Monday, September 25, 2017

My Other Creations: Halloween Notebook using IO's Witch Line and Tim Holtz's Artful Dwellings


STAMPtember is wrapping up and oh what fun it's been!  This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is heavy metal.  I love using the Cinch machine and binding notebooks with metal coils.  I decided to make a Halloween notebook this time with a witch-topped bookmark.


The components of the cover consist of a house cut with Tim Holtz's Artful Dwellings die, some stars from Neat and Tangled's Seeing Stars die, and a moon outlined with Seth Apter's Coffee Ring die.  The house is covered with fabric scraps and patterned paper.

All the pages in this notebook are 3" x 4" and were cut with a Project Life card die.  For the cover, I painted a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper with Prima's Impasto paints and a couple of spritzes of Dylusions Black Marble ink spray.  I glued everything onto my background, then glued the background to chipboard to give it some strength.  I added a "fly" sticker to the house.

Because I'm a tab fanatic, I also added some tabs up the side that I punched out with a We R Memory Keepers tab punch.  I covered them with fabric scraps and some stamps (Simon's Tiny Alphabet Background).

I made a witch bookmark to go along with my notebook.  The witch is from an Impression Obsession die called Witch Line.

I finished off the notebook by binding the whole thing together with my beloved Cinch machine and a metal coil.

Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:


I can't wait to see how you interpret our heavy metal theme this week.  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.

14 comments:

  1. Love your notebook and tag, Andrea! The addition of black paint over the bright colors allowing them to peek through is awesome and so perfect for the design. I love that pretty witch too.

    Cathie ♥

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  2. Looks to me like you've pulled in all your favorites - Cinch (love mine too!), books, cool witchy bookmark, tabs, and color! Love this, Andrea! Such a fun little book! hugs, Maura

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  3. You did an amazing job, Andrea!!! Wow, your notebook is so unique. Great combination of beautiful colors and material.
    Henry

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  4. Oh my! This is really spooky! The cover seems it was covred by blood and black paint. You scare me :-) Love the deep colors and bold black splashes. Good to scare naughty girls :P Hugs, Marzena

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  5. Your charming witch is absolutely fabulous! love the notebook with this touch of black, perfect for Halloween!!BArbara

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  6. love your spooky little project, really beautiful work,
    Eleanor x

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  7. This notebook is right up your alley, Andrea, and I LOVE it! Love that IO witch!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  8. This is so cool Andrea! I've seen you use the Artful Dwelling die a few times and I just love how you keep using it in different ways! (I've got it on my wish list now for Black Friday ;-) The book mark is adoreable! Loved the way you used the tab punch! One day you'll have to show us your crafting area, I would love to see how your color palette that you love to work with looks like with a whole lot of things you've made together all at once! That would be such a treat! Thanks for all the great inspiration!

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  9. Wow...Andrea, this is absolutely wonderful and I love how you've used the Artful Dwelling die in such a cool way! Another amazing notebook, which really does appeal to me, especially with that gorgeous witch sitting proudly on the bookmark ~ I love it! :)

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  10. love that witch peeking out of the top...you are a true wizard at using colour making this a gorgeous spooky notebook...hugs kath xxx

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  11. what a bad ass creation!!! I love it!!! this is super cool!

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  12. This is such a fun and awesome creation, Andrea. Love the beautiful embellishments on the cover and bookmark. Great design! :)

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  13. What a fabulous notebook! The bright colours and patterns are so cheery and the witch bookmark is perfect - I love it! Nice to meet you at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and wishing you a great new week! J 😊
    p.s. thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comments, they are much appreciated! J x

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  14. What a gorgeous piece, Andrea! I love that you've used so much black! The bright colors pop even more this way! So cool! The cute witch on her broom on top of the bookmarker is fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

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