Monday, October 1, 2012

"Norman!!!!"

Welcome again to another month long challenge at Heck Of a Challenge, where the theme is...
SPOOK IT UP!  The DT are kicking off the month of October with some amazingly ghoulish projects to inspire, so be sure to check them out.  Here is my contribution to the Halloween season.  The very first scary movie I ever watched (Thank you Grandma and Grandpa for letting me stay up and watch this!) when I was young was Psycho.  Here is my rendition of the movie, all on a little birdhouse.  Hope you enjoy it!
 
The birdhouse in its original form.

Shipping tags I've cut to make rickety shingles.

After applying shingles and painting with black and white acrylics and hot glue strings for webbing.

Branch from a bush outside and some store bought moss to design a decaying old tree.

Sculpey again...LOVE this stuff!

Using my stylus, this cute little trio comes to life.

An old rusted stake I found in the yard to help build my ladder.

Here's "Mother"

Painted orange with a copic and detailed with a tooth pick and acrylic paints...here's the cute pumpkins.  Poor scared pumpkin on the right is eyeing the recent addition to the yard, the lovely tombstone.

Here's Norman having a conversation with his mother as he climbs the ladder to the "motel".  Notice he even comes complete with his own knife.

Added another movie reference from Poltergeist to the doormat.  Remember the little psychic lady with the groovy voice? "All are welcome"

Side view and notice the door to the motel is open?

There's "Mother" again.  She is mounted on a battery operated candle that shines through the crepe paper at night and is seen through the door. Creepy!!
 
That's it for me on this post, but I do hope I've inspired your senses and you're encouraged to come and join us at Heck Of a Challenge. 
Have a terrific one and remember, if you're ever out on a lonely abandoned highway at night and you see the dilapidated old motel with the half-lit neon sign flashing "vacancy"...keep on driving!
Hugs n' Hauntingly Creative Crafting...
Lisa xx


31 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is just fabulous ... i just cant believe all the amazing detail... am too much of a scardy cat to watch the film lol..
Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is just fabulous ... i just cant believe all the amazing detail... am too much of a scardy cat to watch the film lol..
Lisa x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Lisa Omy My GOd what a spectacular spooky spooky creation!! I love all your details and the scary guy is so scarily adorable!!

Marie-Louise said...

Lisa - all I can say is "this is unbelieveable" - fabulous.

Shahrul Niza said...

Fantabulously CREEPY!!!. I LOVE the motel!!. I wouldn't dare meet 'Mother' LOL, but the pumpkins are cute enough to make me check out the motel though. Funny how that poor pumpkin got scared. And they are suppose to scare me :). GREAT PLAY, Lisa!. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! More pleasee.

Sonia said...

This creation is fantastic,amazing my dear friend^_^
Very talented^_^
Every single perfect detail is really gorgeous^_^
Big hug,
Sonia

lady e said...

Gorgeous! What a gret project!
Love all details :)
Hugs
Lady E

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Lisa, I like everything about it!!!
Kevin xx

Karons Krafty Korner said...

OMG OMG OMG Lisa this is absolutely amazing. WOW - look at all the details. Awesome. TFS

Rene said...

You have such a wonderfully disturbed mind!!!! I knew we were soul mates! Lol! This is creep-tastic! I loooove it...especially "mother!"
Rene :D

Marjorie said...

Oh my word!! This is just so AMAZING!! This movie still gives me the creeps..your artistic flare is unbelievable hun...you are so clever!! STUNNING!!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Samantha said...

Flipping Hell Lisa!! You do spooky So well!! scary stuff!! Brilliant sculpy! and fabulous recycling all in one project! WOW!! xx

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Everything works so well together. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Annie said...

Wowed Lisa !! I am certainly inspired. This is a fantastic creative and inspiring project. Absolutely jaw dropping !!

It's clear to see that you had fun too. TFS crafty hugs Annie x

Lori said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE THIS! The shingles made from tags are really cool. I can't quit looking at this!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow...Lisa, this is awesome!!!

richardbreaks said...

I think you did Hitchcock proud here, Girlfriend! Mother is so dang creepy!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the shingles, and thos jack-o-lanterns!!! WOW!!!

Anita Houston said...

You had me at the title and I don't appreciate it at all! Lol! This was one of the first scaries I saw...well about the first 15 minutes anyway! Wow!!! Totally awesome fantastically brilliantly done! I am scared just oogling it! Love how your creative mind works!!!

DesignerDiva said...

oh my giddy aunt!! this is beyond fabulous you clever clever girl I love it!
I need sculpy now!! lol
Big HUgs Laurie xx

Britney Irby said...

This bird house is absolutely brilliant! I just want to stick it in my window and relish in the delightfully spooky.

Sandy said...

I just cannot get over how very talented you are and how you turn out all these project and cards. Lisa -- I mean it. You are so sweet to tell us how you did all this put consider writing your own book of projects with instructions. The craft scene is so big and I honestly believe you have real winners here. I love this. I can still see Janet Leigh in the shower getting stabbed to death. Was afraid to take a shower for months after that. What great grandparents you have!!!~
Sandy

lalkygirl said...

Wow wow wow Lisa....
The projects you create are just so wonderfully detailed .this has to be the most original piece I have ever seen ....I love it...every scary bit of it....
Tracey x

Mitra Pratt said...

Dude!!! This is my second time here today!!! You are genious!!! This is the coolest halloween decoration I have seen and better yet it is home made! You are full of creativity....since I am still not over that card of yours with the snake and the hand drawn background!!!

Tracy said...

LOL talk about your polar opposite from your last post. hee hee I think you've outdone yourself here girlie. This in incredible. The Bate's Hotel--you can't get much creepier than that. Your handmade characters just take the cake though. Uber fun! Bet this gets lots of comments from your visitors for spook day. hugs!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww, Lisa this is a play of Art my friend,,,it take me long time to appreciate each detail.wowww.

Shelby said...

I'm coming trick or treating at your house just to see this awesome craft project! I think the tags for the shingles are amazing and I love how you have Norman climbing up the ladder. Another over the top creation which shows off your magnificent skills.

Shelby

Lisa S. said...

THUD...that was my jaw. All I can say about this is...I WANT THIS! Pretty please, hmmmmmm.....I'll be waiting to hear from you. Soon I hope. ;) AMAZING, FABULOUS, GENIUS, SPECTACULAR, INVENTIVE (beyond imagination), and I could go on and on and on....I freaking love this L2! Ok (sorry Samantha) you DA BOMB now. hehehe

Angelica said...

WOW!!!
Amazing, I love everything about it!

Margaret said...

Holy crap!! Pure evil genius going on here!! I could go on for days about every detail and how much I LOVE the fact that 'mother' lights up!!!!!! But what really caught my eye was the sign and how it really looks like vintage neon!! I'm just glad you didn't add a shower or a corn field (Children of the Corn...) or I wouldn't be able to sleep tonight! You are so awesome! Can I be you when I grow up????

Céline said...

Wow, wow, wow, I love it!!! All the creepy details going on in Bates Motel!! Wish I thought of using a birdhouse for something spooktacular like this!
Hugs!

butterfly said...

Okay, this is what I really came to see (before I got distracted by your incredible circular easel card!)... and now I'm stumped! This is beyond brilliant - creepy, witty, inventive... and so gorgeously made. You are absolutely on a roll creatively!
Alison x