Altering the House

Nov 5, 2011

I feel like I’m burning the candle at both ends, right now. I’ve been working on special projects, writing instructions for three classes that I will be teaching, next weekend at The Crafty Scrapper, gathering supplies to kit for the classes and trying to finish up this Halloween Mini Album. So tonight I finished altering the house and thought I would share it now instead of waiting until Monday.

I covered the majority of the chipboard house using this Halloween 2011 patterned paper by JBS Mercantile. The small sections are perfect to alter the house and pumpkin. The owl and stars on the roof are from this patterned paper.

After I covered the house with patterned paper I sanded and inked the edges using a brown ink. Then I attached the patterned paper of the kids onto the back of the house so it looks as though they’re peeking out the window.  Using Fabri Tac, I attached a piece of Single Ruffle Crochet Trim by Maya Road as an awning and accented it with black self adhesive gems. The polka dots and stars are accented with Diamond Stickles. Remember, you will need to cover the back of the house where the part that sticks up above the album page shows. 

I cut out and attached one owl on top of another using foam squares. I like the dimension it gives to the top of the roof. I lightly accented around the eyes, wings and tummy using Diamond Stickles.

I applied adhesive to the mini pumpkin and covered it with patterned paper from the mini pattern sheet. I sanded and inked the edges using a brown ink and then accented the stars using Diamond Stickles. I then attached all three items to the house with a strong liquid adhesive.

Now, we are ready to attach the altered maple leaves, pumpkins and house to the pages and accent the album using those special Halloween photos and additional embellishments.

If you are just know discovering my blog and want to create this mini album here are the links to the previous tutorials for creating this mini album.

The Creative Process
Getting Started
Altering the Pumpkins
Altering the Leaves



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