Monday, February 7, 2011

Twilight Mini Album and Files And Videos

 A labor of love for sure! I hope you have set aside some time for this post! It's a biggie with lots of videos and pics.  I did not take a picture of each and every page because this mini is actually over 15 pages front and back (30 pages total), but I did take lots for everyone! Without further ado . . . My Twilight Inspired Mini Album.
Twilight Mini Album
The album is made from Ornamental Iron. It is cut at 11.99 inches Real Size Off. The book is bound with binder rings using my 7 Gypsies Binderie. All the patterned paper is from DCWV Immortal Love.
Front Cover
The gates on the covers are both cut from Grungepaper.  First I coated the grungepaper with Silver Paint Dabber from Ranger and then dabbed and blotted Black Soot Crackle Paint from Ranger here and there.  I also dabbed some stickles in Black Diamond, just to add a touch of glimmer.
Back Cover
 I tied lots of ribbon to the sides.  Most of the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby but I also have some American Crafts worked in as well. The wrap around band is made with elasticized ribbon.  I hot glued it into a loop and added a jewel to the front from Michaels.
In order to keep my cuts organized I marked the "front" cuts with F and the "back" cuts with B.
Isn't this paper just divine?!? I killed me to cut it but I love the final result.  I cut several sheets of clear acetate to add some depth the album.  Each acetate page has the gate cut on both the front and the back.
The apple is from Makin' the Grade.  I colored the stem brown.  The apple itself was coated in Matte Accents from Ranger.  After it was dried, I crinkled it to make it looked cracked.  Then I brushed Glimmer Glam in Be Positive all over the apple.  I then let it dry.
The Tulip is made from an apple shape from Celebrate with Flourish.
How to Make the New Moon Tulip
If you need a photo tutorial, it is just past the video
Your supplies the make the Tulip are 6 stemless apple shapes, Metal Stylus and shaping Mat, Glimmer Glam in Be Positive, Glimmer Glaze in Flirty, White acrylic paint, D Stress tool, Fringing Scissors or regular scissors, paint brush.
This shape is from Celebrate with Flourish.  This stemless apple could easily be found on other cartridges and just hand trim the stem off. I then used the metal tip Stylus from McGill Paper Blossoms to shape the petals until the paper softens a bit and begins to cup.
Next I begin to stack and overlap the petals using glue.

I keep overlapping until a "cup" is formed with the petals.
Then I used the new D Stress tool from Imaginece to rough up the edges a bit.
Next I took Fringing Scissors and cut fringes along the outside edge of the petals.  If you do not have fringing scissors, hand cut the slits into the flower to create the fringe.
Next fold the flower in half and using Glimmer Glaze in Flirty, brush the flower with the Glimmer Glaze.
Next take Be Postive Glimmer Glam and a brush and apply a nice even coat of Glimmer Glam.  Glimmer Glam need a brush to apply. I just love the sparkle that it adds.
Next take white acrylic paint and coat the bottom of the flower. Lightly streak the white upward.  As the white paint dries, you may need to add an additional coat.  Remember I was recreating the tulip from new Moon.  So I was trying to crate the white and red veining.
After it dries completely, the flower will be firm and 3D.  Until the flower dries the paper maybe really soft. So be sure to handle with care until it is dried.
The ribbon is made from Heritage and Gypsy Wanderings. It has been dipped in UTEE to create a thicker shinier look.
The Chess Pieces are from Gypsy Wanderings
"Sparkle" is from Paper Lace
"Be Safe" is from Calligraphy Collection
"Fire and Ice" is from Reminisce Accents and Calligraphy Collection
"Eternal Love" is from Plantin Schoolbook and Nursery Rhyme.
The Title Fonts are all made from Nursery Rhymes and Plantin Schoolbook.
 Here is a video on how I made this altered font.

The Gypsy File
Here is a video on to cut the 2 Gypsy Files to make this complete album.  The cover and pages are one file and the images and fonts are a separate file. As with all Gypsy files, you will need to own the cartridge to cut.
If you only want to cut a particular image, you will only need that one or two cartridges not all the cartridges.  So for instance, if you want to cut the movie titles, you will need Plantin Schoolbook and Nursery Rhyme but will not need Gypsy Wanderings.
The free Gypsy files are available for download below.  I ask that you  please follow me if you download these files.  They have taken a considerable amount of time to create.  So leave me a comment, follow or subscribe and they are yours to create something for yourself.  
Please keep in mind my Copyright for files.  They are for personal use only.  If you make something with my files, please link back to my blog.  Please do not give my files away. Thanks!
 **I am not claiming copyright or trademark holding of the images from Twilight Saga books or movies. Those trademarks and copyright  are held exclusively by Little Brown and Summit.  My creations are purely for my hobby and crafting purposes.  I am not selling or claiming to sell any product or service that utilizes these images.  It for entertainment only.***


Liz said...

Fab project my daughter will love the titles as she is a New Moon fan, she has read all the books several times and we have seen all the movies so far in the cinema and she owns them on DVD!


I learn so much from your videos.Thank you for the TWILIGHT files.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Elizabeth, this project is AMAZING, your eye for detail, wow. Love the cover and the accetate pages. I just purchased that stack so now I can't wait to use it! Thanks for sharing this 'Work Of Art' with us.

Jan said...

Absolutely Beautiful! I love everything about this album. My BFF is a really big Twilight fan, and you have inspired me to make something for her. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful project and your gypsy files.


