Hey everyone! This is Shelly again with this month’s dose of the makings of a double page layout.
With Halloween just around the corner, and the new Frightful Collection in hand, I was inspired to get busy on some Halloween pages. After taking a look at my trusty notebook, with a list of layouts that I still would like to complete in my children’s albums, I stumbled on Halloween 2011. Yep. I am taking it back a few years here folks. I can’t be the only one still working through some past memories to document, right?!?
Supplies: Frightful – “Frightening Frames” Pattern Paper, “Pumpkin” Pattern Paper, “Dots” Pattern Paper, “Frightful Words” Pattern Paper, 6x6 Designer Paper Pad, Mixed Bag, Enamel Dots, Sticker Sheet, Chipboard Elements, Decorative Brads; Collectable Collection Remarkable – “Smile” Grin Pattern Paper, “Handsome” Adorable Pattern Paper; My Mind’s Eye Decorative Tapes – Red & Black; Other: Twine, Alphabet Stickers, Stapler
After pulling together my favorite pictures, I realized that I didn’t just have to cover trick-or-treating, but our entire Halloween festivities including our fun at the pumpkin patch and pumpkin carving.
I had just the right amount of photos where I could easily section the two big events off having one per side; pumpkin fun on one side, and then trick-or-treating on the other. I wanted the sides to be able to play on their own but complement each other too. I opted for a hap-hazard random cluster of photos on each page.
Of course I had planned to use the Frightful Collection, but after seeing my photos, I wanted to add in another pop of color, GREEN! I knew exactly where I was going to get that pop of green. I went right for my absolute favorite collection, the Collectable Collection. These two sheets just happen to be my all time favorites from that collection too. I have a thing for anything green. It’s always been my favorite color.
I kept the papers for the left side of my page more neutral… less spooky, I guess you could say. Since the pictures were from our pumpkin patch visit, I thought it would give that side a happier fall feel for those pictures.
The right side with the trick-or-treat pictures I went with the scary pumpkin faces and spooky words. Maybe I over thought my choices, but I had fun doing it. I just thought that these seemed spookier which was perfect for the spookiest night of the year!
When it was time to have fun embellishing, I wanted to just go a little crazy with all sorts of fun embellishments placed around my pictures. I added a strip of black & white stripe paper on the top to unify my two pages.
I tossed in a few scalloped borders here and there. Then, I added in brads, enamel dots, stickers, decorative tapes, chipboard elements, and bits & pieces from the mixed bag.
When it came time to choose a title, I almost cut out the word “Halloween” to place in the dotted green pattern paper. BUT I stopped when I was shuffling through the mixed bag assortment. There were just too many fun things in that bag to pass up. I went with a more playful and not so direct title. Obviously just looking at this page, you can see that it was all about Halloween. So instead, I played with all of the random bits & pieces that have words on them; particularly my favorite “Tricks & Treats” and create a collage to fill in my space that I saved for a title.
After playing with Halloween pictures, it is making me even more anxious for Halloween to come. It just happens to be my favorite holiday! I just love the entire fall season as a whole; great weather, beautiful colors, outdoor fun, and all those extra spooky ghostly shows on television.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful week and a spooky Halloween next week!