October 4, 2011

Halloween Book

I started to pull out some Halloween artwork and found I had much more than I knew what to do with.  I thought it would be fun to create a book that would incorporate some of my art plus some of the very cool artwork I've received from friends over the years.
I started with a chipboard book from Seven Gypsies and added a vintage Halloween image and an Apothecary Sticker.

The first page was a mini paper bag which I decorated with another vintage image, a Tim Holtz tag, some dimensional letters.
The back of the cover became a page dedicated to Poe.

Inside the bag I placed a Halloween card I received many moons ago from Kris Dickinson and which I've always liked.  It fit perfectly in my paper bag.

This shows the back of the bag covered with some of my favorite Halloween paper from Authentique as well as an image I know Kris sent me quite a while ago.
I then altered the next page which began as a piece of ephemera from Pink Paisley's Junque line.

This doily covered page is actually just a very sturdy piece of acetate that came with some Prima flowers  I thought it would serve to steady some of my other pages.

Next is a fabulous tag book made by Sarah.  There's four parts to it although I'm only showing two here.  This was a very nice addition to my book.

The back half of this part of Sarah's tag book. The rest is folded up.

I then added a plastic sleeve and inserted this gorgeous Gothic Arch which came again from Kris Dickinson.  (Her Halloween blog is a great visit!)  This page turns the other way in case you'r ewondering.

The opposite side of that page is one of my favorite tags that I created and also fits in the book sideways.

I then created a little pocket to hold some of the extra tags from Sarah's tag book.  I added another vintage image here and this cool banner (just love banners!)

A library card pocket is the next page, decorated with a Halloween bingo card, which holds another tag.

For the opposite side of the library pocket, I created a  little fold which opens up as seen below.

Below is one of my favorite tags -- made by Sarah and given to me on her
visit to Chicago last year.  How cute is that!  (Sorry, Sarah, I had to fold up
the bottom to fit it in, but it makes a wonderful last page.)

I love having my Halloween book sitting on the end table in my front room with all these lovely creations gathered together.
Thanks, Ladies, for unknowingly participating in my little project.


Sarah said...

I absolutely love your Halloween book, Louise. It's fun to make it a multi-artist project. No worries that you folded my tag....hope those bottles don't leak being turned on their noggin'!!! LOL

ScrappyPam said...

Wowie! What a great project! You have been busy!

Love all the incorporated art!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous!!! Love it! Wonderful design and all the gorgeous details are fun!

JeanFB said...

Oh my gosh, Louise, this is fabulous!! What gorgeous pages - I had so much fun looking at each and every one, soaking in all the wonderfully spooky details. Thanks for sharing!

Linda R. said...

WOW!! That is such an amazing book.. What a great idea.. I am going to have to go back and take another look..
Such wonderful detail..

Lynn Stevens said...

Ohhhhhhh how adorable your Halloween book is, You have been a busy girl! The best part is you shared some fabulous art from your friends too. What a keepsake to cherish year after year!
hugs Lynn

Paula said...

wow what a stunning Halloween book - full of interest.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Oh I love this - what a great idea!

Robin said...

What a wonderful idea Louise! Your book is absolutely gorgeous. See you soon!


Lululiz said...

Brilliant way to display both your own and treasured gifted Halloween art. What a fabulous book.

Lori said...

Wow! This is absolutely fabulous Louise! What great details, and a great collaboration!

debbiek said...

Great Halloween book, Louise! What a treasure with all those combined pieces in it!

Deb (dcorder) said...

This is incredible Louise!

Celestial Charms said...

Love your Halloween book. What a great idea!

Jann said...

Fantastic Halloween book, Louise, and it is fun to see others' creations, as well!

Lynn Stevens said...

I had to come back and take a second look, It really is amazing!!!!!
hugs Lynn