Sunday, November 10, 2013

T is for Ten on the Tenth: October Afternoon

Hello again!  If you're a returning visitor, maybe you've noticed that I have done something different on my blog this month.  Normally, I kick off odd-numbered months (January, March, May, etc.) with a post about art journal and/or mini album pages.  This month, since my three most recent mini album pages all showcase October Afternoon products, I decided not to make a separate post about them.  Instead, I've rolled them into my "Ten on the Tenth" post, where in I'm focusing on using up October Afternoon stash.
Project 1: clear plastic sleeve, paper, die cuts, & stickers from October Afternoon; stamps from My Mind's Eye; ink from Tsukineko; ribbon from Scrapbook Fantasies; faux brads from Craftwork; party confetti from Pipoos; pens from Zig; paint from Ranger; fabric scraps; Dr. Who trading card from Cornerstone Communications.

This month, I'm geeking out with pages from my Doctor Who mini album.  For my first page (actually a two-page spread), I upcycled some clear plastic packaging to make a pocket for my Dr. Who bookmark, a trading card, and some festive confetti.  Below you can see the bookmark (a reading tally that I've had for a very long time) and some of the confetti.

project 1 detail--front
project 1 detail--back

Next up is a page that houses a 1980's Dr. Who Fan Club of America membership pin.  :)

Project 2: journal page & die cuts from October Afternoon; chalkboard & floral papers from My Mind's Eye; tape from 3M/Scotch; pen from Ranger.

Project 2 detail: the pin changes color like a mood ring!

My third mini album page has a solemn tone.

Project 3: chipboard album page, flair badge, die cuts, grid paper, & "unforgettable" sticker from October Afternoon; pink & red stickers from Echo Park; canvas strips from Canvas Corp.; ink from Hero Arts; paint from Ranger; pen from Zig; mini stapler.

Project 3 detail: I used a half-dollar coin to represent President Kennedy.

Next up, I have three 12x12" scrapbook pages that use nearly 100% October Afternoon products.

Project 4: stickers & patterned paper from October Afternoon; cardstock from Wausau Paper; chalk from Stampin' Up; wire from Artistic Wire; paper clips.

Project 5: previously blogged here.

Project 6: previously blogged here.

For the following two layouts, I found ways to use up scraps of October Afternoon products by placing them against background paper from other manufacturers.

Project 7: previously blogged here.  Background paper is from Bella Blvd.

Project 8: background paper & "Raven" tab from Glitz; fussy-cut hexagon paper from Authentique; all other designer paper from October Afternoon; yellow cardstock from American Crafts; flower from Petaloo; tape from Scotch/3M; alphabet stickers from Bella Blvd; pens from Zig; photo collage service from Walgreens; netting upcycled from fruit packaging.

For my final two projects, I reused the negative pieces from October Afternoon "Mini Market" stickers in interesting ways.

Project 9: previously blogged here.

For the layout above, I tucked pieces of the sticker negatives amongst the layers.  For a rustic feel, I randomly bent and cut the sticker pieces.

Project 10: previously blogged here.

For my tenth (and last) project, I used the sticker negatives as a mask with Liquid Pearls paint.

Thanks for sticking with me through this long post!  Before I sign off, I just want to remind you about the Scrap for Help challenge for this month.  The T(ea) is for Tuesday crew, in particular, may be interested in this one: the challenge is to use upcycled bottle caps (perhaps from a bottle of iced tea, LOL?) in a project.  You can make anything--a card, altered art, a journal page, or, of course, a scrapbook layout.  For inspiration/ideas, see here and here.   

Take care and enjoy your week!


Lynette said...

I am always amazed to see how many projects you get done. Well done Denise.

IrinaR said...