Debbie said...

Thank you so so much for sharing. I know it takes a long time and you are very generous.

Bobbi said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love the Twilight series and will definitely be trying your font file when I make myself a mini album. Thank you for sharing your files, after I find time to make my album, I will definitely link back to you for the files.

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! Beautiful album!!! And those flowers are GORGEOUS!! TFS

Tink said...

Amazing Elizabeth, simply beautiful!!! Love your videos and your generosity in sharing your files.

Carrie K said...

OMG! This is awesome!! Wow! What a fabulous book!!

Anonymous said...

Hello there : )
Shopping on the internet or in-store? which often would you prefer? truly wondering lol.. i love in-store only because i hate waiting it to come!

Lori Apgar said...

O M Gorgeous!!!!

I am not really a Twilight fan, but I love the mini and I really love how you created just the right font to match the book/movie title!!!

You knocked it out of the park!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [08 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Jamie said...

Amazing!!!! This is super cool. Love it.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [08 Feb 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Tammy (P.M.S) said...

Beautiful album! Techniques I've haven't even heard of. Thank you for sharing. Inspiring me to go and create my own. I love DCWV Immortal Love paper; have complete set. Can't wait for final movies to come out!! :)

Tammy (P.M.S) said...

Beautiful album! Techniques I've haven't even heard of. Thank you for sharing. Inspiring me to go and create my own. I love DCWV Immortal Love paper; have complete set. Can't wait for final movies to come out!! :)

Sandi Cl~ said...

Gorgeous project. I am not a Twilight fan either but love how you've made a mini with OI. Your flower tute is awesome!

Karen said...

What a great project! I wish I had a gypsy and all of the other required pieces on me right now as there is a birthday that my daughter is going to this weekend and this would be the perfect gift! Thanks for the great flower tutorial!

Anonymous said...

This is stunning and amazing!!! You were able to capture your passion for your art and Twilight. You are an inspiration.

beazora said...

Dear Elizabeth the only thing I can say is "OMG" the mini is amazing, love it all, the paper, the font, the file cuts, everything!!!!!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Great job Elizabeth! The amount of time that went into this is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing the gypsy files as I too am a Twilight fan and will for sure use it on a project :) Have a great day!

Scrappy Chic said...

I'm in love with your book. You did an excellent job and explaining. I really need the iron cart....hoping to get it soon.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Alpha(s),Word Art(s), Word Book(s) post on Feb. 08, 2011. Thanks again.

Lisa said...

WOW Liz, you are truly talented. I love alot of your creations, you have a great imagination. That album is simply fantastic.

Saskia said...

Beautiful, you are a true Twilight fan and thank you for sharing the files with us!


Irene said...

While I am not a Twilight fan, my daughter certainly is. She almost bought this paper pack, and she does not do anything crafty!

JANLYNN said...

As always a remarkable project. The detail is amazing.My daughter is the Twilite fan in our family so I must show her this project. TFS.

Robin Marshall Clark said...

These fonts and how you altered them are just amazing! I can't wait to try to make that tulip!!!! Gotta get some more supplies first. Please, please keep sharing your genius with us! I love it!!

Carol said...

Fabulous job! Love love your very helpful videos (know I'm a youtube follower as well) and as soon as my computer lets me, I going to grab the Twilight files. TFS Wonderful work!


Cathie in UT said...

What a Charming mini album. I am so impressed with your inventiveness in the way you used your Cricut and supplies to create your album
If I ever get the carts you used I might just have to make one for my own!
I visited from Erin with DCWV's blog

lee said...

Oh Elizabeth, what an exquisite work of art!! You are so inspiring...thanks so much for sharing - would be interesting to see once you have it finished complete with photos! happy scrapping!

Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth, I just love your mini! You're it right it is a labour of love. Just beautiful. I have a question to ask though. When cutting your titles out with the grunge paper, did you use a deep cutting blade and if so what were the settings. I have some grunge paper and really am nervous about ruining it to practice with. Thanks so much for sharing.


Kristen said...

I absolutely love this! I just ordered this stack and can't wait to get it!

Mikkamommie5 said...

I have been following you for a while(just now subscribed). You are so talented. I cannot wait to make my Twilight album. Thanks for sharing!

lindagk23 said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love all the details and the flowers and all the pages!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and the files!

FitterTwit said...

OMG.... that is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! Thank you for sharing your cut files! BRILLIANT!!!

SailorsWife08 said...

i absolutely loved this you are amazing. and i cant wait to get a gypsy its in the works! hopefully before end of july!

Mo said...

Wow!! Awesome album. Wonderfully done and I am sure it will be a big hit for twilight fans!!

Mo said...

Wow!! What an awesome album. I am sure it will be a big hit with the twight fans. Wonderfully worked.

Vanilla Spice said...

I have a friend who is a HUGE fan of the Twilight series and I am always searching for unique gifts for her. I am thrilled to have found this and thank you for sharing. Now I know what to give her for Christmas..... and I will have to buy a cart or two for myself too... a win-win situation!
Thanks for sharing your incredible work.

Cricut Chao said...

You have no idea how excited I am finding your twilight minibook project. I've just requested to be your friend on FB. I have a few friends that I scrap with, I have a few friends who enjoy Twilight, but then I found you, who like both. I would love to download the files. I don't have Nursery I guess I will have to buy another cart. This is a beautiful project. Thanks sooooo much for sharing.

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