Happy Halloween! Alright, so I'm a little behind on my scrap booking, but who isn't?! So after all those projects with pink and hearts, I've moved to black and orange. I'm trying to "up" my layouts and learn new ideas and techniques, so I used a layout mat from a great book called 'Imagine' by Jeannette R. Lynton. I highly recommend this book to new and intermediate scrappers. And I love it even more because all the designs are for two-page layouts! Now, that's not easy to find.
So, the background papers are basically the same as they were laid out in the book. Of course I picked my own paper and patterns, which are from the Fancy Pants 'Alice In Wonderland' collection, My Mind's Eye "Boo To You' and Papertrey Ink. Then I added my own embellishments die cuts and stitching.
One thing about this layout that I really like is the tree which actually is on both pages. I got the tree from the Mini Monsters cricut cartridge and used my Gypsy to increase the size...what do you think? 'Boo!' is from 'Mini Monsters' as well.
Left page. I heat embossed a Unity Stamp with some black embossing powder from Tim Holtz. I think it added some nice dimension and texture to the page. The journal pocket is a die cut from Papertrey Ink.
Right page. A new idea that I used on both pages of this layout was to add some eyelets to the pictures and then tie a piece of ribbon to them. The ribbon is from Stampin'Up!
Here's a close-up of the heat embossed stamp. Isn't it cool!
Of course there are plenty of buttons on this layout (Stampin'Up!) along with twine from (PTI).
All in all I'm happy with the end result. I'm hoping to continue learning and growing, so stay tuned as I promise to share everything I learn with you. And perhaps you'll learn something along with me, or just see something cool you'd like to try. Either way, thanks for stopping by. I'll see you back here soon.