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New Gothic Dresser!

Filed under Betsy Skagen, Giveaways, Halloween, Lora Mahaffey, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana, Sale

Yes! Even though there is already a sale on the ENTIRE Halloween Theme Section, I’ve just put ALL Halloween Charms on sale for 30% off today and tomorrow only! That’s over 60 charms! Sale ends Friday night, September 9th.

Chipboard Reliquaries Swap!
A reminder about our current swap… and swap sample artwork by Teri Calia! Such a cute sample by Teri… love the moon, the tiny harlequin diamond background paper and the felt pumpkin!

The Miniature Reliquaries in the swap are 3 ATC-sized chipboard shapes (each is 2 pieces: a solid back and a matching shaped overlay/frame).

Chipboard Reliquaries Swap: Sign up by Monday, September 19th. And you could win $100 of Art Supplies from Alpha Stamps! And see more art samples in the Gallery!

Gothic Dresser! This is so cute! And perfect for a Halloween project. Laser-cut heavy chipboard. Ships flat but a breeze to put together with the slots and tabs precut (you’ll just need to secure with a bit of white glue). You can put reflective mirror (or a photo) behind the frame that’s around the mirror area on the back. And the 2 drawers can be opened.

And bonus! We have artwork by THREE Design Team Members using this new item. Let’s start with A Grotty Goblin Dresser by Nichola Battilana!

“There’s a nice little collection of spooky things on top of that dresser. Just the sorts of items that goblins find useful. And there’s plenty of space in those drawers for storing rotten eggs.

“The ‘mirror’ was made by applying a layer of tinfoil on the base, then adding large flakes of mica around the edge. A bit of staining and then a layer of Diamond Glaze to finish it off. There’s a few wobbles and bubbles in there, but one of the very best things about making goblin items is that they don’t have to be perfect. In fact, I do believe goblins prefer things that are imperfect!”

Check out Nichola’s post for more photos and tips, and see all the goodies she used in her Supply List. (And… nice nail polish, Nichola!)

Next up is another fabulous project using the same cabinet: Morticia’s Dresser by Lora Mahaffey. I love how it’s both clean and pretty (and creepy). Check below for a larger photo.

“Here’s a little dresser I imagine someone like Morticia Adams would have. It’s a little cluttered, a bit Gothic, elegant and feminine without being frou-frou. And a little bit on the creepy side.

“Lots of skulls happening… both large and small. Maybe Morticia is a connoisseur collecting interesting skulls from fascinating places. She must have a sense of humor to put a crown on the big one at the top of her mirror.”

See everything Lora used to create Morticia’s Dresser in her Supply List. And be sure to visit Lora’s blog for lots more info and photos (like the skull drawer handles I don’t have space to show). (And tips on things like making custom box feet and using wire to attach skulls to candelabra.)

Last up in our trio of Gothic Dressers is a completely different project, by Betsy Skagen: Miniature Merlin’s Room. Betsy made a whole room for Merlin (and be sure to check out her blog post, for a tutorial on how she made that textured stone wall, distressing a mirror, and getting those burn marks on the wallpaper — Merlin must have been practicing magic).

Betsy’s version of the dresser is more masculine (see the closeup in bottom right of the large photo below). There are dragons on the sides, and maps (or at least rolled parchment) in the drawers.

See everything Betsy used to create her Miniature Merlin’s Room in her Supply List.



Hooray for the Morticia’s Dresser Giveaway!

I chose a big bunch of items from Lora’s Morticia’s Dresser Supply List:
– Gothic Dresser – New
– Antique 3D Gold Crowns
– Large White Turquoise Skull Beads
– Antique Candelabra Charm – on clearance
– Ceramic Gargoyle Bead
– Large Bronze Fancy Filigree Set – on clearance
– Victorian Dressing Table Set
– 3-1/2 Inch Skeletons
– Miniature Square Metal Box with Lid
– Nonbreakable Mirror Material
– Small Rose Buds – Orange

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Lora’s artwork, including all of the Giveaway items listed above!

To enter the Morticia’s Dresser Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, September 9 2016)!

