Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Spooky Book Box

Here it is....

I'm so excited to show you
 this project.
A Book Box!
Which I have made from scratch,
with chipboard and
 black cardstock.
I am so happy with the
 way it turned out.

The box measures 12" x 10"
The reason I had to make it from scratch!
I have always loved this sheet
of 12 x 12 paper, and
couldn't bear to cut it up,
or cover it.
 So this was
 the perfect solution!

The papers are
 My Mind's Eye
 "the Spider's Web"
I have been hoarding them
 all these years for
 just this project...lol

The title "Spooky" alpha's
 have been painted black
 and sparkled with glitter.
The acetate clock and
 oval frame are from
 the Kaiser
 "13th Hour"

And the sheet of paper wraps
 itself around the spine.

The back is pretty plain.

I just adore black gingham ribbon,
and it was the perfect choice
 for the closure!

What's inside?

My first attempt at an apothecary!

And my favourite part of the project
 - the GATES!

Cut on Cricut,
 from Ornamental Iron,
at 7.25",
using black cardstock.
 Then attached to
 patterned acetate from
 Collections Elements.

I added the wee shelf during
construction of the box,
 to house some
wee jars of 'stuff'.

I painted the lids of the jars
 with black acrylic paint
 and added some
different coloured glitters.
I painted the inside of the jars
with acrylic paint to match
 the glittered lids.
Wrapped a wee bit patterned paper
around the jar and added
the computer journalled

A wee bit lace to the shelf edge
and some spiders web
wadding for effect!

A couple of little potion books
 to complete.

Some thinner black gingham ribbon
 to hold the gates closed.

And, behind the gates
- a Hallowe'en Mini Album,
 of course!!!

Front cover of Mini
Acetate Frame - Kaiser
Weathered Clock die - Tim Holtz
Punched Edge - Martha Stewart
Prima flowers.
Buttons from my stash.

Pages 2 & 3
Photo mats - Spellbinders.
Prima flowers.
Punched edge - Martha Stewart.

Pages 4 & 5
Grand Labels - Spellbinders.
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug.

Pages 6 & 7
Kaiser Acetate frames.
Spellbinders Oval frames.
Prima flowers.

Pages 8 & 9
Spellbinders Circle frames.
Spellbinders corner accents.
Spellbinders Photo mats.
Swiss Dots embossing folder.
Memory Box Geneva Vine.
Prima flowers.
Lace from stash. 

Pages 10 & 11
Elements from the papers
 and from the
Echo Park collection
"the Apothecary Emporium".
Wee booklets for extra photo's.

Made by Granny 2013.
In plenty of time for this year's
Hallowe'en photo's!

Here's the collection with a
couple of LED tealight candles
for effect.
Always wanted to try this...lol

Totally loved making this project,
and I am so delighted with
the GATES.

I can see me making more
 of these oversized
 Book Boxes.
It wasn't that difficult.
Santa Claus is coming.....
I would now like to enter
this project into a
 few challenges:-
Countryview Challenges - Something Spooky
2 Creative Chicks - Hallowe'en
Punkyou Girl - Hallowe'en
My Mum's Craft Shop - Hallowe'en
Lady Bug Crafts - Hallowe'en

My Craft Spot - 3D Hallowe'en
Love it!
Hugs for now



Lizzyc said...

Wow Jane, this looks amazing, I love those gates... I look forward to seeing if you make one for Christmas!!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

OMGSH!!!! WOW, Jane, it's fabulous!
I can't thank you enough for helping me with the Cricut cutting problem - you are so kind to go into all that detail. I really need to take a class - I've been stumbling around trying to learn it by trial and error and clearly there is a better way! LOL But enough about me.

Your book is just incredible! There is so much detail! The little jars of scary things (a folder of ogre snot? Really!) And behind the gates, the most delightfully wicked album! What a fun treasure to pull out every year!!


Eve said...

ohhh WOW Jane that is so cool just love it

FLUV said...

Amazing, fantastic. Wish I had the patience. I love it.
Thanks for entering in the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge, and good luck x

Creative M said...

WOW! This is absolutely AMAZING!!!
Beautiful Details!!!!
Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

Creative M said...

I would love for you to join us at
Craftin Desert Divas “Halloween“ Linky Party.
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

xxbella71xx said...

what a lovely book and box. thank you so much for joining in wit our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog

Stella xx


annette said...

OOOOO you've blown me away!!! this is freakin fantastic ... woweee my friend .. big hugz xx

Tracey said...

OMGosh......Wow Jane, Annette is right , it is freakin fantasic! So much detail.....the papers are perfect, the detail amazing. Hugs xo

GiGi said...

WOW!!! I am just stunned at this amazing creation! It turned out awesomely and I love everything about it! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

PaperDaisies said...

Wow. This has made me speechless. Absolutely fabulous. You need to be so proud of your wonderful creation. Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

Jacki Daniels said...

Thank you so much for joining us at PunkyouGirl this time with such gorgeous creation I do hope you will join us again and good luck
Jacki xx

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Wow!!! Your mini album and gorgeous box turned out fabulously! Love everything about it! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


Carole Z said...

Wow this is amazing.... a stunning creation! Thank you for joining in with Emergency Crafters this time, Carole DT xx

Chris Warner said...

Wow, a stunning project! Love this, so creative. Thank you for adding your sparkle to our challenge this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx