Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Halloween Sisters

Halloween is not something we would naturally celebrate, and although quite a few children are living nearby, we had only once little visitors coming to our door within the last 7 years. Halloween approaching fast I thought I give it a go with a Halloween project. Always wanting to alter a book I combined Elina's Spring-themed Altered Book with Niche with Nancy's Altered Book Cover ... and could also not resist to use Ali's ribbon tabs.
The first step was to find a book which I would be willing to alter. I must admit I had never done it before because it feels almost like a sacrilege ... but I took the challenge and I loved the process! I found a little book in one of the charity shops which had just the right size and volume for this project. I turned the Spring theme into Halloween ... otherwise I tried to follow the excellent tutorials from Elina and Nancy
The inside pages are cut with circle cutters of various sizes from Creative Memories. This was an enjoyable process and I have now lots of printed circles for new projects (lol)
All images used are from the Graphics Fairy. Karen's Halloween images are amazing!
Thanks to Elina's and Nancy's clear descriptions the project was quite plain sailing apart from me being slightly impatient and removing the greaseproof paper too early from the book which unfortunately took off some of the glue
and the edges look a bit untidy. I now know for the next time! Happy crafting, Petra.


Anji* said...

So spooky and fun! I love the way you cut the different sized circles out of the book pages.

G Peplow said...

Hi there, these are stunning I particularly love the book with the skull's hands creeping out , perfect! :0) xx

Netty said...

Oh wow Petra this is fabulous. Such a terrific book, brilliant. x

Jean Franks Beck said...

This is fabulous, Petra!!! Gorgeous cover design, and the inside with the skeleton reaching out of all those layers is absolutely brilliant! Love it! (And I have the same anxiety over cutting up books, so had to giggle at your hesitation. I have actually gone out to buy old books specifically with the intent to alter them, and then didn't have the heart once I got them home, LOL! I'm trying to get over it, though! :))

Deborah said...

Wow! A fabulous, fabulous piece of book art - and what a grea idea using your dies to cut into the pages.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is brilliant! It is so funny as I have just carved a niche out of a little book too! Don't have your e mail address with me so do get in touch. Huge congrats on your good news, so pleased!

Lucy x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Spooktacular Petra. Glad you seized the challenge. Lynne M x

Shar B said...

Awesome and so amazingly creative! Love it!

Jill Marcott-McCall ~Feathers & Flight~ said...

Love what you did with Both Projects Petra! What did with the Book and the Skeleton is very Spooky!!
Have Wonderful Week Petra!
Hugs Jill

Jill Marcott-McCall ~Feathers & Flight~ said...

Love what you did with Both Projects Petra! What did with the Book and the Skeleton is very Spooky!!
Have Wonderful Week Petra!
Hugs Jill

Karen The Graphics Fairy said...

Petra, this is marvelous!!! So spooky with that skeleton climbing out of the inside of the book. Genius!! Thanks so much for linking this one up to Brag Monday.

Unknown said...

This is a great idea I love the book and the cut out for the skull really well done great piece

Love Dawn xx

~*~Patty S said...

absolutely brilliant and so clever Petra
Great fun catching up with all of your creativity!
You have been busy!


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