And tell me: What will you make with your Gothic Dresser?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!
After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won Dark Nellie’s Giveaway? That would be Thalia Kottke! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, September 8th, 2016

67 responses to “New Gothic Dresser!”

  1. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Oh, a dresser for La Catrina’s boudoir. How fun that would be.

  2. Ina M Good says:

    I would make a merlins dresser of Wizardry

  3. Kim Rayko says:

    Mirror, mirror on the dresser
    Whose the evil redhead aggressor?
    Why, Sassy Redhead, of course!

  4. Patti G says:

    I would make a witches dresser, with potions and creepy things. Yours is so cute.

  5. Susan S says:

    Oh I’d love to make this for my daughter!

  6. Angie Cook says:

    I would make a Princess dresser.

  7. Rae Wycoff says:

    I am constantly amazed by the incredible art work in this newsletter!

  8. As usual, I will make a witches dresser. I have Edgar Allen Poe’s study, and a witches kitchen, so now I will make a witches bedroom. I took a little plastic and made her into a witch, so now she needs a bedroom! I have these separate little vignettes all over the house (since I keep some Halloween stuff out all year long!)

  9. Barb A says:

    Great dresser. Halloween!

  10. Amy says:

    You take creativity to a whole new level.

  11. Peggy says:

    Definitely a witches dresser! I live Nichola’s artwork! Great giveaway! I live the Merlins room that Skagen did also. Such detail

  12. Jen R says:

    Kind of digging the Morticia dresser.. Thinking maybe a dresser for a lady vampyre.

  13. Connie L. says:

    I’d make a dresser from a first class stateroom on the Titanic.

  14. Matxalen says:

    This dresser is a great inspiration!!

  15. I love this time of year. Halloween is such great inspiration for ghoulish works of art like the dresser. Just Great!

  16. Kari Gluski says:

    A skeleton bride getting dressed for her wedding….

  17. I LOVE this dresser I probably would make it Steampunk I would love to win this Thank you

  18. Jo says:

    I would love to add this to my miniature haunted house!

  19. Noreen says:

    I love the Old Sparky Electric Chair! Merlin’s room is a delight! The Grotty Goblin Dresser is a fun idea, too. I think a fun dresser to make would be one for Morticia or the Wicked Queen in Snow White.

  20. Jackie P Neal says:

    Well, I would make a spooky dresser of course!! I love the candelabras and gargoyles!! Bwaaa haahaaaa

  21. Kat Cashwell says:

    This is so awesome!!!! I would do a evil queen dressing room! OMG! my favorite thing I saw was the electric chair – so cool! you all are so creative!

  22. Emily D says:

    Love the dresser… I’d make a very girly dresser.

  23. barb macaskill says:

    I see the Gothic Dresser becoming a home for miniature house trolls that are cooking up some mischeviousness. As you open each drawer a new fright pops out at you thanks to those little devils! Beware because they are pretty tricky little fellas!
    That delicious electric chair is calling my name quite loudly!! The sccenes I could create with that are so spookarific that I am quivering with joy!!
    Have a great week!

  24. Laural says:

    Definitely the dressers..absolutely frightening!!!

  25. Michelle says:

    Love getting your emails. All your designers are so very talented. If I won I would make an evil queen’s dresser.

  26. chris v says:

    That would definitely go into a witch’s room. Love it!

  27. Well for sure it would be apart of my gothic mantel at Halloween! This is so awesome!

  28. Carla says:

    Love all the Halloweeny themed projects!

  29. Traci says:

    I love the little mini electric chair it so darn cute would love to make a horror room with it. The gothic dresser would be perfect in it too. Love Halloween! >^..^<

  30. Heather Cook says:

    Everyone is so talented – I love getting the blog emails so I can see what everyone is doing!

  31. Marykay chisum says:

    Last year I made a Halloween village tailor and dress shop for my Laura inspired Halloween village. That dresser would be an awesome accent piece in the shop!