Классные работы, Дениз!!!! не перестаю удивляться твоим неординарным, интересным, оригинальным идеям!!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

These are great pages for great memories, Denise!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Awesome projects, Denise! You do such a great job! I love every single one of them. and I want to thank you for sharing them with all of us. (Dr. Who is a fav of ours!!!)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm a HUGE Dr. Who fan, so you had me hooked as soon as I saw the first photo. Of course, I'm not familiar with that Dr., since I am most familiar with David Tennant, although I remember when it first showed on the (then) SciFi channel and featured Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper as Rose, his companion. Unfortunately, I haven't seen it since Tennant quit playing the Doctor. I don't think it's been on SyFy, either.

Of course, having said all that, I should also compliment you on all the ways you used and recycled that scrapbook paper (I've never heard of).

And I would LOVE to join challenge to use a bottle cap. Of course, it would be just for my own edification and not to visit their web site. But it sounds like fun, regardless.

Thanks for joining T today. It was fun seeing all your awesome layouts.

Denise Price said...

I was a bit nervous about what people would think of this post, esp. with all the Dr. Who stuff at the beginning. Guess I need not have worried, since a couple of commenters have mentioned their own enthusiasm for the TV show. You're right, Elizabeth, Eccleston and Tennant were awesome. Matt Smith, the new Doctor, is wonderful as well. The 3 mini album pages I showed this time around all skew heavily toward "Old Who." My next batch of mini album pages will skew more toward the "New Who" side. :)

Patricia Roebuck said...

Wow, you have done a lot! Great use of the stash and LOVE all the Doctor Who!

voodoo vixen said...

Fabulous pages and I love the DrWho theme mini book, what fun that is! You certainly got plenty of pages done, I am uber impressed!

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Fab creations Denise - no need to worry about Dr Who ignorance in my neck of the woods - I love the shows regardless of who is who [LOL] - Have a great week - Happy T day - Mxx

Patricia said...

xhat a wonderful job !! like particuliarely the dr Who !!!

dawn said...

Hello Denise, I love seeing all your layouts at once, so awesome! You do keep busy and get a lot done.
I also love the way you use colors and layering so well, that's the hard part for me to do. So I really enjoy seeing yours.
I think my favorite is the "in our hearts" love that you used a coin in the layout.
Great job on them all though!
Good luck with the bottle cap challenge.
Happy T Day to you!

Bridget Larsen said...

I do own bottles caps but havent used them for a while, food for thought though
Bridget Larsen
T for Tuesday participant

~*~Patty S said...

Wowee you have been busy creating such a fine variety of pages...all so meaningful and interesting!
Happy T Day to you

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Enjoyed see all of this art--especially the Doctor Who art. My daughter introduced me to the show which we can watch on BBC America here.

I also loved the piece with the decorated cow as I have a sculpture of a cow decorated as Elvis Presley!

Happy T Day!

Halle said...

I love your scrapbooking!!! Always beautiful and unique!
Happy Tuesday!

Dianne said...

wowza! that hot pink, red & green apple page is stunning! love all your Dr. Who images & memorabilia too...wonderful pages all.

Ariel said...

Wow! you must have been super busy with all these projects. Love your scrapbooking pages.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Oh my goodness, lots of great OA pages! I used to watch Dr. Who a long time ago with my dad. I think I would be lost now.
but might be fun to try and catch up! :)

Krisha said...

Well, I'm late in making the rounds this week, but your post is a great one to start this weeks gallivanting with! I used to watch DR WHO, then they took it off here and when it returned I didn't get back into it when the actors changed.
I will look into the up cycled bottle cap challenge as soon as I finish what's waiting for me on my desk. Thanks for the heads up about it!
Happy T-day!!

Carol L said...

These layouts are all fabulous! I'm most interested in the memorial for JFK, including the coin! I can hardly believe it's been 50 years since that awful day!

Rita said...

You have been super busy!
Happy late T-Day! :)

yyam said...

These are awesome pages. Love how you've upcycled and used your scraps! :)

fairyrocks said...

LOVE this whole series of layouts. So clever, love your journaling too. Amazing work. You have inspired me to get busy with some of the longer tales, I have yet to tell. Keep smiling and creating