Thursday, 11 October 2012

Haunted Design House Challenge 154- Bats in the Belfrey

I have participated again in the weekly challenge over at Haunted Design House. This weeks theme:
"Bats in the Belfry"

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that has anything to do with a bats. Think belfries, church steeples and all round general battiness!
I decided to create a physical piece this week rather than a digital piece. I decided on a book but with a hidden surprise. Are you ready to take a look................Here we go then.
The front and back covers were designed in photoshop, printed out and attached to chipboard covers both font and back and insides. Antique brass corners were then glued to all four corners of the front cover.
The inside of the book holds the surprise. Two altoid tins with the lids removed. Covered the sides of the tins inside and out with fancy paper and lined the bottom of the tins also. Attached Hinges and a fancy clasp in antique bronze to join the tins together. The tins were then glued to the front and back covers to form the basis of the book.
Now for the surprise inside..............
Bats of course..........hanging around after just wakening from their slumber. Ready to take flight into the night by the light of the moon. Another great challenge, really enjoyed this one as I'm a spooky kind of gal.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.


  1. This is brilliant Fiona!! I love the use of the tins and the hardware. The bats inside are wonderful!! Thank you for playing along with us this week at HDH!!

  2. So cool, absolutely perfect for the challenge. x
    thanks for joining us at hdh

  3. That is GREAT! Love the dark creepy like element with such a rich patina...and inside...bats! enjoyed it.

  4. OMG - truly wonderful. This is right up my street :-) Fabulous idea with the bats and such a glorious dark project. Thank you for sharing with us at Haunted Design House this week :-D xx

  5. OMG Fiona this is very creepy.
    Absolutely stunning and really unique.
    Your work rock.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. AMAZING, Fiona!!!! I love those cute little babies sleeping in their safe home! You are such an inspiration, hugs,

  6. This is too cool for words. Seriously brilliant, thanks for sharing with us at haunted design house x

  7. congrats on getting top 2 with this x.
    that clown stamp is awesome isn't he? just the right side of creepy, love that he is in a straight jacket lol x

  8. Awesome!!!! Congrats on the Twosome Gruesome!!!! Truly earned!!!!

    die amelie x