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Moldy Morty’s Market – a return to Grimsley Village!

Filed under Collage Sheets, Digital Images, Giveaways, Grimsley Village, Halloween, Laura Carson, Shadowbox/Room Box, Tutorials

This is a long one… filled with tons of fun artwork by that wizard Design Team Member Laura Carson! So if I were you, I’d go grab a fresh cuppa before proceeding.

Note: This is a new entry in the long-running Grimsley Village… um, village. (A pic/link to the Ghostmore Manor from the village is at right.)

Also note: the supply list for this project is expansive, so I’ve also broken it down into sections:
Paper (including new collage sheets and a new digital image set)

So on to the first photo: an overview of Moldy Morty’s Market (with a close-up of one of the bay windows that on the sides of the market). Luckly, I’m going to zoom in and show details in the photos below!

NEW Mini Halloween Market Labels Collage Sheet

With all of the many, many products (cans, bottles, etc) sold in a market, I thought it best to start with the labels. Note: there are 2 more new collage sheets today and they will be mentioned in more detail below.

Laura must have had a blast thinking up all these names (they include: Blood Coffee, Rancid Fruit Juice, Pickled Eyeballs, Severed Fingers, Sour Milk (shown on quart bottles painted green below), Harpy Nails, and many, many more).

The display layout on the left of the photo below is what’s inside one of the bay windows (with featured products from a new cookbook, screaming eggs and sour milk).

Psst: a preview of today’s new sale: with all of the bottles needed to fill a market, that White Resin Quart Bottle I just mentioned is on sale, as part of the Can & Bottle Blanks Sale!

Inside the Market

Yikes! Check out all that display space on the back wall of the market (below, with a close-up of the middle column showing a flour sack and the cans/boxes to the right of that column)! You might want to scroll up where you can see the same wall way in the back of the store (through the door and large window).

See that grid at right? Luckily Laura gives lots of tips in her blog post: that grid is showing the layout of Bagatelle Box – 1-1/2 x 4 Inches (six of them), Bagatelle Box – 1-1/2 x 3 Inches (three of them) and Storage Hutch (two of them — without the top scalloped piece) that perfectly fill the back wall of the Deep Storefront Room Box (she must have fiddled around with all the boxes for awhile to find this combo).

There are larger versions of some of the labels on the new Halloween Food & Drink Labels Collage Sheet (shown as posters/signage in the store).

NEW Moldy Morty’s Market Collage Sheet

I’ve gotta say: both Morty and his butcher are pretty disgusting. 🙂

Check out that butcher (who is a hog?) standing on a step ladder in the left side of the photo below. A bit hidden behind that brain (?!) is the new Mini Meat Grinder, plus he’s got a scale, cutting boards and other tools on his table. The right side of the photo shows more of his tools hanging under another display shelf.

Note that the images in all 3 new collages are included in the new Moldy Morty’s Market Digital Set. In addition, there are more signs, characters and other items that work well with the spooky market.

What else is new today?

Oh, things that would be perfect for a vintage general store (or retro office — like that pencil sharpener) and TWO more new things that Laura used!

And see that photo at right (that’s a preview from Laura’s tutorial video) — it’s showing a work-in-progress photo of the front of the Deep Storefront Room Box using the back-in-stock 12×12 Clear Plastic for Windows!

More of today’s new items are scattered throughout this newsletter, so you can click here to see them all at once.

NEW Sale: Can & Bottle Blanks

Wow! In addition to ALL the miniature Can & Bottle Blanks, I’ve added the 4 glass bottles that Laura used in her Moldy Morty’s Market! Plus Laura used tons of the resin minis in this sale, too!

25% off! Over 50 items! Plus see the pics at right and below for some choices in the sale from Laura’s supply list!

The sale ends TUESDAY NIGHT, June 8th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

Moldy Morty’s Market Giveaway!

