The 2015 Haunted Village Event is here!!! Plan to spend your day shopping at the The Thrifty Witch. Then it is off to the Grizelda’s for a new quaff and on to the Retching Toad Eatery for dinner. Ring in midnight at the Happy Bat Tavern. In the morning (if you survive), on your way out of town stop at Ghoul & Sons Chemist for whatever ails you.
HAPPY BAT TAVERN
The Happy Bat tavern has been under the management of the house of Dracula for centuries. Herman, Dracula’s younger brother decided not to go into the family business but instead opened this tavern. On tap you’ll find Blood Beer, Hair of the Dog and Black Cat Brew. If your tastes run to wine there is Dracula’s Reserve and Witch Wine which has an unusual and indescribable aroma of rotten fruit.
Here are two of the regulars leaning on the bar getting an early start. Rottie the bartender is ready to serve your favorite libation.
GRIZELDA’S HOUSE OF BEAUTY
Of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this house of beauty is more of a house of pain. Grizelda’s insists on payment before service just in case….just in case you don’t survive the treatment.
At this salon, you’ll find state of the art electroshock therapy, the invigorating chair of nails and the nail press. Grizelda carries the ever popular Zombie line of cosmetics, which I think she secretly brews herself out of who knows what.
And there’s the lovely Grizelda showing another happy customer the results of their makeover.
THE RETCHING TOAD EATERY
Well the name says it all at a restaurant where road kill is served daily and specials include; Shrunken Head Soup, Brainloaf, Eyeball Casserole, Rat Fondue, Ghost Souffle and Earwax Pie.
Ah, two young lovers out on a date. I can tell the woman spent some time in Grizelda’s House of Beauty. I can just hear in her best southern accent say “I’m overwhelmed by your attentions.”
I’ve got a feeling that the cook’s missing hand ended up in the pot.
GHOUL & SONS CHEMISTS
A trusted name for 500 years and all of their best customers are underground. You can see the boys are hard at work in the lab.
I see the local constable is out for a stroll.
Inside Mr. Ghoul is busy creating who knows what and I think he’s got a skeleton in his cabinet, maybe a secret ingredient of one of his potions.
THE THRIFTY WITCH
The go to place for all your magic needs. I see a happy moon man dancing with the broom he bought on sale.
I see Belladonna the owner of the Thrifty Witch in the front window.
Oh, they have lovey crystal balls, pumpkins, magic books and a Ouija board.
The Thrifty Witch carries all kinds of potions. The black cat hissing in front of the cabinet is Belladonna’s pet Sheba.
It’s an interesting town, particularly for zombies, ghouls, skeletons and ghosts. I hope you will be inspired to create your own version of a haunted town, business in the town or a haunted house to add to your Halloween display. For those who created Halloween Carnival pieces from the past event, these village pieces are a perfect complement and I will be tying in the carnival in Part 2.
There is a collage sheet for each of the 5 village pieces covered in PART 1 plus collage sheets with architectural elements like doors and windows and a couple of collage sheets with spooky pumpkins and people. I’ll be using the architecture related collage sheets throughout the entire event (Parts 1-3) and for the remaining parts there will be additional new collage sheets for each of the village pieces.
For those who purchase PDF collage sheets, you might find this older video tutorial of mine that covers how to how to resize PDF formatted collage sheets, how to cut and paste individual images from the collage sheets (which is great for only printing the images you want and printing multiple version of the image) and how to resize individual images, helpful.
This set includes a total of 27 images :
- 12 Facades that each measure 7.25 “ wide by 5.75” high – they are sized to fit the largest exterior of any of the houses from the bottom to where the roof line starts. Although they are labeled as facades you could use them on the inside of a house as well.
- 12 Interiors that each measure 7.25” wide by 10” tall – they are sized to fit the entire area of the largest house. Although they are labeled as interiors you could use some of them as facades
- 3 Panels that measure various sizes but are sized for the houses.
