Monday, June 27, 2011

G45 Featured Tea Time With Alice -Altered Book

Thanks for joining me on this wonderful Monday morning.  Today is the first day in a while that we started off the day with sunshine here in Ohio!  YAY!   Which means it is time to sneak outside and take LOTS of pictures today while I can!  Things have been busy here creating projects, and getting ready for CHA.  This will be the first CHA that I've attended and I am SUPER EXCITED!!!  Been making all kinds of goodies with G45's NEW Magic of Oz line, and I am just loving the combination of Oz and Halloween!!  A definite must have!  And speaking of Halloween, today's project was created using the fantastic Halloween In Wonderland Line!  These Halloween mixed lines are so versatile, making them just perfect to use all year round.  Now onto the tea party...


For the Cover, usually I would crumple and layer some tissue paper for a more rough and tattered look.  But I just loved the aged color and texture of this book already, and felt the brass would make a wonderful contrast.  
Just Rite Stamps were used to create the perfect title and heat embossed to match the brass.


To create the shadowbox effect, use mod podge to seal all the pages together.  Do this by painting a few layers over the closed book pages along the outside edges, gently holding the pages pressed together flat. 
Once dry, use a craft knife to carve to the desired shadow box size and depth.  Cutting a few pages at a time, removing and repeating. 




Supplies:
Papers: G45 Halloween In Wonderland Collection
Jaberwocky
Through The Looking Glass
Wonderland Classifieds
Alice’s Tea Party

G45 A Proper Gentleman Collection
Timely Point of View
Man About Town
A Proper Gentlemen

G45 Steampunk Debutante Collection
Time Flies

G45 Once Upon A Springtime Collection
Butterfly Kisses

G45 Le Cirque Collection
Magnifique
Bohemian Floral
Wizard of Wonder

7 Gypsies Avignon collection
Ecriture

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Tumbled Glass
Frayed Burlap
Shabby Shutters
Black Soot

Stamps: Cherry Pie Art Alice Collection
Hero Arts Bold Flourish, Just Rite Stamps

Embellishments: G45 Ornate Door Plate, G45 Metal Flowers, Making Memories Metal Frame, Prima Flowers
Extras: Twine, Mod Podge, Black Acrylic Paint, Vintage Book, Vintage Clock Face, Vintage Key

Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives 3d foam squares, E6000, Tombow Mono Color Glue stick


That's it for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an incredible Monday!
Till Next Time,
Nicki Chicky


2 comments:

Carol said...

WOWWWWWW, words can not describe who much I love this project! You did a FAN-freakin-TASTIC job. Can not wait to see what you do with the Magic of Oz collection! TFS

Nancy Wethington said...

Nicole, this is fabulous! And the touch of the bookmark sticking out from the top - genius!