Halloween is the time when little monsters in all their guises, come out to play. Traditionally, costumes included witches, ghosts and ghouls, but in modern times children pick whatever their little hearts desire. All that variety leads to some Boo-tiful costumes and a variety of color schemes. Luckily, with lots of Halloween scrapbook products to choose from, you are sure to be able to find just the right thing to match your photos. It's also important to keep in mind the story that you want to tell. A page about a costume alone can be great, but sometimes it's the story that matters.
I have had to confront the challenge of scrapping Halloween princess photos for the past 3 years. This year I was thrilled to get something different. I decided to stick to a fairly traditional color scheme, but bring the rainbow theme in via my title. Also, I thought the creation of the costume would be a fun angle. I was so excited that my daughter had requested something other than a princess, that I was determined to make it happen, even though no one sells 'Rainbow Bird' costumes. This page, therefore, focuses on the individual pieces that worked together to make the final product.
Dora Phillips' page also focuses on the creation of the costume, telling a story that will be priceless for years to come. Using similar products, she created a totally different page! Where I had played up the oranges and purples, the photos of her son's green Riddler costume draw attention to the greens and blacks.
Carolyn Lontin had a more traditional subject, a zombie, but she made it exceptional by making the photos black and white and making her page resemble a movie poster.
The Rainbow Bird
Paper: American Crafts, Bella Blvd,
Stickers: Bella Blvd, October Afternoon,
Chipboard: Bella Blvd. Tools: Punches: Martha Stewart, Fiskars.
Design Notes: Which Chipboard alphas are great to customize.
I didn't have yellow letters to match the red, orange and
purple, so I inked white ones to create the rainbow title.
Journaling: >Altered Mardis Gras Mask, Felt Feathers, Rainbow leggings.. equals the
rainbow bird she wanted.
Frightfully Adorable by Dora Phillips
Supplies: Paper, Die Cuts: Bella
Blvd, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Bling: Kaisercraft,
Font: Distressed Typewriter, Other: sewing machine, thread.
Design Notes: I used a batch of
scraps from other projects to create a paper block for this
layout and then centered it on a piece of white cardstock.
It made a great foundation for pictures, journaling and
Journaling: Zack would not accept
any costume other than The Riddler. He happily helped me
make it. I think he did an excellent job cutting out
the question marks. He is definitely too cute!!!
Incredible Costume by
Carolyn A Lontin
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Paper: Karen Foster Design,
Stickers: Karen Foster Design,
Brads: Karen Foster Design,
Ink: Scrappy Cat,
Pens: Sakura, Floss: Karen Foster Design, Scrappers Spool. Tools:
File: BasicGrey, Edge Tool: Making Memories, Stamps: Karen Foster Design.
Editor's Note: Carolyn used well taken
black and white pictures to recreate a movie feel. Her
layout reads like a totally cool movie poster!