tiny spot! LOVE your story telling talent! This was such a treat to read and look at! The spider family is so creepy and yet also loveable at the same time. That's almost magic! lol. I can almost hear them say "Good night, John Boy!" - "Good night, Mary-Anne. Good night, Jim-Bob". "Good night, Jim-Bob.... a.s.o. ;)

      Guess this will stay my favourite Halloween make for a very, very long time. XXX

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    2. Hahah....I was so taken away by the magic of your project that I forgot (twice) to say "Thank you" for sharing this incredible piece of Halloween art with us at Our Creative Corner!

      Hugs,
      Claudia x

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    3. Wow Claudia, thank you so much for all those wonderful comments! I can't believe you know the Waltons! YAY! I always say goodnight John-boy and my husband just doesn't get it!

      PS, Gobsmacking might be my new favourite word!!

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  51. OH MY GOODNESS, this absolutely AWESOME pamellia, my son and hubby agree too.This actually rendered me speechless.the attention to all the spooky details is just amazing and i love all the textures and spider webs.Its looks fantastic lit up too.I LOVE IT :D

    xx coops xx

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  52. First of all congrats on your Guest Spot so throughly deserved and next ---my jaw actually dropped further and further as I scrolled down the pics!!!!!!!!!!speechless and those spiders --actually loved every single detail and made more fantastic as you actually made evrything yourself --speechless
    Carol xx

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    1. You are so sweet Carol! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and the congrats! big hugs :)

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  53. oh WOW! what an amazingly gorgeous halloween project! so much detail and sooooooooo incredibly lovely! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (halloween!) STASH with us this week! :)

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  54. Oh, my, what a work of art! You have worked over time on this fabulous creation. You have thought of every detail possible for this awesome project. You have done a great job!!!

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  55. Wow, I'm really impressed ...another amazing and beautiful work of art!! Your details are always so perfectly thought out and placed!! Thanks so much for sharing with us! Hugs, Kerstin

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  56. Do you hear that thud? That's my jaw hitting the table. I am at a loss for words. This is quite simply the most amazing project ever. It's is so loaded with details...amazing details...and the construction is just out of this world. I don't have enough superlatives to adequately describe how fabulous this is. It belongs in a shop window in New York City. You outdid yourself on this one, Pamellia. Well done!!!!! I bow, applaud and give you a standing ovation! Bravo!

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    1. Wow Kathy! I think I can feed off of your wonderful comment for weeks to come! Big fat head comin' at ya! Big hugs :)

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  57. Oh my goodness! This is absolutely amazing! Your details are all dropping my jaw- love the beginning- the texture on the house, loving the skulls on the porch, loving the windows and the way you lite them up in the dark- the leaves down the one side, and the creepiest of all....the spiders down the back side- going to visit daddy- oh, cannot forget the bone ladder- that is amazing- and the chimney with the hand coming up from it...... So many amazing details..... You are truly blessed with amazing talent my dear : ) I LOVE to stop by and see what you have been up to!

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    1. Wow, thank you so much Shelly! You just made me smile from ear to ear! Thanks for all your wonderful comments today! big hugs :)

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  58. This made my jaw drop Pamellia! What an absolute stunner!!!
    Well done and thanks for sharing at MMM.
    Fliss xx

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  59. I don't know what I can say that hasn't already been said! this is an amazing project, you must be so proud of yourself! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

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  60. Oh my. I am blown away by this! It is just stunning - love all the fantastic little details.

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  61. WOW! WOW! WOW!....what else can I say? It looks like it's come straight off a Tim Burton film set.....in fact he may want to borrow it! Can't add anymore to what has already been said...Truly stunning Pamellia. Thanks so much for joining us at ATP Exchange. Ruth xx

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  62. I came back for another look Pamellia (I so love Halloween!) and see that I neglected to thank you for joining in Eileen Hull's Art With Heart - Tricks and Treats Challenge - thank you!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  63. Pamellia - I am gobsmacked!!! Seriously!!! There is no more I can add to all of the above other than since finding you in blogland I have been blown away by ALL of your creations. It is such a delight and inspiration to visit you. I truly rate you as one of the most talented bloggers around. This piece is pure creative genius. Huge congrats on your guest design at AVJ and more making this awesome, scary, beauty. Nicola x

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    1. ps you could enter this to Craft Hoarders Anonymous 'Layer It' challenge. Nicola x

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    2. Wow Nicola, my head is getting bigger and bigger by the second!! Thank you so much my crafty friend! big hugs :)

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    3. I will check out Craft Hoarders, thank you for suggesting it! hugs :)

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  64. Oh My Goodness! This is amazing! So very creative! Wow! Love it! Thank you for sharing your tutorial! Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics October Challenge.

