Hi everyone, and welcome back to the annual All Things Altered Fall/Halloween Blog Hop, hosted by Pam Bray, and featuring some really fabulously talented artists. You can begin the hop on her blog at Scrapbook Flair. She will be giving away a fabulous prize to one lucky winner. To enter, all you need to do is visit each blog, leave a really nice comment, and return to Scrapbook Flair and tell her that you did. We would also love it so much if you would follow our blogs, as well, especially if you like what you see.
For my project piece, I want to share my Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe mini album. I learned to make this book in one of Marsha Bichler's classes. She is a very talented local artist who loves to share her bookmaking talents. While I love making these books, after all the technical part is finished, the really fun part of embellishing follows. I usually spend many days, or even weeks, embellishing my books. So let me share some photos and brief descriptions of the book pages.
|3D Crystal Lacquer added to eyeglass image, clear crackle medium added to butterfly wings|
|When opened, each page has this lace doily flap.|
Each page is actually a pocket that holds a tag that is attached to the doily flap. I used some of the curious definitions on each of my pocket tags.
|Inside cover and Page 1|
|Page 1 with tag flap opened|
Crackle mediums and glossy accents used on various images for dimension and interest.
Embossed chipboard shapes were painted with gold acrylic paint, then black ink to age it. Also see picture of spine below.
Flourish gem stickers, more snipped feathers, and 3D Crystal Lacquer added for dimension.
|Page 12 and inside back cover|
|Outside Back Cover|
|Aged embossed chipboard pieces on the spine|
I hope you enjoyed my curious, and a bit macabre, mini album, perfect for Halloween, don't you think? A complete list of all of the bloggers is listed below to help you on your way. Your next stop will be with Jessica, and I know she has something really special to share with you.
2. Christine www.scrapbookingtechnique.blog
3. Barbara - http://
4. Jessica - http://
5. CandianNickel - http://
6. Gloria - http://
7. Jennifer Priest - http://hydrangeahippo.com/blog
8. Pinky - www.blueyecicle.blogspot.com
9. Irit - http://
10. Betty- http://
11. Eileen- http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Thanks so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us. Enjoy the rest of the hop, and have a wonderful weekend.