  32. Orlie Severson says:

    I would be making it to fit in with my Halloween Clock. It would fit as the center piece on the tomb stone. This clock stands 3 feet high so it would be just right. Thank You

  33. Maggie M says:

    Wow, incredible designers! I would love to incorporate a gotty goblin dresser into the houses/rooms I made last year using AlphaStamps’ chipboard houses. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

  34. Laura says:

    I found a quote once that I knew I wanted to create a project around, and this would be perfect for it! The quote is “Of course there are no skeletons in my closet… I do however keep a tiny black box of souls in my sock drawer.”

  35. M. C. Sparks says:

    Still want to try steampunk Halloween!

  36. Erika says:

    I think I’d make it into a dressing table for a Halloween costume shop!

  37. Kay says:

    I would love to make a gothic themed room with it.

  38. Jean Marmo says:

    Another amazing work of art!!! I would love to try something similar!!

  39. Jennie Ingram says:

    Oooohhhhh, a dressing table for Tatiana, queen of the Fey!

  40. Cocoa Fornelli says:

    Would make a Sally from Nightmare before Christmas dresser! How neat that would be!!!

  41. Margery McInerny says:

    A witch definitely needs a dresser.

  42. Mary Mac says:

    Everything that the bride of Frankenstein would need.

  43. Karen Mallory says:

    What a cool project! I would make a dresser of some Halloween creature! So many things you can do with it!

  44. Denise Bryant says:

    Love that awesome dresser! I love Halloween also, so I’d make something spooky like this one!

  45. chark says:

    love this so much! My son was just in the Addams Family musical, so I love that you made this into Morticia’s dresser! Probably would steal that idea 🙂

  46. Megan Warren says:

    I love this and I would absolutely make Morticia’s dresser. What a creative and creepy project!

  47. Ray says:

    I would love to do a bride of Frankenstein you type of dresser.

  48. Lori D. says:

    Love this! I would make more of a Marie Antoinette dresser (after the beheading) to go along with the spooky feel. Thanks for the chance to win!

  49. Susan Stone says:

    Yeah Halloween! I love all of the ideas I get from this blog. Thinking maybe a corpse bride vanity for a haunted doll house (dark) or a fairy vanity (light).

  50. Nadine says:

    Definitely, A witchy dresser!

  51. Denise says:

    Dressing table for Dracula! Vampires love to primp!

  52. Julianne says:

    I’d add the dresser to Ella’s reading room for witchy tea and snack supplies!

  53. julie m says:

    the dresser is perfect. my style would be more grungy andi would probably have fewer jars and have a pile of bones and some blood dripping here and there and a face in the blob on the mirror.

  54. Cheryl Lee says:

    it’s creepy and it’s kooky, mysterious and spooky……you get it! Love the idea of Morticia, always loved that silly show! I would do something along those lines.

  55. Carolyn says:

    Oh, that electric chair just gets to me. What a super Giveaway!

  56. Parisa javidi says:

    Harry Potters dresser! With a white owl perched on it. 🙂

  57. Monica Gabehart says:

    I would design a potions master dresser – lots of little bottles.

  58. Diana bittaker says:

    I see a haunted MARIE Antoinette dresser! I would put on a slew of cool perfume bottles and hat boxes!

  59. Patricia Worth says:

    I love Halloween and all the fun things that you provide through out this fabulous season. I will make the witchyest dresser – a fine tool to conjure the unknown!

  60. Carol Slowik says:

    Love Nicola’s “Grotty Goblin Dresser”! I would do something along those lines. A little bit of everything “creepy”. Hehehehehe.

  61. Lana says:

    Halloween is THE most fabulous holiday of the year…this needs to be honored with a ghastly decorating job…hidden treasures in the drawers and a wicked image in the mirror…..LOVE the electric chair!!!!!

  62. You always have such great ideas,I love it. I would try to make a dresser for a corpse bride, my favorite movie.

  63. Elizabeth H. says:

    I would make a witches dresser with a gothic look. Great ideas!

  64. Nancy E says:

    I’d love to the dresser for my daughter-in-law! She just loves all things girly!!!!

  65. A haunted MARIE Antoinette dresser! Everyone has the best ideas ever!

  66. Beth says:

    These are awesome ! I’d love to make a spooky dresser 😀

  67. Rosemarie Grant says:

    I would make this witchy dresser for Tiffany Aching, a wee witch in training in several of Terry Pratchett’s books.