Thursday, September 20, 2012

Día de los Muertos Decor & an Enchanted Mini Album!

Authentique Paper and Petaloo are teaming up over the next couple of days to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Petaloo products!


After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Petaloo blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have in store for you today!

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Heather Conklin
As soon as I saw the Black Beaded Peonies, I knew what I wanted to make. I had previously found a cute wooden skull at my local craft store knowing that I was going to make a Calavera (skull) for the Day of the Dead. One of my co-workers teaches Spanish, and her students make altars for the Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead celebration at our local museum. I plan on gifting this to her for the celebration this year. 
 
I decided early on that my calavera was a girl, so I could use even more flowers on her. I started the entire process by adhering the back of the Spellbound paper to the thin wood with spray adhesive. I really enjoyed the light color, and knew that it would look the closest to the color of a skull. I then used a craft knife to cut around it all.
Where the holes in the face were, I just adhered peices of paper behind so they would peek out (Bewitched and Charmed). The eyes also needed somewhere to hold the gorgeous Petaloo Black Beaded Peonies.
I also handcut the flowers and cheekbones, then used a white pen to add some more interest.
I had the most fun with the hair. I used my 3L Dodz to stick all of the Orange Velvet Hydrangeas and a few leaves to the top of her head like hair. To make her even more feminine I added a cute Black Velet Hydrangea as an accent.

The last details were the cute little spider and the iRock gem designs. I couldn't resist the spider Dazzler (even though I'm not a fan in real life!) Then I used the Memento Ink in Gray Flannel around her head, nose and mouth.
Products Used:
Authentique: Enchanted Collection: Spellbound, Bewitched, Charmed
Petaloo: Orange Velvet Hydrangeas, Black Beaded Peonies, Black Velvet Hydrangeas
Other Products: Purple iRock gems, Memento Ink Gray Flannel, Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Spray glue

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Natalie Dever
I am so excited to share my mini album with you today
 It is is one of my favorite projects in a LONG time!
I absolutely LOVE Petaloo, Halloween and Authentique 
so you can imagine how much fun I had making it.
The Enchanted patterns and the amazing cardstock stickers 
really do make things like this come together so easily....
add some gorgeous flowers and sparkly spiders and it's a match made in heaven!!

I decided to break out my cuttlebug and a great sizzix die to create the base of this album,
using black cardstock as my base to make it just a bit sturdier.

Here's a look at the finished product

This orange herringbone pattern is swoon worthy if you ask me :)

Here's a peek at the inside pages,





Isn't this ghost the cutest!?!  He did come white but I wanted him to match the tone of the patterned paper so I used my Tim Holtz Distress stain in Vintage paper and just distressed him a bit...worked like a charm!




and the big finish..the last page in the album!

Products Used
Authentique Paper:  Enchanted Paper Collection, Cardstock Stickers and Elements Stickers
Ink: Imagine Crafts, and Ranger

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Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration! We have an Authentique Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!) Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Petaloo for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Petaloo Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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59 comments:

  1. This is my first visit to your blog - what a talented group you are! I've just browsed the first page and already found so many beautiful projects!

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    1. Thanks so much! We hope you come back! Our design team is very talented, we are quite proud of them! :-)

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  2. Amazing work, I love all the details!

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  3. Very unique projects. Love the flower hair on the skull.

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  4. Heather...that skull is so funny, love it! Natalie...your mini is gorgeous!

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  5. Gorgeous minis! You ladies did a great job!

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  6. I just love these projects. The skull is just too cute and the mini..stunning! Beautiful work ladies.

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  7. These are just fabulous projects! This is such an awesome collection!

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  8. today is one of my favorites, love both projects shown. love those flowers and those lil spiders are everywhere, i must grab me some.

    lynda in calif

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  9. That skull is seriously wicked! Cute mini too.

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  10. Loved both projects Great Job! However I am drawn to that Skull!!! I love them and that has to be one of the cutest skulls I have ever seen!!! Applause to you! This is wickedly fabulous!
    {love love}
    Madge:)

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  11. Love that mini book...the idea of using black cardstock as a base is a great one!

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  12. I really like the muted tones of this Halloween collection. It lends itself to some spooky projects. :)

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  13. Oh My Stars!!! I love these projects. So creative! I love halloween and these projects are fabulous. But the Skull jumps out at me! (My name is Scrappin' "Toxic" Midge) LOL Would you mind sharing where you purchased this skull or who it is manufactured by? I love it and would really like to make one for my scrap room! Wickedly Lovely work ladies!
    TFS
    Midge :)
    scrappintoxicmidge.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks!! The skull is from my local craft/LSS store which is part of the Sierra Pacific Crafts organization. They make their own wood and decor items. You can search for the closest store to you at http://www.sierrapacificcrafts.org

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  14. each day just keeps getting better and better
    Lovin all the "TREATS" that yall are sharing with us on the blog!
    Ya'll have some great "TRICKS"
    What a great mini
    and the cutest skull head I've ever seen!
    TFS!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. You guys are all just rocking the projects this week!! I love the hair on the skull, how perfect! And that mini album is awesome!

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  16. I love that little mummy. Distressing him makes his look even better. We went to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas for a lot of years and the Day of the Dead was a big thing down there. If I was still going I'd be sure to make the skull that you made. It is impressive.

