Sunday, 10 October 2010

spooky book (alter it monthly challenge)



I recently bought a selection of chipboard books to alter. I have used the castle one to make this haunted halloween castle book. It has little photos of my kids dressed up over the years..I have only filled the first couple of pages with photos as I want to add to it. For this book I have used various papers, collage sheets from Inka, stamps from scrollswork, threads and ribbons plus a couple of plastic spiders. We all love halloween and this year we are going to decorate the house on friday and have a whole weekend of halloween fun! The reason we like halloween so much is that it is a chance to dress up, have fun and meet the neighbours...I hate the trick or treat aspect though as some kids just use that as an excuse to frighten and cause trouble. Be sure to check out all the other entries at alter it monthly

22 comments:

Kaz said...

ooooooo I love this!!!! brilliant way to alter the chipboard book, I'm sure I have a castle one somewhere but I'd never have thought of this. very cool!

Terry said...

OMG!!! This is so awesome! I love all the spooky details! What a fabulous work of art!

Zuzu's Blog said...

Wonderful.. FULL of details... I wish i could hold it and take time to look at it all.. thank you so much for Joining in with us again at Alter it monthly :)


Happily Scottish Halloween tradition dates a long ways back so NO trick or treating ( although the Americanised version is sneaking in each year) we have a thing called Guising (short for disguising...) and the child must EARN their treat (sing a little song.. learn a poem or tell a joke... and most certainly must not threaten a trick if they dont get anything... I love halloween too .

Z x

Jan said...

LOVE this and what great detail!

Esther said...

Hi - thanks for visiting me. This is fantastic, like Zuzu said makes me want to pick it up and explore...love the little faces peeping out! Esther xx

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, love this--especially the moon piece! And I love your art work at the top of your blog--gorgeous!!!
XO

Beverley Baird said...

Love your altered book! It is amazing !
You have inspired me to take part in this challenge v- my first!

Sam said...

What a fab book! Love all the detail and the Halloween colours! Love Halloween too, although we celebrate it as Samhain aswell x

Ginger said...

I love this. So much detail, you just want to see it in the flesh and flick through it. Carol X

Deborah said...

Brilliant book!And a great keepsake too.

Linda said...

This looks fab.....what a great project! Love the fact that you've put family photos in there.

Angelnorth said...

Lots of lovel detail going on here, looks fantastic!

Scrolls Work Rubber Stamps said...

Lorraine, I love it!!! You did such an awesome job!!
~Jacque

Jingle said...

This is so freaking awesome! Wow!!!

Jan said...

LOVE THIS!!

Katie said...

This is truly aaaawesome!

Lynn Stevens said...

Lorraine, You have outdone yourself!!! this is such a Fabulous book, what a great way to keep the memories alive with your little ones!

ArtSnark said...

what fun! There is so much going here - very exciting

Melinda Cornish said...

this is so fun....
I love halloween too...I am like a big kid. I will miss having the kids this year.
I used to always take them to a party instead of the trick or treating....I always would take them to the neighbors though.....Have fun!

Pat Beaumont said...

I was lucky enough to see the book as Lorraine was working on it - it is more fabulous irl - I bet the boys love it

belindaschneider said...

wow, this is soooo fabulous!!!! looove it of course :)

Shawn Caro said...

This is a wonderful way to feature the kids dress up fun at Halloween!
I am really enjoying your blog. I am a follower now, so I'll be back to see what new great art work you have to share with all of us. Take care, Shawn