So the question of the day is:
How many times has your child changed their mind on what they are going to be for Halloween?
It’s always such a dilemma, is it not?
Well, whether you child is a little angel or
acting like a little devil, this sweet page by Laura is a grand idea to capture those memories!
I love how Laura used the hand drawn stars in solid gold fashion here. And the color combinations…divine (no pun intended).
Here’s what Laura has to say:
I came across these photos of my youngest daughter, Alyssa, from Halloween 2002. I had actually started a two page layout that same year, but only had a few of the photos adhered to the pages, along with some patterned paper and one die cut frame. I knew I had a few additional photos in a box, along with some gold paper that I had wanted to include on the layout. The fact that I had started this layout a full 13 years ago, and never got around to finishing it, doesn’t actually surprise me. I have a lot of half-done layouts from my very early days of scrapping.
The main challenge for me, when using older photos from these half-done layouts, is that a lot of them had already been cropped to random sizes, or even into circles, ovals, or other shapes (that was a big trend way back then). And since these photos are from my film days, it’s not like I can just pull them up in Photoshop, edit them, and print them the specific sizes that I want. I do have all of my negatives, and they’re very organized so that I could get reprints made if needed. But I find that even reprints from old negatives don’t always turn out that well these days. So I do the best I can with the photos I have, which is exactly what I did on this layout.
I rarely use standard Halloween colors when scrapping my Halloween photos. I let my photos, and the colors of the costumes, decide the colors I’ll use. For these photos of my daughter, in an adorable angel costume, I went with gold, brown, and a shade of yellow that paired nicely with both the gold and brown. I kept the gold die cut frame that was already adhered to one of my photos, and even incorporated the gold paper that I had pulled out 13 years ago (no idea where it’s even from). I was able to create my title to include the word “angel”, as Kerri had that word in her Oh Baby kit. I paired it up with a handwritten “Halloween” word from the October Thirty-One kit. I embellished the page with some simple starts, with gold glittered and brown enamel dots added to the centers.
Way to get ‘er done Laura! :)