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  17. Wow, ladies! you've knocked it out of the park today! Heather, I just KNEW that I would love your skull when I saw the sneak of it.
    Natalie, your mini is just gorgeous!!! I'm lovin' Enchanted and Petaloo!!!

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  18. Oh wow, such awesome creations!
    Heather, that skull is just amazing! What a great idea to use these flowers to give the skull a unique orange hairdo!
    Nathalie, your mini album is so gorgeous too. Such a great way to show off your Halloween photos!

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  19. What fabulous projects, ladies! SO creative ... a female skull with all that bling ... just makes me smile out loud. And that delightful mini album is SO colorful and filled with such fun embellishments!

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  20. OMG, That mini album is so colorful and delicious, soooo gorgous and the skull is so cute, very creative..... Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. Wow! Great projects today! That album is absolutely adorable - love Petaloo flowers with his fabulous paper! Heather's skull kinda creeps me out but it is totally genius :)

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  22. i think your whole album is 'swoon'-worthy! it's booooootiful! great ideas, great paper, a great project!

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  23. What an adorable album! I love Halloween colors! Gorgeous :)

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  24. Fantastic projects so far this week, just love that skull, great 'head' start on Halloween and I am just so inspired by that gorgeous album, makes me want to create one too!

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  25. Natalie's mini is just boo-tiful! Love those papers, particularly the black diamond pattern.

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  26. OMG I love this line of papers! Just bought some from my friends wonderful lss and I already want to go back for more! That skull and mini book are awsome and so very inspiring!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize pack!

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  27. Mask and mini book- seriously both fantastic projects! I am in complete awe of the great talent and creativity!

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  28. That is one awesome skeleton face! and what a cute mini!! TFS!

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  29. Love the mini album with the orange herringbone pattern. Some really cute ideas on the blog. I love the little mummies, so sweet.

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  30. That mini album is wonderful. The skull is lots of fun too!!! great projects ladies, bravo on showcasing authentique so well.
    ava

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  31. Wonderful projects. Love that the sugar skull looks so feminine, and the mini is simply perfect with plenty of space for photos.

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  32. The skull is so cool! I'm glad that she's a girl so you used all the awesome flowers! Love the mini album! This collection has so many wonderful elements (I am in love with the mummy - shhh! don't tell my hubby!)

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  33. WOW! Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, it did. What a fun mini with a mummy that any mummy could love and the skull. Oh My! those wonderful flower eyes and hair. Love it. It is fantastic and I'm so glad it wasn't around for my 40th birthday or my sister would have scrap lifted this idea and used it as part of the decorations for the "Loss of Youth Wake" she threw for family and friends. Great Job!

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  34. Very fun and creative projects! A great combination of Authentique and Petaloo products!
    DeniseB

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  35. Great projects. The day of the dead skull is cute lol and the mini album is wonderful. Love seeing different types on minis. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  36. First of all I have to say both projects are very cute. I just love Authentique Halloween and many other papers and embellishments. The Petaloo goes with the Halloween so darn well. I like that the skeleton is girly and I like those rhinestone swirls on it. The book has the little touches done really well such as the little corner kind of piece on the cover, the circles paper used throughout, and making the mummy look more rustic. Great job!

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  37. I know Heather's skull is going to become hubby's Halloween card-he's got 4 skull tattoo's-he'll love it. My children are all grown so I have no pictures for Natalie's mini-but I'm thinking it would be perfect for some of my favorite Halloween quotes.Starting off with the from Emily's frame on Monday.It moved me so I keep going back to it.

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  38. I love the album! The colors and all the embellishments accent the pages that are just waiting to be filled with those Halloween pictures!

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  39. Very cool mini album. There are so many fun pieces added with the spiders, the flowers etc. Super cute and I love the papers used on it too. I definitely would showcase an album like this in my house. Great job!

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  40. Really cool project! I love the flowers in her hair! And the flowers in that minibook! Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  41. I am bewitched by your products and promise if I win your prize package, I will only use my Halloweeny powers for good!!! Thank you for this chance to enter.

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  42. Heather I just love what you did with your project - Day of the Dead is very big around here in the SW.

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  43. Fabulous projects! What an amazing way to mix products!

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  44. This darling mini just popped out at me. It's so stinkin cute. I love the unique shape of the book. It just makes you want to open it and see what's lurking inside! I like how you incorporated the Authentique paper with the Petaloo halloween flowers. Love how each page has lots of cute embellishments, but also room for pictures! I am out the door to go buy supplies to copy this darling book!! Thanks!

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  45. This is such fabulous mini album. You did an incredible job of using the Petaloo flowers with the papers. I just love this!!! It's the perfect balance of paper and embellishment fun with lots of room to add photos!

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  46. Very nice album. Lots of great ideas used for this mini.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Carla from Utah

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  47. Heather ...wow, that is the coolest "Day of the Dead" decoration that I have seen in years! Who would have thought that our Petaloo flowers would be so perfect for it!!!

    Nathalie: Your mini book is adorable! Thank you for showcasing our flowers so well with your paper! With much appreciation...

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  48. Wow! Great projects! I love how girly the skull came out. :-)

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