Sunday, October 25, 2009

Haunted House

It is Stamping Scrapping Design Team assignment time again. I wanted to create something to show just how awesome the new Eerie paper from Basic Grey is. It comes in both 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 pads. I really wish I had gotten 2 packs because I am in love with it now. I found this little house shaped chip board album on clearance and thought I could turn it into a Haunted House album pretty easily. You could cut the house shape on your cricut and it would probably be easier than hand cutting the paper into the shape of the house like I did. For the front cover, I painted it with some Tim Holtz black crackle paint and some of the new rock candy crackle paint as well to make the house look weathered and kind of scary. I also distressed the edges a little bit with some white ink to make it look a little spooky.

I cut some trees and a fence from the cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge and added those to the cover. The jack o lantern is cut from A Child's Year. I cut all the elements out of other patterns of the paper to showcase it as much as I could. It's all so great, it was just too hard to pick between all the great patterns. For this next page, I cut the bat from Paper Dolls and the

chandelier from Home Decor. I didn't glue down the bottom half of the chandelier so that when I add pictures later, I can slide them up underneath it if I need to. I love this orange scroll design paper. I inked the edges with some black soot distress ink. For the next page, I pop dotted

some ghosts (also cut from paper dolls- this cartridge is a Halloween gold mine) so once again photos could be added later by going underneath the embellishments. I inked the edges of this black paper with some white ink. This next page I call the witch page. You can see she left her

hat behind and that her frog is about to jump out of the potion. Once again, all these shapes were cut from Paper Dolls. I love how the skull on this page turned out. I think it looks great cut out of the pattern paper and distressed with a little black ink. Now although there is a skull and

crossbones on the Paper Dolls cartridge, I didn't use that one. I thought this one was a little spookier. It is actually cut from the new Gypsy Wanderings cartridge. I used this tree pattern for the back cover. I left it plain with no embellishment because I thought the pattern was perfect just as it is- spooky and understated. The book is held together with a binder ring and
I added a lot of lime green ribbon and some black tulle to kind of jazz it up a little bit. I have to say, if you have Halloween projects to make, get your hands on some of this paper!


Deborah said...

You did a wonderful job! I am going to cut out the Haunted House on PDDU and make my own chipboard album! I have tons of recycled cereal boxes, etc.

KimberlyO said...

Wow! Your haunted house book is AWESOME Mindy!!! :)

Leanne said...

Wow! Mindy I love, love, love this!! I have got to get my hands on some of this paper!! Love all the die cuts each page is awesome! TFS!

Heather in FL said...

Really cute! Or maybe I should say "spoooooky". :) Those are great papers and you did a great job showing them off. Really cute!

~BridgetL~ said...

I love it. I just bought the same chipboard house not knowing for sure what to do with it. Now I know. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sheri said...!!! that's pretty darn awesome!

Kim Nath said...

That is awesome! What a cool idea and so wonderfully done!

The Bug said...

What a beautiful job! I love this idea. Doesn't PDDU have a ton of awsome items?

Debbie said...

Really great!! I love that paper too!