I have a project to share today that I created for the Graphic 45 Design Team final round. I enjoy altering things from around the home giving them a new purpose. I decided to raid the kids bookcase for an old book that I could alter.
I had a photo of the kids from Halloween last year which I have already created a layout with but I wanted to showcase it a little more than a I could on a page so I decided to make an altered book focusing on them and telling there spooky halloween story.
'Book Of Spells'
As you can probably tell this will be quiet a lengthy post with lots of detail pictures. I created this book with a mixture of Graphic 45 papers from 3 different collections, they are Steampunk Spells, The Magic Of Oz and Curiosity Shop. This is why I love Graphic 45 papers they mix and match so well together.
I created quiet a dimensional front cover for my book adding lots of fussy cut pieces under the main book cover.
I love all little bits and pieces that are showing from inside book, I think it adds even more dimension to it all.
I have added an old necklace to the binding of the book for extra trimming and interest.
I attached a lot of pages together and made like a mini shadow box to place the Dr Dreadful's sign into. I then cover the top page with contrasting paper and framed the sign.
These are just showing some of the fussy cut paper layering on the opposite page. How cute is the lion from the Magic of Oz collection.
The next page is a photo of my children all dressed up for halloween last year. This book was the perfect way to showcase it.
In behind the photo is my hidden journalling, you simply pull the postage stamps on the side of the photo and out slides the journalling tags.
I created another mini shadow box of the back pages as well. It worked perfectly as the little ledge was perfect for the little potion bottles to sit upon.
Tim Holtz Assorted Mini Bottles
Graphic 45 - The Magic Of Oz Collection - The Magic Of Oz
Graphic 45 - Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Butterfly
Graphic 45 - Old Curiosity Shoppe - Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 - Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Olde Curiosity Shop
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Spells - Steampunk Spells
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Spells - Fanciful Floral
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Spells - Clockworks
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Spells - Vintage Voyage
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Spells - Mechanical Marvels
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Spells - Nevermore