Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Halloween Album

Well another month has flown by and it's time once again for a fabulous Eileen Hull Art with Heart Challenge and this month our theme is TRICKS AND TREATS, which you can take literally with a Halloween theme or show one of your favourite creative "tricks" and "treat" us to a creative feast for the eyes!
I had to indulge my love of creating Halloween projects and opted for a Halloween mini album using Eileen Hull's Mini Album Die. The background has been created using Wendy Vecchi's Archival Re-inker technique which I love, I used Orange Blossom and Potting Soil Re-inkers.
Once I had created my background with Alcohol Re-inkers I then placed Tim Holtz Gothic Mask onto the background and applied VersaMark Ink over the mask, removed the mask and then applied Clear Embossing Powder and heated to melt the powder. I then applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the embossed design and the stencilled design pops against the background, I love it!
I used Tim Holtz Occasions Found Relatives and used his Distress Photo Tinting technique which happens to be the challenge over at the Compendium Of Curiosities Challenge 3, Challenge 12. Linda from The Funkie Junkie Boutique is back to sponser this challenge with a very generous $25 prize, and the Curiosity Crew have a wonderful array of projects to inspire you .
I also included a monocle with added Remnant Rub for added interest. To give my mini album a more aged feel I also poured Beeswax over the top edges of the album and allowed it to run down the page. If you look closely you can see some of that towards the top of the image.
I also die cut three mini pumpkins, which I die cut from my Re-inker background and then applied Clear Rock Candy Crackle over the top and once dry I applied touches of Potting Soil Archival Ink over the top to highlight the cracks. I also included a 'pumpkin' Chitchat Sticker.
Pages have been added to the inside of the Mini album coloured with Distress Inks Wild Honey and Vintage Photo, applying the inks to a non-stick craft sheet and spritzing with water and then picking up the beads of ink with my card. I then applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink through the Gothic Layering Stencil to add a further layer of detail to the background and I then flicked the background with water to add bleached out areas. White Embossing Paste has been applied through the Halloween Layering stencil to add 'FRIGHTFUL' to the bottom of my page. I die cut the Umbrella man from Grungepaper and used Tim Holtz Effect Powders technique and adding a skull Remnant Rub to his head. Again I dripped Beeswax down my page to add further interest and texture. Mini Tattered Leaves have been cut from white card and coloured with Distress Paints, adding touches of background stamping. I also included mini skull beads and a touch of random background stamping to the background of the page.
Some of the pages have been left blank so that I can add pictures from our Halloween celebrations.
I added the Found Relatives image once again to the inside of my album along with more Mini Tattered Leaves. I also included cobwebs die cut from black card, complete with a mini metal spider.
For my final set of pages I die cut the Layered Leaf, embossed the leaf with the coordinating embossing folder and then applied white wax crayon to the embossed areas (inspired by my fellow team member Anna-Karin), colouring the leaf with Distress Inks and then removing the inks from the wax crayon areas using a damp piece of kitchen towel. I also added burlap to the backdrop for added texture along with a mini pumpkin embellishment coloured with a touch of Black Soot Distress Paint.
The Mini Album die from Eileen Hull is so versatile and you can add as many pages as you like and would also make a perfect mini scrapbook too.
I added natural twine to the spine of my book along with burlap fabric.


There is a great prize on offer and wonderful inspiration from my fellow team members too. Pop over to Eileen Hull's blog for all the details.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

20 comments:

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Tracy,WOW, WOW, WOW, this is SPOOKTACULAR. Loooooove the colors, fabulous techniques, fantastic embellishments, a skeleton umbrella man , fantastic, I loooooove it, thanks for sharing , have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))....

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Great, Halloween mini book, Tracy. I LOVE all the detail and abundance of elements and technique you've included. The beeswax is a nice touch and you've really done a nice job with your photo tinting. Thanks for sharing this for CC3C, always look forward to your work!

Julia Aston said...

What a spooky fun Halloween book Tracy! love the dripped beeswax - the great colors and crackling! I bought this book die after seeing so many fun things made with it - now I have to use it to make something!

sally said...

Wow, what an amount of fun there is here!

Sally

Candy C said...

Tracy...your mini album is awesome! I so love your backgrounds on each page. Wonderful color combinations and stenciling. Each page as some wonderful stuff to look at and pull you right in! The found relatives and the way you've photo tinted them are perfection! I also love all of your die cut leaves, the different textures of the added burlap and embossed backgrounds. The skull on the umbrella man, the crackled pumpkins and the dripping ghostly beeswax...all very cool! Thanks for sharing with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Shelly Hickox said...

Gorgeous techniques, Tracy! I could look at this all day long.

Marci said...

Fantastic!

Susan said...

What a fabulous mini album Tracy! The details on it are over the top! Great job with the photo tinting!

Meme said...

What a AWESOME Halloween mini album! Great details! Love the wax drippings! You did it again, Fabulous!

Sorry no comments for a while.
been off the grid busy!

Redanne said...

Your album is fabulous Tracy, from the background to the drips of wax, to all the gorgeous details inside and out! The coloured pumpkins really make the pictures 'pop' and I love the monocle! Anne xx

JanBianchi said...

Very cool album. Great details.

steffi said...

Brilliant album Tracy :)

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby book Tracy, love the addition of the wax, sppoooky! Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge, hope to see you again soon x

Anita Houston said...

What a COOL SPOOKY album! LOVE the Relatives photo on the front colored like that! Gorgeous insides too! Love all the leaves! Thanks so much for joining us on the Distress Photo Tinting Challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Oxana said...

what an awesome mini!!!

butterfly said...

Fantastic little album - what wonderful effects with the Gothic stencil, and such cool crackle on the pumpkin. The dribbly wax is an inspired touch - totally brilliant, Tracy!
Alison xx

Annette Green said...

Holy moly, this is such a great Halloween mini, Tracy! I love the effect of your Distress Photo Tinting on those pumpkins the boys are holding. The details in this mini are just delicious to look at and study. So many layers and textures. What fun!

barbarayaya62 said...

Absolutely wonderful album Tracy! Every page is full of techniques and details! Stunning! BArbarayaya

Marjie Kemper said...

Tracy, this is one fab book! My favorite part is the Umbrella Man rendering with the spooky head. Awesomeness. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

Anna-Karin said...

This is fabulous Tracy!! Love all the wonderful details on each and every page.