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  65. Hello Pamillia,

    this house and all the great details are really great and I am fascinated from every perspective- I would be interested in, how long you need to constructed and built it. Do you make sketches from all and do you have such dimensions all before planed? It is a wonderful and amazing work!

    Senna :)

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    1. Thank you so much Senna! My house stands about 10 inches tall from the ground to the tip of the roof. The base is 2 inches tall, making the whole thing only 1 foot tall. I drew it out freehand on some scrap paper. I did the main body first, then just made adjustments as I went along.

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  66. Oh my goodness, my jaw dropped when I saw this! Thank you so much for sharing so many close-up photos - I truly enjoyed admiring all the loving detail you put in. The final photo of the house lit up is incredible. I just had to show this to my family too and they were so amazed!
    Rebecca.

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    1. Wow, what a wonderful and amazing compliment Rebecca! Thank you so much for making me smile! big hugs :)

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  67. Pamellia, I do not have the words to compliment this project enough. I just don't. It is so creepy and fabulous and detailed - and FREAKING AMAZING! The detail photos, the stick doll (AUGH!) made by hand...my god, Pamellia! AMAZING.

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  68. I have been meaning to get over here since I saw this at a Vintage Journey (congrats on the guest DT there!). This is honestly the most AMAZING haunted house I have ever seen. Your details are incredible! Love the brick and distressed shingles. The porch with the rocker is awesome. The skeleton hand rope ladder and spider family (complete with spider hanging from thread) are genius. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!!!!!!!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Mary Elizabeth! I truly appreciate that! big hugs :)

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  69. I saw this over at A Vintage Journey before, and was blown away by it... And now looking at it again, I keep seeing more! Just incredible. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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  70. Wow wow wow - what can I say other than what everyone has said before me - an amazing piece of work so much attention to all those wonderful details - Brilliant

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  71. wow this is the most amazing craft ever seen. top marks xx

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  72. Wow, wow and wow. This is absolutely fantastic and so authentic. I adore your drainpipe made from straws and I cannot believe this was made from pizza boxes, truly amazing. I adore your little chair, the fencing and skeletons. Your attention to detail is jaw dropping, I love it. I am so thrilled you joined in the Eileen Hull Art with Heart Challenge. Tracy x

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    1. What an amazing compliment! Thank you so much Tracy! :)

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  73. NO WORDS can describe how to describe how I feel about this! Flipping AMAZING!!!!! So much detail, jaw dropping, WOW!
    Thank you so much for sharing and letting me visit that magical spooky house!
    Thanks for joining the Art with Heart challenge!
    Breathtaking!

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  74. Pamellia....this is the most fabulous Halloween Project......the details are wonderful and I am in awe of this creation.
    Genius way to adapt a Pizza box, use straws etc. This will be a much admired addition to your home at Halloween.

    Great to have you join in with us at Artist Trading Post..............hugs Annie x

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  75. An amazing Halloween project and my favourite this year! So many amazing details from the spider family, the skulls to the creeping hand on the roof - and everything else in between. I particularly admire how you worked out your template in paper and then made the final house in pizza boxes! The finish you achieved on the house is perfection!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at the ATP Exchange
    Julia xx

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  76. Wow! You are super talented and totally rock this style. The details are fantastic and to be savored... impossible to see all at once!

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  77. This is absolutely fabulous!! All the amazing details are fabulous. Even the spiders are fabulous. ;-) Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Art with Heart challenge this month!

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  78. WOW! Pamellia this is absolutely awesome, I have come over from Ang blog to have a look , well, what more can I say its just amazing, the work you have put into this is unbelievable. Well done.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  79. This gave me such a thrill this morning. You know, when you see something just magical. I love all of it, but especially how you made everything all wonky and crooked. Wish this could be displayed someplace so we could walk around and marvel. Can you imagine children looking at it? Thank you so much! P.S. Mrs Duck referred us over here.

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    1. What a wonderful compliment Marci! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me today! hugs :)

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  80. AWESOME!!!!! You put so much detail into this project; amazing. My 2nd hobby is Dollhouse Miniatures and Roomboxes. Would you mind if I shared this with a couple of my dollhouse groups; they'd love it! Especially since it's so timely - Halloween. The more I study it (I enlarged it to enjoy it more) I see new things all the time.

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    1. Wow Linda, I am completely honoured! Yes, of course you can share it. If you could come back and leave me a link, I would love to check it out!

      Thanks for your wonderful comment, I really appreciate your visiting me today! big hugs :)

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  81. Hi Pamellia. WOW! I am truly amazed at this fantastic piece of art. I really don't have the words to do it justice. I am just so very grateful for Mrs Duck for referring us otherwise I, and the rest of my family, would have missed such a masterpiece. You must be so so proud and it has to become a family heirloom,or scareloom as Valerie said : ) Please, please, please do a Christmas House if you can. I am off to have a look at your other goodies but just had to comment first. Thank you so much for sharing : ) Take care.

