Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Halloween Layout

Today's post is befitting since Halloween is this coming Monday.  This page is long overdue since it displays a photo of my little guy dressed up as a scarecrow taken last Halloween.  I seem to be a year behind on all of photo scrapping!  But the lack of time in my day leaves me with no choice.  Better late than never I always say...

This costume was especially significant for me since it was my very first attempt at creating a homemade costume.  I wanted something different, not store bought & all us crafters know that if you want something unique then handmade it the way to go!  So I took a pair of his old overalls & altered it by adhering random squares of fall themed fabric patches on it along with natural colored rafetta to simulate the 'hay' coming out of his pockets and pant legs.  I opted to not put any makeup on him since he'd rub that off in about 3 seconds after it being applied.  The whole look came together with a burlap hat decorated with fall leaves & some more natural rafetta.  He ended up being the only scarecrow that I saw that one Halloween & we received several comments on his costume.  I was pleased with my little creation & patted myself on the back!  :-)  Not bad for my very first try I think!

For this page I've used paper from Authentique's 'Mysterious' collection & the design is based on a sketch by The Nifty Pixel.

The sketch used is part of a collection of digital templates by The Nifty Pixel.  To find out more information on these templates feel free to check it out here.  The Nifty Pixel also released a couple of Halloween themed digital packs appropriately named 'Trickery'.  My layout is a hybrid page meaning that I printed some elements from the 'Trickery' digital pack & used them on my page.  So these packs can be used for both digital pages or to add unique flair to traditional pages.

In the background of my page I randomly added sequins & bling in different colors to add a bit of shimmer & glimmer to my page.  :-)

All of the flowers used on this page are by Petaloo.

Supplies: Paper - Authentique, Embellishments - Authentique, The Nifty Pixel, Flowers - Petaloo, Other - Sequins, Rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by & have a happy & safe Halloween!