Monday, 5 October 2015

A trio of tinies by Astrid

Hello all and thanks for dropping in!!
Today I have a project that show cases some of the wonderful Halloween and Autumn Themed Craftparts
It's a fun  little accordian mini album, that uses the lovely ATC Wood Blanks as substrate.
I'll give you a quick run down on how I put it together:
I had several gelli plate prints that I had made previously, using some wonderful Decoart paints and a variety of stencils.
I chose one that I liked and added some more stencilling.
I cut them to just under 2.5 x 3.5", (I could get 3 out of a 6 x 6 print).

 I had great fun embellishing with some of the gorgeous Craft Parts.

You can find all the ones that are available by following these links:
Halloween Wood Shapes
Autumnal Woodshapes
So many choices, and as you can choose them in different sizes, they are perfect for whatever project you have in mind.
Well, here's a quick look at my pages:

And some close ups:

I cut some strips from black card to use as hinges, cut up another gelli print to cover the backs, and attached a ribbon underneath the cover papers to close the book:
And that was pretty much it.... What I love about the Craft Parts is that, unlike ordinary chip board you can either embellish them, by painting, or adding crackle or whatever you fancy, like I did on the cover- or you can just leave them as they come, as I did on some of my inside pages - they look great either way I think.
 Thank you for taking a look and your visit, and I hope you'll have great fun with your own Autumn creative projects.
Happy October!!


  1. What a fantastic project! Wonderful!

  2. What a lovely idea to use the fab ATCs to create a mini journal - it's really gorgeous, Astrid. Love the original Gelli print, and it makes a fabulous background for your contrasting Craft Parts - love this a lot!
    Alison xx

  3. This looks fantastic, Astrid! I like the teal colors you used.

  4. Amazing project here as usual Astrid. You just never disappoints us. This is so awesome and fabulous work in every step of the project here, and the result is stunning.

  5. Your gelliprints are fabolous Astrid, and so suitable for the little ATC book`s harvest theme.
    Your witch, pumpkin and all other parts looks beautiful on the stamped turquise background !!
    I so love your pumpkin page !!
    Hug from Dorthe, xx

  6. Just incredible Astrid. You brought them all together so perfectly. What a beautiful mini book. j.

  7. the wooden shapes work so well on your gelli/stencil backgrounds. that pumpkin is a fave! lovely work. hugs rachel x

  8. Fabulous...thanks so much for the step by step. On my list of things to do. Your background is so pretty. Fun pumpkin on the cover too, can't tell if is was a die cut or the chipboard, but will check out the info you provided. Have a wonderful day.

  9. This is beautiful Astrid, the background is stunning and I love how you coloured the wooden shapes, especially the gorgeous pumpkins on the front! Hugs, Anne xx

  10. Beautiful backgrounds on these tags! What a fabulous idea to put together a tiny album of these wonders! The Craft parts have such great detail and I love how you've colored them! My favorite are the acorn and leaves!

  11. Outstanding tiny pieces! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity Astrid! Yummy color palette as well!! xo

  12. Astrid, you create some of the most fabulous little books and this is one of them! The colors are so rich and of course perfect for the Autumn season. I love those pumpkins and all the little crafty details! Hugs!

  13. Astrid you have such talent and an eye for gorgeous detail and combining colours, your creations such a magical feel to them. This little album is gorgeous.
    Warmest best wishes,

  14. What a gorgeous little book celebrating the season, great way to use all of those lovely Calico parts Astrid! Thanks for sharing it, Deb xo

  15. Wow! This really is the most fabulous little book! The Calico parts make each page a real treat! Chrisx