This set includes a total of 20 images :
- 14 Roofs that measure 7.5” wide by 4” high– they are sized to fit the largest roof
- 6 Chimneys
This set includes 38 Images which are the same images as on the collage sheet plus three extra images; a stack of barrels and two different beer mugs.
This set includes 42 Images which are the same images you will find on the collage sheet.
This set includes 36 images which are the same images as on the collage sheet and 2 additional images, a clock and the "We Carry" sign.
This set includes 33 images which are the same images as on the collage sheet and 9 additional images; 5 pumpkins, 2 finials, a witch and an "Open" sign.
ALPHA STAMPS KITS
Alpha Stamps has created some kits for the Halloween Village. Of course all of the products in the kits are available individually.
HAUNTED HOUSE KIT
The Haunted House kit contains a chipboard house, chipboard window, 3 collage sheets and 12 x 12 papers. Click on the image below for more details.
HAUNTED HOUSE ADD-ON KIT
The Haunted House add on kit contains all four of the chipboard houses, all four of the chipboard windows, 3 chipboard skeletons and 4 sheets of 12 x 12 paper.
HAUNTED VILLAGE COLLAGE SHEET SET
The Haunted Village Collage Sheet Set contains all 11 of the new Haunted Village collage sheets. Click on the image below for more details.
There are two videos be sure to watch them both.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A COMPANION PDF DOCUMENT WHICH CONTAINS, DETAILED IMAGES OF THE VILLAGE PIECES AND THE SUPPLY LISTS. I'VE ALSO INCLUDED A PICTORIAL TUTORIAL OF THE GHOUL AND SONS CHEMISTS SCULL LIGHTS.
Below is a free collage sheet of wood trims in a PNG format. The sheet contains 8 different wood patterns in 2 sizes. You can use them to trim doors, windows and as baseboards or paneling.
Click here If you would prefer to have a digital image set of the Wood Trim.
Feel free to use the "Free Pumpkin Pets with Purchase" sign.
Feel free to use the "Free Pumpkin Pets with Purchase" sign.
Below is a sheet of the umbrella template I used for the Retching Toad Eatery. Feel free to download the template. Click on the link below to see the tutorial on how to make paper umbrellas.
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Halloween Haunted Village - PART 2
First stop is the Black Cat Emporium where you’ll find unique, strange and sometimes ghoulish items. If you want to stay the night you can always get a room at the Buzzard Bed & Breakfast and should something unfortunate and final occur, Cadaver & Digger Undertakers will take care of everything.
CLICK HERE TO JUMP TO THE PART 2 TUTORIAL
Halloween Haunted Village
GHOSTMORE MANOREvery village has its haunted mansion, a place that is whispered about and strangers are warned not to go near. For Grimsley Village it's Ghostmore Manor. Some say it's cursed other say it’s full of dark magic. Even the dastardly Cadaver and Diggers Undertakers avoid Ghostmore.
Halloween Haunted Village - MAD SCIENTIST LABORATORY
It’s a dark and stormy night in Grimsley Village, the kind of night Dr. Deranged has been waiting for. Tonight he will be taking advantage of the lighting storm to further his work on animating a giant brain.
With help from his mechanical minions, Dr. Derange hopes to see the culmination of his diabolical plans.
Inside all preparations have been made. The brain is resting on the platform being fed by tubes of fluid. The electrodes are in place leading up to the lightning collector installed on the roof.
In a fevered frenzy, Dr. Deranged works to finish the construction of his electrical plasma machines which he hopes will harness enough energy to animate the brain. His work is cutting edge and dangerous. If things don't work out, no doubt Cadaver and Digger will be the first on the scene.
You can see his formulas on the chalkboard, books, charts and laboratory equipment. It’s taken years of work culminating in this one night.
On the outside, the lab appears calm and serine surrounded by seasonal pumpkins and vines, but inside it’s a different story.
The storm is getting closer, which means it’s time to fire-up the machines.
Everyone in Grimsley Village senses something is about to happen. After tonight, the world might not ever be the same……BWAHAHAHAHA