Thursday, October 28, 2010

Almost there!!! Boo!

It's almost Halloween.... Candy, costumes, witches, more costumes, and a lot of fun. I will dress up tomorrow for work. We usually do it as a team in the department I work, and we share with others during the afternoon. Very cool. Then during the weekend, we'll attend several parties including one at my neighborhood. I'll be a nerd this year... LOL!!!

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)


JAY said...

OMG... What a creepy LO!

Daly said...

Me encantó, sobretodo como elaboraste la lógica del LO!! Waooo yo escrapeo a lo loco!!!!

MARILYN said...

Super cool!!me encanta!! a mi tambien me gusta Halloween y me voy a disfrazar de gitana, y luego a tomar fotos y mas LOS!! Cariños!!

Yanitza Ramos said...

Muy lindo! :-)