Ooo, a Giveaway, too?! There was so much eye candy in Laura’s photos, I couldn’t resist showing off a couple more! Note: everything I’m highlighting below is included in the Giveaway! That includes my text description AND the 3 product photos below the eye candy!

Starting with that Small Hexagon Lantern shown at right (and over the door in the photo at left below — with a head inside)!

Next up: the Deep Storefront Room Box itself! That will give you the main structure including the door and big window. (And scroll down cuz I’m including that skull wallpaper, too!)

And for signage and tiny labels, these 2 new collage sheets:
Mini Halloween Market Labels Collage Sheet
Halloween Food & Drink Labels Collage Sheet

To enter the Moldy Morty’s Market 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, MONDAY Night, June 7, 2021).

And tell me: what will you make with these supplies?

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!

And don’t forget the sale on bottle blanks — and to visit Laura’s blog post for her tutorial and more photos!

Posted by Leslie, June 6th, 2021

57 responses to “Moldy Morty’s Market – a return to Grimsley Village!”

  1. Nadine says:

    Amazing, I love, love, love everything about this project! I would love to get started on a similar project right away.

  2. Heather D. says:

    Oh my goodness! How amazing is this?!

  3. Deenie H. says:

    Awe-mazing! Making & gifting Halloween vignettes is my favorite! (closely followed by mermaids) This makes me want to start Halloween NOW! 🙂

  4. Anne Stodghill says:

    I can’t wait to get started! I know my big Halloween project for this year!!

  5. Mary Clyde Sparks says:

    Love love love this Halloween stuff! So cool!

  6. Vickie Trancho says:

    Fa lee,fa la! I’m so excited! Finally will be using my stash of brains! Laura is so amazing, and your goodies are fabulous. Visions of Marty Feldman and Abby Normal dance through my head. Love this sooo much!

  7. Denise Bryant says:

    I love everything spooky, creepy and Halloween-y, so all of these items are right up my alley! I’d have fun creating a market scene!

  8. Traci says:

    WOW!!! Such an fantastic project and sooo much work-love it! Laura never fails to amaze me with her unique ideas. I always want what she creates displayed in my home.

  9. Jo says:

    This is so beautiful – I love the storefront and so many ideas for making a spooky miniature!

  10. Carol DuBois says:

    This is just awesome. I always love these Halloween type projects.

  11. Marie W says:

    It has been way too long since we got a new project from Laura like this….absolute perfection, as always!! Would love to make my own version for my YouTube channel, like I did with the Secretary kit and her collage sheets. (Just finished that series yesterday, and still amazed at how perfectly her sheets fit the kit. Almost no trimming!!) Pretty sure I will be needing to do some shopping from this list now….lol!

  12. Laural says:

    What creativity, patience and skill! Laura has done it again..I would so love to get started on this kind of project

  13. Leah says:

    😮😍 Seriously, goals! Love this, so awesome. I would start small and attempt a teeny market stall. Love, love, love this!

  14. Linda H says:

    ALWAYS love seeing Laura’s creations. THANKS for sharing!

  15. Alana T says:

    SO amazing!!! Now this one has me excited! Fingers crossed ☠️👻

  16. Jen R says:

    OMG this is the best!!!

  17. Celia says:

    Omg. I was just getting the itch to work on Halloween mini screen. This is amazing.

  18. Judy Adamcyk says:

    What a great market! Would love to win this one!

  19. E Evans says:

    Wow! what a great scene and intense amount of creative thought and work just fabulous! E

  20. Chris K says:

    Halloween scenes are so much fun.

  21. The creativity of the projects never ceases to amaze me! I love the motivation it gives me to try another project.

  22. Sandria Holva says:

    One would have to start this in June! A favorite genre is always Halloween.

  23. Laura Norman says:

    I get so excited every time I see there’s a new addition to Grimsley Village! One of these days I’m going to manage to get my own little village finished with just enough alteration to make it my own.

  24. Janet Turner says:

    It’s hard to believe that Halloween will soon be sneaking up on us. What a great project.

