Mr. Cooper, my 5 year old Nephew, decided this year he wanted to be the "Dark Knight" for Halloween. I asked him why, and he said "Because he is cooler than Spiderman". I believe he was Spiderman last year (lol). I love to ask all the little ones year after year, why they have decided on their costumes. It is a fun way to add journaling to your layouts, and makes for interesting topics as they get older.
This year, I used Marion's digi downloads from the Something Wicked Halloween Mini Album to create my 12x12 layout. By layering the smaller designs and fussy cutting out the iconic elements, I was able to make the layout interesting and fun.
I dropped some Tattered Angels - Clam Bake - Glimmer Mist on the background cardstock, then blew on the droplets, to create a splattered effect.
I have shared many times, that I love incorporating older products. Sometimes you need to give them a fresh look to match newer lines or themes. The chipboard letters that spell out Treat were PINK - yes - PINK, and I painted them with Orange Extreme Glitter Paint from Plaid. It took several coats to hide the pink - but it was well worth it. I used the heat tool to bubbled up the paint, so that it would look grungy. The buttons were a set of old buttons from 2002 Daisy Dee (who is no longer in business) - it is nice to have them completely used and out of my stash. From the scrap pile, I used some scrap canvas that I had painted orange for a Prima BAP layout, to create the tab. Since I didn't have enough letters to spell out Trick or, I just hand wrote them on the canvas. The 2012 is a piece of Mylar confetti that I got for Brittany's Graduation party. I love to collect these, they make great date references on your projects.
The real treat here - is the joy I get seeing the kids excited. I love when they ring my door bell, I act scared, and they just giggle.
Thanks for stopping in today,
- Black cardstock
- Marion Smith Designs Digi Downloads - Something Wicked Halloween Mini Album.
- Plaid - Extreme Glitter Paint Orange
- Tattered Angels - Clam Bake Glimmer Mist
- My Favorite Things Stamps - Curly Bracket Tab Die
- Daisy Dee - Buttons
- Devine Twine - Orange Bankers Twine
- EK Success Pumpkin dimensional, Washi Tape - Polk-A-Dot
- Ranger, Black Soot Distress Ink
- Prima - Distress Tool
- 2012 - Confetti
- Chipboard Letters
- Stamping Up - Mini Label Punch