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    1. Aahhh,thank you so much Mrs B! What a sweet and kind comment! I am actually seriously considering doing a Christmas house...maybe Santa's Workshop, have to see how busy life gets. Thanks again for stopping in, hope to see you again soon. Big hugs :)

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  82. Forgot to say that if you don't win every challenge that you have entered then there is no justice in this world! x

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  83. Hi Pamellia,
    popped over from Mrs Ducks blog as she suggested we have look at your very superb creation.
    I am so glad I did as this is an amazing and superb creation.
    I would have thought all that super work would have taken you a lot longer.
    Your attention to details is amazing, and very clever.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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    1. Oh boy Jenny, you are giving me a big head! lol Thank you so much for taking the time to pop in here today an leave a comment! I really appreciate the kind words! big hugs :)

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  84. Absolutely breathtaking! I would keep this house out all year long, just so I could keep looking at it (and in my house it would blend right in!!) I don't suppose you'd be willing to share your pattern with those of us who are unable to craft something like this from scratch ?? Regardless, this is an amazing house and everything looks so perfectly spooky :)

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Christi, what a wonderful compliment! Unfortunately, I don't have a pattern for this one. I drew it out by hand and made a million adjustments along the way, so I have no idea about the exact dimensions of everything. Sorry. big hugs :)

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  85. Hi
    I too popped over from Mrs Ducks blog. What an awesome piece of work! Really captures the essence of Halloween! Best wishes, Anne O

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    1. Thank you so much Anne! It was so sweet of you to drop by! Have a lovely Sunday! hugs :)

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  86. This is just plain freakin' ghoulish! Which is why I love it! I can't even imagine how many hours this project took, but it leaves my speechless! There are so many little details that I could stare at it for hours & still find something new to see! 😊

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    1. What a wonderful compliment! Thank you! It took me about two and a half weeks to put it together, hours, I'm not sure. hugs :)

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  87. Oh, my God, Pamellia... I can't believe what I see... This is the most beautiful, amazing, gorgeous, superb... Well, no, there is no word in the dictionary that could describe this house and say exactly how beautiful it is and how creative are your mind and your hands! Really, I am speechless! I also love making all by myself and building also the structure of my 3D projects, but this is something I could have never imagined! And it is full of details, so perfect, so real, so scaring... I would stay the whole night here at my PC looking at this house and trying to discover more and more of its secret corners, its hidden spiders, its disgusting webs, its frightening skulls... Oh, Pamellia, all your crafts are superb, so sweet and romantic, some of the best in the blogland, but you have showed us you are a complete artist and there are always new challenges for real artists! You have surely won the Oscar of creativity!
    Big hugs,

    Mariangela ^___^

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    1. Wow, what an amazing compliment Mariangela! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and to write me such a glowing review! I have a big fat smile and a big fat head right now! HA! big hugs :)

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  88. You have rendered my speechless, I bow in awe before the master - something in me is telling me to fall to my knees and chant 'We're not worthy' - and then bang my head to Bohemian Rhapsody .... or am I getting my film genres muddled up again?

    Isn'tthat what Dee said? I SOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo agree, and couldn't have said it better myself!!

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    1. You just made my day Charlene! Thank you so much for such a wonderful and kind comment! I truly appreciate it! hugs :)

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  89. OMG!!! Dear Pamellia, I have never seen such cool creations for the Halloween!!! It's SOOOOO COOL!!! :)
    Big hugs, xoxo
    ~Olga Kovalchuk

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  90. Wow wow wow truly awesome, amazing, out of this world . This is the best Halloween project I have ever seen. Wow. Happy Creating ☺ Kezzy xxx

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  91. Wow this is just totally amazing, very creative and terrific details!!

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  92. Pure genius...WOW. This is a master piece of true haunting vision. I want to see inside, but too scare to approach this spookiness. It is like out of a horror movie. Such much awesome details. I love looking at all the details and figuring out what you use to create this amazing scene. I bow down to you and this amazing creation.

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  93. An amazing and brilliant work of art - how creative you are. Love it, jx

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  94. WOW!!! That's all I can say!!! Totally amazing! A COMPLETE work of art!!!
    I loved how you told the story of your creation, as well!!!
    I am a first time visitor, but, will DEFINITELY be back to see what creative awesomeness you come up next!
    Thanks for sharing your unbelievable project!!!
    BTW---I hope you WON in EVERY challenge you entered! You DEFINITELY deserve it!

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