Sunday, 6 October 2013

The Residents of No. 31 by Lynne Moncrieff



This time another Halloween creation, where we are invited by the dashing Dr Coffin to step inside his home at No. 31 where we will be taken on a tour of the inner sanctum of his home and his collection of curious.  If you dare … let us step inside.


VersaFine Black and Vintage Sepia
Distress Inks:- Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany
Eco Green Crafts Acrylics:- Aged Gold, Copper, Black, Bronze and Green Patina
Compartment Tray
Walnut Ink Crystals (substitute with Distress Stain Walnut Stain or Re-Inker)
Extras:- Metal frame, Crafty Notions Rusting Powder, gauze, corrugated cardboard. die-cut branch (kindly sent to me by a friend), vintage Bingo card



Apply Gesso to compartment tray. Apply walnut ink, manipulating the solution with heat gun. Randomly sponge Aged Mahogany.

Apply walnut ink solution to white cardstock and gauze. 

Stamp various images from Dr Coffin’s Apothecary and border from Steampunk Elements onto the stained cardstock.

The corrugated cardboard I used is leftover from previous projects (I used various EcoGreen Crafts acrylics and Rusting Powder). Cut into shape of a roof and adhere to top of compartment tray. Sponge paints onto metal frame. Cut 31 from vintage Bingo card, sponge with inks. Adhere to frame. Adhere frame to top of roof adding stained gauze.

Select two skeletons, Specimen and two pestle and mortars and adhere to the compartments. Add the stamped border to bottom edge. Sponge Distress Ink onto branch and adhere to tray, perching the raven onto the branch. Finally, add Dr Coffin and more gauze.



Until this time next week.

Lynne x


  1. Muahahahaaa Mr Coffin is very grand and what a fine job you've done on his sinister abode!

  2. love this!!!!

  3. Wonderful Halloween make with a great story behind it! Wonderful and original!

  4. Loved seeing inside number31. Great project.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  5. WOW...Love your Halloween project...Fabulous stamping & the attention to detail is outstanding.. As Ann states it really is Spooktacular.....Hugs May x x x

  6. Love Mr Coffin's spooky abode, Lynne.

  7. Stunning make Lynne, love all the fab texture of the gauze. Inspiring piece

    Hugs Annie x

  8. Oooh, what a spooky place to that corrugated roof and you have created a wonderful dimensional piece, love all the textures - very atmospheric! Hugs, Anne x

  9. Fabulous piece Lynne! I love all the clever little details. Happy Sunday! Nicola x

  10. This is haunted....I know!!! Can feel it :-)
    Your Dr Coffin,, surely lives a bit scary!! But oh it is a gorgeous place you created for him to¨live dear Lynne. The gauze, makes it so live and the roof you made is gorgeous with texture..
    Must have been so fun making this wonderful piece, dear Lynne.

  11. Love this tiny softly spooky house by lynne. All the gorgeous tiny details with just enough lace to provide the mystery. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. I love your '31'! Loving all of the dimension- the images and the corrugated roof- Fabulous!!!

  13. What spooky fun! Love the address # of the house and the many textures Lynne used.

  14. I love this little haunted house, Lynne - what a terrific use of those wonderful OI images!
    Alison x

  15. LOVE where your imagination has taken you with this Lynne. Fabulous. Jenny x

  16. wonderful and spooky. fab detail and imagination. and i must say that dr coffin is easy on the eyes! (smile) xo

  17. very spooktacular ... such very fine Halloween details.

  18. It's been a fantastic visit to Mr Coffins home, I looooove the roof, fabulous gauge all over, its a spooky place but I love it, thanks for making Halloween a beeter thing, thanks for sharing Miss Lynne..


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