I have to admit, I typically have trouble making layouts with sketches. I tend to start out with good intentions, and by the end have strayed far from the original sketch. Such is the case with this layout, once again.
I went to Pagemaps and got my sketch, I save them on my computer and it’s nice to quickly scan through and find an image that works for the idea I had in my head.
I switched my layout around a bit, but stayed with some of the same elements. I picked a fall/halloween theme and decided to use the fabulous Hocus Pocus line on my layout. My photos weren’t the best, but they are a special memory I still wanted to scrap, so I changed them to black and white, put a dark edge and spotlight on my daughter in a photo program, and added them to handmade bracket strips.
One of the fun things I did with my layout, was to use this Spider’s Lair diecut paper, but to add a creepy fun effect, I burned the edges of the paper.
If you try this technique, you would want to do it with a lighter, in an open space ( outside is good!), without any wind! I simply took the flame and lightly burned just a small portion before blowing it out, then lighting another spot. When I was finished, I knocked off all the ashy bits, and wiped the edges of the back of the paper. After I added it to my layout, I lightly folded the edges up to give the layout a little extra dimension.
I also inked my Canvas Scallop Border, sprayed my Artisan Elements Alphabet with Walnut Gold Tattered Angels mist, cut out the skeleton torso from paper and popped it up with foam tape, and added additional foam tape to my spider bracket sticker.