Saturday, October 5, 2013

Day 5 of Halloween - La Rosa Muerta

ohhh wow it's been awhile since I last posted here!!! Well no worries... there will be more post this month since Halloween is coming ;o)  And also because I have some post coming up for the Delicious Doodles blog who's participating in the Smeared ink 31 days of Halloween.

I didn't participate this year because 31 days... that's a whole lot of creations... especially if you didn't plan it in advance in my case.  I also have a really busy time at work because we are moving offices on the 17-18 of October and October also happens to be our year end so a busy time for a finance director lol.  But I will get my little ass in gear for next year!!!

So because I soooo love the idea of this. I have created a journal that will be given to my daughter as a little gift at Christmas time.  She really loves vampire stuff so this is perfect.  And I really went over the top at least I think...

I started up with a regular spiral notebook.  I paid 2.97$ with another 50% off for it... so not too expensive you can see ;o)

Here's the before look:
 and the back 
Click the read more to see the rest and see what it looks like now ;o)

And now the final look
I used some Aluminium tape found in a hardware store.  I embossed it in sections with one of my spellbinder embossing folder.  Then I used a bunch of inks on it (alcool based adirondack inks).  I used some lace that my stepmom had given me.  I added some letters from DCWV - immortal love letters.  I also added a bunch of ribbon to the spiral.

Here's a closer look at the digi colored with my copics and to which I added some stickles. 

And here's a look at the back of the book. Before glueing the cardboard to the book, I put a ribbon in between so that it will close with a bow.
So what do you think?!?  Will my daughter like her new journal?

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

  1. Left of Center - LOC or element of water - this is the LOC part
  2. A creative romance - Fairytale or winged creation - this would be the winged part ;o)
  3. Creative fingers challenge blog - Anything goes with ribbon/lace - well got both ;o)
  4. Crafty ribbons challenge - Anything goes with ribbon
  5. Dreamweaver stencils - Mystical and magical
  6. Twisted tuesday challenges - Heavy metal - use layers and metal 
  7. All-crafts-challenge-augustseptember - Anything but a card
  8. 4 krafty girlz challenges - Anything goes
  9. As you like it challenge - Favorite not a card project and why - I think this is one of my favorite because I made it for my daughter as a present and I had her in mind while making it ;o)  I really love vampires as well and it was a great way to incorporate something and give her a keepsake from her mom
That's it for me for today.  Continue checking this blog... there will be more posts coming up lol



  1. Beautiful journal, Vicky! Had to come over and check out the deets. Your daughter will adore it. I sure do! xxD

  2. Very creative altered journal. Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  3. Great project. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  4. Fab altered notebook, your daughter will love it! The lace is such a pretty touch. Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Challenges this week.

  5. Great journal!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our TWISTED TUESDAY challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  6. WOW! I think she will love the goth coolness of this journal for sure! Awesome job! Thanks for joining us over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

  7. Whoa...this is beautiful work! Thanks for joining our mystical and magical challenge at Dreamweaver Stencils this month.

  8. Very cool! Love the black lace! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!

  9. Stunning! Thank you for joining my All Crafts Challenge at Craft My Life, hope you can join our new challenge :-) Elaine-xxx-

  10. lovely creation, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons and good luck
    hugs Anke

  11. Fab journal Vicky Thanks for sharing at A Creative Romance hugs Rebekah xx

  12. great project, thank you for entering the 4 Krafty Girlz challenge - good luck xx Judith DT

  13. Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at Creative Fingers, Lynne DT xxx

  14. Love your decorated book and especially the way you've done the ribbons on the spine. Gorgeous. I'll bet your daughter loves it.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘Favourite Non-Card’ challenge at the As You Like It Challenge.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    As You Like It Challenge,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    Pink Gem Designs,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  15. Thanks for joining us at 4 krafty girlz challenge blog. ..Anita DT

  16. What a creative journal. Very nice!

    Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

  17. Fabulous cover to your AJ!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!

  18. Vicky!!! You have a dark side?! I LOVE it! The notebook and that you have a dark side! LOL!



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