Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Haunting Large Album

Hiya folks! I have a new album to share with you. It's a large one at about 10" x 11" and can hold 45-50 photos. I've used Graphic 45's "Happy Haunting" papers throughout. I will apologise in advance that there are so many photos. There's just no other way to show what I've done and perhaps give you an idea or two! (For larger photos, please click on the image.)

Front cover details -- There are many layered elements throughout the album, with ribbons and beaded elements tucked here and there.

You might be surprised to see page 2 without any photo mats or pockets. I quite love this page in the "Happy Haunting" collection so I embellished and layered it to show it off.

Page 3 has 3 photo mats on the front of the pull-out, while the back is one large mat. See the stitching around the pull-out? You'll see random stitching on mats or pull-out pages.

There is a hidden -almost camouflaged- tag on the side of page 4. It was so well hidden I forgot to take it out to photograph. It's on the right with all the fibers. *wink* There are two photo mats on this page.

The top mat on page 4 flips open, with space for 4 photos on the front of this pull-out page. 

There are two additional mats on the back!

Here is a peek at some of the layering details on the first few pages.

Pages 5 and 6.

The pull-out on page 5 has two mats on the front and a single large mat on the back. Page 6 has 4 wallet size mats and 2 folded mats - space for 8 photos!

The back mats on pages 5 and 6 - loads of room!

Page 7 has two green mats and 4 mats inside the ribbon.

Page 8 has two pull-out pages.

Here are some details of these last two pages.

This album is a large one and ready to be purchased in my Etsy paper shop. It comes with a black gift and storage box.

Thanks for visiting today. In the next few days I'll share a Halloween-themed mini album I'm finishing up now. I'm winding down my album-making. There are a few already in the works -including a matching one to this large "Happy Haunting" album- but after that I am moving on to different media and more shadow box styles. I love new challenges!


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Halloween Shadow Box

Hiya folks! I shared a photo of this project on Facebook a while back but haven't shared it here in the blog. How did that happen?!?

This is a 12-inch high wood house I found at a second hand shop. I dusted it out, sanded edges and painted it black. The roof shingles are chipboard painted black then run through the Sizzix with the Tim Holtz Scallops die.

Can you see the ball and chain around the skeleton? Poor guy couldn't escape even if he wanted to leave this collection of fabulous finds.

Thanks for visiting today. This shadow box has just been listed in my KillamCreativePaper Etsy shop. It comes with a solid black box, perfect for gift giving and storage.