  25. Susan Coolidge says:

    What a cool project. I’d love to do a similar one with the prize!

  26. Karen Adams says:

    Wow! That is so cool! It would be fun to do my own version!😃😃😃❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  27. Sally Lonn says:

    OH MY GOSH, this is absolutely incredible. What an imagination. I haven’t followed Grimsley Village but you’ve convinced me I must!!!! Thank you so very very much.

  28. Karen Mallory says:

    I love Laura’s work! I have made some of the shops in Grimsley. I would love to add another one!

  29. Blair Lowery says:

    Who doesn’t love a delightfully creepy give away.

  30. Amy says:

    Oh Wow!

  31. Ginger says:

    I have SO missed Laura, grateful she’s back with a new Halloween project. Very exciting!

  32. Helen Potter says:

    Laura has outdone herself with this shop! This is a great giveaway that I would love to have.

  33. Kim R says:

    Omg! This project from Laura is fabulous! I thought her Grimsley village rocked, this takes the cake!

  34. rosalie e lunger says:

    Laura has done it again, absolute perfect addition to her village..I have missed your work, welcome back..

  35. Lorrie Koenig says:

    Laura Carson always brings the coolest, original ideas to her projects. I adore Halloween goodies and this giveaway would kick-start my spooky inspired crafting this year. Yay Laura and Alpha Stamps!

  36. Carol says:

    This is just fantastic! I love it! Laura you never disappoint!

  37. Sharon says:

    I love all things Halloween and I absolutely love this!

  38. Hailey says:

    Great project! I would love a Halloween room box!!

  39. Pat Stoughton says:

    The pig is responsible for the meat market. I’m still laughing. The scene is amazing and it requires a close inspection to see all of the goodies. Laura’s mind is genius.

  40. jean marmo says:

    I would make a baking market for my daughter in law. Such creativity!

  41. Jillian Rose says:

    I’d be tempted to make a poisons cafe with hemlock brews

  42. Nancy says:

    This just too cool for words!

  43. Karen Ann says:

    Not quite ready for spooky but I LOVE it

  44. Kathy Toews says:

    Oh boy – halloween!

  45. LeAnn Aagard says:

    This market is so cool. Incredible detail!

  46. Jaimi Bailey says:

    Love that room box! I’d like to make a miniature shop of some kind.

  47. kat cashwell says:

    This is awesome! LOVE Halloween and it is never too early to celebrate it!! Would definitely make Halloween related spooky shop!

  48. Susan Nelson says:

    So incredibly awesome! Laura Carson has one of the most creative minds ever!

  49. LoisC says:

    I would love to win this for my sister! Halloween is her favorite “holiday” and this would really make her day!

  50. Carly says:

    I’d finally break down and create my first “room”. A jewelry and purse boutique (Laura has a stunning example and tut on her blog) and that’s where I’d go with it!, love it, Laura and AS! Two great things that truly go great together

  51. Evelyn Dawson says:

    I love Halloween – and Carson is the best in all she does!

  52. Christy says:

    This is sooo awesome! I’ve just started a small Halloween tabletop village scene project with putz type houses and stores. This would make a fantastic addition! Excellent creations as always Laura!!!

  53. Joyce S says:

    I’m not familiar with the village but I would love to win this market. It is awesome and would be a great start for me for the village.

  54. Sylvia Lovitt says:

    A fantastic project! I’d like to try a spooky bakery or a witch’s clothing boutique. Love the Masquerade papers!

  55. Joanne Scott says:

    I was just introduced to Artfully musing yesterday and I am so excited to try this Grimsley Manor project. It has been 25 years since I have worked on a miniature project and I think it’s time I jumped right back in. I have had enough of Scrapbooking for a while! All of the items required are absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to get started! Thank you for getting my adrenaline going, lol.

  56. Diana Bittaker says:

    I love every bit of it!!!

  57. Randi says:

    Would love to do this one. Halloween is the best!!!