🎃 Happy Halloween in May Creative Friends 🎃
Today is the finale of our celebration marking we've reached the halfway point to October! There's still time to get in on our "Something Wicked This Way Comes" annual Half-o-Ween Blog Hop so hop on over asap to the MAIN POST for all the details and the linky party which closes tonight at 5 minutes to midnight pacific🎃
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All LeighSBDesigns Halloween themed designs are on sale until midnight pacific tonight plus the fabulous new FantaSea Collection is still on sale until then too🧜🏻♀️🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃
MERMAIDS SVG Cutz Book
For today's finale of Something Wicked This Way Comes I'm showing off my completed MERMAIDS Half-o-Ween Book plus the last page you haven't seen yet ... all featuring my new FantaSea digi stamps and SVG Cutz collection🧜🏻🎃
I made the book with my MERMAIDS Letter Page Circle Make-a-Book SVG Cutz kit for electronic cutting machines!
First a look through all the individual pages!
|Cleopatra Oddleigh Mermaid, pumpkin - Vampire Balleigh Monster set, "Happy Haunting" senti - Once Upon a Nightmare A Wicked Compendium of Halloween Sayings.|
|Bastet CatFish FantaSea Pet and "So Wickedly Cute" senti - Once Upon a Nightmare Sleeping Batleigh Bats and Senti set.|
|Anubis DogFish FantaSea Pet, pumpkins - Vampire Balleigh Monster set and "Too Cute to Spook" senti - Batleigh Bats set.|
|Poseidon Balleigh MerMonster, Shrimpie FantaSea Pet - Neptune Balleigh MerMonster and Senti set, pumpkin - Vampire Balleigh Monster set and "scared yet?" senti - Ghost Balleigh Monster set.|
|Coral Balleigh MerMonster and "Hocus Pocus" senti - Once Upon a Nightmare A Wicked Compendium of Halloween Sayings.|
🎃 Now for the last page 🎃
The "S" page features the FantaSeaScape with some digital trickery! Before printing out the seascape I took the pumpkin from the Vampire Balleigh Monster set and did some digital masking! I placed 3 pumpkins in different sizes over the top of the pearls and then printed. You can get the same effect by fussy cutting out pumpkins after printing and simply adhering them over the pearls too!
Shrimpie FantaSea Pet is guarding Pearl and Coral's treasure!
The "Dive Deep for the Treasure You Seek senti is included in the Coral Balleigh MerMonster and Senti set.
Each page of my book is decorated with the “Mermaid Scales” Layered Circle SVG Cutz with the scales cut from orange and purple cardstock and grunged up with Black Soot Distress Ink and Waterfall Stickles glitter applied to the circle edges.
All the senties are print and cut jobs using my Silhouette Cameo 4 and grunged with Black Soot Distress ink. All the pages are decorated with Artsy Stems by Tim Holtz coloured with Distress Oxide sprays. The large spiderwebs are a Cheery Lynn die cut from black cardstock and painted with Spectrum Noir Candlelight Sparkle glitter ink. I also decorated all the pages with bats from Tim's Mixed Media Halloween and Bat Crazy die sets. I painted the page letter "S" with a Spectrum Noir gold sparkle brush pen then completed the page with self adhesive pearlescent pearls in 3 sizes and colours.
Now for the finished MERMAIDS book!
With all the dimension the pages are nice and chunky so I decided to bind the book with a metal O ring and punched 1/8" holes on the left side of each page.
Closer look at the MERMAIDS letters.
You can decide if your letters appear along the top like this or change the orientation and have the letters running down the right side of the book!
You can spell out other words and make different themed books too!
How many different words can you make using some or all of the letters in MERMAIDS?
If you use a ring to bind your book and want it to stand up on it's own then I suggest cutting off a bit of the circle at the bottom of each page to give the book a flat edge to stand on!
I then decided to use a smaller O ring and switched out the silver ring for a fun smaller red one! I've got the back of each page begging to be decorated too so will go back to the bigger ring when the book gets chunkier!
View from the side!
The pages spread out nicely for viewing too with the O ring binder!
I hope my Half-o-Ween MERMAIDS book has given you lots of fun ideas on how to use the book and all the mermazing designs in the FantaSea digi stamps and SVG Cutz collection🧜🏻♀️
See you back here for 31 Days of Halloween starting October 1st...it will be here before we know it...scary I know but ever so wickedly delightful to get a jump on your makes now while your Halloween stash is out🎃
Stay tuned for my WINNERS post for our MerMay Challenge and the Something Wicked This Way Comes hop PLUS I've got a brand new release for you for June....wooohoooo🎉
Don't forget to shop all the SPOOKtacular Digi Stamps and SVG Cutz in the Half-o-Ween Sale ending tonight🎃
Plus all the other sets I used!
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