Saturday, 6 November 2010

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 :(

1 comment:

Karen said...

Just spooktacular! I am always in awe at your creativity.