Friday, 2 October 2009

Grunge it up baby!


Bit of a return to form with this one lol! This is for a swap on Lots to Do Forum hosted by Hilda. We have to make a ruler book, inspired by Andrea's creation, the only rule being it has to be grungy!!!

My rule is cut from a piece of Tim Holtz paper and backed onto mountboard. The title of my book is 'whats the rule!' (geddit? lol)



I covered all my pages with pieces of
Northanger Abbey (yes, still!) and sprayed them with glimmer mists. The 'angel' is an image of t'net. I cut her a pair of wings from some paper scraps, infact this project was fab in that I revisited alot of my old stash. The buckle on the adjoining page was from a QVC kit I purchased about 4 years ago.





The next pages are just a mix of stuff. The fact that halloween is on its way inspired the raven and the 'nevermore' sentiment. Infact, Edgar Allen Poe's raven seems to have inspired me quite a bit over the last few weeks! I found the 'always' tag languishing at the bottom of a tub, so added the tag (from Crafty Secrets) so it reads 'bless our family - always'

This is the last page in my book and I love it's gruesome connotations. I started off with the clown (evil clown!) image again from some Tim Holtz paper. It reminds me of John Wayne Gacy,

plus I HATE CLOWNS! It all started with Pennywise LOL .Also, my hubby and I had been discussing films like Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Devils Rejects - hence the house image and recipient insane stamp. In the words of Pink "This used to be a fun house, but now it's full of evil clowns..."

Thanks for looking :o) (and dont have nightmares)

12 comments:

Kinglake said...

This book is fab! xx jo xx

sam21ski said...

Great to see you getting all grungy again Claire xxxxx

Paula said...

a fab ruler book....as Sam said,its good to see your grungy side again Claire

Hels said...

Loooove this....except for the clown LOL...gonna have to get over this phobia ROFL...I love the grungey feel of this book hun x

Andrea said...

WOW Claire what a fab book,love everything about it,glad i'm in the swap,i'll have to talk nicely to Hilda lol
xxx

Kim Y. said...

Fab book, Claire! Great distressing!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claireabelle wow youve been really busy and the end result is stunning. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

Lottie said...

Wow - that's brilliant. When my children were early teens, I worked in a television rental shop - and they also rented out all those horror movies too. I hated them but my sons loved them and even thought some funny!

Ang C said...

Love this !!!!

ju said...

Gorgeous grungy book !

mommabear said...

Wow Claire what a fab book

crafty creations said...

brilliant !!! and can't wait to see it in real

x Hilda