Anyways... to be on the mood of Halloween, let me share with you this layout with last year's photos.
Since the flag banners started to be “in” for scrapbooking, I wanted to make my own. I also wanted to show multiple pictures in one page since I have several pictures from this day with my neighbors but didn’t want to make too many pages or even an album. I also had some 8x8 Halloween papers I’d never used for layouts since most of my layouts are 12x12. So, I trimmed one of the 8x8 papers which had sort of a black frame as part of the pattern and I decided it was for the photo I wanted to emphasize.
I made the banner for the title, cutting triangles by eye and hand, since I wanted it to be imperfect. I used a 2” strip and cut about each 1.5” for the triangles. I embellished each triangle with different papers, stamps and letters and joined them with a ribbon. I also hand cut a ghost in white cardstock, inked the edges and glued plastic moving eyes.
I arranged all the photos in a way they look organized and break the pattern with this one photo I wanted to be the focus of attention and stand out with 3-d squares. I filled the spaces with patterned paper. I also stamped a background on the sections of cardstock not filled with photos or patterned paper. I framed the photos with strips of paper with shapes, placed banner as title and completed with chipboard letters. I also used stamps of smaller letters in the title I wanted to give less importance (“not so”).
Since this page has so many elements, I placed groups of 3 dots in 3 different places forming a visual triangle for balance.
I hope you enjoyed it. And tell me... are you going to dress up tomorrow? What are you going to be?
(Cadstock: American Crafts; Cardstock strips: Bazzill; Letters: American Crafts, Scenic Route, Color Bok; Ink: Color Box; Patterned paper: TAC; Stamps: Inkadinkado, Glitz Design; Adhesives: Scotch, Generations, Scrapbook Adhesives; Pen: Sakura; Miscellaneous: scissors, paper trimmer, ribbon, plastic moving eyes)