September 26, 2012

Dr's Coffin Apothecary

Well Suzanne at Oxford Impressions has out did herself once again with a brand new stamp collection called Dr Coffin's Apothecary.  Believe me when I say, it's right on time for the Halloween holiday right around the corner.
For my design team contributions on this collection I created a coffin with a mini album inside to house those scary trick or treat pictures that I have. The coffin is paper mache  and I painted then rusted it, the tombstone & name plate were textured using the crackled technique  Added old moss and "I Am Roses" rose buds and leaves.  

Now on to the inside. Each page is cut as a coffin shape and the majority of the paper I used was from G45's "Old Curiosity Shoppe collection The skeleton page was stamped on acetate so you can flip it sideways to insert your picture underneath.
 What would a coffin mini album be without a few prescription drugs. 
 Next page I used gauze and the new Mirror sheets from Ranger Can I tell you how cool these sheets are. You can emboss on them, you can die cut them, ink, paint, stamp, and once you remove the plastic coating it really is like reflective mirror. Very cool indeed. 

Upclose of Mirror sheets
 The next few pages were created using die cuts & images from Tim Holtz Halloween Kraft Resist paper. Last but not least is Mr. Skeleton himself (the inside of the coffin case. 

This was such a fun project, and it felt good to get my fingers all inky again. To finish off the project, several different ribbons were added to the ring which holds the mini album together. . 

Several of the products used can be purchased in my Etsy shop (Studio Garage Band)  Listed below are the items.

Frayed Ribbon with Glitter (Black & Orange)
Trick or Treat Ribbon Assort.
Mirrored Sheets
Halloween Muse Token
I Am Roses Rose Buds
G45 Old Curiosity Shoppe paper collection

This piece has been entered into the following challenges: Jump over to their blogs for wonderful inspiration from so many great crafters !


MrsJJB1999 said...

Beautiful job ... I love it

MrsJJB1999 said...

Beautiful job ... I love it

Jo said...

Toni this is awesome! The IAR Sept Challenge has to be a circle card =) There's still time to make something.

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! This is so creative ... Many thanks for playing at CCCB

Linda R said...

WOW! This look amazing. So creative. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Charlene said...

WOW Toni!! Awesome coffin!! Thank you for sharing your fun and cute creation this week at CCCB :-)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is spooky and fun, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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