So, it has been over a year since I posted here. Time seems to be flying faster and faster. So many projects......that I am working on a day planner. Pictures will come later, right now I thought I would post some pictures of what I have been doing lately.
I joined Your Paper Pantry ning site this year. Mainly because of the swaps, but I have to say there is so much more to YPP. Challenges, friends and a lot of lovely, lovely people. Of coarse the swaps are awesome! So many to choose from each month. It's hard not to join them all.
I am totally in love with the AF Ticket swap. This month was Spooktacular September which was Halloween themed. I am a Halloween girl all the way!
The requirement was 3 bags (or envelopes) of 5 different tickets to swap. There was a choice of two sizes of tickets, small 1.25"X2" or large 2.5"X4". I chose the larger size this month for all of my tickets.
Here are pictures of my tickets, well four of my tickets. I became aware when formatting my pictures that I did not have a picture of my fifth ticket. I did a "Hocus Pocus" book. I have some before pictures, but that's all right now.
First ticket: Vampire Theme
Martha Stewart Elegant Witch; Sweet Pea Stamps Ballerina
Cardstock: Stampin Up Real Red; Authentique Glowing; 98# Watercolor Paper
Misc: Koi Watercolors; Faber Castell Black Brush Marker; Martha Stewart Black Glitter; Sakura Glue Pen; Scraperfect Best Glue Ever; Sakura Stardust Clear Pen; Distress Ink Black Soot; Archival jet Black
Second ticket: Trick or Treat
Stamps: Inkadinkado Cat & Friends; SU! Harlequin (unsure which retired set); Tim Holtz Apothecary
Cardstock: Stampin Up Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie; Authentique Glowing; 98# Watercolor Paper
Misc: Tattered Angels Monster Mash & Candy Corn; Martha Stewart Orange Glitter & Craft Clay; Pumpkin Candy Silicone Mold; Diamond Glaze; Sakura Glue Pen; Scraperfect Best Glue Ever; Distress Ink Black Soot & Peeled Paint; Archival Jet Black; Green floral wire
Third ticket: Bewitchin' Kitten
Stamps: Inkadinkado Cat & Friends;
Cardstock: Stampin Up Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie; Authentique Glowing; 98# Watercolor Paper; Pink Paisley Hocus Pocus
Misc: SU! Markers Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie; Koi Watercolors; Faber Castell Black Brush Marker; Martha Stewart Green Glitter; Glossy Accents; Sakura Glue Pen & Stardust Clear Pen; Scraperfect Best Glue Ever; Distress Ink Black Soot & Peeled Paint; Archival Jet Black; Green floral wire
Fourth ticket: Beware!
Stamps: Martha Stewart Elegant Witch
Punch: Scalloped Circle 1.75"
Cardstock: Stampin Up Vintage Violet; Authentique Glowing; White Cardstock; Martha Stewart Halloween Borders
Misc: Tattered Angels True Blood; Martha Stewart Craft Clay; Art Glitter Moulon Rouge; Diamond Glaze; Scraperfect Best Glue Ever; SU! Classic ink Vintage Violet; Archival Jet Black; Folk Art Acrylic Paint Black & Whicker White
Fifth ticket: Hocus Pocus
I penciled in the lines where I wanted the raised areas on the cover. I then placed hot glue over the lines on the cover. I used colored pencils to draw the eye. I made a dot of hot glue on a non-stick mat. Then glued the dot over the penciled eye.
I dipped a paper towel in Folk Art Acrylic paint in Asphaltum. The paint was watered down. Once dry I used Studio Matte Medium and molded the paper towel over the glue lines and around the eye.
I also stitched thread over the raised
areas of the cover, which made it look as pieces were sewn
together. You can see the outline of the watercolor paper underneath the paper towel, which was glued to the cover of the mini book. The paper towel was then wrapped around the cover. I covered the whole book with Studio Matte Medium. The very last thing I covered the eye with Glossy Accents to make the eye shine. The inside of the book was pages cut from a used book that I hand sewed into the spine. If I find a picture of the final ticket I will post it here and all will become clear.
Ticket background stamped images.
Stamps: Inkadinkado Candelabra Mini; Tim Holtz Apothecary
Cardstock: Stampin Up Kraft; Authentique Glowing; 98# Watercolor paper
Misc: Studio Matte Medium; Glossy Accents; Crayola Colored Pencils; Paper towel; Scraperfect Best Glue Ever; Distress Gathered Twigs; Archival Jet Black; Folk Art Acrylic Asphaltum; Old book pages
The finished ticket I wrapped black
lace over the script area that held the book in place on the ticket.
I hope you enjoyed your time here on my blog and I hope you come back soon! Thank you for stopping by..........