Friday, October 28, 2011

one last Halloween thing!

(The giveaway linkies are HERE!)

Still in the mood for mini books--okay, yes, I'm always in the
mood for mini books! Here is one inspired by the Gingersnap
Horror Stories challenge. Was thinking of going
with classic horror stories, but ended up with the old horror
movies from the 1930s. There were many, many of them produced
then, but it wasn't too difficult to narrow it down to the basics.

You know the basic Halloween horror favorites-- Dr. Jekyll & Mr.
Hyde, Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Werewolf of London &
Wolfman, the Invisible Man. But I did include a few other films:
Freaks, because I remember seeing it on TV when I was young, and it
scared me silly, plus Murder in the Rue Morgue, as a nod to Edgar
Allen Poe, who is credited with not only creating the horror genre,
but also writing the first murder mystery. A dubious honor, perhaps.

Kept the pages simple--the design and colors of the movie posters are
fabulous, and I wanted that to be the focal point of each layout.
This is a pretty long post--lots of layouts, and I'm not even boring
you with all of them! The cover has an orange glaze over some spots
made with rubbing ink through sequins waste holes, plus some violet
spray enamel. You can really see the sheen in this pic:

The chandelier is a wall decal, and there's a little glitter/
black microbeads, some satin ribbon. The letters are from a
vintage stamp set.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde



The Mummy

Murders in the Rue Morgue

Werewolf of London

Wanna make your own bound book? Here's how I made this
one: Super Simple Bookbinding Tutorial

Have a fun Halloween, everyone--save me a piece of candy?


Look at all these Halloween challenges!!!
Gingersnap Creations--Horror Stories
The Paper Variety--Halloween
Creative Stamp Friends--Halloween
Shopping our Stash--Halloween--everything but the movie posters
I Brake For Challenges--Halloween
Sisterhood of Crafters--Halloween
Stampin' Royalty--Halloween
Fab'n'Funky Challenges--Halloween
Crafty Boots Challenge--autumn or Halloween
DYSU Challenge--Halloween photo inspiration Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde LO
Incy Wincy Designs--Halloween, orange/black/purple (cover)


Ann said...

love this book!!
what a great idea!!!...would be wonderful for all kinds of,romance ,comedy!!

Anonymous said...

FABULOUS book Trish. You always do the greatest stuff! Jean

NuminosityBeads said...

That book is uber cool. You did a great job with the theme. Happy Halloween to you. Ann is right too, you could expand on this theme idea.
xoxo Kim

Debbie said...

Oh My Soul! I LOVE old movies and I LOVE these horror classics! Fabulous mini Trisha! You are the pro!

Thanks for your comments on my Poe Gothic Arch Mini! My first mini I did by myself! I did one other in a class. It won't be my last! LOL! Sorry! But it's staying with me! :)

Have an inky weekend!

Jan Garber said...

Great idea! This will be a fun Halloween decor item for years and brings back so many memories! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous book, I am very impressed.

Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


1CardCreator said...

Love your book, the chandelier is fabulous! Love all the clever details inside too!

Lynn Stevens said...

What a great tribute to those old movies! I remember everyone of them!

Drats forgot to post my little giveaway on your blog. I'll have to take a look to see if it goes for another week for my biggie!
hugs Lynn

WencheP said...

Looks awesome! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, a wonderful Halloween booklet.

Gail said...

Stunning work!

Sharon said...

Great mini book!!!

A Scrap-a-Teeny Girl said...

What a great book! I love all the different textures/page sizing! :D Becky

Marjie Kemper said...

Such a clever idea! Love your book and how each page is unique.

Tolegranny said...

Great book. So glad you joined the swap.

Netty said...

Love your theme and a smashing booklet. x

Ali Manning said...

Oh my gosh, this is amazing, Trisha!!

just a scrap of paper said...

Really like the little book!

Dawn said...

Spooktacular! Thanks for sharing my candy on your blog!
Dawn xx

2amscrapper said...

this is superb!

Anne-Marie said...

Wow!!! Your book is lovely, a real good idea, all the textures are fantastic.

Thanks for joining us at FnF this week.

Anne-Marie x x

Micki said...

OMG, absolutely awesome. How fun..... yes, I love doing mini-books too although it's been a while. Yours is wonderful.... all the different pages although I chuckled at the cover. I could do one called "House of Horrors" with pictures of my old Victorian "money pit". lol. Thanks so much for playng along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Cameron said...

This just turned out amazingly, Trish! So much detail....and spooky touches! Love it!

I just watched your bookbinding tute, too...I loved hearing what your voice sounds like :)

Thanks for the lesson! Totally makes me want to try it!

Jingle said...

Wonderful album!!!

Ren-Yi said...

What an amazing project! I love how each page is a different theme. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

kurlygirl said...

Wow, neat project! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Halloween Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


alicaz said...

very cool! Perfect project for halloween!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

PetraB said...

A spooktacular mini book. The pages are amazing.

Shar said...

Totally cool! You have such a talent with mini books!

Theresa said...

Thanks for linking up! Your Halloween mini book is so great!!
I made a potions book for my witch, but if she is ever one again I'd love to get more elaborate like yours here! Have a great weekend.

Electra said...

This is so cool! I just finished a MOVIE MONHSTERS ATC swap. wish you had been with us! lol

Rhonda Langley said...

I think this is my favorite of your books. I love old horror movies! That cover is pretty cool too! Boy have you been busy!