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I love this Tim Holtz stamp which came out last Halloween season. I decided to make a house based on this design. I greatly simplified the house, but I think you can see the resemblance. I also decided to hand draw the windows to retain that aspect of the house stamp.
Here is the house in the "book" I am still deciding on background elements: Is the twilight sky too bright, the grass too light? What color to paint the ground below the house? Do I continue the colors of the sky around the sides of the box? What about the facing page - color it like a scene or make it like a facing page in a book? Do I need a moon or a cloud or something hanging from the sky - a witch or a bat? What about a tree? What is the best fence and how do I incorporate it in front of the house (maybe behind)? Etc, etc.
Then there is always the issue of the front cover and spine - how to decorate these parts? That's why my projects take me weeks. It's not the actually making of the project, but the decisions about what to include.