Monday, December 19, 2011

Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Mini Book

I had so much fun designing this mini book, I used Graphic45's Christmas Emporium Collection.  For those of you that know me, know I am a huge Tim Holtz fan.  I am always finding ways to incorporate Tim Holtz products into my designs and this is no exception, it is full of TH stuff.  I used several of TH dies, chipboard and acrylic to construct this mini book.

The front cover is made with heavy acrylic and the decorative edge was made with Tim Holtz On the Edge Ornate die, as well as throughout the album.  I cut some canvas with TH Baroque die and layered some paper and chipboard pieces from the Christmas Emporium Collection.  I used the TH Tattered Floral die to cut some crinoline and altered the shape to form a poinsettia.  I also added a Maya Road Bingo piece and a Melissa Frances Bottle Brush Tree to finish it off.  I hand died the flower and the ribbons on the side with TH Distress Stains and Perfect Pearl Mists.

I ran a #8 shipping tag through my Vagabond with the TH Sheet Music Texture Fades Folder then layered TH Fired Brick and Walnut Stain Distress Ink over raised surface of the tag.
I cut the page out of white chipboard and painted with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Black Gesso Paint and splattered with Perfect Pearls Mist Heirloom Gold, then I cut the snowflake out of TH Grunge Board and glittered.

I used a little Glossy Accents to create the raised surface on the Santa Stamp.
I distressed one of the TH Christmas Muse Tokens with a little Adirondack Pitch Black Dabber Paint and wiped off excess.

The rosette is made from the original TH Rosette die and backed with Melissa Frances Vintage Tinsel.

The ornament was cut from white chipboard using the TH Carved Ornament die and a small SpellBinders Circle Die for the center.  I had to run the Spellbinders die through a couple of times but it did cut through the chipboard.  Then I painted with black gesso.

1 comment:

  1. I love all the techniques used in this album! It is adorable!