Saturday, 6 November 2010

Exploding box - L.Denison style :)

I decided to make an exploding box a la Laura Denison :) This is heavily based on her idea, with the tags being different on mine, and the proportions slightly different too - but it's basically her idea :)
I used La Belle paper, with a little MME too.

I'm still not happy with the lid of the box - I think it looks like a toilet roll holder from the 70's... but I'm working on a new one. I finished the box when I attended a craft evening at my local craft shop - lovely time me and my friend Lou had there.

I have just 36 tags in my box - and 8 extra journalling spaces made from the flaps that cover the outer flaps of the box. Four of these tags slip in sideways in a space made from the outer flaps - quite a little ingenius idea from Laura there :)

Some of my tags/photo mats I made into little opening covers - some with acetate covers that I inked with stazon. All the edging was done woth a Martha Stewarts corner punch.

Still papercrafting...!

A month has passed me by - but I am crafting... honest :)
I had made a halloween mini, but have decided that I need to make another one - more grown-up (if you get what I mean?). Anyways... here's the original try:
I made the cover first (the cherished chipboard from HobbyCraft) - the paper was red, then I inked it up with Red Lava and a bit of Plum Cosmic Shimmers... scrunched it, dried it, ironed it - way to shock the family - I haven't gotten my iron out in years - if the tumble dryer can't get the creases out, how am I expected to? Anyway...  the family are now in tune with my way of thinking - i.e, that papercrafting is more important than housework (and ironing paper is more important that ironing clothing).  I also used a bit of Distress Embossing Powder to create the dusty aged effect.

Chain, hitch fastener, spider, skeleton, horrible web stuff - and LOTS of modpodge and the cover was complete. It was fun creating it all - even if I didn't use the little skeleton hands I had got just for the sole purpose of decorating the cover of this album.
All the pages inside are different - but they all have tags and pockets. My eldest daughters favourite was the haunted house with the opening door and the ghost inside - the back of the page has a space for journalling and a photo mat. She also loved the coffin mini-mini book for photos and journalling.

My favourite page was a sixteen page mini-mini that looks like a miniature spellbook, hidden inside a pocket - inked and aged pages sewn together for binding - but my camera is out of battery, so can't show you that one at the moment :(